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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Flying Humanoid Robot Hovering in Mid-air

Flying Humanoid Robot Hovering in Mid-air

Researchers from the Jet Power and Humanoid Robot Lab at the Guangdong University of Technology developed a humanoid flying robot that can hover stably in mid-air for more than twenty seconds by utilizing position feedback from a motion capture system. Image credit: the Jet Power and Humanoid Robot Lab This research can improve the efficiency of humanoid robots to perform tasks such as crossing obstacles or reaching high places during emergency missions. Key points: The robot has ten joints.Brushless motors and harmonic drives are used to actuate the joints.Design is based on thrust vectoring. Watch a short video of this…
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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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Motion Test for the Mesmer Robot Head Ardan

Motion Test for the Mesmer Robot Head Ardan

Mesmer Robots is a series of realistic humanoid robots developed by Engineered Arts, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of humanoid entertainment robots, that are powerful, elegant, and cost-effective. Image credit: Engineered Arts The short video below shows a motion test for the Mesmer Robot Head, Adran. The head and the neck feature 22 servo actuators specially designed for their motion. Of these 22 actuators, five are around the mouth, which is not enough for speaking. Key points: Software is EA's Tritium framework running on x86 Intel® NUC, which allows intuitive programming and remote control of Mesmer.USB interfaceEye cameras and…
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