In this weekly Robotics video, we brought 25 newly published videos to you. Check out the these exciting and amazing videos of robots. Robot Tows Air plane, New Mini Drones and Drone Racing, Mind conrol Robot, Soft Robotic Glove, DRC KAIST Final Video,iCub Project, Automated packaging and manufacturing robots and many more.
Grizzly RUV Tows Boeing 737 Air Plane
Parrot Mini Drones
The second generation of Parrot Minidrones. The advanced, miniaturized robots are piloted with a smartphone or a tablet via the free piloting app, FreeFlight.
Drones are no more for military use in disaster relief and pizza delivery, now it has started picking up with the mainstream people as well. Drone racing is now becoming a sport worldwide, people want to race and go faster to compete against each other. The drone racing is attracting all kinds of people – local flying groups, commercially-licensed drone operators, students and professionals.
DRC winner Team KAIST Full final Video
Team KAIST Review Video
Soft Robotic Glove
The soft robotic glove under development at the Wyss Institute could one day be an assistive device used for grasping objects, which could help patients suffering from muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), incomplete spinal cord injury, or other hand impairments to regain some daily independence and control of their environment.
The iCub Project: a shared platform for research in artificial intelligence and robotics
About the project : The iCub is the humanoid robot developed at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) as part of the EU project RobotCub and subsequently adopted by more than 20 laboratories worldwide. It has 53 motors that move the head, arms & hands, waist, and legs. It can see and hear, it has the sense of proprioception (body configuration) and movement (using accelerometers and gyroscopes). We are working to improve on this in order to give the iCub the sense of touch and to grade how much force it exerts on the environment.
The most rigid articulated ABB robot
MWS Group–a major German automotive aluminum supplier–sees numerous benefits from using ABB’s Force Control package.
Due to its low weight in relation to its strength, aluminum is one of the most important materials in the automotive industry. The MWS Group supplies almost all major car manufacturers and specializes in the production of highly complex, ready to install aluminum castings. At Garching, near Munich, the company uses sand casting to manufacture items such as engine mounts, differential housings and oil pans. These components are then cut and milled by an IRB 6660 ABB industrial robot in a production cell manufactured by AutomationsRobotic GmbH.
The IRB 6660 is the most rigid of the articulated ABB robots. Its robust design makes it ideally suited to MWS’s needs.
Automated Hole sealing with YASKAWA MOTOMAN SIA10D
FANUC America developed an automatic cartoning system for small pharmaceutical bottles
FANUC America Authorized System Integrator Trans Automation Technologies was tasked to develop an automatic cartoning system for small pharmaceutical bottles. The system would reform a process that was erratic and inconsistent with an automated process that could provide reliability and consistent rates of packaging over 90 bottles per minute.
Trans Automation Technologies was able to provide an automated system to meet their customer’s needs. This reliable system starts as the small pharmaceutical bottles enter on a pre-feeder conveyor with a bulk hopper. A vibratory bowl feeder feeds the individual bottles upright into custom conveyors with line controls. A dual-sided auto-labeler applies labels to the bottles. Then, a camera with dual-sided vision inspects both sides of the bottles to verify tamper band presence and proper label orientation.
The bottles continue down the line to a gripper belt “bottomless” conveyor. The bottles are picked and placed into their packaging by FANUC’s high-speed M-1iA/0.5S four-axis delta-style robot. In addition to it’s unique speed and efficiency, the FANCU M-1iA robot’s compact size is a benefit to this system, minimizing its overall footprint. The FANUC M-1iA delta robot consistently provides packaging speeds of more than 90 bottles per minute.
Finally, a camera system verifies that cartons are full prior to closure, and the horizontal carton erector closes the cartons.
RPC Robotic Palletizing Cell with FANUC Palletizing Robot – Pearson Packaging Systems
FANUC’s RPC Robotic Palletizing Cell is a custom solution for specific project requirements and plant layouts. It features a multi-axis FANUC M-410iC palletizing robot, making Pearson’s RPC a highly flexible and reliable operation.
In this demonstration, sealed cases enter the RPC on a conveyor from three product infeeds, to be palletized onto two pallet build stations. Full cases are transferred from the length parallel to flow to width parallel to flow when conveying into the RPC. This system features a multi-purpose end of arm tool to pick the cases, as well as slip sheets and pallets. The FANUC M-410iC Palletizing Robot picks a bottom sheet from a slip sheet rack and places it on a pallet. It grabs the pallet with slip sheet and places it on the appropriate pallet load build station.
The packages arrive from the infeed conveyor traveling width parallel to flow, where they are accumulated into a partial pallet load. The packages are then conveyed into the pick area, where the awaiting FANUC M-410iC Palletizing Robot picks the required number of packages based on pallet pattern and case rate. Once a pallet is complete, the load is transported out of the RPC through a light curtain and the sequence repeats. Full loads are transferred into a pallet accumulation conveyor, and then transferred to an existing stretchwrapper.
Fast, pre-programmed changeovers and customizable end-of-arm tooling allow the RPC to easily palletize a variety of products and pallet patterns.
See how KUKA serves the foundry sector?
KUKA Market Segment Manager Foundry Thomas Angerbauer explains at GIFA 2015 how KUKA servers the foundry sector.
Checkout How Universal Robots doubled production at Tegra Medical?
Medical device manufacturer Tegra Medical deployed three collaborative robot arms from Universal Robots to tend the machines manufacturing medical instruments.The UR robots doubled throughput, freed up 11 full time positions and enabled the manufacturer to keep up with customer demand while keeping costs down.
Project Birdhouse: Autonomous Robotic Assembly : Robot with a Nailgun!
This work was done at the Search-based Planning Laboratory (www.sbpl.net) in CMU’s Robotics Institute. The birdhouse team (Ben Cohen, Mike Phillips and Ellis Ratner) got a PR2 to build birdhouses via a autonomous flexible assembly model.
Caltech Robotics Team RoboSub Intro (2015)
This is the Caltech Robotics Team introduction video for the 2015 AUVSI/ONR RoboSub Competition.
Brain-Machine Interface: You can remotely control Robot with your thoughts
EPFL, Switzerland, headed by José del R. Millán are working on idea to remotely control a robot with one’s thoughts. Telepresence robots can give people with disabilities the feeling of being home. The Brain-Machine Interface system decodes brain activity for feeling and move robots accordingly.
Brain-Machine Symbiosis, DARPA BiT
Dr. Justin Sanchez, Program Manager in DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office (BTO), discusses how next-generation neural interfaces might open up whole new dynamics of humans and machines working together. The talk was part of a two-day event held by BTO to bring together leading-edge technologists, start-ups, industry, and academic researchers to look at how advances in engineering and information sciences can be used to drive biology for technological advantage.
The Future of Neural Interface
Dr. Phillip Alvelda, Program Manager in DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office (BTO), discusses the potential of next-generation neural interfaces to improve quality of life for people and revolutionize how we engage with machines. The talk was part of a two-day event held by BTO to bring together leading-edge technologists, start-ups, industry, and academic researchers to look at how advances in engineering and information sciences can be used to drive biology for technological advantage.
Robots participation in The Search for Life in the Solar System and Beyond
NASA and university scientists discussed astrobiology research activities and technology that are advancing the search for evidence of habitability in our solar system and beyond, during a briefing on June 16 at the 2015 Astrobiology Science Conference in Chicago. Briefing topics included the quest for evidence of habitability and life on Mars, plans for exploring the habitability of Europa and Enceladus, and progress in identifying signs of habitability on exoplanets. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe.
Optimizing Human Performance by Soft suit, DARPA BiT
MAJ Chris Orlowski, Program Manager in DARPA’s Tactical Technologies Office, discusses his work to develop a soft suit that can be worn by troops to prevent injury and reduce the metabolic load of carrying heavy equipment. The talk was part of a two-day event held by DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office to bring together leading-edge technologists, start-ups, industry, and academic researchers to look at how advances in engineering and information sciences can be used to drive biology for technological advantage.
NAO Robot Starts welcoming hotel costumers
Team Nimbo from DRC showed that it’s robot can climb stairs
See Why is robot Autonomy so difficult?
Roboticists at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals discuss with Computerworld the difficulties of creating fully autonomous robots that can handle tasks without human intervention.
ROS Tutorial of this week
Series of videos that explain how to get started with the Robot Operating System (ROS). Start discovering the world of robotics with Erle Robotics.