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ICRA 2013 robot photo essay: “Anthropomatics – Technologies for humans”

May 10, 2013

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The theme at this year’s ICRA conference in Karlsruhe, Germany is “Anthropomatics – Technologies for Humans”. Coined by a Karlsruhe informatics professor about 10 years ago, anthropomatics is the science of understanding and improving how humans and robots cooperate, interact and coexist.

Not surprisingly, robots and people have been busy mingling together in the ICRA exhibition hall! Here’s a look at some of the amazing robotic technology on display …

Cute and cuddly

robot_facial_expressions

Roboy

iCub

Dexterous fingers robot_hand_with_apple

hand

hands_grippers

Sporty

robot_with_basketball

robot_on_swing_NAO

NAO_sitting

Friendly helpers

object_recognition_manipulation

Kuka_mobile

telepresence2

robot_wearing_lanyard

PR2

Two legs or four?

biped2

biped

quadruped

Surgical precision

Kuka_arm_surgical

daVinci_Surgical2

Check out those arms!

LBR_iiwa

Kuka_mobile2

scitos_mobile

schunk

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ICRA 2013 runs  for five days (May 6-10) and includes two days of workshops/tutorials, and three days of technical presentations, exhibitions and tours.

ICRA_exhibition_hall

Hallie Siegel robotics editor-at-large.. read more


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