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Liquid crystal polymer learns to move and grab objects

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Researchers trained material the same way as Pavlov trained dogs. A specially conditioned liquid crystal polymer could be…
A Robot and Software Make it Easier to Create Advanced Materials

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A Rutgers-led team of engineers has developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to…
Space Robotics Challenge Phase 2

November 29, 2019

The essence of this competition is to develop software that allows a team of virtual robots to operate…
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Underwater robotic gliders provide key tool to measure ocean sound levels

November 21, 2019

At a time when ocean noise is receiving increased global attention, researchers at Oregon State University and NOAA…

November 20, 2019

We are thrilled to announce LEGO MINDSTORMS Voice Challenge: Powered by Alexa – an opportunity for Alexa developers, LEGO MINDSTORMS…
Flexible yet sturdy robot is designed to “grow” like a plant

November 11, 2019

In today’s factories and warehouses, it’s not uncommon to see robots whizzing about, shuttling items or tools from…
Micromachines that fly by magnetism

November 7, 2019

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and ETH Zurich have developed a micromachine that can perform different…
Evolutionary AI inspires Ph.D. student to shoot for the moon

November 6, 2019

Dual doctoral candidate and military veteran works on NASA grant related to artificial intelligence for missions to the…
Autonomous system improves environmental sampling at sea

November 5, 2019

An autonomous robotic system invented by researchers at MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) efficiently sniffs…
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Invention of shape-changing textiles powered only by body heat

November 4, 2019

A breakthrough invention in wearable technology has the potential to change how we interact with the clothes we…
Human reflexes keep two-legged robot upright

October 31, 2019

Imagine being trapped inside a collapsed building after a disaster, wondering if anybody will be brave enough to…
Robotic hand holding a bulb.
WeaRAcon Innovation Challenge: Wearable Robotics

October 31, 2019

The Wearable Robotics Association (WearRA) is inviting entries that represent the most innovative new ideas in wearable robotic…
Meet Trimbot – this robot in the future may help you maintaining your garden

October 27, 2019

Gardening can be a lot of fun. You can grow your own fruits and vegetable and always have…
Swarm of tiny ‘insect-inspired’ drones explores unknown environments

October 25, 2019

Researchers have taken inspiration from the insect world to create a swarm of tiny drones that can explore…
Rebel robot helps researchers understand human-machine cooperation

October 25, 2019

In a new twist on human-robot research, computer scientists at the University of Bristol have developed a handheld…
New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach

October 22, 2019

Imagine being able to build and use a robotic device without the need for expensive, specialist kit or…
Robotic Spiders to Explore the Moon? Yes, Please!

October 16, 2019

There is no doubt that one of the hallmarks of the modern space age is the way it…
Nissan’s robots could made parts for historic models available again

October 6, 2019

Having a vintage car is a huge joy. Taking care of it is a nice hobby to have,…
NASA Designing Shapeshifting Robots for Saturn’s Moons

September 26, 2019

Mini robots that can roll, fly, float and swim, then morph into a single machine? Together they form…
Roofing drone nails down shingles

September 23, 2019

An octocopter capable of attaching asphalt shingles to roofs with a nail gun has been demonstrated at the…
Shape-Shifting Robot Built from “Smarticles” Shows New Locomotion Strategy

September 19, 2019

Building conventional robots typically requires carefully combining components like motors, batteries, actuators, body segments, legs and wheels. Now,…
Researchers build microscopic biohybrid robots propelled by muscles, nerves

September 18, 2019

Researchers have developed soft robotic devices driven by neuromuscular tissue that triggers when stimulated by light – bringing…
What does the warehouse of the future look like?

September 6, 2019

The manufacturing factory and warehouse environment for consumer goods is changing with the development of new technologies, including…
New UW–Madison school sets emphasis on computing, data fields

September 6, 2019

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has established a School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS) in the College…
Are smart robots a threat?

August 29, 2019

Understanding animal brains could help usher in a golden age for human-like artificial intelligence (AI). That’s according to a…
Inspired from nature – robots can now learn to swarm on the go

August 29, 2019

A new generation of swarming robots which can independently learn and evolve new behaviours in the wild is…
Researchers study birds to improve how robots land

August 27, 2019

Under the watchful eyes of five high-speed cameras, a small bird named Gary waits for the signal to…
Scurrying Roaches Help Researchers Steady Staggering Robots

August 27, 2019

Ew, a cockroach! But it zips off before the swatter appears. Now, researchers have leveraged the bug’s superb…
Life-like robots soon to be reality

August 23, 2019

Life-like robots that can make decisions, adapt to their environment and learn, are one step closer thanks to…
Understanding the animal brain could help robots wash your dishes

August 23, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) still has a lot to learn from animal brains, says Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL)…
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