Scientists have trained monkeys to control a robotic arm using the power of their thoughts. The research, which involved wiring electrodes into the animals’ brains, is aimed at producing controllable prosthetic limbs for patients with stroke, spinal cord injuries or neurodegenerative conditions.
Category: ROBOT VIDEOS
AFTER buttoning up a lab coat, snapping on surgical gloves and spraying them with alcohol, I am deemed sanitary enough to view a robot’s control system up close. Without such precautions, any fungal spores on my skin could infect it. “We’ve had that happen. They just stop working and die off,” says Mark Hammond, the system’s creator.
This is another Japan design, this actroid can move it’s arms and head, and also it behaves like a female.
This humanoid is the most human like design I have ever seen. It doesn’t walk, but it is focused on face design. Also it can move it’s arm and body.
Sand Flea is an 11-lb robot with one trick up its sleeve: Normally it drives like an RC car, but when it needs to it can jump 30 feet into the air. An onboard stabilization system keeps it oriented during flight to improve the view from the video uplink and to control landings. Current development of Sand Flea is funded by the The US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force. For more information visit www.BostonDynamics.com.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today unveiled an all-new ASIMO equipped with the world’s first autonomous behavior control technology. With a further advance in autonomy, the all-new ASIMO can now continue moving without being controlled by an operator.
AIST has succeeded in making HRP-4C Miim walk like a human being. Her knees are stretched by up/down motion of the waist, the single-toe supporting realizes longer strides, and she mimics the swing motion of human legs.
This video shows three quadrocopters cooperatively tossing and catching a ball with the aid of an elastic net.
Fast, safe transitions of multiple quadrocopters are often required in the Flying Machine Arena. In this video, we use an algorithm based on convex optimization to plan collision-free trajectories.
Ball juggling experiments with quadrotors in the ETH Flying Machine Arena – By Mark Müller, Sergei Lupashin and Raffaello D’Andrea. This is not human-piloted. The vehicles/ball are tracked by an overhead motion capture system and controlled by a pair of computers.