Weekly Robotics Video: Robocup 2015, APAC Innovation Summit 2015, TED talks, TeaBot, Swarm Robots and Many More

Weekly Robotics Video: Robocup 2015, APAC Innovation Summit 2015, TED talks, TeaBot, Swarm Robots and Many More

Robotics Research

  • Searching for Life on Mars with Stephen Gorevan of Honeybee Robotics
  • Can A Thousand Tiny Swarming Robots Outsmart Nature?
  • TReX (Tethered Robotic Explorer)
  • Stanford Students Design, ‘Teach’ Robots to play Pingpong and Japanese Kendama

Robotics Summit

  • APAC Innovation Summit 2015 – Robotics (58 video series)

Robot Competition

  • RoboCup 2015 (14 videos series)

Robots

  • Ninox Robotics Drone: Military Grade Drone for Farmers
  • Ninox Robotics launch and Q&A session 2015
  • Rover S5: Meet Your New Security Guard
  • Plastic fan production with KUKA robots at Schwarz GmbH
  • TeaBOT Automated Tea Robot
  • Yaskawa hundred years

Robotics Talks

  • Robotics in the Age of Connected Exploration | Eric Stackpole | TEDxPhoenix
  • Re-writing the Toy Story: Where are all the female roboticists? | Carol Reiley | TEDxWanChaiWomen

Others 

  • Introduction to Robotics overview (course series)
  • How Rodney Brooks Brought Rethink Robotics to Life
  • A Boy, a Book and a Future Roboticist: Rodney Brooks Gets Started in Robotics

Searching for Life on Mars with Stephen Gorevan of Honeybee Robotics

Published on 23 Jul 2015 

Stephen Gorevan, Chairman of Brooklyn, NY-based Honeybee Robotics, talks about his company’s development of advanced robotic equipment for the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER), the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) SAM and other NASA projects.

Honeybee Robotics has created hundreds of state-of-the-art robotic devices and artificial intelligence mechanisms for military, academic and industrial clients, but the Brooklyn-based company is probably best known for the work it’s done to equip NASA’s Mars rovers with robotic life detection components.

It’s a task that has to be considered against the backdrop of the mind-blowing images the rovers – Spirit, Opportunity and, most recently, Curiosity – have transmitted back to Earth over the last decade of vast, orange, unremittingly lifeless vistas. Earlier this year, Honeybee was instrumental in the Curiosity rover’s discovery that water once moistened those vistas.

Can A Thousand Tiny Swarming Robots Outsmart Nature?

Published on 21 Jul 2015

How does a group of animals — or cells, for that matter — work together when no one’s in charge? Tiny swarming robots–called Kilobots–work together to tackle tasks in the lab, but what can they teach us about the natural world?

a new ultra-HD (4K) short video series created by KQED San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios. See the unseen at the very edge of our visible world. Get a new perspective on our place in the universe and meet extraordinary new friends. Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small.

TReX (Tethered Robotic Explorer)  UTIAS (FSR 2015 Presentation)

Published on 21 Jul 2015

This video introduces a new robotic platform used for multiple research topics such as tethered control, constrained navigation, 3D mapping and structure inspections.

TREX stands for Tethered Robotic Explorer and the platform design will be introduced at the 2015 International Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR).

This research was conducted in the Autonomous Space Robotics Lab (ASRL) at University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS).

Stanford Students Design, ‘Teach’ Robots to play Pingpong and Japanese Kendama

Published on 17 Jul 2015

After learning new software and programming languages from this course, Stanford graduate students in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have an opportunity to choose a creative task and design a robot to perform the task for demonstration. The tasks call for a wide range of fundamental skills, but generally require the robot to sense where it is in space, detect objects around it, and then autonomously interact with those objects in its environment. Recent projects include pingpong, the Japanese cup-and-ball game, Kendama, and a landing pad that helps a quad-copter touch down safely.

APAC Innovation Summit 2015 – Robotics (58 video series)

RoboCup 2015 (14 Video series)

Ninox Robotics Drone: Military Grade Drone for Farmers

Published on 20 Jul 2015

Pest animals (wild dogs, cats, fox and pigs) are one of the leading causes of reduced productive capacity for Australian agriculture. In Australia, the impact of this threat to food security by reduced agricultural productivity is estimated at more than $1 billion per year.  Additionally, these animals inflict incalculable damage to the nation’s unique biodiversity.

To address this problem, Ninox Robotics, an Australian owned company is developing a military grade drone for farmers to monitor these pest animals in their fields. They are conducting the final trials of drone and planning to launch commercially in next few months. This is the first time that military grade technology will be used in civilian sector –Agriculture.

Ninox Robotics launch and Q&A session 2015

Published on 21 Jul 2015

iTWire’s Alex Zaharov-Reutt attends the Ninox Robotics launch and Q&A session 2015 for its new UAV drones, currently in trial testing. Video includes full launch presentation and journalist Q&A session.

Rover S5: Meet Your New Security Guard

Published on 23 Jul 2015

It is traditional point of view that organization of large-scale facilities security requires engaging many security officers to physically patrolling protected areas. Innovative solution of “SMP Robotics” company will allow to decrease the number of personnel and to propel the task of security organization and maintenance to a brand new level. For this purpose it is proposed to monitor protected sites day and night with the help of Rover S5 mobile robots.

Security robot Rover S5 automatically moves along the patrolling route, takes video by its video surveillance system and transmits it from any place of the site.

Plastic fan production with KUKA robots at Schwarz GmbH

Published on 19 Jul 2015

TeaBOT Automated Tea Robot

Published on 23 Jul 2015

Sarah Buhr visits Coupa Cafe in Palo Alto to check out the TeaBOT.

Yaskawa hundred years

Published on 14 Jul 2015

Robotics in the Age of Connected Exploration | Eric Stackpole | TEDxPhoenix

Published on 9 Jul 2015

Eric Stackpole is the co-founder of OpenROV, Inc., and creator of the OpenROV submarine, an open source, low cost underwater robot. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, OpenROV has grown into a business that distributes kits to researchers, educators, and explorers across the globe with the intention of democratizing deep underwater exploration.

Re-writing the Toy Story: Where are all the female roboticists? | Carol Reiley 

Published on 14 Jul 2015

Carol Reiley became fascinated with robotics at an early age and found that working with machines taught her more about humans themselves. However, working in the field she found that a disproportionately small amount (only 12%) of engineers were female.

She began to ask not only how we could make machines more accessible to people worldwide, but how robotics and engineering could become more inclusive of women.

An advocate for robotics, Reiley is working on her Ph.D. in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, supported by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. She has spent the last 15 years researching various applications of robotics in domains ranging from underwater, land, space, and surgical. She also founded TinkerBelle Labs, which focuses on designing affordable healthcare, do-it-yourself robotics, and interactive projects.

Reiley was the first female engineer to be featured on the cover of MAKE magazine, a children’s book author (gobrain.com), and an advocate to increase women in engineering.

Introduction to Robotics overview (course series)

Published on 18 Jul 2015

The robotics series to cover from introduction to fundamentals,basics in simple possible way and building small robotics projects.

How Rodney Brooks Brought Rethink Robotics to Life

Published on 21 Jun 2015

Ever wonder how the idea of Rethink Robotics was inspired? To get the scoop, we went right to the source, Rodney Brooks, considered by many to be the father of modern robotics. His vision began years ago while walking the manufacturing floors in China. Hear his thoughts in this brief video.

A Boy, a Book and a Future Roboticist: Rodney Brooks Gets Started in Robotics

Published on 21 Jul 2015

Ever wonder how someone gets started in their chosen field? Was it a parent, a teacher, or a life experience? Hear how it all began for Rodney Brooks. By the way, if you haven’t already, see part one of this series here

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