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Boston Dynamics: Dedicated to the Science and Art of How Things Move.

Boston Dynamics: Dedicated to the Science and Art of How Things Move.
Changing Your Idea of What Robots Can Do Boston Dynamics builds advanced robots with remarkable behavior: mobility, agility, dexterity and speed. We use sensor-based controls and computation to unlock the capabilities of complex mechanisms. Our world-class development teams take projects from initial concept to proof-of-principle prototyping to build-test-build engineering, to field testing and low-rate production. Organizations worldwide, from DARPA, the US Army, Navy and Marine Corps to Sony Corporation turn to Boston Dynamics for advice and for help creating the most advanced robots on Earth.

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Google vs. Death In person, it can be a little hard to hear Larry Page. That’s because he has nerve damage in both vocal cords: one was paralyzed about 14 years ago, the other left with limited movement after a cold last summer. This rare condition doesn’t slow him down, though it has made his voice raspy and faint. You have to listen carefully. But it’s generally worth it. Page, 40, is the co-founder and CEO of one of the most successful, ubiquitous and increasingly strange companies on the planet. MegaBots Inc - YouTube MegaBots Season 1 Trailer 295,532 views 1 month ago Team USA is BACK and it's getting ready to take on Team Japan in the world's first Giant Robot Duel! Team Mojavaton Mojavaton consists of 6 team members that worked on the design and construction of the robot hardware. The remaining 14 members worked on the software. Developing a Robot for DRC: Use a quadruped robot.

Robotics - Lockheed Martin In the field of robotics, opportunity is endless and discovery is ongoing. Our robotic innovations could represent the answer to any number of challenges – from disaster response to deep space exploration. Whether it’s traversing inhospitable environments or avoiding man-made threats, the robotic advances we’re pioneering have the potential to keep soldiers and citizens connected in the safest way possible – with real-time data, information and imagery. Our goal is to keep soldiers and citizens safe. As a first-responder, the Atlas robot could work tirelessly to provide vital support in the aftermath of disaster as well as collect and provide real-time data for emergency crews. Our K-Max unmanned helicopter replaces vulnerable convoys by delivering supplies to troops deployed on the front lines of combat.

Chiron Kairos Autonomi has utilized existing technology as a benchmark for new technology development. Team Chiron began with a quarter scale prototype robot to develop initial software profiles that could be transferred to larger robots. This robot was built using only 3rd party components. Robotics - National Instruments Robots mean many things to many people, and National Instruments offers intuitive and productive design tools for everything from designing autonomous vehicles to teaching robotics design principals. The NI LabVIEW graphical programming language makes it easy to program complex robotics applications by providing a high level of abstraction for sensor communication, obstacle avoidance, path planning, kinematics, steering, and more. Autonomous Vehicles

MIT Early on, we organized across system aspects: perception, interface, planning & control, network, infrastructure. Now that the Trials are imminent, we are organized around the individual tasks that Atlas must perform. Involvement in Prior DARPA Challenges: Some of our members competed in the 2006-7 DARPA Urban Challenge to develop a self-driving vehicle. Other Interesting Items of Note about the Team: Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform (TEMP) During natural or manmade disasters, the U.S. armed forces, with rapidly deployable sealift, airlift, logistics, and medical care capabilities, may be called to supplement lead agencies or organizations providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief support. The goal of DARPA’s Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform (TEMP) program is to investigate and develop modular technologies and modular systems that leverage globally used International Organization for Standardization (ISO) shipping containers. The vision is to enable humanitarian assistance and disaster relief over broad coastal areas without dependence on local infrastructure, using unmodified commercial containerships, thus freeing military ships to carry out other military missions.

Team THOR Virginia Tech is developing THOR, a Tactical Hazardous Operations Robot, which will be state-of-the-art, light, agile and resilient with perception, planning and human interface technology that infers a human operator’s intent, allowing seamless, intuitive control across the autonomy spectrum. The team will emphasize three essential themes in developing THOR: hardware resilience, robust autonomy and intuitive operation. RoMeLa at Virginia Tech has a history of developing successful award-wining humanoid robotic platforms including CHARLI (Cognitive Humanoid Robot with Learning Intelligence,) DARwIn (Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence,) SAFFiR (Shipboard Autonomous Fire Fighting Robot) to name a few. RoMeLa’s years of experience and expertise in humanoid robot platform development, mechanical design, system integration brings a new and exciting humanoid platform THOR for the DRC.

Tartan Rescue Carnegie Mellon University-NREC is developing the CHIMP (CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform) robot for executing complex tasks in dangerous, degraded, human-engineered environments. CHIMP will have near-human form factor, work-envelope, strength and dexterity to work effectively in such environments, yet avoid the need for complex control by maintaining static rather than dynamic stability. We faced the difficult challenge of designing and building the robot at the same time that we developed the software.

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General Information: Phone: 617.868.5600 Fax: 617.868.5907 Email: info@BostonDynamics.com Contact DI-Guy Robot Sales: Email: sales@bostondynamics.com Media Inquiries: Email: media@bostondynamics.com Directions Boston Dynamics is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, directly off of exit 27A on I-95. Our address is: 78 Fourth Avenue Waltham, MA 02451-7507, US by lalgarra Dec 19

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