Video Friday: The Coolest Robots

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

ICRA 2023: 29 Could–2 June 2023, LONDON
Power Drone & Robotics Summit: 10–12 June 2023, HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA
RoboCup 2023: 4–10 July 2023, BORDEAUX, FRANCE
RSS 2023: 10–14 July 2023, DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA
IEEE RO-MAN 2023: 28–31 August 2023, BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA
IROS 2023: 1–5 October 2023, DETROIT, MICHIGAN, USA
CLAWAR 2023: 2–4 October 2023, FLORIANOPOLIS, BRAZIL
Humanoids 2023: 12–14 December 2023, AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA

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[Robots Guide]

The qualities that make a knitted sweater comfy and straightforward to put on are the identical issues which may enable robots to higher work together with people. RobotSweater, developed by a analysis staff from Carnegie Mellon College’s Robotics Institute, is a machine-knitted textile “pores and skin” that may sense contact and strain.

RobotSweater’s knitted material consists of two layers of conductive yarn made with metallic fibers to conduct electrical energy. Sandwiched between the 2 is a net-like, lace-patterned layer. When strain is utilized to the material—say, from somebody touching it—the conductive yarn closes a circuit and is learn by the sensors. Of their analysis, the staff demonstrated that pushing on a companion robotic outfitted in RobotSweater instructed it which option to transfer or what path to show its head. When used on a robotic arm, RobotSweater allowed a push from an individual’s hand to information the arm’s motion, whereas grabbing the arm instructed it to open or shut its gripper. In future analysis, the staff desires to discover the way to program reactions from the swipe or pinching motions used on a touchscreen.


DEEP Robotics Co. yesterday introduced that it has launced the most recent model of its Lite3 robotic canine in Europe. The system combines superior moblity and an open modular construction to serve the training, analysis, and leisure markets, mentioned the Hangzhou, China-based firm.

Lite3’s introduced value is US $2900. It ships in September.

[Deep Robotics]

Estimating terrain traversability in off-road environments requires reasoning about complicated interplay dynamics between the robotic and these terrains. We suggest a way that learns to foretell traversability costmaps by combining exteroceptive environmental info with proprioceptive terrain interplay suggestions in a self-supervised method. We validate our technique in a number of quick and large-scale navigation duties on a big, autonomous all-terrain car (ATV) on difficult off-road terrains, and show ease of integration on a separate massive floor robotic.

This work can be introduced on the IEEE Worldwide Convention on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2023) in London subsequent week.

[Mateo Guaman Castro]

Thanks, Mateo!

Sheet Steel Employees’ Native Union 104 has launched a coaching course on automating and innovating discipline format with the Dusty Robotics FieldPrinter system.

[Dusty Robotics]

Apptronik has half of its normal function robotic able to go!

The opposite half continues to be a piece in progress, however right here’s progress:


A noticed lanternfly-murdering robotic is my form of murdering robotic.


ANYmal is rated IP67 for water resistance, however this nonetheless terrifies me.


Try the spectacular ankle motion on this humanoid strolling over squishy terrain.


Wing’s progress might be charted alongside the more and more dense environments wherein we’ve been capable of function: from rural farms to flippantly populated suburbs to extra dense suburbs to massive metropolitan areas like Brisbane, Australia, Helsinki, Finland, and the Dallas Fort Price metro space in Texas. Earlier this month, we did an indication supply at Coors Discipline–dwelling of the Colorado Rockies–delivering beer (Coors in fact) and peanuts to the sphere. Admittedly, it wasn’t on a sport day, however there have been 1,000 individuals within the stands having fun with the kickoff get together for AUVSI’s annual autonomous techniques convention.

[ Wing ]

Pollen Robotics’s staff can be going to ICRA 2023 in London! Come and meet us there to attempt teleoperating Reachy by your self and provides us your suggestions!

[ Pollen Robotics ]

Essentially the most environment friendly drone engine isn’t any engine in any respect.

[ MAVLab ]

Is your robotic spineless? Ought to it’s? Let’s discover out.

[ UPenn ]

Appears like we’re getting nearer to that robotic butler.

[ Prisma Lab ]

This episode of the Robotic Brains podcast options Raff D’Andrea, from Kiva and Verity and ETH Zurich.

[ Robot Brains ]

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