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The Human Machine: Episode 12 - Decision Day

The Human Machine: Episode 12 - Decision Day

The researchers are running on adrenalin. Today ARMAR is supposed to show the DFG reviewers what it can do. First task: object recognition. Will everything run smoothly?

The Human Machine: Episode 11 - Dress Rehearsal in the Kitchen

The Human Machine: Episode 11 - Dress Rehearsal in the Kitchen

Talking, walking, holding, filling the dishwasher: ARMAR has learned a lot in the last seven years. Now it is time to show whether it has really mastered its new capabilities.

The Human Machine: Episode 10 - Humanoid Robots

The Human Machine: Episode 10 - Humanoid Robots

ARMAR is supposed to eventually move like a human being. Because the more the appearance and the movements of a robot resemble those of humans, the better it will be accepted by them.

The Human Machine: Episode 9 - Setting the Table

The Human Machine: Episode 9 - Setting the Table

Programming by demonstration: this is how Martin Lösch wants to teach ARMAR to set the table. To do this he wears data-acquisition gloves with magnetic field sensors. A camera system is installed to monitor everything.

The Human Machine: Episode 8 - Showpiece

The Human Machine: Episode 8 - Showpiece

Soft, compliant and sensitive: ARMAR's new hand can even handle a raw egg. The gripping mechanism developed by Dr. Artem Kargov and his colleague Immanuel Gaiser hides something sensational....

The Human Machine: Episode 7 - Learning About Cups

The Human Machine: Episode 7 - Learning About Cups

What characteristics do cups have? How do you pick them up and put them down? In a few weeks ARMAR will be reviewed by the DFG. By then it will have to be able to handle a cup properly.

The Human Machine: Episode 6 - Grand Gestures

The Human Machine: Episode 6 - Grand Gestures

"Bring me that cup." ARMAR doesn't understand everything yet. Pointing gestures could help improve communication with the robot.

The Human Machine: Episode 5 - Testing, Testing, Testing

The Human Machine: Episode 5 - Testing, Testing, Testing

Toasters, blenders, kettles: the kitchen is teeming with sounds that ARMAR has to recognise and distinguish. Hey ARMAR, can you hear us?

The Human Machine: Episode 4 - People in View

The Human Machine: Episode 4 - People in View

What only a few years ago sounded like science fiction, ARMAR will soon turn into reality. The high-tech robot is not only supposed to be able to see people, but recognise them as well.