13 Apr '12, 8pm

Stanford Robot Block Party Has PR2s, SPHERES, More (Photos)

If you couldn't make it to the Robot Block Party at Stanford on Wednesday, you should probably take a minute and seriously re-examine your life goals. And after you've done that, head on past the break to check out our gallery of pictures from the event, which ought to give you a fairly good idea of all the robot fun that you missed out on. NASA Ames is more or less next door to Stanford, so there were no excuses for them to not show up with a spacey robot or two, like SPHERES , which was utterly helpless in the crushing gravity of Earth. This is TenseBot, a robotic recreation of a six DOF flight simulator. It moves around using 12 wire tendons controlled by a bunch of servos, and eventually, NASA is building a new version of TenseBot with multiple segments that will be "capable of snake-like crawling motion." Cool! Alan, the Bosch PR2, kept itself busy by picking stuff up...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/diy/nrw-stanf...

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