Video Friday: Resilient Bugbots – IEEE Spectrum

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Get pleasure from as we speak’s movies!

Impressed by the hardiness of bumblebees, MIT researchers have developed restore strategies that allow a bug-sized aerial robotic to maintain extreme injury to the actuators, or synthetic muscle tissue, that energy its wings—however to nonetheless fly successfully.

[ MIT ]

This robotic gripper known as DragonClaw, and do you really want to know anything?

“Alas, DragonClaw wins once more!”

[ AMTL ]

Right here’s an excellent argument for having legs on a robotic:

And right here’s a less-good argument for having legs on a robotic, however nonetheless, spectacular!

[ ANYbotics ]

At all times good to see drones getting actual work executed! Additionally, once you supply your drone up for powerline inspections and promise that it gained’t crash into something, that’s confidence.

[ Skydio ]

Voxel robots have been extensively simulated as a result of they’re straightforward to simulated, however not extensively constructed as a result of they’re laborious to construct. However listed below are some that really work.

[ Paper ]

Thanks, Bram!

Reinforcement studying (RL) has change into a promising strategy to growing controllers for quadrupedal robots. We discover a substitute for the position-based RL paradigm, by introducing a torque-based RL framework, the place an RL coverage immediately predicts joint torques at a excessive frequency, thus circumventing the usage of a PD controller. The proposed studying torque management framework is validated with in depth experiments, wherein a quadruped is able to traversing numerous terrain and resisting exterior disturbances whereas following user-specified instructions.

[ Berkeley ]

On this work we present how bio-inspired, 3D-printed snakeskins enhances the friction anisotropy and thus the slithering locomotion of a snake robotic. Experiments have been carried out with a comfortable pneumatic snake robotic in numerous indoor and outside settings.

[ Paper ]

For bipedal humanoid robots to efficiently function in the true world, they should be competent at concurrently executing a number of movement duties whereas reacting to unexpected exterior disturbances in real-time. We suggest Kinodynamic Materials as an strategy for the specification, answer and simultaneous execution of a number of movement duties in real-time whereas being reactive to dynamism within the surroundings.

[ Michigan Robotics ]

The RPD 35 from Constructed Robotics is the world’s first autonomous piling system. It combines 4 steps—structure, pile distribution, pile driving, and as-builts—into one package deal. With the RPD 35, a two-person crew can set up pile extra productiveness than conventional strategies.

[ Built Robotics ]

This work contributes a novel and modularized learning-based technique for aerial robots navigating cluttered environments containing hard-to-perceive, skinny obstacles with out assuming entry to a map or the complete pose estimation of the robotic.

[ ARL ]

Thanks, Kostas!

The video reveals a use case that was developed by the FZI with help of the KIT: the multi-robot retrieval of hazardous supplies utilizing two FZI robots in addition to a KIT digital actuality surroundings.

[ FZI ]


[ Soft Robtics ]

A 12 months has handed because the launch of the ESA’s Rosalind Franklin rover mission was placed on maintain, however the work has not stopped for the ExoMars groups in Europe. On this program, the ESA Net TV crew journey again to Turin, Italy to speak to the groups and watch as new checks are being carried out with the rover’s Earth twin Amalia whereas the true rover stays fastidiously saved in an ultra-clean room.

[ ESA ]

Camilo Buscaron, Chief Technologist, AWS Robotics sits down with Ramon Roche on this Behind the Tech episode to share his storied profession within the robotics business. Camilo explains how AWS offers a number of companies for robotics builders from simulation and streaming to primary realtime cloud storage.

[ Behind the Tech ]