PSVR Review by Maitland Eaves, Project: Acheron

The PSVR headset released October 2016 and first sold for $399 USD and $549 AUD and in the current market sits at around the $450 AUD for a starter pack bundle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoVc8f2uoRU Since the PSVR release, the reception has been quite positive as it is one of the cheapest and high-end setups for a VR …

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Robotics: Jules

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysU56JzBjTY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elVdiboCa80 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRR33WDFi_k Jules is an amazingly life like robot, something of a “complete package” with a combination of interesting features. By integrating natural language processing with ASR, TTS, computer vision, artistry, and narrative, you can have a natural, interactive conversation with Jules. The software allowing Jules such advanced capacity for interaction was developed in …

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Robotics: Albert Einstein HUBO

https://youtu.be/vx35zMyFJ94 Albert Einstein HUBO debuted in November 2005 at the APEC Summit in Seoul, Korea. The culmination of a collaboration between Hanson Robotics and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, the robot is the world’s first android head mounted on a life-size walking robotic frame.  In 2009, Dr. Hanson gave a TED Talk …

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Robotics: BINA 48

https://youtu.be/11lluRAknvw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfcyq7uGbZg BINA48, short for Breakthrough Intelligence via Neural Architecture, is a humanoid robot, consisting of a bust-like head and shoulders mounted on a frame, developed by Hanson Robots and released in 2010. BINA48 was modeled after Bina Aspen through more than one hundred hours in compiling all of her memories, feelings, and beliefs. BINA48 engages …

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Robotics: Alice

https://youtu.be/G0NLHVJoI_E   ALICE ALICE serves as a cognitive research robot at the famous MIRA-lab in the University of Geneva. Hanson Robotics, the founding member of The INDIGO consortium won over $6M Euro in EU funding, and its collaborative research resulting in ground-breaking robots and open-source software, and numerous publications. Additionally the Aleph robot served the …

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Robotics: Spot Mini

https://youtu.be/kgaO45SyaO4 https://youtu.be/tf7IEVTDjng   Spot Mini The SpotMini has the same mobility of its larger counterpart, Spot, but has a 5 degree-of-freedom arm and upgraded perception sensors, adding the ability to pick up and handle objects. This upgrade includes stereo cameras, depth cameras, an IMU, and position/force sensors in the limbs, helping with navigation and mobile manipulation. Because of how …

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Technology: Brain Interface

Brain-computer interface technology is a direct pathway for communication between the human brain and an external device.[1] BCI allows for bidirectional information flow unlike neuromodulation, which is the alteration of nerve activity through targeted delivery of a stimulus.[2] BCIs are often directed at researching, mapping, assisting, augmenting, or repairing human cognitive or sensory-motor functions. A brain–computer interface (BCI) …

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Robotics: Double 2

https://youtu.be/oI5fryQMGss Specifications Lateral Stability Control Lateral Stability Control is a shock absorption mechanism built in the base to maintain lateral stability while traversing common obstacles in an office or classroom setting, such as cords, bumps, or a change in threshold. Power Drive Power Drive enables the robot to go up to 80% faster than normal driving speed, when the …

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Robotics: Spot

https://youtu.be/M8YjvHYbZ9w   Spot is a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation.  It has been the breeding ground for a new approach to dynamic robot control that brings true autonomy within reach. Spot is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated.  It senses its rough-terrain environment using LIDAR and stereo vision in conjunction with a suite of on-board sensors to …

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Robotics: Atlas Air

https://youtu.be/vjSohj-Iclc   https://youtu.be/fRj34o4hN4I   https://youtu.be/rVlhMGQgDkY   Atlas is the latest in a line of advanced humanoid robots we are developing.  Atlas' control system coordinates motions of the arms, torso and legs to achieve whole-body mobile manipulation, greatly expanding its reach and workspace.  Atlas' ability to balance while performing tasks allows it to work in a large volume while occupying only …

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