Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Image: SpaceX via YouTube KA-BOOOM!
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!):
Singularities of Mechanisms and Robotic Manipulators September 18-22, 2017 Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
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
ICUAS 2017 October 22-29, 2017 Miami, Fla., USA
Let us know if you have suggestions for next week, and enjoy todays videos.
If you havent seen this blooper reel of rocket mishaps from SpaceX, its spectacular:
I love this because its a reminder that robotics (and space robotics especially) is very very hard, and part of the normal process of discovery and learning is trying things and having them go wrong. What should be a normal part of that process is also sharing the failures on video to help the rest of us feel better about our own projects, so especially if youre doing research, make sure and keep a copy of all of those outtakes, and send them to us!
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We wrote about Fable when we first saw it at IROS 2014 in Chicago, and a few years later, theyve shipped hundreds of robots to...