[Robotics News] a Wheeled-Quadruped Robot for Logistics and Delivery Applications

[Robotics News] a Wheeled-Quadruped Robot for Logistics and Delivery Applications

A team of six people from the Robotic Systems Lab of ETH Zurich developed Swiss-Mile, a wheeled-quadruped robot for autonomous delivery and logistics. image credit: the Robotic Systems Lab of ETH Zurich and Swiss-Mile The AI-powered quadruped can act like a car, a legged robot, and a humanoid robot, all in one robot for applications in delivery and logistics. Watch the robot in action in the following video: Key features: locomotion skills are performed using reinforcement learningdriving speed of up to 6.2 m/s (22.32 km/h or 13.87 miles/h)can stand up on two legs More information: https://rsl.ethz.ch/https://www.swiss-mile.com/ Mecharithm links:linktr.ee/mecharithm Thanks for…
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[Robotics News] a Protective System for Winged Drones Inspired by Beetles

[Robotics News] a Protective System for Winged Drones Inspired by Beetles

Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (LIS) at EPFL, directed by Prof. Dario Floreano, proposed a protective system for winged drones inspired by beetles to help these aerial vehicles protect their delicate structures. Image Credit: Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (LIS) This protective system consists of an added set of retractable wings like the ones found in beetles to encase the main folding wings when protection is required. Watch the robot in action in the following video: Read the full paper here:https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9591382 More information:https://www.epfl.ch/labs/lis/ Mecharithm links:linktr.ee/mecharithm Thanks for reading this post. You can access more categorized news on Robotics and Mechatronics at the…
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[Robotics News] Bi-Rotor Drone from Cleo Robotics for Challenging Environments

[Robotics News] Bi-Rotor Drone from Cleo Robotics for Challenging Environments

Dronut® X1 from the Boston-based startup Cleo Robotics is a bi-rotor drone designed especially for environments where GPS fails to work. Image Credit: Cleo Robotics The main application of this drone is operating in difficult environments where the existing drones have challenges to operate in. Key features: bi-rotor instead of four!high maneuverabilitycan live stream high-definition videocan collect LiDAR data in ultra confined spaces and challenging environmentscan fly safely near people and around sensitive equipmentlittle to no training is needed due to its autonomy suiteit can operate at the max speed of 4 m/s12 mins of flight time40 mins of battery timeSensors…
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[Robotics News] Guardian® XT™ from Sarcos Robotics for Teleoperation of Dangerous Tasks

[Robotics News] Guardian® XT™ from Sarcos Robotics for Teleoperation of Dangerous Tasks

Another robot from Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation, Guardian® XT™, is an arm-mounted dexterous mobile robot controlled remotely by a human using a head-mounted display featuring augmented reality. Image credit: Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation The main application is for any delicate task that is difficult to reach and unsafe for human workers, such as teleoperation of tools (for example, welding) and tele-inspections. Key features: the platform can be mounted on any mobile base depending on the applicationboth arms can lift up to 200 lbSenSuit™ wearable controller provides the dexterous control of the arms as well as human-robot interactionDegrees of freedom:…
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[Robotics News] Guardian® S from Sarcos Robotics for Inspection and Surveillance

[Robotics News] Guardian® S from Sarcos Robotics for Inspection and Surveillance

Guardian® S is another awesome robot from Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation, designed for inspection and surveillance purposes. Image credit: Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation This robot can reliably go through uneven terrain and reach places dangerous for humans to get and can perform visual and sensor-based inspections remotely. From Boiler inspection to Mud Drum inspection and literally, any dangerous place that humans cannot go can be inspected using this robot. Key features: portable: only weighs 17 lbstwo-way, real-time video, voice, and data communicationIoT sensor platformup to 3 miles of battery capacitydustproof and water protectedImportant sensors include:GPSInertial Measurement Unit (IMU)Six…
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[Robotics News] Guardian® XO® from Sarcos Robotics for Power Augmentation

[Robotics News] Guardian® XO® from Sarcos Robotics for Power Augmentation

Guardian® XO® from Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation is a full-body powered exoskeleton designed to augment human strength and at the same time utilizes the intelligence, instinct, and judgment of humans, making it a perfect example for human-robot interaction. Image Credit: Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation The applications of this robot designed to enhance worker safety and efficiency can be vast; from Oil & Gas industries to Construction to Automotive to Military & Defense are just some of the potential applications. Key features: 24 Degrees of Freedom (DOFs)battery-powered (enables mobile usage)enables the operator to lift up to 200 lbsthe powered-design…
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