#HowTo #Build a PID Control Line Follower #Robot
Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/tf043QsbGYM
KittenBot Team has shared a PID Control Line Follower Robot project. Though KittenBot has used thier own hardware for this purpose, you can understand and how the Line Following Robot Works and build your own. Project Page on hackster.io
#Salto a Leaping #Robot by #UCBerkeley
Youtube Video http://www.youtube.com/embed/xvIk39rkkiU
Salto a leaping Robot developed at UC Berkeley, looking to nature for design
inspiration, is one of the most promising areas of robotics development.
Salto is a tiny leaping bot that can jump almost 28′ in 5 combined jumps. The jumping mechanism on Salto was inspired by the galago (AKA the bush baby). An article in Berkeley News explains the basics of how Salto works:
Handle #robot from #BostonDynamics, a robot with wheels leg
The robot can operate in tough environments — on hills, in the snow and over uneven terrain. It’s able to do this with a height of 6.5 feet that surpasses that of most humans. On wheels, it can move at a chipper nine mph and manage four-foot vertical jumps. If you’re wondering, the highest human jump ever recorded is 5.3 feet.
Youtube URL: https://www.youtube.com/embed/-7xvqQeoA8c
Faced with rising minimum wage, #McDonalds decides to replace staff with #robots
It’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robot than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient making $15 an hour bagging French fries. – Ed Rensi, former McDonalds CEO
#Project M.A.R.S. a #3Dprinted space exploration vehicle, M.A.R.S stands for MADspace Advanced Robotics System
The brainchild of Paul Wagener, Tom Geelen, Sedar Yildirim, and Guus van der Sluijs, all members of the MADspace hackerspace in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, M.A.R.S. is a “curiosity-inspired robotics platform” which takes the form of a 3D printed rover. The vehicle, designed to move across the surface of a planet “or other celestial body”, is—like the first project on this list—powered by a Raspberry Pi, but drives on six wheels, of which four can steer. M.A.R.S. is also equipped with four logitech c270 webcams—perfect for exploring new terrain and reporting on visual findings.
#Project – a easy #DIY insect #robot
#Liam – #Apple’s recycling #robot
Apple Inc on Monday unveiled a robotic system called Liam to take apart junked #iPhones and recover valuable materials that can be recycled, such as silver and tungsten.
#MicroTug (μTug) #minibots — weighing 100g together — move an 1800kg sedan on polished concrete.
The research is being performed at Stanford’s Biomimetrics and Dextrous Manipulation Lab by [David L. Christensen] of the Engineering department — the car being pulled? His. The tests were performed to determine the effectiveness of robotic teamwork — mimicking the behaviors shown by ants. Read more
#Sophia – a human like robot from #Hanson #Robotics
On display at SXSW in Austin, Texas, Sophia is the company’s latest attempt to create a human-like robot, and the way her face moves is probably as human-like as a robot has ever gotten.
Sophia has 62 facial and neck architectures and a patented silicon skin called Frubber. She has cameras in her eyes that allow her to recognise faces and make eye contact. And she can participate in a conversation, using speech recognition software. She is even equipped with what Hanson Robotics calls its “Character Engine AI” software, or a personality.