Our paper about the development and implementation of HOPPY, a low-cost and open-source robot for education with dynamic legged robots, was accepted for publication at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2021. HOPPY is the ideal project for introduction to dynamic legged robots for students, hobbyists, and young researchers.
Learn more about the project here.
And the paper here.
Dr. Jung joined our group as Postdoctoral Associate after finishing his PhD work in humanoid teleoperation and human-machine interfaces. Welcome Yeongtae!
Our work in collaboration with Prof. Kris Hauser and sponsored by the National Science Foundation was featured in the latest issue of the Limitless Magazine of the The Grainger College of Engineering. Find out more about it here: https://grainger.illinois.edu/news/limitless-magazine/SATYRR
The proposal entitled “CAREER: Remote Control of Humanoid Robot Locomotion using Human Whole-body Movement and Mutual Adaptation” will explore how human and robot interact during bipedal locomotion. Stay tuned for more!
We would kindly like to invite you to contribute to ICRA 2021 Workshop on “Teleoperation of Dynamic Legged Robots in Real Scenarios” in Xi’an, China. The workshop will be fully online. It will be held on two days so that we can accommodate attendees and speakers from different time zones. For more details about the workshop please visit the workshop website.
We accept two types of contributions to be presented at the workshop:
– Extended Abstracts: We will welcome prospective participants of the workshop to submit extended abstracts (up to 4 pages) to be presented at the workshop. The manuscripts should use IEEE two-column conference format. The accepted abstracts will be posted on the workshop website and will not appear in the official IEEE proceedings.
– Online Demos: The demos will be performed online during the workshop event. The length of each accepted demo will be flexible between 10-20 minutes including an interactive discussion.
– Submission deadline for extended abstracts and online demos: 1st of May 2021
– Notification of acceptance: 10th of May 2021
– Submission of the final version: 20th of May 2021
– Workshop Date: May 31/ June 4 (TBD)
Congrats to Youngwoo and Sunyu for their contributions as first authors!
We are happy to announce that the Workshop our lab is co-organizing about “Teleoperation of Dynamic Legged Robots in Real Scenarios” will be held at ICRA 2021.
We have an exciting list of field experts that will give short talks during the event. There will also be a call for short papers and live demos (submission deadline on April 30th). Stay tuned!
More information here.
HOPPY is an open-source low-cost, robust, and modular kit for robotics education. The robot dynamically hops around a fixed gantry. The kit targets lowering the barrier for studying dynamic robots and legged locomotion in real systems. Controlling dynamic motions in real robots present unique challenges to the software and hardware which are often overlooked in conventional robotics courses. This project describes the topics which can be studied using the kit, lists its components, discusses best practices for implementation, presents results from experiments with the simulator and the real system, and suggests further improvements. HOPPY was utilized as the topic of a semester-long project for the ME446 Robot Dynamics and Control course at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Students provided a positive feedback from the hands-on activities during the course and the instructors will continue to develop and improve the kit for upcoming semesters.
Find out more about the project in in our paper and at: https://github.com/RoboDesignLab/HOPPY-Project
See the robot in action here: https://youtu.be/_lbKIpiRWKI
Our team envisions the teleoperation of wheeled humanoid robots for disaster response to perform physically-demanding tasks which require dynamic locomotion and manipulation. Find out more here!
A team of experts from UIUC, including Prof. Ramos, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the National Science Foundation’s National Robotics Initiative 2.0 to develop a wheelchair that will provide individuals with physical disabilities a new and novel mode of mobility. Find out more here.