For those of you who could not attend ICRA 2012, here is a video compilation of all the awesome robots that were present including, DARPA, ARM, NASA’s Robonaut2, Willow Garage PR2, ReconRobotics Scout and Intuitive DaVinci. Via IEEE Spectrum.
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When we think about cloud robotics, we understand it consist of off-loading the computationally intensive tasks from a robot to a more powerful external resource that will process the data and send an answer or instructions on what to do back to the robot. We usually envision this computational outsourcing to be done by powerful server farms, but Tim Field […]
PR2 from Willow Garage is now able to help people with disabilities to perform everyday tasks such as manipulating objects shaving and more. The video below illustrates the scope and the results of the Robots for Humanity project that Willow Garage, the Healthcare Robotics Lab at Georgia Tech, and Henry and Jane Evans are pioneering. Via Willow Garage.
Thomas Nierhoff, a masters student at the Technische Universität München (TUM) programmed a humanoid robot to play pool. Of course we have seen PR2 play pool in the past but this robot does not need any special accessories to hold the pool cue. As shown in the video below, the robot can be very accurate […]
Another important announcement for the field of robotics was made at Google IO 2011 that complements the announcement for the Android Open Accessory Kit. As shown in the video below about Cloud Robotics (this presentation is very interesting and explores somewhat involved robot programming), there is a new implementation of ROS, the popular operating system for robots, that runs […]
At RobotShop, we would like to wish you all a very happy holiday season. May this holiday season be filled with joy, love and lots of robots! We know you will take care of the joy and love, let us take care of the robots with this robotic holiday round-up. PR2 could soon become Robot Santa. Robot geeks know Robot Santa from Futurama, the dreaded Santa […]
Many new things happened at Willow Garage recently. So let’s go ahead and have a look at all the awesome news. ROS Turns Three The Robot Operating System celebrated its third anniversary. It has come a long way since its beginning and should go even further in the future. See the video below for a quick overview […]
The Kinect was quickly hacked a few weeks ago and now, the development around this sensor is advancing very fast. The Kinect is a 3D camera made by Microsoft that not only senses a full colour video, but also sees the depth of objects and scenes. In the robotics field, the Kinect has been used […]