Nearly 1000 research videos from #ICRA2018

The International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s flagship conference and is a premier international forum for robotics researchers to present their work. ICRA 2018 is just wrapping up over in Brisbane Australia. Robohub will be bringing you…

Garbage-collecting aqua drones and jellyfish filters for cleaner oceans

An aqua drone developed by the WasteShark project can collect litter in harbors before it gets carried out into the open sea. Image credit – WasteShark By Catherine Collins The cost of sea litter in the EU has been estimated at up to €630 million…

Fleet of autonomous boats could service some cities, reducing road traffic

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Senseable City Lab have designed a fleet of autonomous boats that offer high maneuverability and precise control.Courtesy of the researchers By Rob Matheson The future of transportation in waterway-rich cities such as Amsterdam,…

Making driverless cars change lanes more like human drivers do

At the International Conference on Robotics and Automation tomorrow, researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) will present a new lane-change algorithm. By Larry Hardesty In the field of self-driving cars, algorithms for controlling lane changes are an important topic of study….

Videos from European Robotics Forum 2018

The European Robotics Forum 2018 (ERF2018), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, took place in Tampere on 13-15 March 2018. ERF2018 brought together over 900 leading scientists, companies, and policymakers. Under the theme “Robots and Us”, the over 50 workshops cover…

British robot-using online grocer licensing their technology to US Kroger chain

Ocado , the UK leader in home-delivered groceries from robot-run distribution centers, has established a licensing deal with US grocery chain Kroger (NYSE:KR) whereby Kroger will take a 5% stake in Ocado – an investment valued at ~$247.5 million and Ocado will help Kroger set up systems to manage online ordering,…

Robots in Depth with Paul Ekas

In this episode of Robots in Depth, Per Sjöborg speaks with Paul Ekas about his EZGripper and how he designed it to be low cost, lightweight, robust and to offer reliable gripping of small and large objects. The EZGripper is a tendon based gripper using…

We want to end the de-industrialisation of Europe – Prof. Jürgen Rüttgers

Artificial intelligence software technologies are very important for European industry, says Prof. Jürgen Rüttgers. Image credit – Dirk Vorderstraße, licensed under CC BY 2.0 by Rex Merrifield He leads the High Level Group on Industrial Technologies, which on 24 April released a report called Re-finding…

Researchers develop virtual-reality testing ground for drones

MIT engineers have developed a new virtual-reality training system for drones that enables a vehicle to “see” a rich, virtual environment while flying in an empty physical space.Image: William Litant By Jennifer Chu Training drones to fly fast, around even the simplest obstacles, is a…

Albatross robot takes flight

An albatross glider, designed by MIT engineers, skims the Charles River.Photo: Gabriel Bousquet By Jennifer Chu MIT engineers have designed a robotic glider that can skim along the water’s surface, riding the wind like an albatross while also surfing the waves like a sailboat. In…