Video Friday is your weekly collection of superior robotics movies, collected by your folks at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We additionally put up a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics occasions for the subsequent few months. Please ship us your occasions for inclusion.
ICRA 2023: 29 Could–2 June 2023, LONDON
Vitality Drone & Robotics Summit: 10–12 June 2023, HOUSTON
RoboCup 2023: 4–10 July 2023, BORDEAUX, FRANCE
RSS 2023: 10–14 July 2023, DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA
IEEE RO-MAN 2023: 28–31 August 2023, BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA
IROS 2023: 1–5 October 2023, DETROIT
CLAWAR 2023: 2–4 October 2023, FLORIANOPOLIS, BRAZIL
Humanoids 2023: 12–14 December 2023, AUSTIN, TEXAS
Take pleasure in right this moment’s movies!
LATTICE is an undergrad undertaking from Caltech that’s creating a modular robotic transportation system for the lunar floor that makes use of autonomous rovers to arrange a kind of cable automobile system to haul issues like ice out of deep craters to someplace extra helpful. The prototype is totally purposeful, and fairly cool to look at in motion.
We’re advised that the staff can be focusing on a full system demonstration deploying throughout a “crater” on Earth this time subsequent 12 months. As to what these quotes round “crater” imply, your guess is pretty much as good as mine.
[ Caltech ]
Glad World Cocktail Day from Flexiv!
[ Flexiv ]
Right here’s what Optimus has been as much as recently.
As per typical, the robotic is reasonably attention-grabbing, however it’s in all probability greatest to largely simply ignore Musk.
[ Tesla ]
The INSECT tarsus-inspired compliant robotic grippER with gentle adhesive pads (INSECTER) makes use of just one single electrical actuator with a cable-driven mechanism. It may be simply managed to carry out a gripping movement akin to an insect tarsus (i.e., wrapping across the object) for dealing with varied objects.
[ Paper ]
Congratulations to ANYbotics on their $50 million Sequence B!
And from 10 years in the past (!) at ICRA 2013, right here is video I took of StarlETH, one among ANYmal’s ancestors.
[ ANYbotics ]
On this video we current outcomes from the current field-testing marketing campaign of the DigiForest undertaking at Evo, Finland. The DigiForest undertaking began in September 2022 and runs as much as February 2026. It brings collectively numerous companions engaged on aerial robots, strolling robots, autonomous light-weight harvesters, in addition to forestry resolution makers and business corporations with the purpose to create a full knowledge pipeline for digitized forestry.
[ DigiForest ]
The Robotics and Notion Group at UZH can be presenting some new work on agile autonomous high-speed flight by way of cluttered environments at ICRA 2023.
[ Paper ]
Robots who elevate collectively, keep collectively.
[ Sanctuary AI ]
The subsequent CYBATHLON competitors, which can happen once more in 2024, breaks down limitations between the general public, folks with disabilities, researchers and expertise builders. The initiative promotes the inclusion and participation of individuals with disabilities and improves help techniques to be used in on a regular basis life by the tip customers.
[ Cybathlon ]