Tag: robotic

Inside InSight – Ghanaian Engineer Works on Robotic Arms for Mars

Inside InSight – Ghanaian Engineer Works on Robotic Arms for Mars

It’s always exciting that you’re going to work on a mission that is going to make the footnote of history. I’m Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu and I work on robotic arms for planetary exploration. This is a mock-up of the InSight lander. It’s a one-to-one scale of the actual spacecraft. InSight is going to Mars and it’s …

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Ranking all 200+ Mega Man robots | Unraveled

Ranking all 200+ Mega Man robots | Unraveled

The Mega Man robot masters were not always evil. In fact, most were mechanized workers, created specifically to make life on Earth more efficient and wonderful. AND THEN THAT MASSIVE DONGER, DR. WILY, TURNED ‘EM ON US! So Mega Man destroyed them, and the world was saved. But… just how useful were these robots? And …

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David Hanson: Robots that “show emotion”

David Hanson: Robots that “show emotion”

I’m Dr. David Hanson, and I build robots with character. And by that, I mean that I develop robots that are characters, but also robots that will eventually come to empathize with you. So we’re starting with a variety of technologies that have converged into these conversational character robots that can see faces, make eye …

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Introduction to robotic total stations

Introduction to robotic total stations

This video will give an introduction into robotic total station and MultiStations. It will give an overview of the benefits of using robotic total stations instead of manual total stations, and introduce each of the features that make it possible. The video focusses on Viva and Nova total stations and MultiStations that are powered by …

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Rough terrain? No problem for this beaver-inspired autonomous robot

Rough terrain? No problem for this beaver-inspired autonomous robot

[photo of beaver in water while progressive bluegrass music plays] A beaver doesn’t use blueprints to build its dam [photo of beaver dam] A beaver doesn’t use blueprints to build its dam [photo of beaver dam] Instead is sense flowing water and tries to stop it This autonomous robot takes a similar approach in rough …

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Breakthrough: Robotic limbs moved by the mind

Breakthrough: Robotic limbs moved by the mind

Pelley: In a decade of war, more than 1,300 americans have lost limbs on the battlefield. And that fact led the department of defense to start a crash program to help veterans and civilians by creating an artificial arm and hand that are amazingly human. But that’s not the breakthrough. We don’t use that word …

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Manually controlled direct drive robotic arm with Odrive BLDC motor controller

Manually controlled direct drive robotic arm with Odrive BLDC motor controller

Motor controller initialisation sequence. An RC transmitter to manually control the arm. Currently only two of the channels are used which makes this a 2 degree of freedom arm. Its almost as fast as I can move the sticks Estop A 24V Odrive robotics motor controller is used to drive the two BLDC motors The …

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