Introduction to Augmented Reality (AR) Course

Introduction to Augmented Reality (AR) Course

Hello and welcome to the augmented reality training course with applications in Robotics. New augmented reality (AR) training course In this course, we'll cover a variety of new topics, such as using images to display models and calling functions, using images to display models in augmented reality surface detection and how to use it to display robot models surface detection to display robot models in augmented reality or waypoints for robot pathfinding, waypoints for robot pathfinding in augmented reality and using the OpenCV library for object detection, object detection in augmented reality using the OpenCV library color detection, color detection…
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Vector Home Robot

Vector Home Robot

Vector from Digital Dream Labs (DDL) is a home robot that can tell you the weather, time your dinner, take photos, react to your touch, or even carry you to bed. Actually, not really. The last part was a joke. Vector home robot Through different embedded sensors, Vector explores and interacts with its environment, recognizes objects, and avoids obstacles. Thanks to the Vision Intelligence 200 Platform's powerful image processing and machine learning, the Vector can navigate autonomously and detect objects and sounds. There are also touch sensors, four microphones arranged in an array to detect sounds and recognize natural speech,…
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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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Autonomous Navigation Mobile Robot Using ROS Without Using a Pre-saved Map

Autonomous Navigation Mobile Robot Using ROS Without Using a Pre-saved Map

In the previous lesson, we started with autonomous navigation using a pre-saved map, wrote our own code, and created the auto_nav package for our final project. In a nutshell, we navigated autonomously using a pre-saved mapwere introduced to autonomous navigation conceptsran Localization, move_base, and other navigation nodes Autonomous navigation of Turtlebot in ROS In this last lesson of the series of lessons on ROS tutorials, we will navigate autonomously without using a pre-saved map (actual SLAM)create the auto_nav package (part 2) Autonomous navigation of Turtlebot without a pre-saved map (actual SLAM) Let's also have a summary of the whole course:…
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VR Robotics Simulator: Professor-Student Accesses

VR Robotics Simulator: Professor-Student Accesses

In the previous lesson, we shared actions and the impact of actions of robots in the network such as grabbing an object and releasing it in a multiplayer scene. Sharing actions in the network in unity This lesson is about professor-student accesses in virtual reality, and we will create some accesses for the professor, such as robot selection for the scene and limitations in robot controls. We will conclude our course with this lesson. professor-student accesses in virtual reality The contents of the entire course on developing a VR Robotics Simulator are as follows: Introduction to the Course (1/15) Install…
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Autonomous Navigation of Turtlebot Using ROS

Autonomous Navigation of Turtlebot Using ROS

In the previous lesson, we first understood what navigation, path planning, and control mean in robotics. Then, we launched the navigation package (amcl package) in Gazebo to localize a robot during motion. Afterward, we set an autonomous motion for a robot starting from the initial pose to the target pose using RVIZ. navigation, path planning, and control in ROS using amcl package In this lesson in the series of lessons on ROS tutorials, we will start with navigation without RVIZ, we will write our own code and we will create the auto_nav package (autonomous navigation) for our final project. Autonomous…
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A Robotic Bird That Actually Flies

A Robotic Bird That Actually Flies

This is a robotic bird that actually flies with foldable wings with flapping capabilities. GRIFFIN ERC Advanced Grant project. A robotic bird flying. Courtesy of the University of Seville. A team of researchers from the University of Seville in Spain created robotic birds that can perform a variety of tasks like typical drones and many more. A robotic bird's flying time is double that of a standard drone's, which is about 20-30 minutes, and its flapping wings assist in conserving battery life. On the other hand, they do not have rotors, which significantly reduce noise. These robots have onboard perception…
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What year will it be when robots do all our construction work?

What year will it be when robots do all our construction work?

In fact, construction is one of the places where robots have already begun to replace workers. Some examples are provided here. SRI Robotics developed an excavator for construction automation that can operate autonomously following pre-programmed instructions on where to dig, be controlled using video game motion controls, or manually by a driver. SRI Robotics' excavator used as a construction robot Drones are used to build housing prototypes by MuDD Architects. MuDD Architects uses drones to build housing prototypes AIST, Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, developed a humanoid construction robot that can be used on construction sites…
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This wheel unicycle balancing robot can jump onto its wheels from any initial position

This wheel unicycle balancing robot can jump onto its wheels from any initial position

The Wheelbot is a wheel unicycle balancing robot developed by researchers at Max Planck Institute that jumps onto its wheels from any initial position. The unicycle balancing robot jumps onto its wheel from its initial position The robot can self-erect itself from any position either by rolling up with its rolling wheel, or by standing up using its reaction wheel. This wheel unicycle uses brushless motors with high torque-to-weight ratios. As a result, the Wheelbot has a better balance and can reject disturbances to a greater extent than previous reaction wheel unicycle robots. unicycle balancing robot disturbance rejection These robots…
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3D-Printed Grippers for Robots That Grip Almost Anything

3D-Printed Grippers for Robots That Grip Almost Anything

University of Washington researchers developed a method for making 3D-printed grippers for robots that are capable of grabbing almost anything.  3D-printed grippers that can grasp almost any object Their method involves an algorithm that can design a 3D-printable passive gripper based on the target object and its position and then calculates the best path to pick it up without collisions.  The University of Washington researchers developed an algorithm that can design a 3D-printable passive gripper to grip almost any object. Tests were performed on 22 objects with challenging shapes, including a 3D-printed bunny, a wedge-shaped doorstop, a tennis ball, and…
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