An open-source perception and movement system, to be developed with NSF funding, could enable robots that partner with humans in fires and disaster areas.
$1M for open-source first-responder robots
“Robot assistants” project aims to reinvent construction industry
$2M project aims to partner humans with robots for safer jobsites.
Faster path planning for rubble-roving robots
Splitting the path into difficult and easy terrain speeds up path planning for robots that use “hands” to maintain balance on uneven ground.
Helping robots learn what they can and can’t do in new situations
What should a robot do when it cannot trust the model it was trained on?
U-Michigan, Ford open world-class robotics complex
The facility will accelerate the future of advanced and more equitable robotics and mobility.
Powering robots: biomorphic batteries could provide 72 times more energy than stand-alone cells
The researchers compare them to fat deposits in living creatures.