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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Shadow Teleoperation Robot

Shadow Teleoperation Robot

Shadow Robot Company has developed a dexterous teleoperation robot that can serve as remote hands to perform a variety of different essential tasks without the need for the user to physically be there. Image Credit: Shadow Robot Company Before proceeding: We just want to be upfront with you, some links on this page are affiliate links, meaning Mecharithm will earn a small commission if you click on those links and make a purchase. We use these funds directly to operate the business, maintain our website, and create awesome content for you. Robot hands will mimic the movements of the operator…
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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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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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