Watch JPL’s RoboSimian Do Pull-Ups

JPL has developed an ape-like robot ‘RoboSimian’ for the DRC(DARPA Robotics Challenge). Watch it.   SOURCE : IEEE SPECTRUM POST by  Evan Ackerman http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/industrial-robots/watch-jpls-robosimian-do-pullups     RoboSimian will use its four general purpose limbs and hands, capable of both mobility and manipulation, to achieve passively stable stances; create multi-point anchored connections to supports such as ladders, railings, and stair treads; and…

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DARPA Unveils Atlas DRC Robot

Boston Dynamics built new massive humanoid robot – Atlas – for DARPA Robotics Challenge(DRC). Watch it.   SOURCE : IEEE SPECTRUM robotics news (http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/darpa-unveils-atlas-drc-robot) Specs: Six feet, two inches tall (1.88m) 330 pounds (150kg) On-board real-time control computer On-board hydraulic pump and thermal management Tethered for networking and 480-V three-phase power at 15 kW Two arms, two legs, a torso…

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Columbia University’s low-cost robotic arm is controlled by facial muscles, we go face-on

We’ve seen Emotiv’s Epoc headset control cars and trapeze acts, but now a small posse of students at Columbia University is teaching it how to control a robotic arm. The appendage, aptly named ARM for Assistive Robotic Manipulator, was envisioned as a wheelchair attachment to help the disabled. According to the team, the goal was to keep costs in the…

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