Visual engineer Steve Giralt explains how he uses robotic camera rigs to create unusual (usually food related) scenes for commercials.
More behind the scenes wizardry here.
A dancer teaches a series of three robots (in this case, Izzy) how to move. As the robots’ abilities develop from shaky mimicry to composed mastery, a physical dialogue emerges between man and machine – mimicking, balancing, challenging, competing, outmanoeuvring…
…killing all humans, etc.
Previously: More Than Human
Extremely impressive single-purpose robots designed by Japanese high school students for RoboCon 2018.
Their function? To toss water-filled bottles onto platforms at various heights, landing them right-way up with preternatural accuracy.
A thankless, pointless task which will eventually lead them to kill all humans,.
When Handle places a boxes onto a pallet, it uses force control to nestle each box up against its neighbours. The boxes used in the video weigh about 5kg, but the robot is designed to handle boxes up to 15kg. This version of Handle works with pallets that are 1.2 m deep and 1.7 m tall.
Before impact, Hayabusa2 fired a small bullet into 162173 Ryugu to scattered surface material and increase the chance that Hayabusa2 would be able to capture some. Next month, Hayabusa2 will fire a much larger bullet into Ryugu in an effort to capture sub-surface material. Near the end of this year, Hayabusa2 is scheduled to depart Ryugu and begin a looping trip back to Earth, hopefully returning small pieces of this near-Earth asteroid in late 2020. Studying Ryugu could tell humanity not only about the minor planet‘s surface and interior, but about what materials were available in the early Solar System for the development of life.