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KIST Mahru Whole-Body Motion Capture

Stable whole-body motion capture and generation to allow the humanoid robot Mahru imitate human movements. This research is part of Korea Institute of Science and Technology’s Cognitive Robotics Center.  

Robotics Soft-Tissue Injury Study

Video part of the report “Soft-Tissue Injury in Robotics,” by Sami Haddadin, Alin Albu-Schaffer, and Gerd Hirzinger at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, DLR – German Aerospace Center, Wessling, Germany.  

Human-Robot Collision Study

Video part of the “DLR Crash Report: Towards a Standard Crash-Testing Protocol for Robot Safety,” by Sami Haddadin, Alin Albu-Schaffer, Mirko Frommberger, Jurgen Rossmann, and Gerd Hirzinger at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, DLR – German Aerospace Center, Wessling, Germany, and Institute of Man-Machine-Interaction, Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH), Aachen, Germany.  

Willow Garage Shows Off PR2 Robot

Press conference held by Willow Garage, a robotics firm in Menlo Park, Calif., to discuss its PR2 Beta Program, in which 11 institutions in the U.S., Europe, and Japan will receive PR2 robots to develop new applications. The event, which took place 26 May 2010, was recorded via Texai telepresence robot created by Willow Garage.  

Little Soccer Robots Dribble, Kick, Score

The Darmstadt Dribblers have some of the most impressive humanoid robots in the RoboCup competition. For the second year in a row, the team from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, became the champions in the kid-size humanoid league.  

Robots Preparing To Defeat Humans in Soccer

Can a team of soccer-playing robots beat the human world champions by 2050? That’s the ultimate goal of RoboCup, an international tournament where teams of soccer robots compete in various categories, from small wheeled bots to adult-size humanoids.  

The Cyborg Fly Project

Researchers at ETH Zurich’s Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems have used a fruit fly to steer a mobile robot through an obstacle course. They call it the Cyborg Fly.  

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