2009 is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the upcoming year than to witness the enslavement of humankind. Enjoy!
The situational awareness mast (or Zippermast) from Geosystems Inc. is a telescoping linear actuator that can vertically translate a robot's sensor suite for better visibility. In this video, a Zippermast is affixed to an I-Robot Packbot.
Using a Persistence of Vision (POV) as a human-robot interface, this bot brings a sense of perspective hitherto unknown to our species.
Troody is a 16 DOF autonomously powered and controlled biped robot built to resemble a Troodon, a small carnivorous dinosaur that lived in the Cretaceous period. There is no practical need for a Troodon.
This robot sports two DLR-III lightweight arms and two DLR-II hands. This makes it a powerful research platform for bi-manual manipulation - something I think everyone can get behind.
PR 1 Robot Feeding Person. Well, the Matrix has to start somewhere. It's just a matter of time.