#435731 Video Friday: NASA Is Sending This ...
Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. 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!):
MARSS 2019 – July 1-5, 2019 – Helsinki, Finland
ICRES 2019 – July 29-30, 2019 – London, UK
DARPA SubT Tunnel Circuit – August 15-22, 2019 – Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Let us know if you have suggestions for next week, and enjoy today’s videos.
The big news today is that NASA is sending a robot to Saturn’s moon Titan. A flying robot. The Dragonfly mission will launch in 2026 and arrive in 2034, but you knew that already, because last January, we posted a detailed article about the concept from the Applied Physics Lab at Johns Hopkins University. And now it’s not a concept anymore, yay!
Again, read all the details plus an interview in 2018 article.
[ NASA ]
[ UC Davis ]
[ TRI ]
What’s really unique about this is the HaptX tactile feedback system, which is something we’ve been following for several years now. It’s one of the most magical tech experiences I’ve ever had, and you can read about it here and here.
[ HaptX ]
I love how snake robots can emulate some of the fanciest moves of real snakes, and then also do bonkers things that real snakes never do.
[ Matsuno Lab ]
Here are a couple interesting videos from the Human-Robot Interaction Lab at Tufts.
[ HRI Lab ]
We like Magazino’s approach to warehouse picking- constrain the problem to something you can reliably solve, like shoeboxes.
Magazino has announced a new pricing model for their robots. You pay 55k euros for the robot itself, and then after that, all you pay to keep the robot working is 6 cents per pick, so the robot is only costing you money for the work that it actually does.
[ Magazino ]
Dronistics, an EPFL spin-off, has been testing out their enclosed delivery drone in the Dominican Republic through a partnership with WeRobotics.
[ WeRobotics ]
[ LuxAI ]
Here’s a typical day in the life of a Tertill solar-powered autonomous weed-destroying robot.
$300, now shipping from Franklin Robotics.
[ Tertill ]
[ PAL Robotics ]
ROSIE is a mobile manipulator kit from HEBI Robotics. And if you don’t like ROSIE, the modular nature of HEBI’s hardware means that you can take her apart and make something more interesting.
[ HEBI Robotics ]
In this week’s episode of Robots in Depth, Per speaks with Harri Ketamo, from Headai.
[ Robots in Depth ]
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