Integrated Robotics Failures

CS 480: Robotics & 3D Printing Lecture, Dr. Lawlor

Sophisticated motion is hard, as this cereal making robot demonstrates.

Even simple things like a parking lot barrier arm can go haywire (probably a motion encoder failure).

Grant Imahara's giant spider robot illustrates the dangers of giant robots and center of gravity.

Boston Dynamics' Big Dog on ice illustrates the uncertainties of ground traction.  (Current Big Dog dynamics)

Ground traction on steep, soft slopes is a challenge.

Managing momentum is a challenge.

DARPA Grand Challenge, 2004-5
DARPA Urban Challenge, 2007
DARPA Robotics Challenge, 2012-2015
Even Honda's incredible humanoid Asimo falls occasionally.