Video Friday: Strandbeest – IEEE Spectrum


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Get pleasure from at present’s movies!

Let’s not concern ourselves with whether or not this lovely monstrosity of a Strandbeest is technically a robotic or not and as a substitute simply take pleasure in watching it transfer.

For the reason that starting of this summer season I’ve been making an attempt to attach a number of working items (Ordissen) in succession. Animaris Rex is a herd of seaside animals whose specimens maintain one another as protection towards storms. As people they might merely blow over, however as a bunch the prospect of surviving a storm could be larger. It’s 18 meters lengthy (5 meters longer than the most important Tyrannosaurus Rex discovered.)

[ Strandbeest ]

It’s Barely Much less Large and Considerably Bluer Hero 6!

[ Paper ]

A low-cost robotic does excessive parkour together with excessive jumps on obstacles 2x its peak, lengthy jumps throughout gaps 2x its size, handstand on stairs, and working throughout tilted ramps. We present how a single neural internet coverage working instantly from a digicam picture, educated in simulation with large-scale RL, can overcome imprecise sensing and actuation to output extremely exact management conduct end-to-end. We present our robotic can carry out a excessive bounce on obstacles 2x its peak, lengthy bounce throughout gaps 2x its size, do a handstand and run throughout tilted ramps, and generalize to novel impediment programs with completely different bodily properties.

[ CMU ]

Human waiters would possibly even have one thing to fret about right here.

[ LSRL ]

Whereas conventional management strategies require a number of sensory suggestions for the secure and quick locomotion of quadruped robots, our latest work presents a modular neural management structure that may encode robotic dynamics for secure and sturdy gait era with out sensory suggestions. The structure, integrating a central sample generator community, a premotor shaping community, and a motor-memory hypernetwork, allows a quadruped robotic to stroll at completely different strolling frequencies on completely different terrains, together with grass and uneven stone pavement.

[ Paper ] by way of [ NUAA ]

Thanks, Poramate!

Visible management allows quadrotors to adaptively navigate utilizing real-time sensory knowledge, bridging notion with motion. But, challenges persist, together with generalization throughout eventualities, sustaining reliability, and guaranteeing real-time responsiveness. This paper introduces a notion framework grounded in basis fashions for common object detection and monitoring, transferring past particular coaching classes.

[ ARPL ]

As all the time, performing a stay robotic demo is not any small feat, however KIMLAB members embraced the problem! MOMO (Cell Object Manipulation Operator) stole the Demo Expo at IROS 2023 by charming everybody because it handed out candies and swept the ground with a brush. We additionally unveiled our armor-controlled robotic backpack.


X30 quadruped robotic, a flagship product designed to fulfill core business wants in a number of fields, together with inspection of energy stations, factories, pipeline corridors, emergency rescue, hearth detection, scientific analysis and extra.

[ DeepRobotics ]

Robots working in shut proximity to people rely closely on human belief to efficiently full their duties. However what are the true outcomes when this belief is violated? Self-defense legislation gives a framework for analyzing tangible failure eventualities that may inform the design of robots and their algorithms.

[ Robomechanics Lab ]


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