Robotic News:

08:29 - 2017/05/24

Valkyrie Robot: NASA's Superhero Robot

NASA’s R5 aka Valkyrie was designed and built by the Johnson Space Center (JSC) Engineering Directorate to compete in the 2013 DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials. Valkyrie, a name taken from Norse mythology, is designed to be a robust, rugged, entirely electric humanoid robot capable of operating in degraded or damaged human-engineered environments.
14:10 - 2017/05/23

MAARS robot: Ground Robot System Ships

The remotely controlled MAARS is based on a modular framework that facilitates the addition of new accessories and attachments as they become available. The key to this system is a turret system supporting a drop-in manipulator arm, multiple types of weapons and a wide range of sensor packages plus up to seven cameras with multi-modal capabilities.
11:39 - 2017/05/23

Cubli Robot: A Cube that can Jump up & balance

This latest version of the Cubli can jumping up, balanc, and even “walk”. This new version is self contained with respect to power and uses three slightly modified bicycle brakes instead of the metal barriers used in the previous version. We are currently developing learning algorithms that allow the Cubli to automatically learn and adjust the necessary parameters if a jump fails due to the deterioration of the brakes and changes in inertia, weight, or slope of the surface.
09:02 - 2017/05/23

Pillo Robot: A Home Health Robot

Pillo is a personal home health robot. Basically, Pillo is what happens when you combine a service like Siri with a pill dispenser. What you end up with is a robot that poops out your pills while offering medical advice.
07:34 - 2017/05/23

BigDog Robot: Packhorse Robot

It's a rough-terrain robot that walks, runs, climbs and carries heavy loads. BigDog is powered by an engine that drives a hydraulic actuation system. BigDog has four legs that are articulated like an animal’s, with compliant elements to absorb shock and recycle energy from one step to the next.
14:39 - 2017/05/22

RHex Robot: Rough-Terrain Robot

It's a six-legged robot with inherently high mobility. Powerful, independently controlled legs produce specialized gaits that devour rough terrain with minimal operator input. RHex climbs in rock fields, mud, sand, vegetation, railroad tracks, telephone poles and up slopes and stairways.
09:14 - 2017/05/22

Qbo Robot: Smart Home Robot

Qbo is Cute, expressive and fun. It is made for Makers, Developers, Kids and Educators. Really for everyone. Because Qbo is build on an open platform based on Raspberry Pi, Linux & Scratch, his skills and applications will evolve and grow, helping in applications we have not imagined yet. As Qbo One community grows, you can look forward to thousands of content and applications.
07:44 - 2017/05/22

SmartBird Robot: The Bird Robot

SmartBird is a mechanical model that is able to fly by flapping its wings like a bird. It is very light but very powerful and aerodynamically efficient, so that it can take off, fly and land on its own. It was built in 2011 by Festo, a German company specializing in automation. SmartBird's movements are graceful and awe-inspiring!
12:47 - 2017/05/21

Ropid Robot: Excited Kid robot

It's a tiny robot designed and developed by Tomotaka Takahashi of Robo Garage at Kyoto University. The name of the robot is a combination of Robot and Rapid. Ropid is a carbon fiber and plastic android that weighs 3.5 pounds. The robot has four on-board gyro sensors and four accelerometers that allow it to operate. This robot can respond to voice commands and has a mouth that moves when it speaks.
10:29 - 2017/05/21

Xiaomi Robot: Vacuum Cleaner Robot

The general design of the Mi Robot Vacuum isn't too far off from many existing offerings. At the bottom you'll find two circular side brushes that help sweep dirt into the main cylindrical brush. To boost suction, the machine automatically adjusts its height for a tighter seal with the floor. It walks around using its two main rubber wheels plus an assistive wheel, and is aided by ultrasonic radar sensors, wall sensors, collision sensors, cliff sensors and drop sensors.