Heart to Heart Ep2721 World's First Modular Humanoid Robot: Thor-Mang - DARPA Robotics Challenge Participant, JK Han (PhD) When the Fukushima nuclear disaster struck in 2011, remote-controlled robots were quickly sent in to inspect and clean the power plants. But they proved ineffective. Eventually, technicians risked their lives and went in themselves. Will robots ever be able to stand in for real people? The Fukushima disaster prompted the US Department of Defense to establish a competition through DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The DARPA Robotics Challenge invites competitors to develop robots that can help in disaster-relief operations. Robotics experts from around the world, including Japan, the US, Germany, and Korea are all trying to develop the robot than will save humanity. Dr. JK Han and his team came in 9th at the 2013 preliminaries. Dr. Han is the creator of the humanoid robot 'Thor Mang.' Roboticist Dr. JK Han dreams of a different kind of world. He takes us inside the world of humanoid robots. 세계최초 모듈형 휴머노이드 로봇 똘망 - 다르파로보틱스챌린지 참가자 한재권 박사 지난 2011년, 후쿠시마를 휩쓴 원자력발전소 방사능유출사건. 사후조치를 위해 급속히 로봇들이 투입됐지만 모두 무용지물이었고, 결국 기술자들이 목숨을 걸고 현장에 다시 투입됐다. 인간을 대신할 로봇은 존재할 수 없는걸까? 후쿠시마 원전사고의 악몽을 다시는 반복하지 않기 위해 미국 국방부 고등기술개발국'다르파'는 세계적인 로봇전문가들을 대상으로 재난구조로봇대회를 제안했다. 이름하여 '다르파 로보틱스 챌린지'! 일본부터 미국, 독일, 한국에 이르기까지 세계에서 내로라하는 로봇과학자들이 인류를 구할 로봇을 만들기 위해 모였다. 2013년, 예선 9위로 세계 로봇산업계에 '한국'을 각인시킨 휴머노이드 로봇 '똘망'의 아버지 한재권 박사. 이번주 [Heart to Heart]에서는 또하나의 인간세상을 꿈꾸는 로봇발명가 한재권, 그와 함께 휴머노이드 로봇의 세계를 만나본다!
By ARIRANG CULTURE
Dates for the 35th Annual All Japan Micromouse Robot Contest were announced by the Japanese New Technology Foundation. The contest, which includes Micromouse Half-size, Micromouse Classic, and Robotrace categories, will be held November 21st-23rd, 2014 at the Atsugi Campus of Tokyo Polytechnic University.
Contest entries will be accepted from September 1st-30th. Admission to view the contest is open to the public with no admission charge.
The Tokyo MakerCamp, organised by Tokyo Hackerspace and MONO, was a big success with over 100 registered participants. The basic agenda was free form following the BarCamp model, with participants dynamically proposing topics they wanted to discuss.
MONO has particularly good luck using NITTO double sided tape to secure prints when 3D printing.
RoboPlus Design is simple 3D modeling software for ROBOTIS parts and robots. Users can easily prototype own robot and generate step by step assembly instruction.
This video demonstrate basic concept of ROBOTIS SMART Kit, which utilizes android phone as I/O device for robot.
FRC Aerial Assist high school robotics competition highlights April 3-5 2014 in Windsor Ontario at the University of Windsor St Denis Center Well done team 4938 Falcons
Here's a robot video that I found interesting:
BionicKangaroo: energy-efficient jump kinematics based on a natural model. More photos and details: http://ift.tt/1pPUhXI Festo official page: http://ift.tt/1gVtn13
By IEEE Spectrum
The 14th KONDO BATTLE took place at GALAXCITY, Tokyo on Mar 29, 2014. Open class final, Gargoyle KID vs Chromkid. The winner was Gargoyle KID.
An update on the development of the suspension and drivetrain, also get a look at what is hopefully the final version of the rear axle.
By Michael Curry