29 Sep '17, 9pm

Video Friday: Weightlifting Robot, Surprised Android, and More From IROS 2017

Small robots benefit from the ability to go places where humans cannot and are attractive for numerous practical reasons such as portability and manufacturing simplicity. However, with smaller scale comes more difficulty traversing rough terrain, especially for robots which use wheel-based locomotion. Previous approaches to overcome this drawback have included auxiliary mechanisms such as jumping, transformations of the robot or its appendages, and alternative forms of locomotion such as aerial flight capability. This paper presents a small scale robot that is capable of both ground travel and aerial flight. In combination, these methods of locomotion allow for efficient ground-based movement as well as the ability to overcome obstacles and explore otherwise unreachable locations through air travel. The novel aspect of the robot design is a transformation between ground an...

Full article: https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/vi...

Tweets

Weightlifting #Robot , Surprised Android, and M...

spectrum.ieee.org 30 Sep '17, 6am

Small robots benefit from the ability to go places where humans cannot and are attractive for numerous practical reasons s...

Weightlifting Robot, Surprised Android, and Mor...

spectrum.ieee.org 10 Oct '17, 1pm

Small robots benefit from the ability to go places where humans cannot and are attractive for numerous practical reasons s...

Friday's temptation

watchprosite.com 29 Sep '17, 9am

By: ianmar2112 : September 29th, 2017-02:26 Almost every Friday afternoon I came across something of interest. Today, this...

Honda Unveils Prototype E2-DR Disaster Response Robot

Honda Unveils Prototype E2-DR Disaster Response...

spectrum.ieee.org 02 Oct '17, 6pm

Two years ago at IROS 2015 in Germany, Honda R&D presented a paper on an experimental new humanoid robot designed for disa...

Researchers Squeeze Out a New Breed of Robot Locomotion

Researchers Squeeze Out a New Breed of Robot Lo...

hackaday.com 01 Oct '17, 5am

Researchers have been playing around with various oddball forms of robot locomotion; surely, we’ve seen it all, haven’t we...

Watch ABB's YuMI Robot Conduct an Orchestra

designnews.com 29 Sep '17, 4pm

YuMi the dual arm collaborative robot released by ABB had a night at the opera on earlier this month – as a conductor. In ...