Researchers at UT Austin received a $3.6 million grant to do a five-year study focusing on how humans interact with robots in public.
Designing a quadruped controlled & powered by pneumatics
This quadruped developed at UCSD relies on a series of valves that open and close in a specific sequence to walk.
ANYbotics raises $22.3M Series A for ANYmal quadruped
ANYbotics, the Swiss developer of the ANYmal quadruped, closed a $22.3 million Series A round today. ANYmal is designed for a number of industrial applications, including inspection, and the funding will help ANYbotics scale the business. ANYmal C, the company’s third-generation quadruped, is able to perform tasks with a high degree of autonomy in dynamic…
Spot 2.1 from Boston Dynamics includes enhancements for autonomous data collection
Boston Dynamics said its Spot 2.1 release includes enhancements designed for ease of use and stronger integration with sensors and enterprise data systems.
maxon and ANYbotics partner for drives in ANYmal legged inspection robot
ANYbotics is partnering with maxon, which will provide drives for its ANYmal quadruped robot, while ANYbotics provides access to global robotics markets.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, MIT use Spot robot to measure patient vitals without contact
Researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital hope to reduce the risk to healthcare workers posed by Covid-19 by using robots to remotely measure patients’ vital signs.
ANYmal C from ANYbotics is a robot with four legs and three brains
ANYbotics’ ANYmal C is a multi-module machine designed to handle varied terrain. The company’s executives explain the computing architecture enabling the quadruped robot’s motion and missions.
Rocos to add remote management to Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot
Boston Dynamics has built partnerships to add capabilities to its Spot quadruped robot. The Rocos cloud-based management platform allows for greater autonomy as well as remote control.
Cheetahs inspire NC State robots that can move faster, grasp more precisely
NC State University researchers have developed a soft robot inspired by cheetahs that can move faster on solid surfaces or in the water than previous generations of soft robots.
Spot strides onto the market, as Boston Dynamics’ Atlas gets acrobatic
After years of popular online videos, Boston Dynamics has made its Spot quadruped robot available for commercial lease and application development.