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Video Friday: Agile however Secure

Video Friday is your weekly collection of superior robotics movies, collected by your pals at
IEEE Spectrum robotics. We additionally submit a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics occasions for the following few months. Please ship us your occasions for inclusion.

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Take pleasure in in the present day’s movies!

Is “scamperiest” a phrase? If not, it must be, as a result of that is the scamperiest robotic I’ve ever seen.


GITAI is happy to announce that its 1.5-meter-long autonomous twin robotic arm system (S2) has efficiently arrived on the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket (NG-20) to conduct an exterior demonstration of in-space servicing, meeting, and manufacturing (ISAM) whereas onboard the ISS. The success of the S2 tech demo might be a serious milestone for GITAI, confirming the feasibility of this know-how as a totally operational system in area.


And if you wish to get exhausted on behalf of a robotic, the complete 400-meter sprint is beneath.

Hybrid Robotics ]

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter pushed aerodynamic limits through the ultimate months of its mission, setting new data for velocity, distance, and altitude. Hear from Ingenuity chief engineer Travis Brown on how the information the group collected may ultimately be utilized in future rotorcraft designs.


: 15 years of fixing mobility issues its personal approach.

Boston Dynamics ]

[Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences] researchers are serving to develop resilient and autonomous deep area and extraterrestrial habitations by creating applied sciences to let autonomous robots restore or change broken elements in a habitat. The analysis is a part of the Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats institute (RETHi) led by Purdue College, in partnership with [Harvard] SEAS, the College of Connecticut and the College of Texas at San Antonio. Its objective is to “design and function resilient deep area habitats that may adapt, soak up and quickly get well from anticipated and surprising disruptions.”

Harvard SEAS ]

Researchers from Huazhong College of Science and Know-how (HUST) in a latest T-RO paper describe and assemble a novel variable stiffness spherical joint motor that allows dexterous movement and joint compliance in omni-directions.

Paper ]

Thanks, Ram!

We’re instructed that this new robotic from HEBI is known as “Mark Suckerberg” and that they’ve obtained a reasonably cool utility in thoughts for it, to be revealed later this yr.

HEBI Robotics ]

Thanks, Dave!

Dive into the primary version of our new Actual-World-Robotics class at ETH Zürich! Our college students launched into an unimaginable journey, creating their human-like robotic fingers from scratch. In simply three months, the groups designed, constructed, and programmed their tendon-driven robotic fingers, mastering dexterous manipulation with reinforcement studying! The consequence? A spectacular show of innovation and talent throughout our grand ultimate.


Carnegie Mellon researchers have constructed a system with a robotic arm atop a RangerMini 2.0 robotic cart from AgileX robotics to make what they’re calling a platform for “clever motion and processing.”

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AgileX ]

Picassnake is our custom-made robotic that paints footage from music. Picassnake consists of an arm and a head, embedded in an opulent snake doll. The robotic is linked to a laptop computer for management and music processing, which might be fed by a microphone or an MP3 file. To open the media supply, an operator can use the graphical consumer interface or place a textual content QR code in entrance of a webcam. As soon as the media supply is opened, Picassnake generates distinctive strokes primarily based on the music and interprets the strokes to bodily motion to color them on canvas.

Picassnake ]

In April 2021, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter grew to become the primary spacecraft to attain powered, managed flight on one other world. With 72 profitable flights, Ingenuity has far surpassed its initially deliberate know-how demonstration of as much as 5 flights. On Jan. 18, Ingenuity flew for the ultimate time on the Purple Planet. Be part of Tiffany Morgan, NASA’s Mars Exploration Program Deputy Director, and Teddy Tzanetos, Ingenuity Mission Supervisor, as they talk about these historic flights and what they may imply for future extraterrestrial aerial exploration.


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