Tag Archives: ICRA

Vote for the best robot comic

NOTE: Robot comic poll on the sidebar to the right of this post. The recently concluded International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2008) included for the first time a very cool contest. Conference participants were asked to submit their entries for the first ever (and hopefully not last) robot comic competition with a first… Read More »

Keepon and HOAP-3 robots win top prize at ICRA ’08

Two Japanese-built robots have captured first place at the ICRA ’08 Human-Robot Interaction Challenge. Keepon, designed for the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Japan, and HOAP-3, created by Fujitsu, tied for top spot when the results were revealed last week. Second place went to MIT and Intuitive Automata’s Robot Weight Loss Coach,… Read More »

Robot comics coming to ICRA

The organizers of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) have decided to try and spice things up a little bit introducing the first ever robot comics competition to take place during the 2008 conference this May. The Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) is sponsoring the contest which will award $500 and a year-long… Read More »

The ICRA Robot Challenge

There is a new Robot Challenge currently being organized in conjunction with the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). The new Robot Challenge will have space robotics as the main theme and the first competition will take place next year during the ICRA 2008 conference to be held in Pasadena, California. For the time… Read More »

Microsoft’s Robotics Studio under fire by the academic community

I just came across a blog post by Gregory Dudek who is a professor and director of the McGill Research Center for Intelligent Machines in Montreal, Canada, about Microsoft’s efforts to promote their robot development platform at the recently concluded International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2007.) Dudek reports that Microsoft’s Tandy Trower gave… Read More »

The jumping mini-robot Grillo

During the recently concluded International Conference in Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2007) which took place in Rome, Italy, Umberto Scarfogliero and his colleagues Cesare Stefanini and Paolo Dario presented their prototype long-jumping robot nicknamed Grillo. The robot has four legs and is 50mm large while it weighs a mere 15 grams. This is Grillo’s creators… Read More »

Roboethics workshop at ICRA 2007

Robot ethics is quickly gaining ground as service and military robots are slowly entering our daily lives. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in association with the Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) has established the Roboethics technical committee with the aim “to provide the IEEE-RAS with a framework for analyzing the ethical implications… Read More »