Salute in Delta Style, Source: Rico Ruotong Jia

In Robotics, one area under active research is multi-agent coordination. The future is promising: a group of robots can carry heavy objects for people, explore an unreachable space for humans, or provide fun, like playing tug of war with us.

Video Demonstration of Multi-Agent Coordination using ROS & PyBullet

My professors at Northwestern University, Kevin Lynch and Matt Elwin, have been studying this area for years. For the past few months, I have had a lot of fun working with them on getting 3 Delta robots (they’re parallel robots!) to carry an object to an arbitrary achievable pose. Our goal…

No one knows what the right algorithm is, but it gives us hope that if we can discover some crude approximation of whatever this algorithm is and implement it on a computer, that can help us make a lot of progress — Andrew Ng

Delta robot is a quite popular robot: it is widely used in industries, such as packaging, electronics assembly, also it can be used to draw a portrait, like Sketchy. Its simple structure makes it easy to control for handling lightweight objects in high speed motions. …

Rico Ruotong Jia

A singer, a gym goer, a robot enthusiast, a human being. MSc. Robotics Student at Northwestern University

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