RnD_Eska, a humanoid robot from Korea, completes in the autonomous weight lifting event at RoboGames 2013.
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Looney the Robot, a NAO humanoid robot developed by Aldebaran Robotics, demonstrates the autonomous weight lifting competition at RoboGames 2013.
Thousands of students powered up for the ultimate robot showdown at the 2013 VEX Robotics Competition World Championship, presented by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation. More than 10,000 students from 20 countries will competed for the winning title at the annual VEX Robotics Competition World Championship. More than just an exercise in programming and driving robots, this competition helps kids turn robotics into an engaging hands-on sport that is riveting to watch. Through robotics, these students are being shaped into tomorrow's visionaries who will create the next big improvements in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Find out more about the VEX program at http://www.robotevents.com.
Snake robots from the Carnegie Mellon University Biorobotics Lab are demonstrated exploring a pancaked building and demonstrating deployment from a rescue canine. Footage from TEEX Disaster City. http://www.biorobotics.org http://www.teex.org/teex.cfm?pageid=ESTIprog&area=ESTI&templateid=1944
A lightweight (60lb) fight from RoboGames 2013.
The folks at 3Doodler, the innovative 3D plastic pen that provides you with tremendous artistic freedom, published a helpful comparision infographic covering the strengths and weaknesses of ABS and PLA plastic filaments used for 3D printing.
Although many of their observations only apply to creating objects and art with the 3Doodler pen, it is quite useful in understanding how the two plastics perform, and why you might want to select one over the other.
In my particular case, I'm opting for PLA, primarily because that's all I use in my Tantillus printer, so I have a wide selection of colors already on hand.
Related links: ABS vs PLA: Head to Head - The 3Doodler
Just rapped up my absolute favorite US robot competition (RoboGames), walked back to the hotel, and logged on to find that my absolute favorite Japanese robot competition - Wonderful Robot Carnival - has scheduled the 10th event for Sunday, July 14th, from 12:00-18:30 in the Akihabara area.
The Wonderful Robot Carnival features a whole series of different challenges, everything from a 2 meter dash, bottle traction (pulling a storage box full of water bottles, dice shoot, ROBO-ONE style battles, and much more.
One of the most interesting aspects of the competition is that all robots compete in all the challenges, whether they are good at it or not. The over all champion and top positions are determined by the highest overall point score, which evens out things quite a bit.
Related links: Wonderful Robot Carnival (Japanese)
RoboGames and Combots are always exciting, but the intensity goes up several levels of magnitude whenever the RioBotz team competes and even more when they win. This afternoon they scored a quick, precise, and very calculated knock out shortly after the opening bell.
HERB, the Home Exploring Robot Butler created by Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, is the star of the latest video in Oreo's ongoing "Cookie vs. Creme" campaign: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBgfpl0lcIo Go behind the scenes with HERB and his creators, associate professor Siddhartha Srinivasa, Ph.D. student Jennifer King and project scientist Pras Velagapudi, to see how this robot star is born. HERB serves as the research platform of the Personal Robotics Lab and is a testbed for algorithms, software and other technology that will enable robots to perform challenging manipulation tasks in places where people live and work.