Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Image: ANYbotics via YouTube
Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. Well also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next two months; heres what we have so far (send us your events!):
ROSCon September 21-22, 2017 Vancouver, B.C., Canada
IEEE IROS September 24-28, 2017 Vancouver, B.C., Canada
RoboBusiness September 27-28, 2017 Santa Clara, Calif., USA
BtS Maritime Robotics October 1-8, 2017 Biograd na Moru, Croatia
Drone World Expo October 2-4, 2017 San Jose, Calif., USA
HAI 2017 October 17-20, 2017 Bielefeld, Germany
Let us know if you have suggestions for next week, and enjoy todays videos.
This video shows some impressively robust autonomous rough-terrain locomotion from ANYmal, but its mostly worth watching for the epic ANYmal back massage (!) at the end:
We present an architecture for rough-terrain locomotion with quadrupedal robots. All sensing, state estimation, mapping, control, and planning runs in real-time onboard the robot. The method is implemented on the quadrupedal robot ANYmal and we present experiments of climbing stairs, steps, and slopes and show how the robot can adapt to changing and moving environments.
By Pter Fankhauser, Marko Bjelonic, Miki Takahiro, Tanja Baumann, C. Dario Bellicoso, Christian Gehring, and Marco Hutter.
[ ANYmal ]
Some of you have been waiting a long, long, long time for this: an actual Jibo unboxing and setup video!
Jibos are shipping now for early Indiegogo backers. Im not sure how Sean got his first, but itll be interesting to see what...