Complex In-Hand Manipulation

Complex In-Hand Manipulation

Researchers at the Yale GRAB Lab developed a method for complex in-hand manipulation for robots. Image credit: the Yale GRAB Lab An article titled "Complex In-Hand Manipulation via Compliance-Enabled Finger Gaiting and Multi-Modal Planning" is published from this research and the abstract is as follows: "Constraining contacts to remain fixed on an object during manipulation limits the potential workspace size, as motion is subject to the hand's kinematic topology. Finger gaiting is one way to alleviate such restraints. It allows contacts to be freely broken and remade so as to operate on different manipulation manifolds. This capability, however, has traditionally…
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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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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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