Automatic Feeding Robot

Automatic Feeding Robot

An NSF-funded project to help mitigate the problems of people with decreased mobility, especially with eating, is being conducted under the supervision of Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee at Cornell University. Image credit: Cornell University As a result of human-in-the-loop manipulation, the robot's control algorithms learn from human feedback in order to perform complex tasks related to eating. Image credit: Cornell University People who suffer from spinal cord injuries or people with limited mobility due to stroke could benefit from this research by being able to independently perform Activities of Daily Living (ADL). Watch a short video of this below: More information:https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2022/01/robot-assisted-feeding-focus-15m-nsf-grant Thanks…
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Labrador Retriever Robot: an Assistive Robot for Elderly

Labrador Retriever Robot: an Assistive Robot for Elderly

Labrador Systems, a company that makes assistive home robots, recently made Labrador Retriever which is an autonomous service robot to make life easier for senior adults or people with disabilities to move or "retrieve" things at home. Image credit: Labrador Systems Initially, the robot should be trained to build a map for the home. This training is done using a set of routes and stops (places that the robot should go, such as by the fridge) based on the customer's needs and preferences. Image credit: Labrador Systems Then the robot can navigate through the home autonomously using 3D vision and…
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Top Robotics Companies: Interview with PRIME Robotics

Top Robotics Companies: Interview with PRIME Robotics

In this robotics podcast, Nate Aswege was hosted by Dr. Madi Babaiasl to talk about PRIME Robotics as one of the leading companies in providing warehouse robotic automation, the solutions they provide, their story and background, and tips for job seekers to join their company. Image credit: PRIME Robotics Watch the interview: Listen to only the audio here: 🙏 Huge thanks to Nate Aswege, Vice President, Sales, and Marketing, PRIME Robotics: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanaswege/https://primerobotics.com/ Read more about Warehouse Robotics: https://www.mecharithm.com/warehouse-robotic-automation-everything-you-need-to-know/ Thanks for reading this post. You can access more Mecharithm news and robotics podcasts at the link below: https://www.mecharithm.com/category/mecharithm-news/ If you enjoyed…
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Warehouse Robotic Automation

Warehouse Robotic Automation

[BONUS] Download the nice PDF version of the lesson HERE! These are warehouse robots: Warehouse robotics changed the way work used to be done in warehouses. The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the weaknesses of systems and processes that relied only on physical presence, leading to a surge in automation. The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way the processes were previously done. Robots and automated systems replaced the processes that used to be done manually or through face-to-face interaction. The processes that used to be done manually or through face-to-face interaction rapidly switch towards automated processes. Automated…
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Controlling a Robotic Arm with Brain

Controlling a Robotic Arm with Brain

Two research groups at EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) supervised by Prof. Aude G. Billard, and Prof. José del R. Millán developed a machine learning (ML) algorithm that can learn from the patient's thoughts and enables to control a robot's movements based on electrical signals from the brain. Image credit: EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) This research has potential applications to help tetraplegic patients who are unable to speak or perform any movement to independently perform activities of daily living (ADL). Key points: Patients move the robot with their thoughts, and no auditory or tactile feedback is needed.The…
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a Bioinspired Advanced Neural Control for Autonomous Walking Robots

a Bioinspired Advanced Neural Control for Autonomous Walking Robots

Researchers from BRAIN-lab at VISTEC in Thailand developed a bioinspired advanced neural control with proactive behavior learning and short-term memory for autonomous walking robots that enables them to traverse complex terrain. Image credit: BRAIN-lab at VISTEC The proposed control consists of three main modular neural mechanisms to create insect-like gaits, adapt robot joint movement individually with respect to the terrain during the stance phase using only the torque feedback, and generate a short-term memory for proactive obstacle avoidance during the swing phase. Their proposed control: does not require robot and environmental models, exteroceptive feedback, or multiple learning trialsdepends only on…
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John Deere’s Fully Autonomous Tractor for Large-scale Production

John Deere’s Fully Autonomous Tractor for Large-scale Production

John Deere's new autonomous tractor is all the fast-growing population needs for large-scale production. The tractor can do the job autonomously while the farmer is doing other tasks, and they can monitor its status through an app on their mobile phone. Image credit: John Deere Key features: GPS guidance systemsix pairs of stereo cameras for 360-deg visual perceptionimages are processed through a deep neural network for obstacle detection This tractor will be available to all farmers in late 2022! Watch a short video of this below: More information: https://ces2022.deere.com/https://www.linkedin.com/company/john-deere/ Thanks for reading this post. You can access more categorized news…
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Human-robot Interaction at the Next Level with the Humanoid Robot, Ameca

Human-robot Interaction at the Next Level with the Humanoid Robot, Ameca

Ameca is a humanoid robot from Engineered Arts designed specifically as a platform for future advanced robotics technologies and can serve as a testbed for different Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) systems. Image credit: Engineered Arts In the video below, they test Ameca's interaction with a human, and it is shown that the robot reacts when its "personal space" is violated. Key features: the human-like artificial body (AB) accompanies the human-like AIeye cameras take images, and the images are processed through tensor flowmodular design for future upgradesSoftware is the Tritium robot operating systemHardware is based on Mesmar technology…
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Jueying X20: a Quadruped Robot from Deep Robotics

Jueying X20: a Quadruped Robot from Deep Robotics

Jueying X20 is a quadruped robot from Deep Robotics that is designed and built based on real-world user feedback and the applications they require. Image credit: Deep Robotics In the video below, they run running tests and load tests on the quadruped robot. Running test for the quadruped robot. Image credit: Deep Robotics Load test for the quadruped robot. Image credit: Deep Robotics Key points: the robot is designed and built based on user feedback and real-world applicationshas strong load capacity and scalabilitycharging is autonomousmaximum speed of 4.95 m/s4 hours average runtime with no loadcan walk on a wide variety…
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World-class Acrobatic Bartender-Robot Collaboration to Make Cocktail

World-class Acrobatic Bartender-Robot Collaboration to Make Cocktail

Toni is the name of a system consisting of two KUKA robotic arms developed by the Italian company Makr Shakr that is developed for robotic bar solutions. The recipe for the cocktail is given to the app and then the robotic arms start to craft the recipe. Image credit: KUKA and Makr Shakr In the video, the world-class acrobatic bartender collaborates with robotic arms to make cocktails. Watch a short video of this below: More information: https://www.makrshakr.com/https://www.kuka.com/en-de/company/press/news/2021/12/world-class-bartender-and-robot-in-cocktail-duel 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…
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