Robots By Benjamin Pacatte
Talking Humanoid Robot • The Talking Humanoid Robot was invented by ShervinEmami between December 2008 and May 2009. It performs basic human motions, including lip-syncing in English and Arabic. It uses USB driver software for the state-of-the-art Dynamixel digital servo motors and animation scripts for the highly realistic face, neck, arms and fingers, 62 total motors.
Reconfigurable 140kg Balancing Robot This Reconfigurable Balancing robot was designed by Jerry Pratt, Peter Neuhaus, Tim Hutcheson, John Rebula, ShervinEmami and Victor Ragusilaas a project funded by DARPA to test different types of robot soldiers that could replace human soldiers in combat. It is a potentially tall robot that can balance on 2 wheels while carrying a camera or gun at roughly eye-level of a human.
Nerf Sentry Gun This Nerf Sentry gun was developed as a final project for Cornell University’s CS1114 Matlab Robotics class. It was created by Jason Wright and Jeremy Blum by modifying an existing Nerf gun. A USB webcam and image acquisition toolbox scan allow the sentry gun to be set to fire at anything that moves, or identify between enemies and allies based on color badges worn on the shirt.
Robotic Cheetah • This robotic cheetah clocked in at a top speed on 28.3 mph, faster than world’s fastest human, Usain Bolt. The design is based on the way a Cheetah, the world’s fastest land animal, runs. It was created by Darpa and Boston Dynamics in 2012 for military use.
Quadrocopter Fleet At the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France, an exhibition is being hosted by Swissarchitect Gramazio & Kohler and Italian robot designer Raffaello D’Andrea. They have programmed a fleet of 50 Quadrocopters to interact, lift, Transport and assemble a tower which will be about 20 ft tall witha diameter of 11.5 ft. A 10 x 10 x10 m Airspace has been set up in which the vehicles can be tracked simultaneously at a rate of 370 fps with millimeter accuracy.
NeuroArm • The NeuroArm is an engineering research surgical robot that has the capability to perform both michrosurgery and stereotaxy. It was designed by the Canadian space engineering company MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA), along with physicians and nurses at the University of Calgary. It was designed to be image-guided and can perform procedures even inside an MRI. It can be used for remote and unmanned surgery.
Atlas – An Anthromorphic Robot Atlas is a high mobility humanoid Robot designed to negotiate outdoor Rough terrain. Atlas can walk bipedally, leaving the arms free to lift, carry and manipulate the environment. Atlas includes 28 hydraulically-actuated degrees of freedon, two hands, arms, Legs, feet and a torso. It was created by Boston Dynamics and DARPA Robotics. It was unveiled to the public on July 11, 2013.
Conclusion In conclusion, robots are already helping the world in many different ways, despite the fact they are still in their early stages. I believe that themore we learn about robots, the faster we’ll be able to invent new things because our knowledge will grow exponentially. In the future, we’ll be able to build robots that make our lives more convenient.