Video Friday: ARTEMIS

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos

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A photo of the lower torso and legs of a humanoid robot in a dynamic running position suspended on a test stand in a lab

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion.

IEEE CASE 2022: 20–24 August 2022, MEXICO CITY
CLAWAR 2022: 12–14 September 2022, AZORES, PORTUGAL
ANA Avatar XPRIZE Finals: 4–5 November 2022, LOS ANGELES
CoRL 2022: 14–18 December 2022, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Enjoy today’s videos!

Introducing ARTEMIS: The next-generation humanoid robot platform to serve us for the next 10 years. This is a sneak peek of what is to come. Stay tuned!

[ RoMeLa ]

We approach the problem of learning by watching humans in the wild. We call our method WHIRL: In the Wild Human-Imitated Robot Learning. In WHIRL, we aim to use human videos to extract a prior over the intent of the demonstrator and use this to initialize our agent's policy. We introduce an efficient real-world policy learning scheme, that improves over the human prior using interactions. We show one-shot generalization, and success in real-world settings, including 20 different manipulation tasks in the wild.

[ CMU ]

I cannot believe that this system made it to the commercial pilot stage, but pretty awesome that it has, right?

[ Tevel ]

My favorite RoboCup event, where the world championship robots take on the RoboCup trustees!

[ RoboCup ]

WeRobotics is coordinating critical cargo-drone logistics in Madagascar with Aerial Metric, Madagascar Flying Labs, and PSI. This project serves to connect hard-to-reach rural communities with essential, life-saving medicines, including the delivery of just-in-time COVID-19 vaccines.

[ WeRobotics ]

With the possible exception of an octopus tentacle, the trunk of an elephant is the robotic manipulator we should all be striving for.

[ Georgia Tech ]

I don’t know if this ornithopter is more practical than a traditional drone, but it’s much more beautiful to watch.

[ GRVC ]

While I certainly appreciate the technical challenges of making drones that can handle larger payloads, I still feel like the actual challenge that Wing should be talking about is whether suburban drone delivery of low-value consumer goods is a sustainable business.

[ Wing ]

Microsoft Project AirSim provides a rich set of tools that enables you to rapidly create custom machine-learning capabilities. Realistic sensor models, pretrained neural networks, and extensible autonomy building blocks accelerate the training of aerial agents.

[ AirSim ]

Deep Robotics recently announced the official release of the Jueying X20 hazard-detection-and-rescue robot dog solution. With the flexibility to deliver unmanned detection-and-rescue services, Jueying X20 is designed for the complex terrain of a post-earthquake landscape, the insides of vulnerable debris buildings, tunnel traffic accidents, as well as the toxic, hypoxia, and high-density smoke environments created by chemical pollution or a fire disaster event.

[ Deep Robotics ]

Highlights from the RoboCup 2022 MSL Finals: Tech United vs. Falcons.

And here’s an overview of the wider event, from Tech United Eindhoven.

[ Tech United ]

One copter? Two copters!

[ SUTD ]

The Humanoid AdultSize RoboCup league is perhaps not the most dynamic, but it’s impressive anyway.

[ Nimbro ]

First autonomous mission for the PLaCE drone at sea, performing multispectral surveys and water-column measurements directly in situ, measuring characteristic biological parameters such as pH, chlorophyll, PAR, temperature, and salinity.

[ PRISMA Lab ]

Here’s one of the most interesting drones I’ve seen in a while: a sort of winged tricopter that can hover very efficiently by spinning.

[ Hackaday ]

Keep in mind that this is a paid promotion (and it’s not very technical at all), but it’s interesting to watch a commercial truck driver review an autonomous truck.

[ Plus ]

Curiosity has now been exploring Mars for 10 years (!) of its two-year mission.

[ JPL ]

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