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Super Robust Robot Hand

Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have built an anthropomorphic robot hand that can endure collisions with hard objects and even strikes from a hammer without breaking into pieces.  

Georgia Tech Sandfish Robot

A team led by Georgia Tech School of Physics Assistant Professor Daniel Goldman has conducted physics and robotics experiments and created computer simulations to better understand how objects move through complex environments, like the debris after a natural disaster. Using a robot they built that can penetrate and “swim” through granular material, they show that by varying the shape of the robot’s head or by tilting it up and down, they can control the robot’s vertical movement.  

Robot Vehicle Levitates On Air Cushion

This video is part of the paper, “Levitation Control of Experimental Wing-in-Ground Effect Vehicle along Z Axis and about Roll and Pitch Axes,” by Yusuke Sugahara, Yusuke Ikeuchi, Ryo Suzuki, Yasuhisa Hirata, Kazuhiro Kosuge, Yukio Noguchi, Satoshi Kikuchi and Yasuaki P. Kohama, presented at ICRA 2011.  

The ParkourBot: A Dynamic Bow Leg Climbing Robot

Video describing the ParkourBot: A Dynamic Bow Leg Climbing Robot by Amir Degani, Siyuan Feng, H. Benjamin Brown, Kevin M. Lynch, Howie Choset and Matthew T. Mason. Presented on May 10, 2011 at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), in Shanghai.  

PR2 Can Scan And Bag Your Groceries

Video part of the paper, “Grasping with Application to an Autonomous Checkout Robot,” by Ellen Klingbeil, Deepak Rao, Blake Carpenter, Varun Ganapathi, Andrew Y. Ng, and Oussama Khatib, presented at ICRA 2011, in Shanghai.  

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