Two conferences, ten days, hundreds of robots

Two conferences, ten days, hundreds of robots

An important part of my job is to stay on top of what’s currently happening in robotics. Given the fast pace in robotics, it sometimes feels more like trying not to drown! A great way to see all the latest trends is to attend a few key conferences. IROS and ICRA are the two biggest robotics conferences in the world and I often go to those. I attend a few other smaller more focused conferences to study precise subjects – such as control theory at the great DLMC conference in Zurich.

Two conferences, ten days, hundreds of robots – Ugo Cupcic – Medium

How to tell if my robot’s grasp is stable

How to tell if my robot's grasp is stable

An important part of our roadmap is focusing on making grasping trivial for the end user. We want to be able to point our robot at an object with the instruction of grasp it. Although from a human point of view it sounds trivial, this is actually complicated for a robot. A crucial step in that direction is to be able to quantify how well the robot is grasping the object; without that measurement, the robot will never be able to improve. In this post, we’ll focus on different methods used to assess grasp quality.

How to tell if my robot’s grasp is stable – Ugo Cupcic – Medium

How to make your robot go from A to B without hitting things

How to make your robot go from A to B without hitting things
Part 1

To use a robot, you need to be able to plan a path from point A to point B — bonus points for not hitting anything. This is the cornerstone of our roadmap for robotics. Here’s a quick overview of the different ways to achieve this.

As discussed in the OMPL primer, there are different families of planning algorithms. In this first post we’ll focus on sampling-based planning.

How to make your robot go from A to B without hitting things

Our roadmap to useful robotics

Our roadmap to useful robotics
Our roadmap to useful robotics

To deliver the best hands in the world, we’ve collaborated with the best researchers — but what does it take to reach out of a research oriented market? To solve real world problems using robots? We’re convinced that tailoring a custom solution for each problem is not the way forward. We want the people facing those problems to be able to use our solutions themselves. And we have a roadmap to get there.

Our roadmap to useful robotics – Ugo Cupcic – Medium