Video Friday: Glad Holidays! – IEEE Spectrum


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“Sport ist Mord,” as Germans would say. Santa was very bold to get match for Christmas. Sadly, he had a minor accident whereas climbing on Karlsruhe’s Mount Klotz, so Christmas may be cancelled this yr. Will our crew of robotic reindeer, medics, and physiotherapists discover a resolution for Santa? We hope all will get their Christmas presents on time! The FZI needs you a Merry Christmas and a Glad New Yr!

[ FZI ]

Thanks, Arne!

This vacation season, Santa’s on a mission! Be part of the festive enjoyable as our beloved Santa groups up together with his trusty robotic sidekick to unfold cheer and put a cease to any researchers who may be as much as no good with harmless robots from the Robotic Programs Lab. Let’s discover out if there are nonetheless some kind-hearted researchers on the market!

[ RSL ]

Why do the baubles disappear from the Christmas tree within the College? And what position do our Naos play on this? Let yourselves be shocked and get into the spirit of a Merry Christmas! Humanoids Bonn needs everybody a stupendous Christmastime!

[ Humanoids Bonn ]

Glad Holidays from the PAL Robotics crew. The start of 2024 marks the twentieth anniversary of our firm, and we’re excited for all of the issues to come back.

[ PAL Robotics ]

Thanks, Rugile!

As we bid farewell to this yr and welcome the prospects of 2024, United Robtics Group is delighted to share our season’s greetings with you thru this particular video. On this time of festivity and hope, we prolong our warmest needs for a joyful vacation season and a affluent New Yr to everybody around the globe.

[ United Robotics Group ]

Thanks, Nicolas!

Even units from the laboratories {of electrical} engineers, roboticists and pc scientists might be changed into musical devices. Of their Christmas video, researchers from CTU’s School of Electrical Engineering show this in an unconventional experiment by “tuning” their know-how to the Christmas tune within the English carol We Want You a Merry Christmas.

[ CTU ]

Thanks, Jiri!

Season’s greetings from euRobotics!

[ euRobotics ]

On this video, we offer you an unique behind-the-scenes take a look at how our KUKA Austria crew works onerous to carry you the last word mulled cider expertise. From conception to implementation, the LBR iisy Cobot, which mixes the precision of a robotic with the fervour of a human crew, supplies help. A course of that not solely delights the style buds, but additionally redefines the boundaries of robotics.

[ Kuka ]

Santa Claus is on the brink of come to city, with just a little little bit of assist from his pals at Flexiv! He made an inventory, checked it twice, and fingers crossed, you’ve been good!

[ Flexiv ]

Glad Holidays from Yaskawa!

[ Yaskawa ]

We now have created an AI robotic named CyberRunner whose activity is to discover ways to play the favored and broadly accessible labyrinth marble recreation. The labyrinth is a recreation of bodily ability whose purpose is to steer a marble from a given begin level to the top level. In doing so, the participant should stop the ball from falling into any of the holes which might be current on the labyrinth board. CyberRunner applies latest advances in model-based reinforcement studying to the bodily world and exploits its means to make knowledgeable choices about doubtlessly profitable behaviors by planning real-world choices and actions into the longer term. The training on the real-world labyrinth is carried out in 6.06 hours, comprising 1.2 million time steps at a management fee of 55 samples per second. The AI robotic outperforms the beforehand quickest recorded time, achieved by a particularly expert human participant, by over 6 p.c.

In case you’re questioning (like I used to be), shortcutting throughout the maze to skip components of the observe is, in actual fact, dishonest. The system (like most people) did uncover shortcuts and needed to be explicitly directed to not take them.

[ CyberRunner ]

Thanks, Markus!

Grain Weevil, one of many extra fascinating single-purpose robots I’ve ever seen, had a busy 2023.

[ Grain Weevil ]

Working in a greenhouse is each strenuous and time-consuming. The selecting robotic from ETH spin-off Floating Robotics takes on notably repetitive duties, thereby assuaging the pressure on human pickers. It’s presently present process testing at Beerstecher AG in Hinwil.

[ ETHZ ]

The compilation showcases ultimate challenge demos from the grasp course ‘Introduction to Tender Robotics,’ provided by SDU Tender Robotics throughout Autumn 2023 on the College of Southern Denmark, Odense Campus. This yr’s challenge theme targeted on comfortable locomotion. Every crew was tasked with designing a comfortable robotic able to navigating a path comprising flat and inclined surfaces, obstacles, and tough terrains.

[ SDU ]

In 2023, we had been honored to have quite a few purchasers place their belief in us, deploying our quadruped robotic in quite a lot of settings. We take satisfaction in our dedication to alleviate our purchasers’ challenges, a mission that has been on the coronary heart of DEEPRobotics for the reason that starting. We’ve chosen a couple of symbolic circumstances to share with you, and we hope you discover them as fascinating as we do. Get pleasure from!

[ Deep Robotics ]

Try precision structure by way of the “eyes” of the Dusty FieldPrinter. Extra than simply traces on the bottom, the FieldPrinter seamlessly syncs the digital mannequin to the jobsite ground with unparalleled accuracy and element.

[ Dusty Robotics ]

Why do knowledge facilities of the longer term must be state-of-the-art, and why do we have to apply so many applied sciences to them? There are engineers tackling this very query with robotics, autonomous driving, and AI applied sciences. On this video, they clarify the explanation behind growing the robots and autonomous shuttles of the information middle GAK Sejong.

[ Naver Labs ]

Failure is only a obligatory stepping stone in the direction of success. Comply with Crew RoMeLa’s journey with our humanoid robotic ARTEMIS! Humanoid Locomotion Competitors, IEEE Humanoids Convention 2023.

[ RoMeLa ]

An interesting historical past of the KR FAMULUS, the world’s first industrial robotic with an electrical motor, which went into service in Augsburg half a century in the past! Beginning with the imaginative and prescient of making robots that may make work and life simpler for individuals, the foundations had been laid for right now’s robotic revolution. Richard Schwarz, one of many KUKA pioneers, provides a first-hand account of how, pushed by ardour and the German engineering spirit, they developed the KR Famulus, shaping the know-how shift from cumbersome hydraulic robots to modern, clear electrical motor robots.

[ Kuka ]


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