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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Eilik: a Tiny Interactive Desktop Robot Capable of Emotions

Eilik: a Tiny Interactive Desktop Robot Capable of Emotions

Eilik is a tiny interactive desktop robot that can show emotion and personality and make a great companion. This robot takes the human-robot interaction to the next level by showing emotions and reactions. It can be normal, happy, angry, and sad. Image Credit: Click HERE! Not only does it show emotions, but it also responds to touch thanks to its touch sensors in different areas. Its personality also evolves with the person, and it can be happier or grumpier based on how the person treats it. Watch this cute robot in action on the video below: More information: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/energize-lab/eilik-a-little-companion-bot-with-endless-funhttps://robotstart.info/2021/11/25/desktop-robot-eilik-kickstarter.html Thanks…
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First Student-Led Lunar Rover: Iris Rover

First Student-Led Lunar Rover: Iris Rover

Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute has developed the first student-led lunar rover, the Iris Rover, ready to start its journey to the Moon next year. Image credit: Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute The rover secured to the decks of Astrobotic's Peregrine Lunar Lander is said to be the smallest and lightest rover ever made to land on the Moon to collect data from the Moon's terrain and its rock formations. More than 200 CMU students worked on this over in the span of 3 years, and it is now close to its success. Watch the preparation of this space robot…
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A Humanoid Service Robot (Moxi) to Help Medical Staff

A Humanoid Service Robot (Moxi) to Help Medical Staff

Diligent Robotics developed a humanoid robot, Moxi, to help the clinical staff speed up routine tasks. For example, Cedars-Sinai has deployed two of these robots in their medical center. Image credit: Cedars Sinai and Diligent Robotics Key features of the robot: the end-effector at the end of the robotic arm is designed for easy manipulation of doors and elevatorsFeaturing Artificial Intelligence (AI) that helps the #robot to learn tasks in a new hospital quicklyin terms of human-robot interaction, it has a welcoming and friendly face that is readily accepted by doctors and nursesembedded computing and cloud-based softwarehuman-guided learning: the more…
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A Wheeled-Quadruped Robot for Logistics and Delivery Applications

A Wheeled-Quadruped Robot for Logistics and Delivery Applications

A team of six people from the Robotic Systems Lab of ETH Zurich developed Swiss-Mile, a wheeled-quadruped robot for autonomous delivery and logistics. image credit: the Robotic Systems Lab of ETH Zurich and Swiss-Mile The AI-powered quadruped can act like a car, a legged robot, and a humanoid robot, all in one robot for applications in delivery and logistics. Watch the robot in action in the following video: Key features: locomotion skills are performed using reinforcement learningdriving speed of up to 6.2 m/s (22.32 km/h or 13.87 miles/h)can stand up on two legs More information: https://rsl.ethz.ch/https://www.swiss-mile.com/ Thanks for reading this…
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A Protective System for Winged Drones Inspired by Beetles

A Protective System for Winged Drones Inspired by Beetles

Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (LIS) at EPFL, directed by Prof. Dario Floreano, proposed a protective system for winged drones inspired by beetles to help these aerial vehicles protect their delicate structures. Image Credit: Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (LIS) This protective system consists of an added set of retractable wings like the ones found in beetles to encase the main folding wings when protection is required. Watch the robot in action in the following video: Read the full paper here:https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9591382 More information:https://www.epfl.ch/labs/lis/ Thanks for reading this post. You can access more categorized news on Robotics and Mechatronics at the link below:…
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A Bi-Rotor Drone from Cleo Robotics for Challenging Environments

A Bi-Rotor Drone from Cleo Robotics for Challenging Environments

Dronut® X1 from the Boston-based startup Cleo Robotics is a bi-rotor drone designed especially for environments where GPS fails to work. Image Credit: Cleo Robotics The main application of this drone is operating in difficult environments where the existing drones have challenges to operate in. Key features: bi-rotor instead of four!high maneuverabilitycan live stream high-definition videocan collect LiDAR data in ultra confined spaces and challenging environmentscan fly safely near people and around sensitive equipmentlittle to no training is needed due to its autonomy suiteit can operate at the max speed of 4 m/s12 mins of flight time40 mins of battery timeSensors…
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Guardian® XT™ from Sarcos Robotics for Teleoperation of Dangerous Tasks

Guardian® XT™ from Sarcos Robotics for Teleoperation of Dangerous Tasks

Another robot from Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation, Guardian® XT™, is an arm-mounted dexterous mobile robot controlled remotely by a human using a head-mounted display featuring augmented reality. Image credit: Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation The main application is for any delicate task that is difficult to reach and unsafe for human workers, such as teleoperation of tools (for example, welding) and tele-inspections. Key features: the platform can be mounted on any mobile base depending on the applicationboth arms can lift up to 200 lbSenSuit™ wearable controller provides the dexterous control of the arms as well as human-robot interactionDegrees of freedom:…
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Guardian® S from Sarcos Robotics for Inspection and Surveillance

Guardian® S from Sarcos Robotics for Inspection and Surveillance

Guardian® S is another awesome robot from Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation, designed for inspection and surveillance purposes. Image credit: Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation This robot can reliably go through uneven terrain and reach places dangerous for humans to get and can perform visual and sensor-based inspections remotely. From Boiler inspection to Mud Drum inspection and literally, any dangerous place that humans cannot go can be inspected using this robot. Key features: portable: only weighs 17 lbstwo-way, real-time video, voice, and data communicationIoT sensor platformup to 3 miles of battery capacitydustproof and water protectedImportant sensors include:GPSInertial Measurement Unit (IMU)Six…
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Guardian® XO® from Sarcos Robotics for Power Augmentation

Guardian® XO® from Sarcos Robotics for Power Augmentation

Guardian® XO® from Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation is a full-body powered exoskeleton designed to augment human strength and at the same time utilizes the intelligence, instinct, and judgment of humans, making it a perfect example for human-robot interaction. Image Credit: Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation The applications of this robot designed to enhance worker safety and efficiency can be vast; from Oil & Gas industries to Construction to Automotive to Military & Defense are just some of the potential applications. Key features: 24 Degrees of Freedom (DOFs)battery-powered (enables mobile usage)enables the operator to lift up to 200 lbsthe powered-design…
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