Robot brings shade where you need it

5380141It’s just a great idea! She was especially interested in the complexity of solving seemingly simple task – to protect them from direct sunlight. While most people use blinds and similar devices in the lab, Daniela Russ, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) decided to go in an unusual way and built a robot that can move on smooth glass surface of the building and open “umbrella” in front of your window. Continue reading

NASA is testing robots for use in space

NASA is testing robots for use in spaceNASA engineers have developed a robot able to navigate in space and maneuver on the ground. Their trials were held in Moses Lake, Washington. There have been several tests 12-wheeled automated transport and six-legged rover that can carry massive loads. Also, tests were carried out drilling and mapping robot. According to the trial committee, these devices would greatly assist in future space exploration activities of other planets. Continue reading

Exoskeleton Hybrid Control System

Exoskeleton Hybrid Control SystemCyber Dyne Company decided to start mass production of exoskeleton. Apparatus HAL [hybrid assistive limb, or “hybrid auxiliary limb], designed to increase the physical strength of the owner. Using sensors attached to human skin, exoskeleton determines which muscles are going to involve people, and creates a directed effort. For the same reason people do not feel the weight [25 kilograms] of this suit. Continue reading

Quadruped robot LittleDog improves the skills

littledog_robotWhile Big Dog runs field trials (see note “Carrying loads on the four-legged walking robots”), His little brother – Little Dog – improving their skills in the laboratory. Both the robot was developed by Boston Dynamics, working on order of U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Ministry of Defense (DARPA) and was originally intended for use by the military. Continue reading

Geminoid-F – the girl-robot with human facial expressions

girl-robot with human facial expressionsJapanese Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro and Robotics (Hiroshi Ishiguro) first became known to the public through the creation of his “twin”, the robot Geminoid HI-1. Remote-controlled, he was able to convey basic emotions of its operator and transmit his voice with built-in speakers. The main purpose of this robot was to study the various psychological aspects of the interaction of robots and humans. Continue reading

Carrying loads on the four-legged walking robots

Carrying loads on the four-legged walking robotsThe company Boston Dynamics is widely known in the robotics market due to its successful invention – enduring four-legged Big Dog. This robot is the size of a large dog to become a good help the soldiers, Marines – it can be controlled, he should go where to the right, and thus carries a payload of up to 136 kg over a distance of 20 km at 6 km / h. Continue reading

Robot spider with artificial intelligence

Robot spider with artificial intelligenceMatt Bounding, a student at the University of Arizona, developed and built a robotic spider that automatically learns to walk whenever it include. The robot is equipped with a webcam; it analyzes the image and comparing them with the movement of their own feet, learning to walk. Continue reading

Human-Robot Interaction of The World

Human-Robot InteractionTactile, acoustic, and vision sensors provide robots with perceptual capabilities, enabling them to explore and analyze their environment in order to behave more intelligently. The intelligent robot system KAMRO uses several camera systems to generate an environment model in order to perform complex assembly tasks. Continue reading

The Intelligent Mobile Robot KAMRO

Intelligent Mobile Robot KAMROHigher intelligence and greater autonomy of more advanced robot systems increase the requirements for the design of a flexible interface to control the system on different levels of abstraction. In the Kamro (Karlsruhe Autonomous Mobile Robot) project, for example, an autonomous mobile robot (Fig. 1) for assembly tasks is being developed which also has the capability of recovering from error situations Lath and Remold (1994). Continue reading