The researchers from Virginia Tech College of Engineering unveiled an autonomous robot jellyfish. The huge jellyfish has 170 pounds weight and 5 foot 7 inches length. The prototype robot, named by Cyro, is the larger model of a jellyfish robot, which unveiled in 2012. The earlier robot, has the size of man’s hand. These two robots belong to the same project, which fund is approximately $5 million. The purpose is to place the self-powering autonomous robots for surveilling the environment of aquatic life. The jellyfish autonomous robot is attractive candidate, because of its ability to consume little energy than other marine species. Also, the robot inhabits every oceanic area of the world and capable to stay in any range of temperatures in fresh and salt waters. The most species were found in coastal water, but some species were found in depths 7000 meters below sea level.
As you know, the Mars rover named Spirit died four years ago in the Red planet. Its aluminum wheels sank in a sandy trap. Spirit landed on Mars in January 2004. Its last signal was six years later. The first sign that the Mars could have been a violent place was created by the Spirit. For future the robotic legs of this rover gives the physicist the new idea for creating the new Martian rovers. The physicist from UC Berkeley research lab Chen Li, combined a robot, which has six legs and can run in a bed of sand faster than any Martian spacecraft. The robot named by SandBot may help the experts of robots, to create more “terradynamic” robots, which can more closely mimic the way today’s animals move on the ground.
Robotic Challenge is the latest entrant of DARPA CHALLENGE $2m program. This is four-limbed robot, which has strength as human, and can climb ladders or use tools. The CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform (CHIMP) uses tracks on the limbs. These tracks help the triple-fingered manipulators to climb the ladders, turn a wheel or remove debris. The robotics engineers, which built the CHIMP think, that in pinch the robot can do anything.The robot is controlling by the people, and provides self protection behavior. This allows the CHIMP to be associated with a robot of fully autonomous.For $2m prize of DARPA CHALLENGE, the participants have to operate the robot without a power, enter and clear a rubble-strewn area, climb ladders, operate valves and use tools.
The robots will have its own information database Repyuta, which is database like Google and Wikipedia. Now the robots can access “Brain” in the cloud. The part of the European RoboEarth Project a “World Wide Web for robots” has a goal to standardizing the robots to feel the world. By this program the robots can download information from internet for performing the tasks. Repyuta will serve to the central database of robots information uploaded from other robots. The advantage of this program is that on the boar a robot will not pack a lot of computing power. This will happen by using “the cloud”. The database system will make robots not expensive, as the robots don’t need to process all their power. The creators of Repyuta’s said that if the wireless information will have more speed, the robotic thinking can be more offloaded to the web. The Repyuta will be more efficiently especially in such Repyuta, which has not a pilots, for example for self-driving cars or drones.
The Mars rover Curiosity of NASA, switched off, to wait out a Mars-bound solar blast. The mars rover will be put on standby after the Tuesday, when the SUN unleashed a flare in the direction of Red Planet. The team of rover views the shutdown of Curiosity, for withstanding of solar outbursts. The move can delay the return of mars rover to the operation, which is anticipated in this weekend. The robot perfectly operated in the Red Planet until Feb. 27, when it didn’t send the recorded data to the Earth.
The Boston Dynamics engineering company with funding of Defense Department’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, created a robotic dog named BigDog. These robot dogs can help researchers by learning new tricks. BigDog robot can climb, run, slop about 35 degrees, walk through water, snow and rubble. BigDog can run approximately 12,8 miles without stop and refueling. BigDog robot also can carry 340 -lb cargo.
In DARPA Quadruped robot new version embedded tracking device so he learned how to automatically follow a commands. Thus, the device no longer requires control directly. New version of DARPA Quadruped is much quieter than its previous version. The robot can move around on the road, carrying with over 180 kg of cargo. However, without recharging it can go up to 32 miles. Assuming that the DARPA Quadruped robot will be used primarily for military purposes. He will be able to carry military supplies and equipment.This will increase the mobility of military units.
A Japanese company called Suidobashi Heavy Industries recently revealed its 13-foot mech robot named Kuratas. Kuratas is the brainchild of artist Kogoro Kurata and robotics researcher Wataru Yoshizaki. Kuratas can be controlled in three ways – either through a controller, a master slave, or an iPhone. The robot runs on an operating system called V-Sido and it is outfitted with a launcher and a twin Gatling gun.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have duplicated the control functions that allow birds to successfully perform a soft landing-in this case, perching on a human hand. By replicating the features that enable birds to make a soft landing, including the flapping wings that help them change direction, the researchers could develop the first micro aerial vehicle (MAV) capable of swooping down to perch on a human hand.