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Is “scamperiest” a phrase? If not, it needs to be, as a result of that is the scamperiest robotic I’ve ever seen.
[ ABS ]
GITAI is happy to announce that its 1.5-meter-long autonomous twin robotic arm system (S2) has efficiently arrived on the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket (NG-20) to conduct an exterior demonstration of in-space servicing, meeting, and manufacturing (ISAM) whereas onboard the ISS. The success of the S2 tech demo will probably be a significant milestone for GITAI, confirming the feasibility of this expertise as a totally operational system in area.
[ GITAI ]
And if you wish to get exhausted on behalf of a robotic, the total 400m sprint is beneath.
[ Hybrid Robotics ]
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter pushed aerodynamic limits through the last months of its mission, setting new information for pace, distance, and altitude. Hear from Ingenuity chief engineer Travis Brown on how the info the staff collected might ultimately be utilized in future rotorcraft designs.
[ NASA ]
BigDog: 15 years of fixing mobility issues its personal method.
[ Boston Dynamics ]
[Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences] researchers are serving to develop resilient and autonomous deep area and extraterrestrial habitations by growing applied sciences to let autonomous robots restore or exchange broken parts in a habitat. The analysis is a part of the Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats institute (RETHi) is led by Purdue College, in partnership with [Harvard] SEAS, the College of Connecticut and the College of Texas at San Antonio. Its objective is to “design and function resilient deep area habitats that may adapt, soak up and quickly get well from anticipated and surprising disruptions.”
[ Harvard SEAS ]
Researchers from Huazhong College of Science and Expertise (HUST) in a current T-RO paper describe and assemble a novel variable stiffness spherical joint motor that permits dexterous movement and joint compliance in omni-directions.
[ Paper ]
We’re instructed that this new robotic from HEBI known as “Mark Suckerberg” and that they’ve received a reasonably cool utility in thoughts for it, to be revealed later this yr.
[ HEBI Robotics ]
Dive into the primary version of our new Actual-World-Robotics class at ETH Zürich! Our college students launched into an unbelievable journey, creating their human-like robotic palms from scratch. In simply three months, the groups designed, constructed, and programmed their tendon-driven robotic palms, mastering dexterous manipulation with reinforcement studying! The outcome? A spectacular show of innovation and ability throughout our grand last.
[ SRL ETHZ ]
Adaptive Cell Manipulation challenge from Carnegie Mellon College! Primarily based on AgileX Robotics’s RangerMini2.0 cell robotic, Combine sensors corresponding to robotic arm and depth digicam to finish to be a accomplished resolution, which may notice the features of clever motion and processing.
[ AgileX ]
Picassnake is our custom-made robotic that paints footage from music. Picassnake consists of an arm and a head, embedded in a luxurious snake doll. The robotic is related to a laptop computer for management and music processing, which may be fed via a microphone or an MP3 file. To open the media supply, an operator can use the graphical person interface or place a textual content QR code in entrance of a webcam. As soon as the media supply is opened, Picassnake generates distinctive strokes primarily based on the music and interprets the strokes to bodily motion to color them on canvas.
[ Picassnake ]
In April 2021, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter grew to become the primary spacecraft to attain powered, managed flight on one other world. With 72 profitable flights, Ingenuity has far surpassed its initially deliberate expertise demonstration of as much as 5 flights. On Jan. 18, Ingenuity flew for the ultimate time on the Crimson Planet. Be a part of Tiffany Morgan, NASA’s Mars Exploration Program Deputy Director, and Teddy Tzanetos, Ingenuity Undertaking Supervisor, as they focus on these historic flights and what they might imply for future extraterrestrial aerial exploration.
[ NASA ]