Video Friday: StickBot
Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion.
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Enjoy today’s videos!
From Devin Carroll, who brought us a robot made of ice, is a robot made of sticks.
[ UPenn ]
Amazon Astro can now check on your pets for you. Not sure how the pets feel about that, though.
[ Amazon ]
Soft robot hugs for everyone!
[ Paper ]
Scythe’s upgraded M.52 autonomous robotic mower can now handle more complex obstacles and terrain, with big enough batteries to behead grass all day long.
[ Scythe ]
Agility CEO Damion Shelton and CTO Jonathan Hurst discuss artificial intelligence and its role in robot control. They also discuss the capability of robot learning paired with physics-based locomotion, Cassie setting a new world record using learned policies for control, and an exploration of the future of robotics through Dall-E.
That new version of Digit is looking slick!
[ Agility Robotics ]
Intel gives an update on RealSense at a recent ROS Industrial meeting, and the part you’ll probably want to listen to starts at 3:50.
[ ROS-I ]
Local navigation and locomotion of legged robots are commonly split into separate modules. In this work, we propose to combine them by training an end-to-end policy with deep reinforcement learning. Training a policy in this way opens up a larger set of possible solutions, which allows the robot to learn more complex behaviors.
That box climbing, right?
[ RSL ]
Neura Robotics is building a new humanoid. Most of this video is CG, but since there does appear to be a physical robot at the very end (albeit one that doesn’t do much), we’ll let it slide.
[ Neura Robotics ]
Dino Robotics will help you teach your robot to make hard boiled eggs, which will make it a better chef than I am.
[ Dino Robotics ]
You know what sucks for robots? Lidar in blowing snow.
[ Paper ]
[ Shadow ]
We often get asked about how Starship robots navigate around the community and those within, so we wanted to give a little insight – and some tips on what to do if you come across one on your journey. Have a look at how our robots navigate around various obstacles throughout its delivery journey.
[ Starship ]
AIIRA’s vision is to create new AI-driven, predictive digital twins for modeling plants, and deploy them to increase the resiliency of the nation’s agricultural systems.
[ AIIRA ]
On September 22, 2022, Ryan Eustice of Toyota Research Institute talked to Robotics students as a speaker in the Undergraduate Robotics Pathways & Careers Speaker Series, which aims to answer the question: “What can I do with a robotics degree?”
This Maryland Robotics Center Seminar is from Michael T. Tolley at UCSD, on Biologically Inspired Soft Mobile Robots.
[ UMD ]