A student demonstrates his home-made robot at Stanford’s Robot Block Party helpd on 4/11/12. The robot is used to provide a mobile remote presence (or Avatar) for a person connected via a video conference link.
Stanford Robot Block Party held on 4/11/12. Part of National Robotics Week.
SRI employee Tom Low demonstrates the Taurus dexterous telemanipulation robot at Stanford’s Robot Block Party held 4/11/12. The Taurus operator uses an advanced controller with a 3D HD display to guide the robot in grasping and manipulating objects. SRI designed Taurus for bomb squad technicians to remotely engage with improvised explosive devices.
The NASA Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellite (SPHERES) demonstrated at the Stanford Robot Block Party held on 4/11/12. SPHERES was developed by NASA to serve as remotely operated assistants for astronauts in space.
Aldebaran Robotics Nao robot sits idle for a brief moment at the Stanford Robot Block Party held on 4/11/12. Nao is a fully programmable humanoid robot intended for research, teaching and service robotics.
A home-made robot named Homer is on display at the Stanford Robot Block Party held 4/11/12.