Your Weekly Collection of Awesome Robot Videos

Video Friday is a weekly selection of amazing robotics videos collected by your friends on IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also publish a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion.

Robotics Summit & Expo: May 10-11, 2023, BOSTON
ICRA 2023: May 29 – June 2, 2023, LONDON
Energy Drone & Robotics Summit: June 10-12, 2023, HOUSTON, TX, USA
RoboCup 2023: July 4-10, 2023, BORDEAUX, FRANCE
RSS 2023: July 10-14, 2023 DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA
IEEE RO-MAN 2023: August 28-31, 2023 BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA
CLAWAR 2023: October 2-4, 2023, FLORIANOPOLIS, BRAZIL
Humanoids 2023: December 12-14, 2023, AUSTIN, TX, USA.

Enjoy today’s videos!

From May 4 from KIMLAB!


The Star Wars universe loves robots with golden legs.

[ Botston Dynamics ]

SkyMul uses robots to tie up rebar, an essential job in construction that is extremely unpleasant (and sometimes harmful) for humans. But because it’s also pretty structured, it’s a potentially handy task for robots, whether it’s done with a drone or a quadruped.

[ SkyMul ]

Thanks Eohan!

Indoor Capture is Skydio’s latest 3D scanning mode, specifically designed for offline scanning of large and complex indoor environments. With Skydio drones, a single operator can now easily scan even the largest and most complex objects that were previously too difficult to manage. Capture indoor and outdoor subjects with a single tool, then use that data to create high-quality digital copies. The main advantage of Indoor Capture is that it can shoot in hard-to-reach places, especially at high altitudes.

[ Skydio ]

A small, lost and adorable alien robot has crash landed on our planet. Many of his subsystems have been damaged and he is looking for help! Luckily, our team of brilliant engineers stumbled upon the stuck robot and moved it to the repair bay. Thanks to their experience, they were able to repair damaged subsystems and restore the robot to working order. The lost robot begins to communicate, and we learn about its origins, its self-awareness of its own sensors, its hope of returning to its home planet, its fear of cliffs and dangers, and its intelligent interpretation of our human language.

[ Clearpath ]

A2Z Drone Delivery, Inc, a developer of commercial drone delivery solutions, has just announced the release of its latest flagship commercial delivery drone, the A2Z Drone Delivery RDSX Pelican. With the new RDSX Pelican hybrid VTOL design, A2Z has increased range and payload capacity by up to 5kg on routes up to 40km.

[ A2Z ]

Don’t let that clear blue sky fool you – the ground in Oregon is like jelly in the spring, making walking difficult.

[ Agility Robotics ]

Oh My DOT is a specialty soup noodle shop where you can enjoy the combination of 10 kinds of unique soup base called “Soup DOT” and 3 kinds of noodles to enjoy your favorite taste. With the N-Robo cooking robot, you can set up various menus.

[ Impress ]

Sanctuary AI’s mission is to create the world’s first general-purpose robots with human-like intelligence that will help us work more safely, efficiently, and resiliently, helping to address the workforce challenges many organizations face today.

[ Sanctuary AI ]

At the Robotics Festival in Portugal, one of the best robot football teams in the world, Tech United Eindhoven, will take on several experienced people as well as the local youth girls team, ending with brutal penalties.

[ Tech United Eindhoven ]

This work presents the mechanical design and control of a novel small and light micro-aircraft (MAV) for aerial manipulation. To our knowledge, the proposed system, with a total takeoff weight of only 2.0 kg, is the lightest air manipulator (AM) that has 8 degrees of freedom with independent control.

[ ASL ]

Learn how the Amazon Fulfillment Technologies & Robotics team uses STEM to find and ship your orders.

[ Amazon Robotics ]

Mortician’s first fight at the 2023 RoboGames event against the badass wedge-shaped robot Who’s Your Daddy Now? Did all the work pay off, or was the sturdy wedge too big for the new design?

[ Hardcore Robotics ]

This short film features some of the most innovative projects that have emerged from the work of NCCR Robotics, a Swiss consortium coordinated from 2010 to 2022 by EPFL Professor Dario Floreano and ETHZ Professor Robert Riener, including other major research institutes across Switzerland. Filmed over six months in Lausanne, Geneva, Zurich, Wangen an der Aar, Leysin, Lugano, this documentary is a unique look at the state of the art in medical, educational and rescue robotics, as well as the special contribution that the Swiss researchers have given this area over the past decade.

[ NCCR ]

Lex Friedman interviews Boston Dynamics CEO Rob Player.

[ Lex Fridman ]

AI is rapidly changing the speed and breadth of scientific discovery. In this discussion, Demis Hassabis, co-founder and CEO of DeepMind Technologies, talks about his company’s efforts in this area, followed by a conversation with Fei-Fei Li, co-director of the Stanford Denning Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. the future of AI.

[ Stanford HAI ]