Research at JPL
Llama Second Gen (~70Kg)
Oct 19: Second-gen dynamic robot with custom actuators & a custom 1.2kWhr Battery [videos: youtube playlist]
Llama First Gen (~80Kg) : All Electric Human Scale Quadruped
Oct 18: Built and tested our first-gen dynamic robot with custom actuators within eight months. [videos: youtube playlist]
Autonomous Truss Assembly
15th Jun 18: A journal paper on our seminal work in autonomous truss assembly with RoboSimian was published in the Journal of Field Robotics (JFR), https://doi.org/10.1002/rob.21792 . Extensive experiments were conducted in early 2017 [videos of autonomous truss assembly][online version][preprint].
Manipulating Unknown Heavy & Bulky Objects
21st May 18: Accompanying videos to our ICRA paper (Proprioceptive Inference for Dual-Arm Grasping of Bulky Objects Using RoboSimian) are here [spotlight video][extended video].
DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals
7th Jun 15: Team JPL finished fifth in DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials [video] [DRC finals official webpage][DARPA Press Release][JPL Press Release]