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Robots that feel by seeing

While modern cameras provide machines with a very well-developed sense of vision, robots still lack such a comprehensive solution for their sense of touch. At ETH Zurich, in the group led by Prof. Raf...
06 March 2021, by

ROBOTT-NET pilot project: Urban pest control

“Within the framework of the European project ROBOTT-NET we are developing software and robotic solutions for the prevention and control of rodents in enclosed spaces”, says Marco Lorenzo, Service...
21 October 2019, by

SMART trials self-driving wheelchair at hospital

Singapore and MIT have been at the forefront of autonomous vehicle development. First, there were self-driving golf buggies. Then, an autonomous electric car. Now, leveraging similar technology, MIT a...
26 July 2017, by

The Robot Academy: Lessons in inverse kinematics and robot motion

The Robot Academy is a new learning resource from Professor Peter Corke and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the team behind the award-winning Introduction to Robotics and Robotic Visio...
30 June 2017, by

From drinking straws to robots

By Peter Reuell, Harvard Staff Writer At the beginning of the decade, George Whitesides helped rewrite the rules of what a machine could be with the development of biologically inspired “soft rob...
16 June 2017, by

The Robot Academy: Lessons in image formation and 3D vision

The Robot Academy is a new learning resource from Professor Peter Corke and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the team behind the award-winning Introduction to Robotics and Robotic Visio...
13 June 2017, by


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The Robot Academy: An open online robotics education resource

The Robot Academy is a new learning resource from Professor Peter Corke and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the team behind the award-winning Introduction to Robotics and Robotic Visio...
26 May 2017, by

Programming your NAO robot for human interaction

Today we are looking at how to program your NAO Robot for Human Interaction. Watch the video and follow the steps below to get interactive with your robot pal! [embed]https://youtu.be/fT8rNQEs-_w[/...
09 May 2017, by

TrotBot take two: Galloping like a horse

Hi, I’m Ben. I was a member of the team that developed a new walking mechanism, TrotBot, that we eventually scaled up to the size of a mini-van (you can read my original post here). Now, at DIYwalke...
04 May 2017, by

UgCS photogrammetry technique for UAV land surveying missions

 UgCS is easy-to-use software for planning and flying UAV drone-survey missions. It supports almost any UAV platform, providing convenient tools for areal and linear surveys and enabling direct ...
09 March 2017, by

Programming for robotics: Introduction to ROS

This handy video-tutorial course gives an introduction to the Robot Operating System (ROS), including many of the available tools that are commonly used in robotics. With the help of different example...
07 March 2017, by

Leg over wheels: Ghost robotics’ Minitaur proves legged capabilities over difficult terrain

Ghost Robotics—a leader in fast and lightweight direct-drive legged robots—announced recently that its Minitaur model has been updated with advanced reactive behaviors for navigating grass, rock, ...
07 March 2017, by

Hard at work: A review of the Laevo Exoskeleton

Back pain is one of the leading causes of work absenteeism in the UK, with 8.8 million days lost to work-related muscoskeletal disorders per year. On average, each case causes 16 days of absenteeism, ...
23 February 2017, by

Python programming your NAO robot

These videos aim to teach you how to begin programming your NAO with Python. The NAO can be programmed using several programming languages, including C++, MATLAB, JAVA, LabVIEW and Python. Instead of...
09 February 2017, by

Artificial intelligence and ethics: Who does the thinking?

On the 15th November 2016, the IEEE’s AI and Ethics Summit posed the question: “Who does the thinking?” In a series of key-note speeches and lively panel discussions, leading technologists, leg...
27 January 2017, by

Responsive and Responsible Leadership given prominance at #WEF17 World Economic Forum

The population of the scenic ski-resort Davos, nestled in the Swiss Alps, swelled by nearly +3,000 people between the 17th and 20th of January. World leaders, academics, business tycoons, press and in...
20 January 2017, by

What is machine learning?

In this fascinating animation from Oxford Sparks, we take a look at how statistics and computer science can be used to make machines that learn for themselves, without being explicitly programmed....
16 January 2017, by

Brian Cox presents Science Matters: Machine learning and artificial intelligence

We're beginning to see more and more jobs being performed by machines, even creative tasks like writing music or painting can now be carried out by a computer. But how and when will machines be abl...
11 January 2017, by

Call for holiday robot videos 2016

That's right! You better not run, you better not hide, you better watch out for brand new robot holiday videos on Robohub! Drop your submissions down our chimney at editors@robohub.org and share the ...
09 December 2016, by

Sticky business: Five adhesives tested for 3D printing

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipPzi9J-M9w[/embed] We compared five adhesives for 3D printing applications on a Wanhao Duplicator i3. We’ll print a PLA (polylactide) cube, 1х1х1 cm in ...
28 October 2016, by

In motion: Video transmission by mobile drones

Raheeb Muzaffar, an information technology specialist, has developed an application-layer framework that improves the transmission of videos between moving drones and mobile devices located at ground ...
07 October 2016, by

WeRobot 2015 Keynote: The future of robotics, with R2D2 maker Tony Dyson

UPDATED 4 Mar: We're sad to report that Professor Tony Dyson, who built the original Star Wars R2-D2 droid, has died. We’re reposting this excellent video of his keynote at WeRobot to highlight his...
04 March 2016, by

Raffaello D’Andrea at TED2016: Novel flying machines and swarms of tiny flying robots

Last week Raffaello D'Andrea, professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and founder of Verity Studios, demonstrated a whole series of novel flying machines live on stage at T...
22 February 2016, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #51/52: Big Vision

Our penultimate video features the initial "Big Vision" trailer we produced at the beginning of this project. The video showcases the basic components of the robotic system we targeted (surface st...
22 December 2015, by

Holiday robot videos 2015: Part 1

Have a holiday robot video of your own that you’d like to share? Send your submissions to info [at] robohub.org!...
21 December 2015, by

Brown University wins inaugural Rethink Robotics Video Challenge

As the worldwide leader in collaborative robotics research and education, Rethink Robotics is excited to announce the winner of the inaugural Rethink Robotics Video Challenge. Launched in the summer o...
16 December 2015, by

Scaling up underwater swarmbot research from tabletop ‘aquarium’ to the Venice Lagoon (CoCoRo Video #50/52)

Our underwater swarm research started in a few cubic centimeters of water with some naked electronics on a table. Over the next three and a half years, our swarm increased by a factor of 40, and ...
15 December 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #49/52: Base stations

During the past year we have shown many swarm algorithms in various experiments. The spotlight was always on the Lily and the Jeff robots. However, there is now another star in the team and this tr...
08 December 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #48/52: Workshops

Most of the videos from The Year of CoCoRo were shot during workshops we held throughout the project. These workshops, which were usually focussed on one or several specific demonstrators, were wha...
01 December 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #47/52: Underwater robots swarm at CEBIT consumer electronics show

In March 2014, we exhibited CoCoRo in Hannover, Germany at the CEBIT -- Europe's largest consumer electronics fair. At first we thought we might be out of place and that our exhibit would be overshad...
24 November 2015, by







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