Hand-bot climbing a shelfIn Robotics | No comment
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: http://infoscience.epfl.ch/record/141298
Little HelperIn Robotics | No comment
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.
NITI Aayog announces selection of additional 1500 schools for establishment of Atal Tinkering Labs across India.In Atal Tinkering Labs ATL, Centre Of Excellences, Robotics | No comment
View list here: AIM-Round-2 Selected Schools for ATL 25-Dec-2017
Continuous 3D Sweep Matching with a Spinning 2D LaserIn Robotics | No comment
The vehicle trajectory is estimated using laser range scans generated by a SICK LMS291 rotating at 0.5Hz mounted on a skid-steer loader. Because the spinning laser requires one second to sweep a full 3D scan, the raw point clouds are highly distorted by the vehicle motion. The sweep-matching algorithm is able to continuously correct the motion-distorted point cloud to produce a 6DoF trajectory estimate without the use of any other sensors. Details of the algorithm are published by Michael Bosse and Robert Zlot in the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2009 under the title “Continuous 3D Scan-Matching with…
Grasping manipulation and exploration tasks with the OctArm continuum manipulatorIn Robotics | No comment
In the biological world, grasping, manipulation, and exploration tasks are frequently performed by tongues, trunks, and tentacles. Continuum robots such as the OctArm seek to mimic this wide range of abilities, allowing use in unstructured environments. Although a large variety of continuum robots have been developed as both commercial products and as research endeavors, video studies which concentrate on grasping, manipulation, and exploration tasks are rare. This video addresses this lack by illustrating the types of tasks for which continuum manipulators are uniquely suited. A series of outdoor and laboratory tests reveal the wide variety of novel grasping, manipulation, and…
Automatic Pick and Place of 40 Microns Silicon PartsIn Robotics | No comment
Automation of the robotic microassembly is currently (2008) a high stake to be able to produce assembled microsystems (MEMS). The video shows an automatic pick-and-place of 40×40 microns silicon parts in real time. The time cycle is about 1.8 seconds which is comparable with industrial assembly process at the scale of millimeter.
Hand bot retrieve a bookIn Robotics | No comment
The prototype of the hand-bot managed to successfully climb a shelf and retrieve a book autonomously. It achieved this thanks to its innovate synergy between its climbing and manipulation subsystems.
IEEE R-AM 2011 – Hand bot climbing a shelfIn Robotics | No comment
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.
Image guided robot for skull base surgeryIn Robotics | No comment
We developed a neurosurgical robotic system to address the challenges of neurosurgery. It uses a NeuroMate robot as a new and effective surgical tool by adding a force sensor to the tip of the robot. The basic motivation behind our project is to significantly reduce the operating time of a complex procedure—bone milling at the skull base—by providing a safer and more reliable surgical tool. The robotized solution would only be used for the removal of the bone tissue, to gain access to the soft tissue region affected by the disease. We use a preoperative image, such as CT, to…
Jaemi HUBO Humanoid robotIn Robotics | No comment
The Drexel University-led research team, DASL, unveiled the newest, most central member of its collaboration with a team of Korean researchers: Jaemi, a humanoid (HUBO). Jaemi HUBO embodies efforts to advance humanoid development and enhance the concept of human-robotic interaction. The project’s goal is to enable humanoids to interact with their environment, and enhancement plans include enabling the humanoid to move over rugged terrain, in unstructured environments and to interact socially with humans and handle objects.
Large wire driven parallel rescue craneIn Robotics | No comment
The presented robot is a portable, fully autonomous wire-driven crane with 6 d.o.f. It can be deployed on site in about 10 min and has a lifting capacity of about 2 tons. This video shows also that this a communicating tool allowing doctors to get physiological information (pulse rate, type of injury) on the victims while the victim is being transferred. In the presented video the robot’s workspace is 20m X 20m x 12m