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Video Friday: Drone in a Cage

Video Friday is your weekly number of superior robotics movies, collected by your mates at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We additionally submit a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics occasions for the following few months. Please ship us your occasions for inclusion.

ICRA 2022: 23 Could–27 Could 2022, PHILADELPHIA
IEEE ARSO 2022: 28 Could–30 Could 2022, LONG BEACH, CALIF.
RSS 2022: 21 June–1 July 2022, NEW YORK CITY
ERF 2022: 28 June–30 June 2022, ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
RoboCup 2022: 11 July–17 July 2022, BANGKOK
IEEE CASE 2022: 20 August–24 August 2022, MEXICO CITY
CLAWAR 2022: 12 September–14 September 2022, AZORES, PORTUGAL

Take pleasure in as we speak’s movies!


After 4 years of growth, Flyability has introduced the Elios 3, which you’re greater than welcome to smash into something you want.

“The Elios 3 is the only largest mission that Flyability has ever undertaken,” mentioned Adrien Briod, CTO of Flyability. “For those who consider the Elios 2 as your basic flip telephone, solely designed to make telephone calls, the Elios 3 is the smartphone. It’s made to be custom-made for the particular calls for of every person, letting you connect the payload you want so you should utilize the software as you want, and permitting it to develop and enhance over time with new payloads or software program options.”

[ Flyability ]

We get that Digit is nice at strolling beneath issues, but when Agility needs to make the robotic extra relatable, it ought to program Digit to bump its head like 5 % of the time. All of us do it.

[ Agility ]

Skybrush is a drone-show administration platform that’s now open supply, and if drone reveals aren’t your factor, it’s additionally good for coordinating a number of drones in some other means you need. Or you may make drone reveals your factor!

We share Skybrush as a result of we’re happy with it, and since we envision a rising neighborhood round it, consisting of enthusiastic and motivated consultants and customers all all over the world who can be part of our mission to create one thing nice for the longer term. The drone business is evolving at mild velocity, our staff alone is just too small but to maintain tempo with it. However we now have a core that’s rock stable and we all know for positive that nice issues will be constructed on high of it.

[ Skybrush ]

This occurred again within the fall of 2021, nevertheless it’s nonetheless cool seeing the total video of a Gremlin launch, flight, and seize sequence.

[ Dynetics ]

NASA’s InSight lander touched down within the Elysium Planitia area of Mars in November of 2018. Throughout its time on the Purple Planet, InSight has achieved all its major science objectives and continues to hunt for quakes on Mars.

[ Insight ]

This kite-powered drone is blowing my thoughts.

[ Kite Propulsion ]

A pleasant reminder that Tertill is anxious to bloodbath the weeds in your backyard.

[ Tertill ]

I’m not a fan of this ElliQ business.

[ ElliQ ]

We’re excited to announce that the 2022 version of the Swiss Drone Days will happen on 11–12 June in Dubendorf/Zurich. The occasion will function dwell demos together with autonomous drone racing…in one of many largest drone flying arenas on the earth, spectacular drone races by the Swiss drone league, displays of distinguished audio system, [and] an exhibition and commerce truthful.

[ Drone Days ]

Take pleasure in 8 minutes of fast-paced, extraordinarily dramatic, completely mind-blowing robotic soccer highlights.

[ RoboCup ]

This week’s GRASP on Robotics seminar is from Katherine Kuchenbecker on the Max Planck Institute for Clever Methods, on haptics and bodily human-robot interplay.

“A haptic interface is a mechatronic system that modulates the bodily interplay between a human and their tangible environment. Such programs sometimes take the type of grounded kinesthetic units, ungrounded wearable units, or floor units, and so they allow the person to behave on and really feel a distant or digital atmosphere. I’ll elucidate key approaches to creating efficient haptic interfaces by showcasing a number of programs my staff created and evaluated over time.”

[ UPenn ]

This Lockheed Martin Robotics Seminar is from Xuesu Xiao from The On a regular basis Robotic Undertaking at X, on Deployable Robots that Be taught.

“Whereas many robots are at the moment deployable in factories, warehouses, and houses, their autonomous deployment requires both the deployment environments to be extremely managed, or the deployment to solely entail executing one single preprogrammed process. These deployable robots don’t study to handle modifications and to enhance efficiency. For uncontrolled environments and for novel duties, present robots should search assist from extremely expert robotic operators for teleoperated (not autonomous) deployment. On this speak, I’ll current three approaches to eradicating these limitations by studying to allow autonomous deployment within the context of cellular robotic navigation, a typical core functionality for deployable robots. Constructing on strong autonomous navigation, I’ll talk about my imaginative and prescient towards a hardened, dependable, and resilient robotic fleet which can be task-efficient and regularly learns from one another and from people.”

[ UMD ]

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