Parrot defined the consumer quadrotor with its excellent (and affordable)AR Drone, which was first announced at CES 2010. Since then, Parrot has been expanding its quadrotor lineup, with mini quadrotors, wheeled quadrotors, semi-aquatic quadrotors, and quadrotors with beastly cameras inside of them.
Last week, iRobot quietly launched the Roomba 960, a new addition to the flagship 900 series of robot vacuums. The 960 doesn’t offer anything new at all in terms of technology. In fact, it’s a minor downgrade from the top of the line Roomba 980 that we reviewed back in December. But we’re fine with that, because it’s US $200 cheaper.
Every year, Stanford Professor (and IEEE Fellow) Oussama Khatib presents another class of understudies to control hypothesis and sets them free on a room loaded with robot arms, including the Kuka LWR, the Kuka IIWA, the Barrett WAM, and the Kinova Jaco. The understudies in the Experimental Robotics class are accused of making the robots accomplish something, normally, something that requires PC vision and power control. Said Khatib: every robot group needed to build up “a system to attract or to play or to track, [because] the heart of apply autonomy is observation associated with activity.”
If you’re at all like me, you have paused over those lineups of different colored bins at an airport, empty coffee cup in hand, and wondered where to toss it. It’s paper—recycle? Or should the lid go in recycle and the paper in landfill? And then you look in the bins and realize that the contents are all mixed up at this point anyway so it really doesn’t matter, it’s all going to end up in trash, unfortunately.
The 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in Hamburg, Germany, had one of the greatest expo zones we’ve ever seen, stuffed loaded with a wide range of astounding robots. Notwithstanding industry exhibitors, there was a solid nearness from examination organizations, particularly from Europe, showing the one of a kind capacities of the mechanical stages that they’ve created.