YOLO, a Social Robot to Foster Children’s Creativity

YOLO, a Social Robot to Foster Children’s Creativity

YOLO, Your Own Living Object, is a Social Robot co-designed by children with the purpose of increasing their creativity through effective human-robot interaction. Image credit: Patrícia Alves-Oliveira This robot can act as a character during the storytelling procedure fostering creative storylines that cannot arise otherwise. Watch a short video of this below: Key features: features a child-proof designcan sense the kid's touch and allows the kid to take complete controluses two techniques to stimulate creativity:contrast technique stimulates divergent thinking: YOLO gives opposite ideasmirror technique stimulates convergent thinking: YOLO elaborates on the same ideaprimary sensors used:touch sensorsmotion detection sensorssupervised machine learning…
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Robotic Simulator: Inheritance in Objects (Prefab) (9/27)

Robotic Simulator: Inheritance in Objects (Prefab) (9/27)

In the previous lesson, we were introduced to the basics and general concepts of Unity programming. In this lesson, we want to get acquainted with inheritance between objects and how to create it and a concept called prefab and learn its applications in scenario building for our simulator. The corresponding lessons on building a robotic simulator in the Unity engine can be found at the link below (note that more lessons will be added gradually): https://www.mecharithm.com/category/learning-robotics-mechatronics/a-robotic-simulator-on-unity/ Important: Robotic Simulator's Source Code and Sample Output: The source code for the entire tutorials (from 1 to 27) can be downloaded HERE! And…
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Edible Art with an Industrial Robot (Baxter)

Edible Art with an Industrial Robot (Baxter)

This Robotics News piece is about a fun work with an industrial robot (Baxter) from Rethink Robotics. Researchers at USC's Center for Advanced Manufacturing have taught the Baxter robot to make pancakes with user-designed shapes. Image credit: USC's Center for Advanced Manufacturing Watch a short video of this below: More information: https://sites.usc.edu/cam/ Thanks for reading this post. You can access more categorized news on Robotics and Mechatronics at the link below: https://www.mecharithm.com/category/robotics-mechatronics-news/ If you enjoyed this post, please consider contributing to help us with our mission to make robotics and mechatronics available for everyone. We deeply thank you for your…
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SOMATIC’s New Version of Its Bathroom Cleaning Robot

SOMATIC’s New Version of Its Bathroom Cleaning Robot

SOMATIC has recently released the optimized version of its bathroom cleaning robot that has progressed beautifully compared to its previous version. Image credit: SOMATIC Watch a short video of this below: More information: http://getsomatic.com/ Thanks for reading this post. You can access more categorized news on Robotics and Mechatronics at the link below: https://www.mecharithm.com/category/robotics-mechatronics-news/ If you enjoyed this post, please consider contributing to help us with our mission to make robotics and mechatronics available for everyone. We deeply thank you for your generous contribution! Do not forget to contact us: Be sure to let us know your thoughts and questions…
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Robotic Simulator: C# Introduction in Unity (8/27)

Robotic Simulator: C# Introduction in Unity (8/27)

In the previous lesson, we learned how to use the particle and sound system in our simulator. In this lesson, we are going to discuss the basics and basic concepts of Unity programming using the C# programming language. The corresponding lessons on building a robotic simulator in the Unity engine can be found at the link below (note that more lessons will be added gradually): https://www.mecharithm.com/category/learning-robotics-mechatronics/a-robotic-simulator-on-unity/ Important: Robotic Simulator's Source Code and Sample Output: The source code for the entire tutorials (from 1 to 27) can be downloaded HERE! And a test output for Windows can be downloaded HERE! You…
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Kfoodtech’s Botbob, the World’s First Korean Food Robot Kitchen

Kfoodtech’s Botbob, the World’s First Korean Food Robot Kitchen

This is Kfoodtech’s Botbob, the World’s first Korean food robot kitchen! After two years of hard work, they have developed a robot named Bobby that can boil stew and is now operating Botbob. The stew robot, Bobby, can cook up to 6 servings at a time, and it takes 3 minutes and 30 seconds in total. Watch a short video of this below: Thanks for reading this post. You can access more categorized news on Robotics and Mechatronics at the link below: https://www.mecharithm.com/category/robotics-mechatronics-news/ If you enjoyed this post, please consider contributing to help us with our mission to make robotics…
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Harvard University Developing Assistive/Rehabilitation Robots

Harvard University Developing Assistive/Rehabilitation Robots

A team at Harvard University School of Engineering and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University is developing Assistive/Rehabilitation robots for the elderly and people with physical disabilities like the Assistive Hip Suit and Soft Robotic Glove. Image credit: the Harvard University School of Engineering and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University Watch a short video of this below: More information: https://www.seas.harvard.edu/https://wyss.harvard.edu/ Mecharithm has made lessons about assistive and rehabilitation robots that you can watch in case you are interested to learn more: https://www.mecharithm.com/rehabilitation-robotics-learning Thanks for reading this post. You can access more categorized news on Robotics and Mechatronics at the…
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Robotic Simulator: Adding Other Features [Particle Effects plus Voice] (7/27)

Robotic Simulator: Adding Other Features [Particle Effects plus Voice] (7/27)

In the previous lesson, we examined the components of physics and their applications in Unity. In this lesson, we will learn about the particle system and its applications and how to add sound to the environment and objects in our simulator. We are going to learn how to import different content from common Unity engine sources. The corresponding lessons on building a robotic simulator in the Unity engine can be found at the link below (note that more lessons will be added gradually): https://www.mecharithm.com/category/learning-robotics-mechatronics/a-robotic-simulator-on-unity/ Important: Robotic Simulator's Source Code and Sample Output: The source code for the entire tutorials (from…
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an Efficient Leg Design for Energy-efficient Locomotion for Hexapods

an Efficient Leg Design for Energy-efficient Locomotion for Hexapods

Manoonpong and colleagues at SDU Biorobotics have proposed an efficient leg design for energy-efficient locomotion for hexapods. The foot design uses the Fin Ray structure using the effect of different crossbeam angles inside its frame. Image credit: SDU Biorobotics Key features: the locomotion is way better than the #hexapods with hemispherical rubber feetthe robot walks with a wave gaitthe robot can successfully walk on different challenging terrains3D printing with soft material, finite element modeling, and neural control are used to produce an integrative solution This research has potential applications in Biorobotics to study and develop bio-inspired robots resembling the locomotion…
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COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Using Cargo Drones by Madagascar Flying Labs in Collab with WeRobotics

COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Using Cargo Drones by Madagascar Flying Labs in Collab with WeRobotics

Robotics has shown to be vital during the time of COVID-19 and now with the vaccines available, it continues to serve the population. Madagascar Flying Labs in collaboration with WeRobotics have recently used cargo drones and delivered 250 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to very remote parts of northern Madagascar for the first time. Image credit: Madagascar Flying Labs and WeRobotics Watch a short video of this below: More information: https://werobotics.org/healthrobotics/Twilio.org Thanks for reading this post. You can access more categorized news on Robotics and Mechatronics at the link below: https://www.mecharithm.com/category/robotics-mechatronics-news/ If you enjoyed this post, please…
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