17 Mar '17, 8pm

Video Friday: Robots Rapping, RoboBoat Competition, and Wall-Avoiding Drone

We propose a novel collaborative transport scheme, in which two quadrotors transport a cable-suspended payload at accelerations that exceed the capabilities of previous collaborative approaches, which make quasi-static assumptions. Furthermore, this is achieved completely without explicit communication between the collaborating robots, making our system robust to communication failures and making consensus on a common reference frame unnecessary. Instead, they only rely on visual and inertial cues obtained from on-board sensors.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/vid...

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