Phew, what a week! I don't know about you, but I'm near robotted out. HA, just kidding, that'll never happen. There's no such thing as too much robot news, and I hope you're with me, 'cause it's Video Friday and there's lots to see.
Yes, okay, so that's not exactly real, but HUBO is an actual robot that's in the process of learning how to punch through walls (!):
[ DRC-HUBO Team ]
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We posted an update on Harvard's RoboBees from IROS, but here's a nice overview from the NSF.
[ RoboBees ]
I don't know what this commercial is selling, exactly, but at least it uses real robots:
Here's my question: why do people who make TV commercials featuring robots, but not about robots, always add those whiny motor sound effects?
[ Yaskawa Motoman ]
UAVForge was another DARPA challenge that wrapped up back in April; TU Delft's Team ATMOS took second place with their ATMOV UAV, which they're still working on. It can take off vertically and then transition into efficient horizontal flight, and as we've mentioned before, it looks almost exactly like a B-wing starfighter:
[ Team ATMOS ]
Panasonic has followed up their hair washing robot with this head massaging robot:
Yeah, I'll take one of those.
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