Robot videos of Week: Drone, Myths of Autonomy, Tattoo Robot and Talks

Robot videos of Week: Drone, Myths of Autonomy, Tattoo Robot and Talks

Aug 7, 2016 @ 18:38 |

Drone Technology and Future Aviation | NASA

On Aug. 2, NASA’s Associate Administrator for Aeronautics Jaiwon Shin, representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), aviation industry leaders and the academic research community participated in a workshop hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to discuss Drones and the Future of Aviation. The event was designed to explore airspace integration issues; public and commercial uses; and safety, security, and privacy concerns related to this emerging technology. NASA is working with the FAA on a traffic management system that will enable pilots of these aircraft to fly safely in the national airspace. Also, Maryland Storms Imaged from Space, Io’s Collapsing Atmosphere, Orion Crew Module Moved, AstrOlympics, and more!

Landmine hunting drone | WEF

This drone has metal detector to detect explosives and then it puts detonator above the explosives.


The intersection of artificial intelligence and robotics

Hear Carnegie Mellon professor Manuela Veloso describe her research on making robots capable of an autonomous cycle of perception, cognition and action, and the journey to understand how algorithms can enable a robot’s sensors to make and actuate decisions. This interview was recorded during the 2015 Faculty Summit.

Robotics for Stroke Rehabilitation | Karen J. Nolan | TEDxHerndon

Dr. Karen J. Nolan discusses current uses of robotics for stroke rehabilitation. She discusses how we can re-train the biomechanics of our body. Karen J. Nolan, PhD is a Senior Research Scientist in the Human Performance and Engineering at Kessler Foundation, Associate Professor of PM&R at Rutgers NJMS, Clinical Research Scientist at Children’s Specialized Hospital, and Affiliated Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy

From drones to Mars rovers – an exploration of the most innovative use of robots today and a provocative argument for the crucial role of humans in our increasingly technological future. Take a look at the cutting edge of robotics today, debunking commonly held myths and exploring rapidly changing relationships between humans and machines. Explore extreme environments – high atmosphere, deep ocean, and outer space – to reveal where the most advanced robotics already exist. Clarifying misconceptions about the autonomous robot, offering instead a hopeful message about what he calls “rich human presence” at the center of the technological landscape we are now creating.

Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

As researchers finally crack the code on artificial intelligence, society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change including the latest advances in robotics, machine learning, and perception powering systems that rival or exceed human capabilities. Driverless cars, robotic helpers, and intelligent agents that promote our interests have the potential to usher in a new age of affluence and leisure – but the transition may be protracted and brutal unless we address the two great scourges of the modern developed world: volatile labor markets and income inequality.

Flying for Future Space Science and Exploration – Simone D’Amico (SETI Talks 2016)

Two key technologies are revolutionizing the way humans conduct spaceflight, namely, the miniaturization of satellites (e.g., micro- and nano-satellites) and the distribution of payload tasks among multiple coordinated units (e.g., spacecraft formation-flying, on- orbit servicing/robotics, fractionation, swarms). The combination of these techniques promises breakthroughs in space science (e.g., through imaging of earth-like planets, characterization of gravitational waves), remote sensing (e.g., through synthetic aperture radar interferometry, gravimetry), and exploration (e.g., on-orbit servicing, assembly of large structures).

Tattoo Robot

Meet Russian AnyWalker Robot

AnyWalker, a domestic-use robot which is capable of climbing stairs and overcoming obstacles 3.5 times taller than itself (60 cm), was presented by engineers from the Moscow Technological Institute (MTI) in Moscow, Friday.

The CEO of the AnyWalker project, Igor Ryadchikov, stated that the robot was capable of following its owner everywhere. However, its main domestic deployment and function would be determined by “the software which will be developed by the team of programmers.” Ryadchikov also added that the robot is otherwise fully able to participate in a kickabout with children, as well as taking walks with pets.

Wall-climbing mini robots build “entirely new structures” from carbon fibre

Researchers at the University of Stuttgart have devised a new method of construction using mini robots that they claim is cheap, fast and can create structures that would otherwise be impossible to build.

Alter — a robot that seems to be alive

Researchers from Osaka University and the University of Tokyo are exhibiting the new robot, called Alter, at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (the Miraikan) in Tokyo. Alter shows emotions like human.

Most robots dancing simultaneously – Guinness World Records

At the Qingdao Beer Festival in Shandong, China, 1,007 robots bopped and shimmied their way to a new world record for the Most robots dancing simultaneously.

Advanced Robotic Bin Picking from Boll Automation and KR QUANTEC

Boll Automation has developed an automation solution for the leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, Daimler AG. In it, a KUKA KR QUANTEC robot cooperates with the Binspect vision system from Boll Automation in a bin picking system to optimize the unloading of tubes for the production of axles.

New Software Interface Between KUKA and Siemens Benefits Customers

In the town of Neu-Ulm, Germany, specialist machine builder Wieland Anlangentechnik focuses on creating optimal solutions for their customers, both large and small. By combining the flexibility of robotics with the precision of machine tools, the company delivers cost-effective solutions for processing particularly large and geometrically complex components.

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