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New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach

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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!

6 days ago

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)…
A Promising Step in Returning Bipedal Mobility

August 22, 2019

Engineers at Caltech have launched a new research initiative aimed at restoring natural and stable locomotion to individuals…
‘We have really ambitious plans’: Robotics research gears up at U of T Mississauga

August 21, 2019

The University of Toronto Mississauga is forging a robotics research and teaching cluster that – as part of…
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Stanford researchers study birds to improve how robots land

August 7, 2019

Birds can perch on a wide variety of surfaces, thick or thin, rough or slick. But can they…
Toyota and Preferred Networks to Begin Joint Development on Service Robots that Cater to Market Needs

August 7, 2019

Using Toyota’s Human Support Robot as a base, the two companies will accelerate development by sharing their respective…
Healthcare Assistive Robot Market Projected to Value Over US$ 2.4 Billion by 2029 End

August 7, 2019

Global Healthcare Assistive Robot Market value over USD 2.4 Billion by 2029 end and register a CAGR of over 14% from 2019 to 2029.…
Toyota Robots at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

July 22, 2019

Dedicated to “Mobility For All,” Toyota robots augment and amplify human capabilities. Tokyo, Japan, July 22, 2019―Toyota Motor…
Helping robots to build new antibiotics

July 19, 2019

A team from The University of Manchester have engineered a common gut bacterium to produce a new class of antibiotics…
Tiny Vibration-Powered Robots Are the Size of the World’s Smallest Ant

July 17, 2019

Researchers have created a new type of tiny 3D-printed robot that moves by harnessing vibration from piezoelectric actuators,…
NASA is Building Robots That Can Climb Rock and Ice Cliffs

July 17, 2019

NASA has pioneered the development of all kinds of robots and robotic systems. Beyond its0 orbiters and satellites,…
Artificial “muscles” achieve powerful pulling force

July 15, 2019

As a cucumber plant grows, it sprouts tightly coiled tendrils that seek out supports in order to pull…
‘Robotic Blood’ Powers and Propels Synthetic Lionfish

July 15, 2019

Biology is full of highly complex systems that scientists have long studied in an attempt to mimic their…
RoboSimian can walk on four legs, crawl, move like an inchworm and slide on its belly. In this photo it stands on the Devil's Golf Course in Death Valley, California, for field testing with engineer Brendan Chamberlain-Simon.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
For Climbing Robots, the Sky’s the Limit

July 11, 2019

Robots can drive on the plains and craters of Mars, but what if we could explore cliffs, polar…
ESA SpaceBok Robot Will Hop Its Way Around Low-Gravity Worlds

July 9, 2019

The ESA is helping a group of students from Zurich test and develop their hopping exploration robot. Called…
Sharing control with robots may make manufacturing safer, more efficient

July 4, 2019

Hulking robots common to assembly line manufacturing tend to be loners. They often cut, bend and weld metal…
Artificial Intelligence Controls Robotic Arm to Pack Boxes and Cut Costs

June 28, 2019

Rutgers computer scientists used artificial intelligence to control a robotic arm that provides a more efficient way to…
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