Archive for July 26th, 2010

Robot Learns To Flip Pancakes

Monday, July 26th, 2010

The video shows a Barrett WAM 7 DOFs manipulator learning to flip pancakes by reinforcement learning. After 50 trials, the robot learns that the first part of the task requires a stiff behavior to throw the pancake in the air, while the second part requires the hand to be compliant in order to catch the pancake without having it bounced off the pan. Found at Vimeo from Sylvain Calinon.

Forrest Gumpin’ It: A Time-Lapse Journey Across America

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Mike walks across America from New York to San Francisco. Found at YouTube from walkUSA via Julio Ojeda-Zapata.

Arrested Development As An Action Film [REMIX]

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Someone’s remixed Arrested Development clips to make an action film trailer. Found at YouTube from 205rady.