the Sapien 6M Intelligent Robotic Arm

the Sapien 6M Intelligent Robotic Arm

Sapien 6M is an intelligent robotic arm from Sarcos Robotics that can lift more than its own weight! Yes, it has a very good strength-to-weight ratio. the Sapien 6M Intelligent Robotic Arm from Sarcos Robotics Enhanced for autonomous mobile manipulation, the 44 kg/97 lb intelligent robotic arm is capable of lifting payloads up to 50 kg/110 lb. As you can see in the video below, it can lift an 80-lb dumbbell with ease. The Sapien 6M robotic arm can be mounted on an autonomous mobile platform for mobile manipulation. Everything is embedded in the intelligent robotic arm, and no external…
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What is a collaborative robot used for?

What is a collaborative robot used for?

In this short answer, we answer the question about what a collaborative robot is asked by one of our beloved followers. For a long time, industrial robots, which were primarily programmable robotic arms, were put in a cage separated from human workers because they were not safe to be used in proximity of humans. They were mainly used to conduct dangerous tasks unsafe for human workers. For a long time, industrial robots were put in a cage separated from human workers. Fast forward several decades, with the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning (ML), advanced sensors, and…
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Robot Grasping in a Heavily Cluttered Environment

Robot Grasping in a Heavily Cluttered Environment

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) student Dongwon Son has recently published interesting research about reactive grasping in a heavily cluttered environment in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. Reactive robot grasping in a Heavily cluttered environment. Courtesy of Samsung Research and Dongwon Son. This study proposed a closed-loop framework for predicting the six-degree-of-freedom (dof) grasp in a heavily cluttered environment using vision observations. prediction results in robot grasping. Courtesy of Samsung Research and Dongwon Son. Experimental results on a robot in an environment with a lot of clutter showed that the grasping success rate had improved quantitatively compared…
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Robot Mimics Human Expressions

Robot Mimics Human Expressions

Up to now, you've probably seen Ameca from Engineered Arts, a humanoid robot that looks too human and can interact and react like a human using a human-like artificial body (AB) along with a human-like artificial intelligence (AI). The Ameca robot from Engineered Arts can mimic human expressions and emotions. Engineered Arts released a new video this week that showcases Ameca's ability to mimic human expressions. An iPhone 12 with AR Kit is used for facial motion capture and the action is mapped to Ameca's face in real-time. I promise this isn't a sci-fi movie, this is a real robot…
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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 If…
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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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