In Part 1 of our interview series with Andrew Alter with Trossen Robotics (http://www.trossenrobotics.com) he explains how he initially became involved with Intel's Jimmy - 21st Century Robot Project, how the design evolved, and how 3D printing fast tracked the robot's development cycle.
Stay tuned for Part 2.
Intel wants to remove a lot of the barriers to entry in robotics so that more people can get involved, and hopefully contribute their ideas, know-how, and skills to rapidly evolving the technology. And, of course they hope that will also result in lots of new robots incorporating Intel semiconductors and other products.
One of their big initiatives is "The 21st Century Robot Project" that will make available robot kits featuring completely Open-Source humanoid robots with advanced functionality. This will allow developers to focus on their application and particular area of interest without getting hung up trying to make the robot walk.
In this initial video, Jimmy - the first 21st Century Robot humanoid to debut, demonstrates some of his skills and capabilities.
I’ll be posting additional information and videos on Jimmy’s development, specifications, the two other smaller Jimmy versions, and future plans.
Video footage courtesy of Andrew Alter (Trossen Robotics - http://www.trossenrobotics.com).
Michael Curry demonstrated the assembly of his 3D printed vehicle. The car weighs about 70 pounds and required $700 of PLA filament to print. The vast majority of the car is printed plastic with some small exceptions like the electric motor, a few metal pieces, and the Delrin ball bearings.
By Robots Dreams
"Big Hero 6" opens in UK cinemas January, 2015. With all the heart and humour audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Big Hero 6" is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action, "Big Hero 6" is directed by Don Hall ("Winnie the Pooh") and Chris Williams ("Bolt"), and produced by Roy Conli ("Tangled"). For all the latest on "Big Hero 6" : "Like" us on Facebook: http://ift.tt/Mi0Sap Follow us on Twitter: http://ift.tt/1eZTkb4
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Spidey is an open-source DIY robot. Get more information here: http://ift.tt/1ix80zh
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Ken Goldberg is the craigslist Distinguished Professor of New Media and Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) at the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds an appointment in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is an artist, writer, inventor, and researcher in the field of robotics and automation. Cloud Robotics has potential to improve robot performance in at least five ways: 1) Big Data: indexing a global library of images, maps, and object data, 2) Cloud Computing: parallel grid computing on demand for statistical analysis, learning, and motion planning, 3) Open-Source / Open-Access: humans sharing code, data, algorithms, and hardware designs, 4) Collective Robot Learning: robots sharing trajectories, job planning, and outcomes, and 5) Crowdsourcing and call centers: offline and on-demand human guidance for evaluation, learning, and error recovery.
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By Andrew Alter
http://ift.tt/1kMeVc8 Trossen Robotics is proud to announce the first robot platform to come from the 21st Century Robot Project, Jimmy the Research Humanoid. Jimmy is powered by Intel inside, which provides an extraordinary amount of CPU horsepower on a mobile walking platform. The 21st Century Robot project is the brainchild of Intel's Futurist Brian David Johnson and is the result of the collaboration of developers from USC, Olin College, and Trossen Robotics.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich introduces the Code Conference crowd to Jimmy the 3-D printing robot (Video)Here's a robot video that I found interesting:
Read more about Jimmy the 3-D printing robot here: http://t.co/PsNFSnoAOE