ROBOTIS XL-320 Servo and OpenCM9.04 Controller Evaluation – Phase 2 (Video)

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Hooking up the ROBOTIS XL-320 servo and OpenCM9.04 controller, then running a simple test program.
By Robots Dreams
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The Duel: Timo Boll vs. KUKA Robot (Video)

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Man against machine. The unbelievably fast KUKA robot faces off against one of the best table tennis players of all time. Who has the best technique? Who will win the first ever table tennis duel of human versus robot? Watch this thrilling preview of table tennis and robotics performed at the highest level. The KUKA KR AGILUS demonstrates its skills with the table tennis racket - a realistic vision of what robots can be capable of in the future. Timo Boll, the German table tennis star, is the new brand ambassador for KUKA Robotics in China. The collaboration celebrates the inherent speed, precision, and flexibility of KUKA's industrial robots in tandem with Boll's electrifying and tactical prowess in competition. To celebrate the new KUKA Robotics factory in Shanghai, the thrilling video was a highlight of the Grand Opening on March 11th, 2014. The 20,000 sq. meter space will produce the KR QUANTEC series robot as well as the KRC4 universal controller for the Asian market. As a market leader in China, KUKA aims to further develop automation in the country while providing a modern and employee-friendly working environment. More: http://ift.tt/1lLuvne
By KukaRobotGroup
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ROBOTIS XL-320 Servo and OpenCM9.04 Controller Evaluation – Phase 1 (Video)

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ROBOTIS is in the process of releasing theirr low cost/high performance XL-320 servo and OpenCM9.04 robot system. Over the next few weeks I'll be evaluating the product line and utilizing them for a number of new projects.
By Robots Dreams
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Bantam Weight Final – Robot Japan 7 (Video)

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Humanoid robot battles at the Robot Japan events are divided into two categories - Feather Weight (under 2 kg) and Bantam Weight (under 3 kg). The basic rules for both categories follow the established ROBO-ONE rule set. This is the final match in the Bantam Weight category at the Robot Japan 7 event held in January, 2014 in the Tsukiji district of Tokyo, Japan.
By Robots Dreams
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Full-Body Imitation of Human Motions with Kinect and DARwIn-OP (Video)

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In this video, full-body imitation system for DARwIn-OP is introduced. The proposed system can perform full-body imitation of human motion by humanoid robot. By using straightforward geometry and based on clavicle, the system not only requires less time for computation but also satisfies the mechanical constraints and dynamics consistency feasibly. The motion capture is one of the easiest way to generate humanoid motions. However, there are lots of problems. Often, it requires offline process for building motion database. High computational cost is also a big problem in a small-size humanoid. Moreover, because of difference between human and robot kinematic structure, the original captured human motions are often infeasible movement for a humanoid. In this research, with visual motion captured by Microsoft Kinect Camera and small-size DARwIn-OP humanoid robot, we propose a human imitation system that cleared the mentioned problems.
By AISlabRitsumeikan
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