ADIBOT-A: an Autonomous Disinfection Robot

ADIBOT-A: an Autonomous Disinfection Robot

UBTECH Robotics developed an autonomous UV-C disinfection robot called the ADIBOT-A that is capable of autonomous navigation in different floor plans using U-SLAM. Image credit: UBTECH Robotics Developed in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the robot can be widely used as a disinfection solution in medical centers, hospitals, hotels, schools, and fitness centers. Image credit: UBTECH Robotics Key features: four PIR motions sensors can detect motion from 30 ft. awayRGBD TOF camera for 3D depth perception360 degree light coverageLIDAR, and ultrasonic sensors for better navigationautonomously navigates toward the charging dock for recharging Image credit: UBTECH Robotics Image credit: UBTECH…
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Robotic Simulator: Professor / Student Accesses in Multiplayer (27/27)

Robotic Simulator: Professor / Student Accesses in Multiplayer (27/27)

In the previous section, we defined some actions between robots in the network. In this part, we will learn about how to access some management systems for managing the scenario in runtime by the professor to be able to change the situation for online students during the simulator running. This is the last part of the entire course. The corresponding lessons on building a robotic simulator in the Unity engine can be found at the link below: https://www.mecharithm.com/category/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…
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Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Logistics Resupply

Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Logistics Resupply

In collaboration with SURVICE Engineering, Malloy Aeronautics has recently released the ULS-A (Unmanned Logistics System–Air), an autonomous multirotor unmanned drone capable of logistics resupply in emergency situations. This autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle is equipped with sensors that help it to be fully aware of its surroundings. Image credit: SURVICE Engineering and Malloy Aeronautics Image credit: SURVICE Engineering and Malloy Aeronautics Watch a short video of this below: More information:https://survice.com/media/news/survice-supports-uls-jctdhttps://www.malloyaeronautics.com/ Thanks for reading this robotics news piece. 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…
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Robotic Simulator: How to define actions between robots (26/27)

Robotic Simulator: How to define actions between robots (26/27)

In the previous lesson, we learned how to stream our data between users. In this lesson, we will examine one of the most important and widely used techniques in multiplayer simulators. We will define some actions which are visible and sensible in the network between robots. 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/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…
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Robotic Simulator: Streaming the Variables in the Network (25/27)

Robotic Simulator: Streaming the Variables in the Network (25/27)

In the previous section, we learned how to create multiplayer UGV robots. In this part, we will learn how to import a system to stream our data between users. So, we can share some essential variables in the network. 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/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!…
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Robotic Simulator: Multiplayer mode for the UGV (24/27)

Robotic Simulator: Multiplayer mode for the UGV (24/27)

In the previous lesson, we learned how to install a photon network plugin in Unity and make a simple multiplayer scene with voice chat between users. In this lesson, we will learn how to create multiplayer UGV robots. So, Users can see each other’s robots and movement in the scene. 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/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…
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Robotic Simulator: How to Implement an Online Multiplayer Scene with Voice Chat (23/27)

Robotic Simulator: How to Implement an Online Multiplayer Scene with Voice Chat (23/27)

In the previous lesson, we learned how to add different types of inputs. In this lesson, we will learn how to install a photon network plugin in Unity and make a simple multiplayer scene with voice chat between users. 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/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!…
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Robotic Simulator: How to Define Different Types of Inputs for the Project (22/27)

Robotic Simulator: How to Define Different Types of Inputs for the Project (22/27)

In the previous section, we learned about the basic settings and how to export and test the simulator from the Unity engine. In this lesson, we will use different inputs other than keyboards and mice, such as joysticks and various controllers in Unity, and implement them as functional buttons in the 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/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…
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Astrobee Free-flying Space Robots

Astrobee Free-flying Space Robots

As NASA's free-flying robotic system and research platform, Astrobee has three cubed-shaped robots, software, and a docking station for recharging that helps astronauts with routine tasks like inventory, recording experiments, and moving cargo around the station. Image Credit: NASA In the video, the astronaut is inside Kibo and sets up these robots for an experiment. As Japan's contribution to the international space station, the Kibo Laboratory Module is used for scientific research. Key points: The robots are propelled by electric fans to allow them to fly freely through the microgravity environment of the space station.Cameras and sensors provide vision and…
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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 Thanks…
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