This week in robotics: 7-13 August

7-13 August 2017 was a full-week for robotics. From launching new robot kits, military projects, to crowdfunding campaigns, tutorials about artificial intelligence, and a research to make likable robots. All of these are listed below.

  • ANYmal – The Swiss company Anybotics made another presentation of the robot with legs imitating a dog. The robot looks more advanced to mobility than the DARPA Alpha Dog;
  • A Japanese designed a wheel-shaped robot from a soft material;
  • GoPiGo3 is available on Amazon.com and RobotShop;
  • Someone built the smallest robot with artificial intelligence;
  • Norman Di Palo was in Japan and built a robot with artificial intelligence in a week;
  • This robot uses Kinect, ROS, a recognition algorithm and Raspberry Pi to follow a human;
  • CrazyPi is a new project on Kickstarter that is looking for crowdfunding. It is a robotic kit that can be used for a wide range of applications;
  • If you want to make a likeable robot, it must be imperfect;
  • Good to know if you plan to sell robots that uses open-source technologies;
  • A comparison Tensorflow vs Keras vs PyTorch;
  • A tutorial how to measure the distance using the HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor and Raspberry Pi;
  • A long introduction in TensorFlow;
  • How to build an autonomous car with Raspberry Pi and TensorFlow;

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