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Video Friday is your weekly collection of superior robotics movies, collected by your mates at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We additionally publish a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics occasions for the subsequent few months. Please send us your events for inclusion.

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GITAI performed an indication of lunar base building utilizing two GITAI inchworm-type robotic arms and two GITAI Lunar Robotic Rovers in a simulated lunar surroundings and efficiently accomplished all deliberate duties. The GITAI robots have efficiently handed varied checks comparable to Stage 4 of NASA’s Know-how Readiness Ranges (TRL) in a simulated lunar surroundings within the desert.


Thanks, Sho!

That is half-hour of Agility Robotics’ Digit being productive at ProMat. The truth that it will get boring and repetitive to observe reinforces how a lot this course of wants robots, and can also be exceptional as a result of bipedal robots can now be seen as simply one other software.

[ Agility Robotics ]

We at the moment are one step nearer to mimicking Baymax’ pores and skin with softness and whole-body sensing, which can profit social or task-based contact/interplay at massive space. We constructed a robotic arm with a mushy pores and skin and vision-based tactile sensing. We additionally showcase this methodology for our large-scale tactile sensor (TacLink) by demonstrating its use in two situations: particularly whole-arm nonprehensile manipulation, and intuitive movement steering utilizing a custom-built tactile robotic arm built-in with TacLink.

[ Paper ]

Thanks, Van!

Meet Fifi, a software program engineering staff lead at Boston Dynamics. Hear her perspective on how she acquired into engineering, why she wouldn’t belief Stretch along with her pet cactus, and far more—as she solutions questions from youngsters and different curious minds.

[ Boston Dynamics ]

Check out this 7 ingredient printed dessert and ask your self if standard cooking home equipment akin to ovens, stovetops, and microwaves could someday get replaced by cooking gadgets that incorporate three-dimensional (3D) printers, lasers, or different software-driven processes.

[ Paper ]

What in case you simply loaded the robots onto the truck?!

Thoughts. Blown.

[ Slip Robotics ]


As bizarre as this seems, it’s designed to cut back the burden on caregivers by automating tooth brushing.

[ RobotStart ]

Relay continues to be getting vital work executed in hospitals.

[ Relay Robotics ]

Actual vehicles are costly, simulation is faux, however MIT’s MiniCity is simply the appropriate compromise for growing safer autonomous autos.

[ Paper ]

Robotic-to-human mechanical software handover is a standard process in a human-robot collaborative meeting the place people are performing complicated, high-value duties and robots are performing supporting duties. We discover an strategy to make sure the secure handover of mechanical instruments to people. Our experimental outcomes point out that our system can safely and successfully hand off many several types of instruments. Now we have examined the system’s capability to efficiently deal with contingencies which will happen in the course of the handover course of.

[ USC Viterbi ]

Autonomous automobile (AV) uncertainty is at an all-time excessive. Michigan Engineering researchers goal to alter that. A staff of researchers used artificial intelligence to coach digital autos that may problem AVs in a digital or augmented actuality testing surroundings. The digital vehicles have been solely fed safety-critical coaching information, making them higher outfitted to problem AVs with extra of these uncommon occasions in a shorter period of time.

[ Michigan ]

The entire sea lamprey detection issues you by no means knew you had at the moment are solved.

[ Paper ]

OTTO Motors is thrilled to announce the official launch of our latest autonomous cell robotic (AMR)—OTTO 600. Now we have additionally launched a significant replace that makes industry-leading strides in software program improvement. With this, the {industry}’s most complete AMR fleet is unveiled, enabling producers to automate any materials dealing with job as much as 4,200 lb.

[ OTTO Motors ]

From falling containers to discarded mattresses, we put together the Waymo Driver to establish and navigate round all types of particles on public roads. See how we use particles checks at our closed-course services to organize our Waymo Driver for any overseas objects and particles it might encounter on public roads.

[ Waymo ]

Over 500 college students participated within the 2022 Raytheon Applied sciences UK quadcopter problem … overlaying all of the British Isles.

[ Raytheon ]