NooTriX

Happy New Robotics Year 2012!

Happy New Robotics Year 2012!
January 01
22:30 2012

As a gift for the new year, robotpodcast.com did made the following 2011 best of robotic videos. It gathers a collection of cool demos of robots made either by industrials or by academic laboratories.

Starting from this 35 videos, we provide here a short subjective list gathering what we found as the most impressive and promising technologies. In the actuator section, the Bionic Learning Network with Festo did introduce the Bionic Tripod 3.0, a flexible gripper that adapts to the shape of held objects. This section also includes the Hemispherical Gimbaled Wheel Drive System. This work by Curtis Boirum at Bradley University, is an innovative solution for omni-directional locomotion.

In the flying robots section, AV inc revealed the Nano Hummingbird. This bio-inspired robot mimics birds since it flies by flapping its wings. Other more “conventional” flying robots are quadrocopters by ETH Zurich. They exhibit impressive skills, either alone (e.g. ball juggling) or for collaborative tasks (e.g. construction).

In the colloborative section, beside the quadrocopters by ETH Zurich a unique experience is the Kilobots project. It consists in controlling a fleet of 1024 small inexpensive robots which requires a dedicated infrastructure. They are now commercially available at K-Team.

The last section in this retrospective is about humanoid robots.  As we discussed in a previous post, Honda’s  Asimo did set a new record in bipedal walk speed to 9km/h. While, Boston Dynamics Petman exhibits an even more realistic human-like gait. Speaking of realistic robots, we find in this category Geminoid, a danish tele-operated Android. With its silicon skin and facial expressions it is astonishingly resembling a human.

We hope that 2012 will bring us even more innovations and breakthroughs.

Related Articles

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

Best Of Robotics

    Terminator 2 Inspires a Revolutionary 25x Faster 3D Printing Process

Terminator 2 Inspires a Revolutionary 25x Faster 3D Printing Process

0 comment Read Full Article
    Insect-Size Micro-Robots

Insect-Size Micro-Robots

0 comment Read Full Article
    Eurathlon 2015 Competition Will Mix Air, Land, and Sea Robots

Eurathlon 2015 Competition Will Mix Air, Land, and Sea Robots

0 comment Read Full Article
    Spare Parts: the Movie on Robotics Clubs, Competition, and Friendship

Spare Parts: the Movie on Robotics Clubs, Competition, and Friendship

0 comment Read Full Article
    Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics

Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics

0 comment Read Full Article
    Meet Ozobot : the Miniature Robot that Roams over Digital Screens

Meet Ozobot : the Miniature Robot that Roams over Digital Screens

0 comment Read Full Article
    Machine Learning “Summer” School (MLSS), Austin, Texas, January 7-16, 2015

Machine Learning “Summer” School (MLSS), Austin, Texas, January 7-16, 2015

0 comment Read Full Article
    Supplemental NSF Grants to Support US-EU Collaborations

Supplemental NSF Grants to Support US-EU Collaborations

0 comment Read Full Article
    10 Christmas Robotic Gift Ideas

10 Christmas Robotic Gift Ideas

1 comment Read Full Article

PostDoc Position in Embodied Neural Computation (Odense, Denmark)

0 comment Read Full Article
    How Many Actuators are Needed to Build a Robot?

How Many Actuators are Needed to Build a Robot?

0 comment Read Full Article
    All Time Best Robot Family Movies

All Time Best Robot Family Movies

0 comment Read Full Article
    Amazon Picking Challenge: The Next Step Towards Fully Robotic Warehouses

Amazon Picking Challenge: The Next Step Towards Fully Robotic Warehouses

0 comment Read Full Article
    Free Online Course on Developmental Robotics and AI

Free Online Course on Developmental Robotics and AI

0 comment Read Full Article
    Vacuum Robot Love Story Commercial

Vacuum Robot Love Story Commercial

0 comment Read Full Article
    Wall-E Disney-Pixar Movie

Wall-E Disney-Pixar Movie

0 comment Read Full Article
    Sharing USB Devices over Wifi using Arduino Yún

Sharing USB Devices over Wifi using Arduino Yún

2 comments Read Full Article
    Upgrade the Arduino Yún’s Linux

Upgrade the Arduino Yún’s Linux

0 comment Read Full Article
    DJI Phantom vs. Parrot AR Drone

DJI Phantom vs. Parrot AR Drone

2 comments Read Full Article
    ROS Indigo Igloo Preinstalled Virtual Machine

ROS Indigo Igloo Preinstalled Virtual Machine

9 comments Read Full Article