History of Technology 4
Atlas, a new biped robot.
ATLAS is the latest creation of the Boston Dynamics, a robot inspired by the structure and functions of the human body.
Atlas is a humanoid robot designed to go off-road. Being a biped robot, the arms are free to be able to climb or carry objects. The robot includes 28 hydraulic joints, has a height of 1.88 m and weighs 150 kg.
The robot is controlled by an onboard computer performance and features stereoscopic view and a radar system based on light (LIDAR) for precise orientation in locations with many obstacles to be avoided.
Atlas will be used for bomb disposal and cleaning of radioactively contaminated areas.
Although the prototype seen in the video presentation is still attached to a cord, according to specifications, Atlas will be completely autonomous robot, having their own source of energy and hydraulic pump for driving joints.
Atlas is currently no software control. It will be a special guest at DARPA Robotics Challenge competition in December 2013 where several teams will design software to make it able to compete in a series of tests to copy scenarios can be found in crisis situations.
The winning team will be rewarded with a prize of $ 2 million from the agency DARPA and a contract to provide software that will govern the robot Atlas, after which it will enter series production.
Atlas robot is the only robot developed by Boston Dyamics and sponsored by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). The Boston Dynamics Big Dog robot are creators, Little Dog, Rise, RHex, SandFlea, Cheetah, Petman and LS 3.
The international competition of robots
300 pupils and students, in teams from 38 countries are expected to compete Friday and Saturday, 4 and 5 May campus International School of Bucharest (Căţelu Station Road no. 1R), the final stage of IT projects InfoMatrix International Competition 2012 organized by Lumina Educational Institutions in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
Thus, the 10th edition of InfoMatrix will end with a final assessment of 187 finalists (35 152 Romanian and international) by a jury and presenting them to the general public at an exhibition to be held on 4 and 5 May from 10:00 to 19:00.
The 187 projects in the final stage of the competition were selected from over 1,000 projects registered in the local stages carried out on four continents, from October 2011 to April 2012. Among the projects outlined in the Capital finalists include local contests held InfoMatrix , Romanian model, in: Mexico, Hong Kong, Ukraine, Tanzania and Romania, between January and April this year
The event will be presented projects recorded in four categories of competition and extra competition category:
"Computer art" (19 finalists from 8 countries - competition category)
"Short Film" on "Solutions to global problems" (30 finalists from 14 countries - competition category)
"Programming" (35 finalists from 15 coun- category of competition)
"Programming Computer - Hardware Control" (creating a software control and cooperation with an electronic-mechanical - 35 finalists from 13 countries - competition category)
"Robotics" (extra competition category, 68 robots enrolled from 12 countries; Robotics "is a special category which includes bots that will fight the mini-sumo competition and line follower. Participants in the" Robotics "may enroll in one of the two subcategories "Mini Sumo" or "Line Follower." "Mini Sumo" implies confrontation between two autonomous robots in which each tries to push his opponent out of a confined space. in the sample "Line Follower" an autonomous robot must a route default as soon as possible. the fighting robot will take place in a specially designed ring.