Video Friday: Welcome to 2022

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robot videos collected from your friends at IEEE spectrum Robotics. We will also be releasing a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; Here’s what we have so far (send us your events!):

ICRA 2022: 23-27 May 2022, Philadelphia
ERF 2022: 28th – 30th June 2022, Rotterdam, Germany

Let us know if you have any suggestions for next week and enjoy today’s videos.

Happy Holidays from Voliro!

[ Voliro ]

Thank you Daniel!

The Autonomous Systems Lab wishes you a Merry Christmas!

[ ASL ]

Sber Robotics Lab wishes you a Happy New Year!

[ Sberbank Robotics Laboratory ]

Thank you Alexey and Mike!

Holiday greetings from KIMLAB!


Thank you Joo-hyung!

Quebec is an easy mode for winter robot videos.


Happy New Year from Berkshire Gray!

[ Berkshire Grey ]

Introducing the John Deere 8R autonomous tractor for large-scale production. To use John Deere’s autonomous tractor, a farmer simply needs to transport the machine into a field and configure it for autonomous operation. With the John Deere Operations Center Mobile, he or she can swipe from left to right to start the machine. While the machine is working, the farmer can leave the field to focus on other tasks while monitoring the machine’s status from his mobile device.

[ John Deere ]

I appreciate the idea that this robot seems to have some notion of personal space and reacts when that space is grossly violated.

[ Engineered Arts ]

The Xiaomi Robotics Lab wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

[ Xiaomi ]

Thanks, Yangwei!

We have developed advanced neural control with proactive behavioral learning and short-term memory for complex locomotion and lifelong adaptation of autonomous walking robots. The control method is inspired by a locomotion control strategy used by walking animals like cats, where they use their short-term visual memory to recognize an obstacle and take proactive steps to avoid a collision.


Thanks Poramat!

I’m not exactly sure what Exyn’s is, but I like the music.

[ Exyn ]

Curiously, Nikon appears to be entering the computer vision space with a high-speed, high-accuracy stereo system.

[ Nikon ]

Drone badminton enables people with visual impairments to play badminton again by using a drone as a ball and a racket can move a drone. This has the potential to diversify the physical activities available and improve the physical and mental health of people with visual impairments.

[ Digital Nature Group ]

The Manta Ray program aims to develop unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) that can be operated for long periods of time without the need for logistical support or maintenance by on-site humans.


A year in the life of Agility Robotics.

[ Agility Robotics ]

A new manufacturing technique developed by a team of electrical engineers and computer scientists produces high-power-density, low-voltage artificial muscles that improve the performance of flying microrobots.

[ MIT ]

What has NASA’s Perseverance rover accomplished since landing on the surface of Mars in February 2021? Jessica Samuels, Mission Manager for Surface Operations, looks back on a year of groundbreaking discoveries at Jezero Crater and recounts the rover’s achievements.

[ NASA ]

Construction is one of the largest industries in the world, employing more than 10 million workers in the US each year. Dusty Robotics believes in a future where robots and automation are standard tools used by construction workers to build buildings more efficiently, safely and cost-effectively. In this talk I will share the origin story of Dusty Robotics, our journey through the customer discovery process and our vision of how robotics will change the face of construction.

[ Dusty Robotics ]

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