The best sci-fi books that describe how robots really work

I have loved science fiction ever since I was a kid and read all my Dad’s ancient issues of Analog Science Fiction and Fact from the 1940s.
12 August 2022, by

Robochop makes garden trimming a snip

Automation and computer-aided designs are seeding the future of home gardens. With the onset of designer gardens as a service and rose-pruning robots, weekends spent toiling in the garden will be more productive and personalised.
09 August 2022, by

Building a python toolbox for robot behavior

This post describes pyrobosim, a ROS2 enabled 2D mobile robot simulator for behavior prototyping.
07 August 2022, by

UBR-1 on ROS2 Humble

It has been a while since I’ve posted to the blog, but lately I’ve actually been working on the UBR-1 again after a somewhat long hiatus.
04 August 2022, by

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Softbank: How Large Companies Approach Robotics, with Brady Watkins

Brady Watkins gives insights into how a large company like Softbank Robotics approaches the Robotics market
03 August 2022, by

Two hands are better than one

The HOPE hand is a hand orthosis with powered extension to better serve individuals who need assistance opening their hand, to provide them with improved capabilities to perform activities of daily living, and to help them re-gain their independence.
01 August 2022, by

#ICRA2022 awards finalists and winners

In this post we bring you all the paper awards finalists and winners presented during the 2022 edition of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).

r/Robotics Showcase: An event for members of all ages and abilities to share and discuss their passion for robotics

This post shows the proceedings for the 2nd annual Reddit Robotics Showcase. The primary purpose of this event is to showcase the multitude of projects underway in the r/Robotics Reddit community.
28 July 2022, by

Q&A: Warehouse robots that feel by sight

More than a decade ago, Ted Adelson set out to create tactile sensors for robots that would give them a sense of touch. The result? A handheld imaging system powerful enough to visualize the raised print on a dollar bill.
27 July 2022, by

Cooperative cargo transportation by a swarm of molecular machines

Researchers showed it is possible to collectively transport molecular cargo by a swarm of artificial molecular robots responding to light.
23 July 2022, by



Underwater Human-Robot Interaction #ICRA2022, with Michael Fulton

Michael Fulton describes his unique robot-to-human communication system using exaggerated body language.
22 July 2022, by

Emergency-response drones to save lives in the digital skies

Uncrewed aircraft responding to fire and medical emergencies will be used to save lives - if digitalised air-traffic control can help them navigate safely in the skies over Europe.
20 July 2022, by

Bees’ ‘waggle dance’ may revolutionize how robots talk to each other in disaster zones

A recent study presents a simple technique whereby robots view and interpret each other’s movements or a gesture from a human to communicate a geographical location.
18 July 2022, by

Why do Policy Gradient Methods work so well in Cooperative MARL? Evidence from Policy Representation

Some recent empirical studies demonstrate that with proper input representation and hyper-parameter tuning, multi-agent PG can achieve surprisingly strong performance compared to off-policy VD methods.
16 July 2022, by

RoboCup2022 underway – where to find the livestream action

Find out how and where you can catch up on the action from RoboCup.
14 July 2022, by

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