DARPA leur ouvrier robotique maîtrise les outils sur la chaîne de montage

DARPA, c’est l’histoire d’un robot « ARM ». Voyons voir ce qu’il peut faire sur une chaîne de montage en usine:

Have Two Arms, Will Work

DARPA’s Autonomous Robotic Manipulation (ARM) program is developing software, hardware and sensors to enable robots to semi-autonomously grasp and manipulate objects in unstructured environments (meaning, « outside of a laboratory ») with human operators providing only task-level instructions. For example, rather than dictating step-by-step every movement a robot makes, a human can give DARPA’s ARM robot a high-level command like « Open the door » or « Screw in the bolt. » Performers on the ARM program have already demonstrated success using one arm and hand to manipulate objects. Now DARPA is having teams test two arms and hands on tasks that require bimanual manipulation, like the robot changing a tire shown in this video. If DARPA is successful with grasping and manipulation, while also making robots more adaptable to changing environments and driving down the cost of production, robotic manipulation systems can be applied to a wide range of potentially dangerous Department of Defense applications, including defusing improvised explosive devices and searching bags.

For more information on DARPA’s ARM program, please visit:http://go.usa.gov/vE5

Related work is being done as part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge: http://go.usa.gov/VfA


Modern-day robotics has already advanced to the point where we can create robot limbs sophisticated enough to be attached to machines and perform tasks efficiently enough to outpace humans in certain areas. A significant problem with these limbs, though, is that they’re just too expensive, and not precise enough to outpace humans across the board. However, DARPA has developed a cheap robotic hand that can almost match human performance in dexterous activities, like changing a tire.

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