Doosan Robotics Inc. this week said that it has been named an Honoree in the CES Innovation Awards program for its NINA robotic camera system. The Seoul, South Korea-based company said NINA was recognized for its consumer-friendly software designed to empower people with professional cinematography skills using camera robots.
“Today's recognition marks another great milestone for Doosan Robotics and the team who have worked relentlessly to develop robot solutions used in everyday work,” said William (Junghoon) Ryu, CEO of Doosan Robotics. “We will continue advancing service robots to help people accomplish more valuable work placing safety as top priority and democratize its use by providing easier usability and wider access to all levels.”
Founded in 2015 by Doosan Group, Doosan Robotics said it creates technology for the next generation of manufacturing. Doosan Corp, which was established in 1896, has 25 affiliates and 114 global entities worldwide, generating a revenue of $15 billion (U.S.) in 2020.
NINA provides robot-assisted filming
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) organizes the CES Innovation Awards program as part of its annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The awards honor outstanding consumer technology products, and the event includes commercial systems.
NINA, which stands for “New Inspiration, New Angle,” is assisted by Doosan's proprietary software. It has simplified user interface to help users without robotics experience easily take control of camera robots, said the company.
The system automatically senses an object and calculates its distance, allowing for smooth and consistent robotic-assisted filming, said the company. Users can pre-test angles by running simulations before actual filming, conserving time and saving production costs, according to Doosan.
Mobile base on par with industrial designs, says Doosan
In addition to its internal elements, NINA comes with award-winning hardware, said Doosan. The company said its mobile robot that features NINA has 360-degree rotation for unique cinematic works and is ergonomically compact in design.
The robot base can provide performance on par with industrial systems and has a payload of 25 kg (55.1 lb.), claimed Doosan. The robot's safety and emergency stop functions were validated with the highest safety scores and provide collision sensitivity powered by six-torque sensors, it added. Moreover, NINA comes with an external controller that acts as a joypad for easy command.
To further enhance its accessibility, Doosan plans to build an open platform for users to share preset camera movements to diversify filming results and help beginners to incorporate difficult-to-film angles at a click of a button.
In April, Doosan announced that its collaborative robots are compatible with ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy, the latest version of the Robot Operating System.
Doosan Robotics will be exhibiting at CES 2022, showcasing its technology lineup from Jan. 5 to 8, 2022.
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