Controlling a Poppy ergo using the Leap Motion This demonstration was realized during a the workshop/hackathon jointly organized by the Cité des Sciences in Paris and the Flowers group at Inria in october. The Leap Motion tracks the movements of the human hand and send the values to the robot actuators. This allows quite a precise control of the robot to, e.g., grasp a plastic glass, as shown at the end of the Hackathon main video. The code to reproduce this demonstration is available on github. - [Ji-Dong Yim] Cally and Callo - Nightly Ji-Dong Yim Ph.D. Candidate Poppy Project on Vimeo Upload User Stats Profile Images User Bio External Links Poppy Project - OLLO by KidsTech Review - Nightly Written on Mar 15, 2010 by RuthJS and filed under Featured, Reviews, Robotis Some of the coolest toys I found at Toy Fair were the OLLO construction kits. They resemble a cross between an Erector® set and K’nex® with some LEGO® mixed in for good measure.
Martin Hachet - Inria Bordeaux Senior researcher (DR2) at Inria Bordeaux. Member of LaBRI Team leader of Potioc (Inria, CNRS, Univ. Bordeaux). SPARK: Educational Resources - Nightly CEO Colin Angle conducting a tour in iRobot’s Cool Stuff museum iRobot’s STEM program inspires students of all ages iRobot’s STEM program travels to events, sharing robots with students In the classroom, iRobot provides a glimpse into the reality of robotics. Are you ready for National Robotics Week 2014? The fifth annual National Robotics Week event will be held April 5-13, 2014.
Google Adds to Its Menagerie of Robots Boston Dynamics Boston Dynamics’ four-legged robot named WildCat can gallop at high speeds. Google confirmed on Friday that it had completed the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has designed mobile research robots for the Pentagon. - Turning Bioloid into a Research Platform - Nightly On May 17th, Professor Jacky Baltes visited ROBOTIS office and gave a presentation regarding how he and his students are researching robotics by using Bioloid kits. Prof. Jacky is a full professor for Computer Science at the of , . Boston Dynamics: Dedicated to the Science and Art of How Things Move. LittleDog - The Legged Locomotion Learning Robot LittleDog is a quadruped robot designed for research on learning locomotion. Scientists at leading institutions use LittleDog to probe the fundamental relationships among motor learning, dynamic control, perception of the environment, and rough-terrain locomotion. LittleDog is used at MIT, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, USC, Univ. Pennsylvania and IHMC as part of a DARPA-funded program on advanced robotics. LittleDog has four legs, each powered by three electric motors.
Sending Data from Arduino to ROS » Dr. Rainer Hessmer - Nightly For a while now I have been following Willow Garage’s open source ROS (Robot Operating System). It just celebrated its third anniversary showing impressive growth with more and more universities and companies using and extending ROS: Furthermore ROS is beginning to enter the hobby market. As a first step to get familiar with ROS I decided to create a simple package that would allow me to receive lines of text from the Arduino board and publish them into ROS. Andrew Harris has already published a package for Arduino ( that uses an efficient binary protocol to communicate between Arduino and ROS. I might eventually use it but nothing beats writing a bit of software yourself when it comes to understanding a new software infrastructure.
LifeNaut What you should know: NAME: Bina48 CREATED BY:Hanson Robotics, Houston Texas for Dr. Martine Rothblatt, Founder of the Terasem Movement