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ICRES 2019 – July 29-30, 2019 – London, U.K.
DARPA SubT Tunnel Circuit – August 15-22, 2019 – Pittsburgh, Pa., USA
IEEE Africon 2019 – September 25-27, 2019 – Accra, Ghana
ISRR 2019 – October 6-10, 2019 – Hanoi, Vietnam
Ro-Man 2019 – October 14-18, 2019 – New Delhi, India
Humanoids 2019 – October 15-17, 2019 – Toronto, Canada
Let us know if you have suggestions for next week, and enjoy today’s videos.
We’re used to seeing bristle bots about the size of a toothbrush head (which is not a coincidence), but Georgia Tech has downsized them, with some interesting benefits.
[ Georgia Tech ]
We’re not quite at the point where we can 3D print entire robots, but UCSD is getting us closer.
[ UCSD ]
Congrats to Team Homer from the University of Koblenz-Landau, who won the RoboCup@Home world championship in Sydney!
[ Team Homer ]
When you’ve got a robot with both wheels and legs, motion planning is complicated. IIT has developed a new planner for CENTAURO that takes advantage of the different ways that the robot is able to get past obstacles.
[ Centauro ]
If you constrain a problem tightly enough, you can solve it even with a relatively simple robot. Here’s an example of an experimental breakfast robot named "Loraine" that can cook eggs, bacon, and potatoes using what looks to be zero sensing at all, just moving to different positions and actuating its gripper.
There’s likely to be enough human work required in the prep here to make the value that the robot adds questionable at best, but it’s a good example of how you can make a relatively complex task robot-compatible as long as you set it up in just the right way.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a ball bot, and I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen one with a manipulator on it.
[ ETH Zurich RSL ]
Soft Robotics’ new mini fingers are able to pick up taco shells without shattering them, which as far as I can tell is 100 percent impossible for humans to do.
[ Soft Robotics ]
Yes, Starship’s wheeled robots can climb curbs, and indeed they have a pretty neat way of doing it.
[ Starship ]
Last year we posted a long interview with Christoph Bartneck about his research into robots and racism, and here’s a nice video summary of the work.
[ CSA ]
An interesting demo of how Misty can integrate sound localization with other services.
[ Misty Robotics ]
[ Aeroarms ]
[ Sarcos ]
This appears to be a cake frosting robot and I wish I had like 3 more hours of this to share:
Also here is a robot that picks fried chicken using a curiously successful technique:
This isn’t strictly robots, but professor Hiroshi Ishii, associate director of the MIT Media Lab, gave a fascinating SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Talk that’s absolutely worth your time.
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