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Deep Trekker 340-Innovation to Pipe Inspection Robot

Deep Trekker 340-Innovation to Pipe Inspection Robot

Introducing the world’s only truly portable, battery-operated pipe crawler system. That’s right, everything you need comes in only two carrying cases, no more dedicated trucks or complicated systems; you can deploy from anywhere in under 5 minutes.

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Not only does the DT340 pipe crawler include internal batteries, it also comes with a lightweight handheld control console, a strong but thin tether, a pivoting tether connection, wheel and track options, and plug-and-play integrations – all designed to make your pipe inspections easier.

We’ve taken what we’ve learned in the underwater submersibles world and applied it to the pipe inspection industry. The new DT340 Pipe Crawler is depth rated to 50 m (164 ft), requires no topside power, and is affordable for small municipalities and service companies. The DT340 Pipe Crawler is perfect for water pipe and sewer pipe inspections

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Method -manned bipedal robot designed by Vitaly Bulgarov

Method -manned bipedal robot designed by Vitaly Bulgarov

 

Method -manned bipedal robot designed by Vitaly Bulgarov

A South Korean robot is getting attention for both its form and function. The Method 2 robot bears a striking resemblance to robots from the silver screen, but could soon see action in the DMZ between South and North Korea.

“Everything we have been learning so far on this robot can be applied to solve real-world problems,” said designer Vitaly Bulgarov on his Facebook page.

He has previously worked on film series such as Transformers, Robocop and Terminator.

The Method 2’s creators, at Hankook Mirae Technology, claim that the “robot is the world’s first manned bipedal robot and is built to work in extreme hazardous areas where humans cannot go .” That’s according to Mirae company chairman Yang Jin-Ho, who also noted that the robot was in “baby steps” and needed a couple years before it would be allowed to “move freely.”

Building the giant robot was a challenge for the engineers – most of them in their mid and late 30s – as its unprecedented scale meant they had nothing to refer to, said one who declined to be named.

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Atlas is a bipedal humanoid robot by the American robotics

Atlas is a bipedal humanoid robot by the American robotics

Atlas is a bipedal humanoid robot by the American robotics

Atlas is a bipedal humanoid robot primarily developed by the American robotics company Boston Dynamics, with funding and oversight from the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The 1.8-meter (6 ft) robot is designed for a variety of search and rescue tasks, and was unveiled to the public on July 11, 2013.

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The design and production of Atlas was overseen by the DARPA, an agency of the United States Department of Defense, in cooperation with Boston Dynamics. One of the robot’s hands was developed by Sandia National Laboratories, while the other was developed by iRobot. In 2013, DARPA program manager Gill Pratt compared the prototype version of Atlas to a small child, saying that “a 1-year-old child can barely walk, a 1-year-old child falls down a lot … this is where we are right now.”

In 2014, Atlas robots programmed by six different teams competed in the DARPA Robotics Challenge to test the robot’s ability to perform various tasks, including getting in and out of a vehicle and driving it, opening a door, and using a power tool. A variety of other robots also competed. The contest was inspired by the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, and carries a USD 2 million prize for the winning team.

Boston Dynamics development robot

In the 2015 DARPA robotics finals Atlas from IHMC Robotics (named Running Man) came second behind the Korean team Kaist and their robot DRC-Hubo by a margin of six minutes, completing the entire course in a time of 50:26

On November 16, 2017, Boston Dynamics released an update video of the Atlas robot to Youtube. In this video Atlas was shown jumping on boxes, turning 180 degrees while jumping and performing a backflip.

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iCub is a 1 metre high open source robotics humanoid robot testbed

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iCub is a 1 metre high open source robotics humanoid robot testbed

iCub is a 1 metre high open source robotics humanoid robot testbed for research into human cognition and artificial intelligence.

 

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It was designed by the RobotCub Consortium of several European universities and built by Italian Institute of Technology, and is now supported by other projects such as ITALK.[1] The robot is open-source, with the hardware design, software and documentation all released under the GPL license. The name is a partial acronym, cub standing for Cognitive Universal Body. Initial funding for the project was €8.5 million from Unit E5 – Cognitive Systems and Robotics – of the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme, and this ran for 65 months from 1st September 2004 until 31st January 2010.

Lorenzo Natale – We took the picture – Wikipedia.

The motivation behind the strongly humanoid design is the embodied cognition hypothesis, that human-like manipulation plays a vital role in the development of human cognition. A baby learns many cognitive skills by interacting with its environment and other humans using its limbs and senses, and consequently its internal model of the world is largely determined by the form of the human body. The robot was designed to test this hypothesis by allowing cognitive learning scenarios to be acted out by an accurate reproduction of the perceptual system and articulation of a small child so that it could interact with the world in the same way that such a child does.

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Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility – Asimo created by Honda

Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility – Asimo created by Honda

ASIMO (whose name comes from English initials or words Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) is a humanoid robot created by Honda in 2000. It is currently displayed in Miraikan museum in the Japanese capital city of Tokyo.

Honda began developing humanoid robots in the 1980s, including several prototypes that preceded ASIMO. It was the company’s goal to create a walking robot. E0 was the first bipedal (two-legged) model produced as part of the Honda E series, which was an early experimental line of self-regulating, humanoid walking robot with wireless movements created between 1986 and 1993. This was followed by the Honda P series of robots produced from 1993 through 1997. The research made on the E- and P-series led to the creation of ASIMO. Development began at Honda’s Wako Fundamental Technical Research Center in Japan in 1999 and ASIMO was unveiled in October 2000.

ASIMO stands 130 cm (4 ft 3 in) tall and weighs 54 kg (119 lb). Research conducted by Honda found that the ideal height for a mobility assistant robot was between 120 cm and the height of an average adult, which is conducive to operating door knobs and light switches. ASIMO is powered by a rechargeable 51.8 V lithium-ion battery with an operating time of one hour. Switching from a nickel metal hydride in 2004 increased the amount of time ASIMO can operate before recharging. ASIMO has a three-dimensional computer processor that was created by Honda and consists of a three stacked die, a processor, a signal converter and memory. The computer that controls ASIMO’s movement is housed in the robot’s waist area and can be controlled by a PC, wireless controller, or voice commands.

ASIMO has the ability to recognize moving objects, postures, gestures, its surrounding environment, sounds and faces, which enables it to interact with humans. The robot can detect the movements of multiple objects by using visual information captured by two camera “eyes” in its head and also determine distance and direction. This feature allows ASIMO to follow or face a person when approached.

There are sensors that assist in autonomous navigation. The two cameras inside the head are used as a visual sensor to detect obstacles. The lower portion of the torso has ground sensor which comprises one laser sensor and one infrared sensor. The laser sensor is used to detect ground surface. The infrared sensor with automatic shutter adjustment based on brightness is used to detect pairs of floor markings to confirm the navigable paths of the planned map. The pre-loaded map and the detection of floor markings help the robot to precisely identify its present location and continuously adjusting its position. There are front and rear ultrasonic sensors to sense the obstacles. The front sensor is located at the lower portion of the torso together with the ground sensor. The rear sensor is located at the bottom of the backpack.

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Sophia is a social humanoid robot

Sophia is a social humanoid robot

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Sophia is a social humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics. Sophia was activated on April 19, 2015 and made her first public appearance at South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in mid-March 2016 in Austin, Texas, United States. She is able to display more than 62 facial expressions.

Sophia has been covered by media around the globe and has participated in many high-profile interviews. While interviewers around the world have been impressed by the sophistication of many of Sophia’s responses to their questions, the bulk of Sophia’s meaningful statements are believed by experts to be somewhat scripted.

Sophia Visit UN

In October 2017, the robot became a Saudi Arabian citizen, the first robot to receive citizenship of any country. In November 2017, Sophia was named the United Nations Development Programmer’s first ever Innovation Champion, and the first non-human to be given any United Nations title.

On October 11, 2017, Sophia was introduced to the United Nations with a brief conversation with the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed. On October 25, at the Future Investment Summit in Riyadh, the robot was granted Saudi Arabian citizenship, becoming the first robot ever to have a nationality.

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