CHIMP Robot Gets Ready for DARPA Finals June 5-6

CHIMP Robot Gets Ready for DARPA Finals June 5-6

“Faster” is the byword for the Tartan Rescue Team from Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) as it makes final preparations for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals June 5-6. The team’s four-limbed robot, CHIMP, is capable of performing all eight tasks, including driving a vehicle, climbing stairs and using power tools, that […]

Weekly Robotics Video: DARPA Final Trainings, Robotic Cheetah, Farthest Hoverboard – Guinness World Records and Talks from ICRA-2015

Weekly Robotics Video: DARPA Final Trainings, Robotic Cheetah, Farthest Hoverboard – Guinness World Records and Talks from ICRA-2015

This week was full of excitement and state of art knowledge for robotics community due to one of the world’s best robotic conference – ICRA. 2,700 registered participants attended the conference at Seattle, USA and thousands of people watched planetries and keynote talks on live webcast. Next week one more mega event in robotics world […]

One Robot for Every Task

One Robot for Every Task

May 29, 2015 @ 22:36 |  We have different robots for different tasks. The geometry of the robot depends upon the task assigned to the robot and the working environment in which robot operates. For example, generally in industry, robots in form of manipulator is required to assemble the parts, mobile platform is required for […]

New Algorithms Allow Robots to Assemble a Task on the Fly

New Algorithms Allow Robots to Assemble a Task on the Fly

MIT researchers tested the viability of their algorithm by using it to guide a crew of three robots in the assembly of a chair. Today’s industrial robots are remarkably efficient as long as they’re in a controlled environment where everything is exactly where they expect it to be. But put them in an unfamiliar setting, […]

Researchers Develop Intelligent Handheld Robots

Researchers Develop Intelligent Handheld Robots

What if handheld tools know what needs to be done and were even able to guide and help inexperienced users to complete jobs that require skill? Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed and started studying a novel concept in robotics – intelligent handheld robots. Historically, handheld tools have been blunt, unintelligent instruments that […]

Coordinated Launching of an Ornithopter with a Hexapedal Robot

Coordinated Launching of an Ornithopter with a Hexapedal Robot

University of California, Berkeley (UCB) – Biomimetic Millisystems Lab, Researchers developed a cooperative launching system for a 13.2 gram ornithopter micro-aerial vehicle (MAV), the H2Bird, by carrying it on the VelociRoACH. They determine the necessary initial velocity and pitch angle for take off using force data collected in a wind tunnel and use the VelociRoACH […]

A Legged Robot Running Beyond the Bio- inspired Methods

A Legged Robot Running Beyond the Bio- inspired Methods

(Fig. 1: The X2-VelociRoACH, built to test hypotheses about high-frequency running ) In the context of running of a legged system, speed is composed of two variables: stride frequency and stride length. These two variables are specifically related to our definition of speed, which is distance over time. Stride frequency relates to the time factor, […]