• Posts Tagged ‘robotics’

    Two balls, one robot hand..

    by  • May 16, 2012 • News • 0 Comments

    Researchers at the Chiba University in Japan have been showing off one of their arm-hand systems which they’ve trained to juggle two balls at once, with a single hand. While it only seems to be able to do a limited number of catches, it’s probably more down to its stationary position rather than its skill and it still shows the incredible dexterity of the arm. It’s actually tracking both balls in mid air and judging how to catch them and throw them back, all of this is being done super quick.

    It’s all still early work and much more is to come, hopefully we’ll see something this awesome on an entire robot torso soon and then an entire robot circus.. Well, maybe not that soon. One of the researches described the reasons behind the research:

    “[Juggling] is one example of a skillful and dynamic human-like motion. We believe that there is much to be learned from the analysis of fast and repetitive throwing and catching actions, and the experimental results of this study will shed light on the nature of skillful and dynamic manipulations by humans.”

    The video is pretty impressive, check it out below:

    Via: IEEE Spectrum

    Pipe crawling snake robot

    by  • May 13, 2012 • Featured, News • 0 Comments

    Robotic Snake

    Over at Hack a Day, they pulled up an old project from 2004 by a group undergraduate Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering students from Florida Atlantic University. The robotic snake, designed to inspect pipes and travel through horizontal segments, around corners, and straight up. In order to achieve this they opted for a tri-sprung-wheel...

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    Bomb disposal robot is a ring bearer in spare time

    by  • May 10, 2012 • News • 0 Comments

    You know you have a keeper when your bride to be tells you that the ring bearer in your wedding is set to be no other than Dragon Runner, a bomb disposal robot designed to be thrown through windows by marines. What’s even cooler is this young lady was the designer of the robotic arm...

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