DeeperSense greatly enhances the environment perception capabilities of service robots, allowing them to improve their performance and reliability, add additional features, and open up new robotics applications.
Fremont, CA: Robots have existed for many years. They come in all shapes and sizes. Robotic technologies continue to bring robots closer to human lives and integrate them into all aspects of life and work. The automation of several activities that humans previously performed is what robotic inventions are all about. Robotics technology has progressed from research laboratories to new areas of use. Robots assist humans in any form of business, from self-driving cars to automating complex tasks and lifting heavy machinery. Here are five top robotic innovations:
DeeperSense greatly enhances the environment perception capabilities of service robots, allowing them to enhance their performance and reliability, add additional features, and open up new robotics applications. DeeperSense takes a novel approach to combining the capabilities of non-visual and visual sensors to improve their collective capacity of environment perception beyond the capabilities of the individual sensors, using Artificial Intelligence and data-driven Machine Learning / DeepLearning.
Picoh is a programmable robot with an expressive little robot head that can become as smart as you make it. The robot has an expressive face that uses Pixel IntoFace technology to represent various emotions, a color-changing foundation, and a touch-sensitive nose, rendering it lively and animated. Picoh will receive real-time feedback from users, allowing the device to be personalized with a few code changes.
Inflatable 3D-Printed Robots
NASA interns Chuck Sullivan and Jack Fitzpatrick are working on inflatable 3D-printed robots to explore Mars. These soft robots are made of supple rubber that is designed in part using a 3D printing mold. The robots' soft bodies allow them to move and bend without causing damage to their internal mechanics. The soft robots' versatile bodies also enable them to navigate rough terrain, increase their range of motion, and shrink in size to match their surroundings.
Luka is a kid-friendly reading robot. About 20,000 English picture books and over 70,000 Chinese titles are recognized and read by the robot. New books are added to the cloud library every day to make it more suitable for children. Luka motivates and encourages children to read freely whenever and wherever they want. Luka was created by LingTech and has a friendly owl-inspired design that will appeal to children daily.
Saul is a germ-zapping robot that uses technology to eradicate viruses, including the Ebola virus. The Air Force used the robot to destroy the virus in rooms where aid workers are quarantined. Xenex created Saul, which uses strong bursts of highly energetic ultraviolet rays to remove Ebola traces. It breaks down and weakens the virus's cell walls.