Robot Manipulator

BratWurst Bot: Autonomous Grilling Robot Fascinates Guests

BratWurst Bot: Autonomous Grilling Robot Fascinates Guests

Jul 20, 2016 @ 20:06 |  The BratWurst Bot was taking care of the guests by grilling sausages at the 53rd Stallwächter-Party of the Baden-Württemberg State Representation in Berlin. The autonomous service robot was continuously grilling German bratwursts on a regular gas grill all by itself. The BratWurst Bot was developed for the Stallwächter-Party and […]

EMMA: A Robot Therapist to Treat Patients using Acupoint Therapy

EMMA: A Robot Therapist to Treat Patients using Acupoint Therapy

Jul 18, 2016 @ 20:20 | NTU | A startup incubated by NTU Singapore unveiled a robot therapist- EMMA (Expert Manipulative Massage Automation) to treat patients using acupoint therapy. If you see a physiotherapist or a Chinese physician for a sprained back, do not be surprised if your therapist turns out to be a robot. […]

Robot would Assemble Modular Telescope in Space

Robot would Assemble Modular Telescope in Space

Jul 14, 2016 @ 18:06 |  A new concept in space telescope design uses a modular structure and an assembly robot to build an extremely large telescope in space, performing tasks in which astronaut fatigue would be a problem. The design is detailed in a paper published this week by SPIE, the international society for […]

Dallas Shooting: Is It Ethically Correct to Allow Robots to Take Human Life?

Dallas Shooting: Is It Ethically Correct to Allow Robots to Take Human Life?

Jul 10, 2016 @ 20:39 |  Dallas Police used a robot to kill a shooter on Thursday night. In this accident five police officers also died but the main focus of media went on killer robot used by Dallas police. This robot (Northrop Grumman Remotec – Andros) is used earlier also but for bomb disposal […]

Lessons from the Amazon Picking Challenge

Lessons from the Amazon Picking Challenge

Jul 6, 2016 @ 18:41 |  Amazon Picking Challenge is to build their own robot hardware and software that can attempt simplified versions of the general task of picking items from shelves. The challenge combines object recognition, pose recognition, grasp planning, compliant manipulation, motion planning, task planning, task execution, error detection and recovery. To get […]

World Robotics IERA Award 2016 Goes to ABB YuMi Robot

World Robotics IERA Award 2016 Goes to ABB YuMi Robot

Jul 5, 2016 @ 18:45 | International Federation of Robotics |  The twelfth IERA Award for robotics and automation goes to the collaborative dual-arm robot “YuMi” by ABB Robotics this year. The name stands for “you and me – we work together” – since the robot was specially designed to work side by side with its […]

Netherlands Team Delft wins Amazon Picking Challenge 2016

Netherlands Team Delft wins Amazon Picking Challenge 2016

Jul 2, 2016 @ 23:24 |  A team of engineers from Delft has won the Amazon Picking Challenge 2016. Team Delft won the two separate picking and stowing finals, making them a double champion. The Amazon Picking Challenge 2016 was held during RoboCup 2016, the famous international robot competition which is held from 29 June […]

Robotic Motion Planning in Real-Time

Robotic Motion Planning in Real-Time

Jun 20, 2016 @ 18:42 |  Duke University engineers and computer scientists develop a new computer processor specially designed for robotic motion planning Once they’ve mastered the skills of toddlerhood, humans are pretty good at what roboticists call “motion planning”—reaching around obstacles to precisely pick up a soda in a crowded fridge, or slipping their […]