Tag: robot

How to Make Lifelike Robots with a Soul

How to Make Lifelike Robots with a Soul Robots with Soul by Guy Hoffman at TEDx Jaffa

A common misconception is that robots need advanced AI algorithms to have fluid interactions with people. Another myth is that robots need to have some special shape to be engaging.There’s actually a better, simpler, and more elegant way! Secrets of Engaging Interactive Robots Guy Hoffman from Cornell University introduced a solution that requires 2 complementary […]

Polygon-Based 2D SLAM for Robotic Exploration

Polygon-Based 2D SLAM for Robotic Exploration polygon-based SLAM algorithm for robotic exploration

Johann Dichtl successfully defended his PhD, that I’ve co-supervised with Luc Fabresse and Guillaume Lozenguez. The defense took place this tuesday July 2nd, 2019 morning. The jury members were: Prof. Ouiddad Labbani from Universit√© de Limoges, Dr. Mikal Ziane, HdR, from Universit√© Paris Descartes, and Dr. Laetitia Matignon from Universit√© Claude Bernard, Lyon 1. Title […]

Robots To Collect Garbage Floating in the Water

Robots To Collect Garbage Floating in the Water

A loft of plastic litter (bottles, bags…) end up in harbours, marinas and canals. WasteShark, a robotic boat by a Dutch company (Rana Marine) takes care of collecting this floating waste. The robot behaves the shark whale style to clean urban waters. Video 1 shows WasteShark in action. Video 1 shows WasteShark in action Plastic […]

Open Source 3D Printed Humanoid Robots

Open Source 3D Printed Humanoid Robots DIY 3D printed humanoid robot

In this post we give an overview of major open source humanoid robots. Existing ones are interesting and seriously compete with the pre-built closed robots such as the Nao. One surprising conclusion is that going the open source route does mean cheap. Indeed humanoid robots have many degrees of freedom. Usually more than 20 servo […]

ArbotiX-M: The Arduino Compatible Board for Robots with Dynamixel Servos

ArbotiX-M: The Arduino Compatible Board for Robots with Dynamixel Servos arbotix dynamixel servo with arduino

The ArbotiX is an open hardware (GPL 3 license) Arduino compatible board that can control up to 30 Dynamixel servo motors. It is ideal for building robots of various kinds (Legged robots, Robotic arms, …). In the following, we provide you with a detailed description of the ArbotiX-M board and its characteristics. Our code samples […]