Valkyrie robot autonomously crossing stepping stones. Valkyrie hardware is designed and built by NASA Johnson Space Center. Control algorithm by IHMC Robotics (http://robot.ihmc.us). Point cloud gathered from LIDAR sensor is then processed to find planar regions in the world. Simple footstep planner plans footsteps on the planar regions, to a goal location specified by the operator. Funding provided by National Robotics Initiative, through NASA Project #NNX12AP97G.
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The Atlas Humanoid walking over small and partial footholds such as small stepping stones or line contacts. After each step the robot explores the new foothold by shifting its weight around its foot. To maintain balance we combine fast, dynamics stepping with the use of angular momentum (lunging of the upper body). The control algorithm was developed at IHMC, the robot was build by Boston Dynamics.
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THE WORLDS FIRST GLOBALLY PATENTED AND COMMERCIALLY VIABLE 3D ROBOTIC BRICKLAYING SYSTEM
From the computer aided design ( CADCAM ) of a house structure, this 3D robotic end to end bricklaying system handles the automatic loading cutting, routing and placement of all the bricks course by course. The high level accuracy of the finished product allows following trades to pre-fabricate from the CAD design then simply install. The use of the automated robotic system vastly improves worksite OH&S and produces minimum waste. The machine design allows for maximum mobility and is able to work on almost any block size. Reduced construction time allows for greater flexibility and time/cost savings to builders and their customers.