IROS 2016

Rethink Robotics unveils Sawyer Robot with Open Source SDK

Rethink Robotics unveils Sawyer Robot with Open Source SDK

Oct 7, 2016 @ 20:33 |  Rethink Robotics offer a high performance robotic platform, Sawyer robot with open source SDK for research, engineering, education and development. Rethink Robotics unveiled its high performance Sawyer robot for the global research and education markets. Built on the open source Robot Operating System (ROS) and equipped with a software […]

3D-Printed Robots with Shock-Absorbing Skins

3D-Printed Robots with Shock-Absorbing Skins

Oct 7, 2016 @ 19:58 | By Adam Conner-Simons, MIT CSAIL | MIT News | MIT researchers outfitted their cube robot with shock-absorbing skins that transfer less than half of the energy that would normally be transferred to the ground. Anyone who’s watched drone videos or an episode of “BattleBots” knows that robots can break — […]

SMORES – A Reconfigurable Modular Robot

SMORES – A Reconfigurable Modular Robot

Sep 19, 2016 @ 19:19 |  The SMORES modules can connect to one another using four electro-permanent (EP) magnets on each face to Accomplishing Tasks. SMORES (Self-assembling Modular Robot for Extreme Shape-shifting) is a modular robot developed at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania. Each module has four degrees of freedom (pan, tilt, and left/right wheels). […]