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The hole in the sea ice as seen by NASA satellite imagery on September 25, 2017. Image credit: NASA
Data from robotic drifters explain mysterious holes in Antarctic sea ice

4 days ago

Winter ice on the surface of Antarctica’s Weddell Sea sometimes has an enormous hole called a polynya. A…
Stanford and NASA Ames researchers put inexpensive chip-size satellites into orbit

June 4, 2019

A swarm of 105 tiny satellites the size of computer chips, costing under $100 each, recently launched into…
Slothbot Takes a Leisurely Approach to Environmental Monitoring

May 31, 2019

For environmental monitoring, precision agriculture, infrastructure maintenance and certain security applications, slow and energy efficient can be better…
Stanford engineers develop a more stable, efficient prosthetic foot

May 30, 2019

Hiking trails and other rough terrain are especially difficult for people with prosthetic legs. Now, Stanford engineers have…
Self-driving robot in Ford’s car factory is working hand-in-hand with people

May 27, 2019

Self-driving cars are still a few years away. Engineers have to teach them to drive safely in the…
New study programme on autonomous robots at DTU

May 27, 2019

Students at DTU have so far had the opportunity to specialize in automation and robot technology on the…
A quicker eye for robotics to help in our cluttered, human environments

May 24, 2019

In a step toward home-helper robots that can quickly navigate unpredictable and disordered spaces, University of Michigan researchers…
Creating an Autonomous Robotic Trauma Care System

May 23, 2019

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carnegie Mellon University each have been awarded four-year contracts totaling more than $7.2 million…
With a hop, a skip and a jump, high-flying robot leaps over obstacles with ease

May 23, 2019

Topping out at less than a foot, Salto the robot looks like a Star Wars imperial walker in…
Dog-like robot made by Stanford students jumps, flips and trots

May 21, 2019

Stanford students developed a dog-like robot that can navigate tough terrain – and they want you to make…
Here’s Looking at You! Astrobee’s First Robot Completes Initial Hardware Checks in Space

May 18, 2019

NASA astronaut Anne McClain performs the first series of tests of an Astrobee robot, Bumble, during a hardware checkout. To…
Adoption of Agriculture Robotics Market to Soar Across Top Countries in the Globe

May 16, 2019

Agricultural robots, also called as Agbots, can be and are being deployed for agricultural purposes. Farming evolves thanks…
The robot is designed to drive interlocking sheet piles into granular soils like sand on a beach. Image credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Meet Romu, The Construction Robot

May 14, 2019

Sheet piles have been the foundation for construction for decades — literally. These steel sheets are driven down…
Beyond the Metal: Investigating Soft Robots at NASA Langley

May 8, 2019

Into the Spiderverse’s newest crew of villains include a brilliant scientist named Doctor Octopus who uses flexible robotic…
A First in Medical Robotics: Autonomous Catheter Inside Hearts

April 30, 2019

Catheter navigates autonomously inside hearts in preclinical tests. Surgeons have used robots operated by joysticks for more than…
Snake-inspired robot slithers even better than predecessor

April 29, 2019

Bad news for ophiophobes: Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed…
Shape-Changing Robots Take on Changing Terrains

April 15, 2019

Robots can change directions, speeds and even their colors. But what about changing their shapes? With help from…
Researchers Awarded $6.25 Million to Study Collective Emergent Behavior

April 15, 2019

Georgia Tech researchers have been awarded $6.25 million from the Department of Defense (DoD) to use collective emergent…
Optimizing the human-robot workplace

April 8, 2019

Case Western Reserve University engineers are working with partners at two other universities and an Italian-owned company in…
“Particle robot” works as a cluster of simple units

March 27, 2019

Taking a cue from biological cells, researchers from MIT, Columbia University, and elsewhere have developed computationally simple robots…
Although Not a Replacement for Teachers, Robots Can Enrich Student Learning

March 19, 2019

The rise of the digital age has brought about many changes, big and small, across all industries. Now…
How to run on rough terrain — a guide for humans and robots

March 18, 2019

Running on rough terrain is an incredibly complex process, yet animals from guinea fowl to cheetahs manage to…
How to train your robot (to feed you dinner)

March 14, 2019

About 1 million adults in the United States need someone to help them eat, according to census data from…
2019 NIST ARIAC Challenge

March 12, 2019

The Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition, ARIAC, addresses a critical limitation of robots used in industrial environments…
Climbing high: FSU robotics researchers look to cockroaches to understand what it means to run up walls

February 28, 2019

The way animals walk, jump, run and climb is an endless source of fascination for researchers. That includes…
Astronauts Assemble Tools to Test Space Tech for Fuel Storage in Orbit

February 28, 2019

Technology drives exploration for future human missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. For spacecraft to journey farther…
European Rover Challenge 2019 begins

February 27, 2019

The next edition of the international Mars rover challenge – ERC – has been announced. This year it…
Are robots changing the present food industry?

February 26, 2019

The food industry is in a continuous change; therefore, it is no surprise that robots are intensively used.…
700,000 submunitions demilitarized by Sandia-designed robotics system

February 23, 2019

More than 700,000 Multiple Launch Rocket System submunitions have been demilitarized since the Army started using an automated…
3D-printed soft mesh robots created

February 4, 2019

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created 3D-printed flexible mesh structures that can be controlled with applied…
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