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’s Virtual Robotics Challenge (VRC)

DARPA has announced the nine winners of its Virtual Robotics Challenge (VRC). The VRC, which ran from the 17th to the 21st of this month, was the first of three events that make up the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) and tasked the 26 competing teams with developing software that would enable a disaster response robot to quickly and successfully perform…

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