22 Jul '16, 9pm

Video Friday: BratWurst Bot, Facebook Drone, and Powerline Ape

Our BratWurst Bot is an autonomous robot that grills sausages all by itself. It is made of off the shelf robotic components: Universal Robots UR-10 arm, Schunk PG-70 gripper, two standard RGB cameras, normal grill tongs and gas grill. For interaction with the guests it was also equipped with a tablet, chef hat and strong speakers. The BratWurst Bot localized the sausages on its pickup tray and then picked them up with a planned motion. After placing the sausage on a virtual slot on the grill, the robot continues to put more and more sausages on the grill as long as there is enough time until the next sausage has to be turned. The developed BratWurstManager is able to schedule turning, picking and serving more than 10 sausages at the same time. Each sausage is grilled multiple times from each side to get a delicious bratwurst taste. The BratWurst Bot is a professional BBQ-C...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hard...

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