Google today said that it’s open-sourced Cartographer, a library for mapping movement in space in both 2D and 3D. the technology works with the open-source Robot Operating System (ROS), which makes the software easier to deploy in software systems for robots, self-driving cars, and drones. Cartographer is an implementation of the simultaneous localization and mapping, […]
https://youtu.be/0XdC1HUp-rU Here's a da Vinci Surgical System robot performing a delicate operation on a grape.
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In this episode, Andrew Vaziri interviews Magnus Egerstedt, Professor at Georiga Tech, about privacy and security concerns in multi agent systems, as well as research into interfaces designed to enable a single operator to control large swarms of robots. Continue reading ?
Following final approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Ninox Robotics is one of the companies who will begin commercial operations this month, deploying unmanned aerial systems for customised services to government, NGOsShow More Summary
The first demonstration operation by the Da Vinci robot system to be performed in Moscow on Monday will be broadcast live. It will give Russia a chance to become a world leader in the field of robotic surgery, Russia’s chief urologist Dmitry Pushkar told RIA Novosti.
Americas C-26 aircraft operated by the United States Navel Test Pilots School (USNTPS) are to be equipped with Leonardo Airborne & Space Systems Vixen 500E active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. The Vixen radar will be installed alongside an enhanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance adaptation by M7 Aerospace, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems of America […]
It’s another victory for the machines: a robotic surgical system outperformed humans and robot-assisted human operators in a soft-tissue procedure, bringing us that much closer to automated medical care (and the robocalypse). Read M...
May 2016 will be yet another month of fairly routine operations across the solar system -- if you can ever use the word "routine" to describe autonomous robots exploring other planets. ExoMars' cruise to Mars has started smoothly, and Juno is only two months away from Jupiter orbit insertion. Earthlings will witness a Mercury transit of the Sun on May 9.
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The Robot Operating System (ROS) is typically associated with big robots but [Grassjelly] decided to prove differently by creating Linorobot. This small, differential drive robot is similar in appearance to many small Arduino based robots...Show More Summary
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Droid: It’s not just a robot from a galaxy far, far away. It’s also a pretty great option for anyone who wants a mobile device unshackled by the closed operating systems of certain other smartphone manufacturers. Read more...
A new system, developed by researchers at MIT, could provide a more streamlined way for robots to communicate with humans in difficult situations, including during emergency response operations. The new model cuts down the necessaryShow More Summary
The Turing Phone promises to be the sturdiest, most secure smartphone around, and now it boasts one more unique feature: Jolla's Sailfish operating system. The Turing Phone will not use Android as promised, Turing Robotic IndustriesShow More Summary
In this episode, Andrew Vaziri interviews Magnus Egerstedt, Professor at Georiga Tech, about privacy and security concerns in multi agent systems, as well as research into interfaces designed to enable a single operator to control large swarms of robots.
From humanoids to industrial arms to self-driving cars, robots powered by ROS are everywhere
A robotic platform that operates using a precision system of cables is the next big thing in motion simulation.