Weekly Robotics Video: DARPA GXV-T program, Snake Robots and KUKA’s new KR 3 Robot

Weekly Robotics Video: DARPA GXV-T program, Snake Robots and KUKA’s new KR 3 Robot

May 8, 2016 @ 13:47 | 

DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) | DARPA

DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program seeks to develop groundbreaking technologies that would make future armored fighting vehicles significantly more mobile, effective, safe and affordable. The program recently awarded Phase 1 contracts to eight organizations. (Published on Apr 26, 2016)

Ocean Snake Robot | Kongsberg

NTNU spina-off company Eelume collaborates with Kongsberg Maritime and Statoil to develop swimming robots for subsea inspection and light intervention. Currently, deep sea equipment maintenance is expensive. A surface vessel has to be at the location, and all work has to be done with a bulky remote underwater vehicle. This invention may make things a lot easier and a lot cheaper. The Eelume is an undersea snaking robot that can squirm through machines at the bottom of the ocean to maintain and repair them. (Published on April 19, 2016)

Shape-based Compliant Control of a Snake Robot | Biorobotics Lab, CMU

Researchers at Biorobotics lab, CMU demonstrated how to control a snake robot based on shape complaint. (Published on May 3, 2016)

Snake monster mobile manipulation | Biorobotics Lab, CMU

A demonstration of mobile manipulation with “Snake Monster,” a hexapod robot built with modular actuators in the Biorobotics Lab, at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. Due to this robot’s modular architecture, it is simple to change hardware from a passive rubber foot to a grasping end effector. The resulting leg can then be used for both locomotion and manipulation. (Published on May 3, 2016)

Product review KUKA KR 3 AGILUS | KUKA

 The KR 3 AGILUS is ideal for use in 600 x 600 mm automation cells since it enables automation in confined spaces and reaches maximum performance in minimum space. 

Thanks to its intelligent design, the KR 3 AGILUS is cost-effective, requires minimal maintenance and is highly reliable. The KR 3 AGILUS is optimized for the production of the smallest components and products. For example, for applications such as the assembly of small parts, Pick & Place, screw fastening, brazing, adhesive bonding, packaging, testing & checking and much more. 

Wherever minimum cycle times and maximum output in production are needed, the KR 3 AGILUS – one of the fastest robots in its class – is ideally suited for the task. (Published on May 2, 2016)

Collaborative automation with ABB’s YuMi robo | ABB

See how collaborative automation with ABB’s YuMi robot is unlocking new possibilities at Continental’s already automated and efficient Karben plant. (April 25, 2016)

Sawyer at Work at Hannover 2016 | Rethink Robotics

Collaborative robot Sawyer picks material from a tray and maneuvers into a tight space showcasing the versatility of the 7 degree of freedom arm. It loads the part into the machine chuck. Even if the part is somewhat off-center or misaligned during the insertion into the chuck- as the three jaws clamp, the compliance in the arm allows the robot to absorb the forces and adapt to the environment. (Published on May 5, 2016)

Humanitarian Robotics and Automation Technologies | CMURobotics

See Raj Madhavan, Founder and CEO, Humanitarian RoboticsTechnologies, LLC. (22 April 2016)

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