SpotMini is a new smaller version of the Spot robot, weighing 55 lbs dripping wet (65 lbs if you include its arm.) SpotMini is all-electric (no hydraulics) and runs for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it is doing. SpotMini is one of the quietest robots we have ever built. It has […]
How to set the Piano Tiles 2 record? Build a robot: Overhead iPhone 6+ processes video of the iPad screen at 120 fps. iPhone tracks tile speed and sends timing info via MIDI over USB through the camera connection kit. Teensy 3.2 receives tile data and sends step/direction to stepper drivers, which smash the tiles […]
Boston Dynamics is at it again with new version of Atlas. It’s great to see how much it has evolved when compared to the original Atlas, announced back in 2013 (which itself was an updated version of Petman, announced back in 2011) A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It […]
The video shows quadrocopters autonomously assembling a rope bridge. This is part of a body of research in aerial construction, a field that addresses the construction of structures with the aid of flying machines. Fascinating.
At ICRA 2015 in Seattle yesterday, researchers from MIT demonstrated an untethered miniature origami robot that self-folds, walks, swims, and degrades: from a flat sheet with a magnet on it, their robot folds itself up in just a few seconds, is immediately ready to zip around on land or water driven by magnetic fields, and […]
In a leap for robotic development, the MIT researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it to see and jump over hurdles as it runs — making this the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously. “I, For One, Welcome Our New …” MIT cheetah robot lands the running jump […]
Spot is a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. Spot has a sensor head that helps it navigate and negotiate rough terrain. Spot weighs about 160 lbs. Related: Atlas, Petman, BigDog, LittleDog, etc.
AHRobot is an air hockey robot player built using standard RepRap 3D printer parts: electronics, motors, drivers, bearings, belts… and a DIY air hockey table. Air Hockey Robot (a 3D printer hack) →
In the near future, cities use semi-autonomous drones for urban security. Human officers monitor drone feeds remotely, and data reports are displayed with a detailed HUD and communicated via a simulated human voice (designed to mitigate discomfort with sentient drone technology). While the drones operate independently, they are “guided” by the human monitors, who can […]