For those of you who could not attend ICRA 2012, here is a video compilation of all the awesome robots that were present including, DARPA, ARM, NASA's Robonaut2, Willow Garage PR2, ReconRobotics Scout and Intuitive DaVinci. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6MZV88AvXo#! Via IEEE Spectrum.
When we think about cloud robotics, we understand it consist of off-loading the computationally intensive tasks from a robot to a more powerful external resource that will process the data and send an answer or instructions on what to do back to the robot. We usually envision this computational o
PR2 from Willow Garage is now able to help people with disabilities to perform everyday tasks such as manipulating objects shaving and more. The video below illustrates the scope and the results of the Robots for Humanity project that Willow Garage, the Healthcare Robotics Lab at Georgia Tech,
Thomas Nierhoff, a masters student at the Technische Universität München (TUM) programmed a humanoid robot to play pool. Of course we have seen PR2 play pool in the past but this robot does not need any special accessories to hold the pool cue. As shown in the video below, the robot can be very ac
Another important announcement for the field of robotics was made at Google IO 2011 that complements the announcement for the Android Open Accessory Kit. As shown in the video below about Cloud Robotics (this presentation is very interesting and explores somewhat involved robot programming), the