Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos.
Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion.
IEEE CASE 2022: 20–24 August 2022, MEXICO CITY
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CoRL 2022: 14–18 December 2022, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Enjoy today’s videos!
This probably counts as hard mode for Ikea chair assembly.
[ Naver Lab ]
As anyone working with robotics knows, it’s mandatory to spend at least 10% of your time just mucking about with them because it’s fun, as GITAI illustrates with its new 10 meter robotic arm.
[ GITAI ]
Well this is probably the weirdest example of domain randomization in simulation for quadrupeds that I’ve ever seen.
[ RSL ]
The RoboCup 2022 was held in Bangkok, Thailand. The final match was between B-Human from Bremen (jerseys in black) and HTWK Robots from Leipzig (jerseys in blue). The video starts with one of our defending robots starting a duel with the opponent. After a short time a pass to another robot is made, which tries to score a goal, but the opponent goalie is able to catch the ball. Afterwards another attacker robot is already waiting at the center circle, to take its chance to score a goal, through all four opponent robots.
[ Team B-Human ]
The mission to return martian samples back to Earth will see a European 2.5 metre-long robotic arm pick up tubes filled with precious soil from Mars and transfer them to a rocket for an historic interplanetary delivery.
[ ESA ]
I still cannot believe that this is an approach to robotic fruit picking that actually works.
[ Tevel Aerobotics ]
This video shows the basic performance of humanoid robot “Torobo”, which is used as a research platform for JST’s Moonshot R&D program.
[ Tokyo Robotics ]
Volocopter illustrates why I always carry two violins with me everywhere. You know, just in case.
[ Volocopter ]
We address the problem of enabling quadrupedal robots to perform precise shooting skills in the real world using reinforcement learning. Developing algorithms to enable a legged robot to shoot a soccer ball to a given target is a challenging problem that combines robot motion control and planning into one task.
[ Hybrid Robotics ]
I will always love watching Cassie try very very hard to not fall over, and then fall over.
I don’t think this paper is about teaching bipeds to walk with attitude, but it should be.
[ DLG ]
Modboats are capable of collective swimming in arbitrary configurations! In this video you can see three different configurations of the Modboats swim across our test space and demonstrate their capabilities.
[ ModLab ]
How have we built our autonomous driving technology to navigate the world safely? It comes down to three easy steps: Sense, Solve, and Go. Using a combination of lidar, camera, radar, and compute, the Waymo Driver can visualize the world, calculate what others may do, and proceed smoothly and safely, day and night.
[ Waymo ]
Alan Alda discusses evolutionary robotics with Hod Lipson and Jordan Pollack on Scientific American Frontiers in 1999.
Brady Watkins gives us insight into how a big company like Softbank Robotics looks into the Robotics market.
[ Robohub ]