The first of its kind, DARPA SubTerranean Challenge 2021 comes to an end this week.
Project aims to take bipedal robots to a new level, equipping them to adapt on the fly to treacherous ground, dodge obstacles or decide whether a given area is safe for walking.
Massrobotics is encouraging female high school juniors and seniors to apply to the spring 2022 program.
The final ten teams have been selected to compete in the Indy Autonomous Challenge, taking place October 23 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
A computer model relates a finger’s desired position to the corresponding pressure a pump would have to apply to achieve that position. Using this model, the team developed a controller that directs the pneumatic system to inflate the fingers.
University of Michigan researchers have enabled humanoid robots to use their hands in a similar way, so the robots can better travel across rough terrain, such as disaster areas or construction sites.
MIT developed a high-speed flight-planning algorithm that combines simulations and experiments, in a way that minimizes the number of experiments required to identify fast and safe flight paths.
The Xiaomi CyberDog is an open source quadruped robotic platform. Users can quickly deploy and customize the operations of CyberDog.
GE’s project was one of eight funded by the U.S. Army to advance autonomous, off-road navigation capabilities for military ground vehicles.
Adaptive locomotive modality, or the ability to move in different ways, is integral to extreme terrain exploration on the Moon and Mars.
Droidlet enables researchers to build robots that accomplish tasks either in the real world or in simulated environments like Minecraft or Habitat.
Cassie completed the 5K at the Oregon State University campus in just over 53 minutes on a single battery charge.
Intrinsic has been exploring how automated perception, deep learning, reinforcement learning, motion planning, force control, and simulation can be combined to make industrial robots more flexible.
Guided by a set program that autonomously switched between off, low, medium, and high pressures, the robotic hand was able to press the buttons on the controller to successfully complete the first level of Super Mario Bros. in less than 90 seconds.
OpenAI disbands its robotics research team due to lack of large enough data sets to effectively generate reinforcement models.
Festo partners with several international companies and universities to develop the capabilities of FLAIROP – Federated Learning for Robot Picking
To demo the algorithm, the robot helped put a jacket on a human, which could potentially prove to be a powerful tool in expanding assistance for those with disabilities or limited mobility.
The soft robot uses pneumatic artificial muscles that mimic the muscular structure and function of the earthworms.
The base policy and adaptation module are run asynchronously and at different frequencies, which allows RMA to operate robustly with only a small onboard computer.
U.S. Army findings suggest human-made legged platforms should be as efficient as wheeled and tracked platforms.
The eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute’s new robotics center allows students to train on mobile robots and robot arms for future jobs in manufacturing and logistics.
The technology uses tactile sensing to identify objects underground and might one day help disarm land mines or inspect cables.