MIT's Cheetah robotic doesn't want eyes to climb, run and soar

The first algorithm makes use of accelerometers, gyroscopes and leg joint positions to calculate the chances of legs making contact, producing drive and getting caught in mid-swing. If Cheetah steps on an surprising impediment, it will possibly decide whether or not every leg ought to push down or carry away. The second algorithm, in the […]

Harvard's tiny robotic can swim and stroll underwater

When it must return to land, HAMR overcomes the floor stress drive with a stiffened transmission and gentle pads that redistribute the friction whereas it climbs out of the water. The mini machine is even one thing of a cargo hauler with help for a 1.44-gram payload. There’s nonetheless work to be carried out, resembling […]

A Pick-And-Place That Is A Work Of Art

A Pick-And-Place That Is A Work Of Art

It’s a Holy Grail amongst hackerspaces, the possession of a pick-and-place machine. These robotic helpers for putting surface-mount parts on PCBs are one thing of a gateway to digital manufacturing, however they will carry a fearsome price. Happily for the cash-strapped would-be digital producer, it’s attainable to construct a pick-and-place for your self. [Mcuoneclipse] has […]

Roboshield Helps Your Robot Walk and Talk

Roboshield Helps Your Robot Walk and Talk

The pleasure of constructing robots comes from with the ability to imbue them with as a lot or as little character and performance as you would like through the design and construct course of. While artistic aptitude and originality is all the time a superb factor, there’s loads of primary wants many robots have in […]

Drawing Lines In The Sand: Taking Beach Graffiti To The Next Level

Drawing Lines In The Sand: Taking Beach Graffiti To The Next Level

When strolling down the seaside, there’s all the time an urge to attract within the sand – it appears obligatory to make your mark by inscribing one thing. But there’s a dilemma: how do you go about bodily drawing it? You may decide to stay standing and try to deploy a toe, however that requires […]

Handmade Robot Brings Stop Motion to Life

Handmade Robot Brings Stop Motion to Life

Stop movement animation is commonly referred to as a misplaced artwork, as doing it (or at the very least, doing it effectively) is extremely tough and time consuming. Every element on the display screen, regardless of how minute, needs to be positioned by human palms a whole lot of occasions in order that it appears clean […]

Delivery robot company Savioke raises $13.4 million to expand into hospitals

Delivery robotic firm Savioke raises $13.four million to develop into hospitals

Savioke, maker of supply robotic Relay, right now introduced the closure of a $13.four million funding spherical. Its Relay robotic has operated in accommodations since final 12 months, and the corporate will use the funding to put the robots into hospitals. “With the new round of funding, we are expanding into the hospital market where […]

Pepper the robot is now working at a bank in New York City

Pepper the robotic is now working at a financial institution in New York City

Mark Von Holden/AP Images for HSBC The robotic takeover of retail banking has begun. It’s beginning at HSBC’s predominant department on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and entails a pleasant robotic referred to as Pepper. For these not within the know, Pepper is the work of Japanese telecoms big SoftBank and French robotics agency Aldebaran SAS. […]

Controlling Robotics Visually

Controlling Robotics Visually

The world — and the Hackaday Prize — is full of academic robots. These are small, wheeled robots loaded up with sensors, actuators, a number of motor drivers, and a few kind of system that’s simple to program. The thought behind these academic robots is to offer college students an easy-to-use platform to check out […]

Smart prosthetic ankle can adapt to uneven floor

Unlike existing prosthetic ankles, which work to passively soak up shock by way of springs and padding, the prototype can adapt to completely different floor surfaces and the best way its person walks. And, it strikes by itself within the fashion of an actual ankle, controlling the lean of the foot, lifting the large toe […]