Video Friday: The Coolest Robots

Video Friday: The Coolest Robots


Video Friday is your weekly number of superior robotics movies, collected by your pals at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We additionally submit a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics occasions for the subsequent few months. Please ship us your occasions for inclusion.

ICRA 2023: 29 Might–2 June 2023, LONDON
Vitality Drone & Robotics Summit: 10–12 June 2023, HOUSTON
RoboCup 2023: 4–10 July 2023, BORDEAUX, FRANCE
RSS 2023: 10–14 July 2023, DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA
IEEE RO-MAN 2023: 28–31 August 2023, BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA
IROS 2023: 1–5 October 2023, DETROIT
CLAWAR 2023: 2–4 October 2023, FLORIANOPOLIS, BRAZIL
Humanoids 2023: 12–14 December 2023, AUSTIN, TEXAS

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[Robots Guide]

The qualities that make a knitted sweater comfy and straightforward to put on are the identical issues that may enable robots to raised work together with people. RobotSweater, developed by a analysis group from Carnegie Mellon College’s Robotics Institute, is a machine-knitted textile “pores and skin” that may sense contact and strain.

RobotSweater’s knitted cloth consists of two layers of conductive yarn made with metallic fibers to conduct electrical energy. Sandwiched between the 2 is a net-like, lace-patterned layer. When strain is utilized to the material—say, from somebody touching it—the conductive yarn closes a circuit and is learn by the sensors. Of their analysis, the group demonstrated that pushing on a companion robotic outfitted in RobotSweater advised it which technique to transfer or what course to show its head. When used on a robotic arm, RobotSweater allowed a push from an individual’s hand to information the arm’s motion, whereas grabbing the arm advised it to open or shut its gripper. In future analysis, the group desires to discover the right way to program reactions from the swipe or pinching motions used on a touchscreen.


DEEP Robotics Co. yesterday introduced that it has launched the newest model of its Lite3 robotic canine in Europe. The system combines superior mobility and an open modular construction to serve the schooling, analysis, and leisure markets, stated the Hangzhou, China–based mostly firm.

Lite3’s introduced worth is US $2,900. It ships in September.

[Deep Robotics]

Estimating terrain traversability in off-road environments requires reasoning about complicated interplay dynamics between the robotic and these terrains. We suggest a technique that learns to foretell traversability costmaps by combining exteroceptive environmental data with proprioceptive terrain interplay suggestions in a self-supervised method. We validate our methodology in a number of short- and large-scale navigation duties on a big, autonomous all-terrain automobile (ATV) on difficult off-road terrains, and reveal ease of integration on a separate massive floor robotic.

This work shall be offered on the IEEE Worldwide Convention on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2023) in London subsequent week.

[Mateo Guaman Castro]

Thanks, Mateo!

Sheet Steel Staff’ Native Union 104 has launched a coaching course on automating and innovating subject structure with the Dusty Robotics FieldPrinter system.

[Dusty Robotics]

Apptronik has half of its general-purpose robotic able to go!

The opposite half remains to be a piece in progress, however right here’s progress:


A spotted-lanternfly-murdering robotic is my sort of murdering robotic.


ANYmal is rated IP67 for water resistance, however this nonetheless terrifies me.


Try the spectacular ankle motion on this humanoid strolling over squishy terrain.


Wing’s progress will be charted alongside the more and more dense environments by which we’ve been in a position to function: from rural farms to frivolously populated suburbs to extra dense suburbs to massive metropolitan areas like Brisbane, Australia; Helsinki, Finland; and the Dallas Fort Value metro space in Texas. Earlier this month, we did an illustration supply at Coors Area–dwelling of the Colorado Rockies–delivering beer (Coors in fact) and peanuts to the sphere. Admittedly, it wasn’t on a sport day, however there have been 1,000 folks within the stands having fun with the kickoff celebration for AUVSI’s annual autonomous techniques convention.

[ Wing ]

Pollen Robotics’ group shall be going to ICRA 2023 in London! Come and meet us there to attempt teleoperating Reachy by your self and provides us your suggestions!

[ Pollen Robotics ]

Essentially the most environment friendly drone engine isn’t any engine in any respect.

[ MAVLab ]

Is your robotic spineless? Ought to or not it’s? Let’s discover out.

[ UPenn ]

Seems to be like we’re getting nearer to that robotic butler.

[ Prisma Lab ]

This episode of the Robotic Brains podcast options Raff D’Andrea, from Kiva, Verity, and ETH Zurich.

[ Robot Brains ]


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