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.
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#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

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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

Exhibitors from ICRA 2022

We give a spotlight to four exhibitors from ICRA 2022: Tangram Vision, FLX Solutions, Exyn Technologies, and Pollen Robotics. Each speak to the value their companies bring to robotics and give live demos.
11 July 2022, by

Robot sales surge in Europe, Asia and the Americas

Sales of industrial robots have reached a strong recovery: A new record of 486,800 units were shipped globally – an increase of 27% compared to the previous year.

Robotic lightning bugs take flight

Inspired by fireflies, researchers create insect-scale robots that can emit light when they fly, which enables motion tracking and communication.
07 July 2022, by

Dan Mantz: Growing Interest in STEM, Soft Skills, and Labor Shortages | Sense Think Act Podcast #21

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to Dan Mantz, who is the CEO of the Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation. The REC Foundation is a nonprofit that works with VEX Robotics to build int...
05 July 2022, by and

#ICRA2022 networking events

This year at ICRA there were great number of opportunities to involve and engage as well including networking events.
04 July 2022, by

ROS Awards 2022 results

The intention of these awards is to express recognition for contributions to the ROS community and the development of the ROS-based robot industry, and to help those contributions gain awareness.
02 July 2022, by

The one-wheel Cubli

Researchers Matthias Hofer, Michael Muehlebach and Raffaello D’Andrea have developed the one-wheel Cubli, a three-dimensional pendulum system that can balance on its pivot using a single reaction wheel. How is it possible to stabilize the two tilt angles of the system with only a single reaction wheel?
30 June 2022, by and

At the forefront of building with biology

Raman is, as she puts it, “a mechanical engineer through and through.” Today, Ritu Raman leads the Raman Lab and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
28 June 2022, by

Hot Robotics Symposium celebrates UK success

An internationally leading robotics initiative that enables academia and industry to find innovative solutions to real world challenges, celebrated its success with a Hot Robotics Symposium hosted across three UK regions last week.
25 June 2022, by

Researchers release open-source photorealistic simulator for autonomous driving

MIT scientists unveil the first open-source simulation engine capable of constructing realistic environments for deployable training and testing of autonomous vehicles.
22 June 2022, by

Maria Telleria: Construction Robots and Working with Unions | Sense Think Act Podcast #20

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to Maria Telleria, who is a co-founder and the CTO of Canvas. Canvas makes a drywall finishing robot and is based in the Bay Area. In this interview, Maria talks ab...
21 June 2022, by and

Coffee with a Researcher (#ICRA2022)

As part of her role as one of the IEEE ICRA 2022 Science Communication Awardees, Avie Ravendran sat down virtually with a few researchers from academia and industry attending the conference.

Seeing the robots at #ICRA2022 through the eyes of a robot

Accessbility@ICRA2022 and OhmniLabs provided three OhmniBots for the conference, allowing students, faculty and interested industry members to attend the expo and poster sessions.
17 June 2022, by

Robots could help reaching UN goals of sustainable development

The use of robots plays an important role in reaching the sustainable development goals set out by the United Nations (17 SDGs). The International Federation of Robotics identified 13 SDGs, where robots help to create a better planet.

#ICRA2022 Competitions

ICRA 2022 had 10 major competitions organized throughout the conference week. In this article, let’s take a quick look at what challenges in robotics were addressed via the organized competitions.
11 June 2022, by

After a few years apart, IEEE #ICRA2022 reunited the robotics community again

ICRA 2022 brought together the world’s top researchers and companies to share ideas and advances in the fields of robotics and automation. Nearly 8,000 participants from academia and industry, including 4700 in person, from a total of 97 countries, joined the largest conference in robotics.

Robotics people – #ICRA2022 Day 5 big wrap-up

Before starting the conference, I believed that what would interest me the most would be the state-of-the-art robots that are showcased during the conference. However, I quickly understood that the best part about participating in a robotics venue with nearly eight thousand attendees is, with no doubt, the robotics people.
29 May 2022, by

Robots that act collectively: when, and how? – #ICRA2022 Day 4 interview with K. Petersen, M. A. Olivares Mendez, and T. Kaiser (+ video digest)

In day 4 at the IEEE International Conference on Automation and Robotics (ICRA), I met three researchers that are working to advance collective robotics.
28 May 2022, by

Connecting robots and people – #ICRA2022 Day 3 interview with Kate Ladenheim (+ video digest)

In day 3 at the IEEE International Conference on Automation and Robotics (ICRA), I met a presenter in ICRA 2022´s Robotics and Art exhibition "Expressive and Meditative Machines for Imaging New Futures With Technology".
26 May 2022, by

The art of making robots – #ICRA2022 Day 2 interviews and video digest

In day 2 at the IEEE International Conference on Automation and Robotics (ICRA), I met Bryan Webb, President of Clearpath, and Carlos Vivas, Business Manager of PAL Robotics, and I asked them about their thoughts on the art of making robots.
25 May 2022, by

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