Quadrotor Formation Flying Gets AggressiveIn Robotics | No comment
The University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Lab has been teaching their quadrotors to do some synchronized formation flying.
Georgia Tech Sandfish RobotIn Robotics | No comment
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 CushionIn Robotics | No comment
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 RobotIn Robotics | No comment
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 GroceriesIn Robotics | No comment
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.
Robot Arm Smashed With Baseball BatIn Robotics | No comment
DLR researchers test the robustness of their Hand Arm System.
Robot comedian performsIn Robotics | No comment
Robotic stand-up comedian Data and its creator Heather Knight performing at the Robot Film Festival in New York City, July 16, 2011.
Fukushima Robot Training ExercisesIn Robotics | No comment
Training of robot operators at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.
Cell Phone Powered Robots at DemoFall 2011In Robotics | No comment
OLogic introduces a cell phone dock that makes interactive apps even more interactive.