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Video Friday: Guitar Bot – IEEE Spectrum

Video Friday is your weekly selection of amazing robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum Robotics. We will also publish a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; this is what we have so far (send us your events!):

ICRA 2022: May 23–27, 2022, Philadelphia
ERF 2022: June 28-30, 2022, Rotterdam, Germany
CLAWAR 2022: September 12-14, 2022, Azores, Portugal

Let us know if you have suggestions for next week and enjoy today’s videos.


Robotics It is an evil game.

[ GA Tech ]

This experiment demonstrated the latest progress of the Jet-HR2 flying humanoid robot. The new control strategy allows the robot to float with position feedback from the motion capture system. The video demonstrates the robot’s ability to remain stable by floating in midair for more than 20 seconds.

[ YouTube ]

Thank you Zheng!

This super cool and smooth robotic finger from TU Berlin is capable of reading braille with astonishing precision using sound as a sensor.

[ TU Berlin ]

Cassie Blue navigates around furniture treated as obstacles at the University of Michigan Ford Robotics Building. All the clips in this video are 1x on purpose to show Cassie’s movement.

[ Michigan Robotics ]

Thanks Bruce!

Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee received a National Science Foundation (NSF) National Robotics Initiative (NBI) Collaboration Grant for a project that aims to address, and improve, the way people with mobility impairments have the opportunity to improve control and independence over their environments, especially how they are fed, or better, how they can feed with robotic assistance.

[ Cornell ]

A novel quadcopter capable of shape-shifting in mid-flight is introduced, allowing it to operate in four configurations with the ability for sustained hovering at three.

[ HiPeR Lab ]

Two research groups at EPFL teamed up to develop a machine learning program that can be connected to a human brain and used to command a robot. The program adjusts the robot’s movements based on electrical signals from the brain. The hope is that with this invention, tetraplegic patients will be able to perform more daily activities on their own.

[ EPFL ]

The MRV is SpaceLogistics’ next-generation orbital servicing vehicle incorporating a robotic arm payload developed and integrated by the US Naval Research Laboratory and provided by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In this Flight Robotic Arm System 1 test, the robotic arm is performing an exercise called a Gauntlet that moves the arm through a series of poses that exercise the full motion of all seven degrees of freedom.

[ Northrop Grumman ]

You almost certainly can’t afford it, but The Shadow Robot Company would like to remind you that Shadow Hand is for sale.

[ Shadow ]

Join ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer inside Kibo, the Japanese laboratory module of the International Space Station in 360°, setting up the Astrobee flying robots for the ReSWARM experiment. This robotics demo, short for RElative Satellite SWArming and Robotic Maneuvering, tests autonomous planning and control of motion in microgravity for in-orbit mounting and coordinated motion.

[ NASA ]

Boeing’s MQ-25 autonomous tanker continues with its carrier tests.

[ Boeing ]

Sphero Sports is designed for CSR-driven sports foundations, schools, and organizations to teach STEM education. Sphero Sports gets students excited about STEM education and proactively supports educators and soccer foundation staff to get comfortable learning and teaching these critical skills.

[ Sphero ]

ADIBOT-A is UBTECH Robotics’ fully loaded autonomous disinfection solution that can be programmed and mapped to independently navigate one or multiple floor plans.

[ UBTECH ]

SURVICE was proud to support the successful completion of the Unmanned Logistics System – Air (ULS-A) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) program as a lead system integrator. We work with the US government, leaders in unmanned autonomous systems, and our Warfighters to develop, test, and evaluate the latest multirotor VTOL platforms and technologies to ensure logistics resupply at the forefront of the battlefield.

[ SURVICE ] via [ Malloy Aeronautics ]

Thanks Chris!

Yaqing Wang from the JHU Laboratory of Terradynamics gives a talk on how to try to make a robot that is as talented as a cockroach.

[ Terradynamics Lab ]

In episode one of the second season of The Robot Brains podcast, host Pieter Abbeel joins guest (and close contributor) Sergey Levine, a professor at UC Berkeley, EECS. Sergey looks at the early years of his career, how Andrew Ng influenced him to take an interest in machine learning, his current projects, and his recent lab accomplishments.

[ The Robot Brains ]

Thanks, Alice!

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