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Hand-bot climbing a shelf

See the first climb of a shelf performed by the hand-bot. The robot launches a rope and then uses it as the main lift force. The handbot keeps its balance using its two arms which have a total of seven degrees of freedom. The Handbot detects the shelf side using infrared sensors located in its hands. The movements of the robot are fully autonomous with no remote control behind. You can find a paper describing this experiment on:  

Little Helper

At Aalborg University, a research project has been running since 2007 with the aim to develop the state-of-the-art autonomous industrial mobile manipulator “Little Helper”, hereby seeking an optimum between traditional automation and manual labor, with the obvious benefits of a compromise between efficiency and flexibility.   The main purpose of the “Little Helper” project is to integrate an autonomous mobile manipulator into various applications in existing production environments. Therefore it must be able to; work with or alongside people, serve usual production equipment, and carry out versatile operations at different workstations.  

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