Football Robot – University Bergakademie

Football Robot - University Bergakademie
[Erik] and [Heni] have been using soccer as a way to improve code development techniques in robotics. They are using a teaching method they call Kinesthetic Bootstrapping to program the motions of the Bioloid robotic platform. The football robots receive commands from a computer via zig-bee with Nintendo Wii remotes as the user interface. That’s all fine ...

PETMAN Prototype – BigDog’s bipedal brother

PETMAN Prototype - BigDog’s bipedal brother
Boston Dynamics created a creepy biped with a natural gait. The Biped robot that balances dynamically using a human-like walking motion. It is a close relative to BigDog, sharing elements of the mechanical design and control. It may look very similar to BigDog, because it really is almost the same system. Named PETMAN, this biped system is ...

Raspberry Pi Humanoid Robot – RAPIRO

Raspberry Pi Humanoid Robot - RAPIRO
The name “RAPIRO” come from RAspberry PI RObot. RAPIRO is a cute and affordable robot kit designed to work with a Raspberry Pi. It comes with a Arduino-compatible servo controller. As its name suggests, RAPIRO can be mounted the Raspberry PI, that is the hot topic across the web as the compact computer. Cute, affordable, an easy ...

Robot Learns to Smile with Einstein’s face

Robot Learns to Smile with Einstein's face
A hyper-realistic Einstein robot at the University of California, San Diego learned to smile and make facial expressions through a process of self-guided learning. The UC San Diego researchers used machine learning to empower their robot to learn to make realistic facial expressions. To get the incredibly realistic Einstein robot to make facial expressions, researchers ...

Robot Works in a Pub – James

Robot Works in a Pub - James
  James is designed to recognize the gesture of customers and works as a fully bartenders that can serve people in real pubs. James should be able to understand users who have no prior knowledge about the robot and who have not been briefed in any way. In the noisy environment of a night club, the ...

Bioloid Assembling Adventure

Bioloid Assembling Adventure
[Johnny Lee] bought a Bioloid and shared the steps of assembling it. He wanted to write his own control programs for it. Unfortunately what he found was that it doesn’t do wireless communication for control. Even after installing a bluetooth module, he found it was only used to trigger different predetermined motions. After some research, ...