Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly. Now a new wrist-mounted robot can provide a helping hand - or rather, fingers.
Carnegie Mellon Performs Large-Scale 3D Motion Reconstruction by Combining Views of 480 Video Cameras
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed techniques for combining the views of 480 video cameras mounted in a two-story geodesic dome to perform large-scale 3D motion reconstruction, including volleyball games, the swirl of air currents and even a cascade of confetti.
Midwest Engineering Systems an official KUKA Robotics System Partner will be featured in the Kuka Robotics Corporation booth and display new automation technology.
From Tilman Griesel's posts on DIY Drones: Open source project to make FPV(first person view) with the raspberry pi easy to use for every one. OpenFPV is a project that uses latest technology to provide low latency, easy and well tested open source FPV flying. Based on single-board computers, HD cameras and IEEE 802.11. Current Features: Recording Web interface Low-Latency H264 Streaming (≈120ms) RESTful API Customizable Extendable Installer (in progress) Minimal bettery consumption Roadmap: Invite more people to join the development team Complete the installer More field tests with different setups Create desktop applications for mac/win with HUD support Add OculusVR support Release is not available yet but you can follow the progress on DIY Drones or the OpenFPV homepage .
Its a drone with an intelligent system that allows anyone to program it and have it either track a subject or follow planned scenarios.
Flexible Robotics Environment, (FRE) announces the creation of VDK6000 robotic metal 3D printing and repair work cell that automates refurbishing, rebuilding and/or creation of metal components utilizing subtractive and additive technology.
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Logitraxx is an FPGA based Do-it-Yourself robot learning kit for engineers and enthusiasts.
The DLG (German Agricultural Society) Field Days 2014, held recently at the DLG Crop Protection Center at Bernberg-Strenzfeld, Germany, showcased many new innovations in crop production for the German and other European producers present.
Gaurav Trivedi has put together a landing page with all of Quoc Le’s recent lecture series and accompanying resources: Dr. Quoc Le from the Google Brain project team (yes, the one that made headlines for creating a cat recognizer) presented a series of lectures at the Machine Learning Summer School (MLSS ’14) in Pittsburgh this week. This is my favorite lecture series from the event till now and I was glad to be able to attend them... ( cont'd with all videos )
The effects of RDVs is requiring the insurance industry to change its business dynamics whereby a greater portion of the liability will be moved from the car owner to the car manufacturer and infrastructure providers (federal and state).
AutonomouStuff provides demonstration at Automated Vehicles Symposium
OCTOPUZ.com is designed to provide a focus on simplicity as an ode to the software slogan "Complex Made Simple".
SCHUNK team delivered a brilliant performance at AUTOMATICA 2014
Featuring several robotics organizations from northern Utah, the first ever Cache Valley Robotics Fair shows how valuable STEM education can be and raises money for local robotics teams.
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