#440373 Video Friday: An Agile Year

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here's what we have so far (send us your events!):ICRA 2022: 23–27 May 2022, PhiladelphiaERF 2022: 28–30 June 2022, Rotterdam, GermanyCLAWAR 2022: 12–14 September 2022, Açores, PortugalLet us know if you have suggestions for next week, and enjoy today's videos. Agility had a busy 2021. […] Continue Reading…

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#440369 Legged Robots Learn to Hike Harsh ...

Robots, like humans, generally use two different sensory modalities when interacting with the world. There’s exteroceptive perception (or exteroception), which comes from external sensing systems like lidar, cameras, and eyeballs. And then there’s proprioceptive perception (or proprioception), which is internal sensing, involving things like touch, and force sensing. Generally, we humans use both of these sensing modalities at once to move around, with exteroception helping us plan ahead and proprioception kicking in when things get tricky. You use proprioception […] Continue Reading…

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#440364 Sensor-Packed ‘Electronic Skin’ ...

Being able to beam yourself into a robotic body has all kinds of applications, from the practical to the fanciful. Existing interfaces that could make this possible tend to be bulky, but a wireless electronic skin made by Chinese researchers promises far more natural control.
While intelligent robots may one day be able to match humans’ dexterity and adaptability, they still struggle to carry out many of the tasks we’d like them to be able to do. In the meantime, […] Continue Reading…

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#440359 Video Friday: Guitar Bot

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here's what we have so far (send us your events!):ICRA 2022: 23–27 May 2022, PhiladelphiaERF 2022: 28–30 June 2022, Rotterdam, GermanyCLAWAR 2022: 12–14 September 2022, Açores, PortugalLet us know if you have suggestions for next week, and enjoy today's videos. Robotics. It's a wicked game.[ […] Continue Reading…

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#440357 This Autonomous Delivery Robot Has ...

Autonomous delivery was already on multiple companies’ research and development agenda before the pandemic, but when people stopped wanting to leave their homes it took on a whole new level of urgency (and potential for profit). Besides the fact that the pandemic doesn’t seem to be subsiding—note the continuous parade of new Greek-letter variants—our habits have been altered in a lasting way, with more people shopping online and getting groceries and other items delivered to their homes.
This week Nuro, […] Continue Reading…

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