Robot Musicians

Robot Musicians

The Robotic Musicianship group at Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology is working on several robot musicians projects that will enable real-time musical collaboration between humans and robots to create new and fascinating music that combines the unique abilities of both humans and robots. The music-playing robot, Guitar Bot, can help you play guitar with ease and manipulate the strings like a virtuoso. The Guitar Bot. Image credit: The Robotic Musicianship group. In one of their projects, FOREST, they aim to enhance human-robot interaction through the use of non-verbal emotional communication channels like sound and gesture. The emotion-carrying sounds accompanying…
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Automatic Excavator for Automation in Construction Industry

Automatic Excavator for Automation in Construction Industry

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. The operator can control the excavator using simple video game motion controls. Image credit: SRI Robotics The excavator can also be controlled manually by an operator. Image credit: SRI Robotics The autonomous operation for the automatic digger is possible through several depth-sensing 3D cameras, antennas, and wireless communication that also allow the excavator to intelligently detect people and stop while flashing warning lights to provide safety. The remote control…
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How to Become a Robotics Engineer

How to Become a Robotics Engineer

In this robotics podcast, Ardalan Tajbakhsh was hosted by Dr. Madi Babaiasl to talk about how to become a robotics engineer. Ardalan is currently a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University and he is a former robotics engineer at iRobot and Zebra who has recently published a series on LinkedIn about how to become a robotics engineer. These posts received high recognition from the robotics community and he decided to turn the posts into an article for easier and permanent access. You can read his article HERE. In this interview, he talks about these posts and explains everything to provide…
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Cassie Blue: A Bipedal Walking Robot

Cassie Blue: A Bipedal Walking Robot

Dynamic Legged Locomotion Lab at the University of Michigan developed Cassie Blue, which is a bipedal robot with 20 degrees of freedom (dofs) that can navigate around and avoid obstacles. Photo credit: Dynamic Legged Locomotion Lab You can learn more about the concept of degrees of freedom (dofs) for robots in the article below: https://www.mecharithm.com/degrees-of-freedom-of-a-robot/ By combining the data from the LIDAR and IMU sensors in real-time, the bipedal walking robot is able to create an elevation map. The bipedal robot planning system uses a multi-layer local map to find the optimal path and a reactive system to compensate for…
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