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NVIDIA and ROS Teaming Up To Accelerate Robotics Development, with Amit Goel

Amit Goel, Director of Product Management for Autonomous Machines at NVIDIA, discusses the new collaboration between Open Robotics and NVIDIA. The collaboration will dramatically improve the way ROS and NVIDIA's line of products such as Isaac SIM and the Jetson line of embedded boards operate together.
23 October 2021, by

One giant leap for the mini cheetah

A new control system, demonstrated using MIT’s robotic mini cheetah, enables four-legged robots to jump across uneven terrain in real-time.
23 October 2021, by

Robotics Today latest talks – Raia Hadsell (DeepMind), Koushil Sreenath (UC Berkeley) and Antonio Bicchi (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)

Robotics Today held three more online talks since we published the one from Amanda Prorok (Learning to Communicate in Multi-Agent Systems). In this post we bring you the last talks that Robotics Today...
21 October 2021, by and

A robot that finds lost items

Researchers at MIT have created RFusion, a robotic arm with a camera and radio frequency (RF) antenna attached to its gripper, that fuses signals from the antenna with visual input from the camera to locate and retrieve an item, even if the item is buried under a pile and completely out of view.
18 October 2021, by

Flying high-speed drones into the unknown with AI

When it comes to exploring complex and unknown environments such as forests, buildings or caves, drones are hard to beat. They are fast, agile and small, and they can carry sensors and payloads virtua...
08 October 2021, by

To swim like a tuna, robotic fish need to change how stiff their tails are in real time

Researchers have been building robotic fish for years, but the performance has never approached the efficiency of real fish. Daniel Quinn, CC BY-NC By Daniel Quinn Underwater vehicles haven’t ...
05 October 2021, by


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Robert Wood’s Plenary Talk: Soft robotics for delicate and dexterous manipulation

Robotic grasping and manipulation has historically been dominated by rigid grippers, force/form closure constraints, and extensive grasp trajectory planning. The advent of soft robotics offers new ave...

Real Roboticist focus series #6: Dennis Hong (Making People Happy)

In this final video of our focus series on IEEE/RSJ IROS 2020 (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) original series Real Roboticist, you'll meet Dennis Hong speaking about the r...
29 September 2021, by

What can I do here? Learning new skills by imagining visual affordances

How do humans become so skillful? Well, initially we are not, but from infancy, we discover and practice increasingly complex skills through self-supervised play. But this play is not random - the chi...
27 September 2021, by

‘Black in Robotics’ special series

Apart from the IEEE/RSJ IROS 2020 (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) original series Real Roboticist that we have been featuring in the last weeks, another series of three v...
13 September 2021, by

Plenary and Keynote talks focus series #6: Jonathan Hurst & Andrea Thomaz

This week you'll be able to listen to the talks of Jonathan Hurst (Professor of Robotics at Oregon State University, and Chief Technology Officer at Agility Robotics) and Andrea Thomaz (Associate Prof...
08 September 2021, by

When humans play in competition with a humanoid robot, they delay their decisions when the robot looks at them

Gaze is an extremely powerful and important signal during human-human communication and interaction, conveying intentions and informing about other’s decisions. What happens when a robot and a human...
06 September 2021, by

Real Roboticist focus series #5: Michelle Johnson (Robots That Matter)

We're reaching the end of this focus series on IEEE/RSJ IROS 2020 (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) original series Real Roboticist. This week you'll meet Michelle Johnson, ...
05 September 2021, by

Plenary and Keynote talks focus series #5: Nikolaus Correll & Cynthia Breazeal

As part of our series showcasing the plenary and keynote talks from the IEEE/RSJ IROS2020 (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems), this week we bring you Nikolaus Correll (Associa...
01 September 2021, by

What is the future of Agri-Food Robotics in the EU and beyond?

By Kees Lokhorst, Project Coordinator of the agROBOfood project During the last decades robots are transforming from simple machines to cognitive collaborators. The distance that has been covered i...

Real Roboticist focus series #4: Peter Corke (Learning)

In this fourth release of our series dedicated to IEEE/RSJ IROS 2020 (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) original series Real Roboticist, we bring you Peter Corke. He is a Dis...
29 August 2021, by

2021 IEEE RAS Publications best paper awards

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society has recently released the list of winners of their best paper awards. Below you can see the list and access the publications. Congratulations to all winners! ...
27 August 2021, by

Plenary and Keynote talks focus series #4: Steve LaValle & Sarah Bergbreiter

In this new release of our series showcasing the plenary and keynote talks from the IEEE/RSJ IROS2020 (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) you'll meet Steve LaValle (University...
25 August 2021, by

Real Roboticist focus series #3: Radhika Nagpal (Enjoying the Ride)

Today we continue with our series on IEEE/RSJ IROS 2020 (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) original series Real Roboticist. This time you'll meet Radhika Nagpal, who is a Fre...
22 August 2021, by

Fish fins are teaching us the secret to flexible robots and new shape-changing materials

By Francois Barthelat Flying fish use their fins both to swim and glide through the air. Smithsonian Institution/Flickr The big idea Segmented hinges in the long, thin bones of fish fins are...
20 August 2021, by

Plenary and Keynote talks focus series #3: Anya Petrovskaya & I-Ming Chen

In this new release of our series showcasing the plenary and keynote talks from the IEEE/RSJ IROS2020 (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) you'll meet Dr. Anya Petrovskaya (Sta...
18 August 2021, by

Swimming robot gives fresh insight into locomotion and neuroscience

Scientists at the Biorobotics Laboratory (BioRob) in EPFL’s School of Engineering are developing innovative robots in order to study locomotion in animals and, ultimately, gain a better understandin...
12 August 2021, by

We used peanuts and a climbing wall to learn how squirrels judge their leaps so successfully – and how their skills could inspire more nimble robots

How do they stick their landings? Alex Turton via Getty ImagesTree squirrels are the Olympic divers of the rodent world, leaping gracefully among branches and structures high above the ground. And as ...

Real Roboticist focus series #2: Ruzena Bajczy (Foundations)

Last Sunday we started another series on IEEE/RSJ IROS 2020 (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) original series Real Roboticist. In this episode you'll meet Ruzena Bajczy, Pro...
08 August 2021, by

Plenary and Keynote talks focus series #2: Frank Dellaert & Ashish Deshpande

Last Wednesday we started this series of posts showcasing the plenary and keynote talks from the IEEE/RSJ IROS2020 (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems). This is a great opportu...
04 August 2021, by

A robotic cat can teach us how real animals move

By Mischa Dijkstra, Frontiers science writer / Toyoaki Tanikawa, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Osaka University In the young discipline of robotics-inspired biology, robots replace experime...
03 August 2021, by

Real Roboticist focus series #1: Davide Scaramuzza (Drones & Magic)

Are you curious about the people behind the robots? The series 'Real Roboticist', produced by the 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), shows the people at t...
01 August 2021, by

Plenary and Keynote talks focus series #1: Yukie Nagai & Danica Kragic

Would you like to stay up to date with the latest robotics & AI research from top roboticists? The IEEE/RSJ IROS2020 (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) recently released thei...
28 July 2021, by

New algorithm flies drones faster than human racing pilots

To be useful, drones need to be quick. Because of their limited battery life they must complete whatever task they have – searching for survivors on a disaster site, inspecting a building, deliverin...
22 July 2021, by

Sniffy Bug: a fully autonomous swarm of gas-seeking nano quadcopters in cluttered environments

Tiny drones are ideal candidates for fully autonomous jobs that are too dangerous or time-consuming for humans. A commonly shared dream by engineers and fire & rescue services, would be to have swarms...
15 July 2021, by and







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