European Robotics League winners revealed at #ERF2018

Award winners in robot competitions held by the were named on 14 March 2018, during this year’s European Robotics Forum (ERF), held in Tampere, Finland on 13–15 March. Awards for the ERL’s 2017-18 season were presented at a Gala Dinner to winning teams that took…

Snake-inspired robot uses kirigami to move

This soft robot is made using kirigami — an ancient Japanese paper craft that relies on cuts, rather than origami folds, to change the properties of a material. As the robot stretches, the kirigami is transformed into a 3D-textured surface. Credit: Ahmad Rafsanjani/Harvard SEAS By…

Connecting to the EV3 Programming Environment – YouTube

In this video, Chris explains how to connect the simulated robot in the Virtual Robotics Toolkit to the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 programming environment. He then writes a simple EV3 program and transfers it to the virtual robot. http://www.virtualrobotgames.com

Roombas Will Help Clean up Your Home’s Weak WiFi – Robotics Trends

iRobot’s Roomba robot vacuums have a new enemy: weak WiFi. The RBR50 company will later this month make it possible for WiFi-enabled Roombas to create a map of indoor WiFi signals in your home and search for spotty signals. Available on iRobot’s Roomba 960 and…

Misty I is a robot you code yourself – YouTube

Misty I is a robot for developers. It’s designed to be simple to program and control, with built-in functions for mapping, navigation, and obstacle avoidance. But is it ready for prime time? Misty I will ship soon to a few dozen developers, and will be…

Ping-pong playing robot vs human – YouTube

Omron’s ping-pong playing robot Forpheus uses AI to judge its opponent’s skill level and adjusts its own playing level to match it. It flashes inspiring messages on the LED screen on its net, so it’s just like playing with a nice, encouraging friend who’s really…

Sony’s new Aibo is a very good robot dog – YouTube

Sony has resurrected Aibo, its iconic robot dog brand, and we got our first look at the brand new model at CES 2018. It features OLED eyes, touch-sensitive areas for petting, and more realistic movement than ever. Subscribe: https://goo.gl/G5RXGs Check out our full video catalog:…

Blue Frog’s dancing Buddy companion robot hands-on – YouTube

Blue Frog’s Buddy robot is designed to be a personal assistant, but unlike your Amazon Echo or Google Home, Buddy can roll around your house, where you can interact with it. It’s somewhere between a pet, a security camera, a toy, and a more general…

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