Open Robotics Launches the Open Source Robotics Alliance
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by Open Source Robotics Foundation
3w ago
The Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) is pleased to announce the creation of the Open Source Robotics Alliance (OSRA), a new initiative to strengthen the governance of our open-source robotics software projects and ensure the health of the Robot Operating System (ROS) Suite community for many years to come. The OSRA will use a mixed membership and meritocratic model, following other successful foundations for open-source projects, including The Linux Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation. The OSRA is extending an open invitation to all community stakeholders to participate in the technic ..read more
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Robot Talk Episode 77 – Patricia Shaw
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by Robot Talk
3w ago
Claire chatted to Patricia Shaw from Aberystwyth University all about home assistance robots, and robot learning and development. Patricia Shaw is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and Robotics at Aberystwyth University. Her current research interests include technology for assistive living and she is currently leading on establishing a new Smart Home Lab at the university. This new lab will be used to research, develop and test a wide range of sensing technology for monitoring activities in the home as well as robots ranging from companions to assistants around the home. She strongly su ..read more
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Robot Talk Episode 64 – Rav Chunilal
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by Robot Talk
3M ago
Claire chatted to Rav Chunilal from Sellafield all about robotics and AI for nuclear decommissioning. Rav Chunilal is the Head of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence at Sellafield Ltd, the UK’s largest nuclear site. He is responsible for developing and deploying Robotics and AI technologies to decommission the site safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively. Under Rav’s leadership, Sellafield Ltd and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Group has established itself as a leader in the use of Robotics and AI for nuclear decommissioning. The company has developed and deployed a wide range of ..read more
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AI holidays 2023
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by AIhub
3M ago
Thanks to those that sent and suggested AI and robotics-themed holiday videos, images, and stories. Here’s a sample to get you into the spirit this season. Josh Miller used ChatGPT to create the 12 days of Christmas. Prompt: “I want to make 12 images in an early 1980s era to depict the twelve days of Christmas”. See the pictures in higher definition here. “Santa’s Secret: Robots Saved Christmas! | CPS XMAS video 2023” from Chair of Cyber-Physical Systems. “AI rewriting classic Christmas stories” from GingerPale. Using PaLM2 to generate haikus. Prompt: “Write me a haiku about an alternative ..read more
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Faced with dwindling bee colonies, scientists are arming queens with robots and smart hives
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by The Conversation
3M ago
By Farshad Arvin, Martin Stefanec, and Tomas Krajnik Be it the news or the dwindling number of creatures hitting your windscreens, it will not have evaded you that the insect world in bad shape. In the last three decades, the global biomass of flying insects has shrunk by 75%. Among the trend’s most notables victims is the world’s most important pollinator, the honeybee. In the United States, 48% of honeybee colonies died in 2023 alone, making it the second deadliest year on record. This significant loss is due in part to colony collapse disorder (CCD), the sudden disappearance of bees. In con ..read more
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Robot Talk Episode 63 – Ayse Kucukyilmaz
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by Robot Talk
3M ago
Claire chatted to Ayse Kucukyilmaz from the University of Nottingham about collaboration, conflict and failure in human-robot interactions. Ayse Kucukyilmaz is Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham and a founding member of the CHART research group. Her research focus is human-centered robotics, where she specialises in haptic shared and traded control for physical human-robot interaction. Her group primarily works on adjustable autonomy paradigms to enable dynamic switching behaviours between different levels of robotic autonomy (e.g. full huma ..read more
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Interview with Dautzenberg Roman: #IROS2023 Best Paper Award on Mobile Manipulation sponsored by OMRON Sinic X Corp.
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by Daniel Carrillo-Zapata
5M ago
Congratulations to Dautzenberg Roman and his team of researchers, who won the IROS 2023 Best Paper Award on Mobile Manipulation sponsored by OMRON Sinic X Corp. for their paper “A perching and tilting aerial robot for precise and versatile power tool work on vertical walls“. Below, the authors tell us more about their work, the methodology, and what they are planning next. What is the topic of the research in your paper? Our paper shows a an aerial robot (think “drone”) which can exert large forces in the horizontal direction, i.e. onto walls. This is a difficult task, as UAVs usually rely on ..read more
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Robot Talk Episode 62 – Jorvon Moss
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by Robot Talk
5M ago
Claire chatted to Jorvon (Odd-Jayy) Moss from Digikey about making robots at home, and robot design and aesthetics. Commonly known as Odd-Jayy, Jorvon Moss is an accomplished Maker best known for his Robotic Oddities. Jayy’s art background, BFA in Illustration, and self-taught electronics skills have combined to help launch his career and promote the wonderful world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). This achievement, and the many viral videos under his belt, gained him recognition from major forces in the industry; including Digi-Key Electronics, Tested Inc. with Adam S ..read more
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California is the robotics capital of the world
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by Silicon Valley Robotics
5M ago
I came to the Silicon Valley region in 2010 because I knew it was the robotics center of the world, but it certainly doesn’t get anywhere near the media attention that some other robotics regions do. In California, robotics technology is a small fish in a much bigger technology pond, and that tends to conceal how important Californian companies are to the robotics revolution. This conservative dataset from Pitchbook [Vertical: Robotics and Drones] provides data for 7166 robotics and drones companies, although a more customized search would provide closer to 10,000 robotics companie ..read more
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The 5 levels of Sustainable Robotics
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by Andra Keay
5M ago
If you look at the UN Sustainable Development Goals, it’s clear that robots have a huge role to play in advancing the SDGs. However the field of Sustainable Robotics is more than just the application area. For every application that robotics can improve in sustainability, you have to also address the question – what are the additional costs or benefits all the way along the supply chain. What are the ‘externalities’, or additional costs/benefits, of using robots to solve the problem. Does the use of robotics bring a decrease or an increase to: power costs production costs labor costs supply ..read more
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