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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Survival Marathon – Robot Japan 7 (Video)

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For the Survival Marathon competition, the start for each robot is delayed by 5 seconds. They run (walk) around the course. If a competitor catches up with you from behind, then your are 'out'. The marathon continues until only one robot is left running.
By Robots Dreams
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Black Tiger – Robot Japan 7 (Video)

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Black Tiger is a unique 5-legged robot developed by Iketomu, who also publishes the popular bipedrobotnewsjapan.blogspot.jp news blog. Iketomu has been active in both humanoid and multilegged robot creation for over a decade and is one of the few developers that have challenged top competitions like ROBO-ONE with autonomous robots.
By Robots Dreams
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Hexapod Robot – Robot Japan 7 (Video)

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A surprisingly realistic hexapod robot demonstrated at the Robot Japan 7 event held in Tokyo, Japan.
By Robots Dreams
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ROBO-ONE 24 – Championship Match – Obelisk vs. Leghorn (Video)

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The final match for the 24th ROBO-ONE humanoid robot championship between Obelisk and Leghorn. Also included is a special surprise appearance by RoboCop.
By Robots Dreams
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Object Recognition (Video)

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Object Recognition and Vision Associative Memory demo on the EZ:1 robot. The EZ:1 robot is the robotic development platform for the forthcoming EZ:2 robot series that will be commercially available
By Toymaker2
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