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Underwater robot takes first known automated sample from ocean

January 15, 2020

A hybrid remotely operated vehicle developed by NSF-funded Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers took the first known automated ocean sample performed…
Bees’ movements may lead to new swimming, flying robots

January 9, 2020

Walking on Caltech’s campus, engineer Chris Roh happened to see a bee stuck in the water of Millikan Pond. Although…
Team to Build Inflatable Robots for Hospital Beds

January 7, 2020

With machines designed to greet customers, reduce stress and care for the elderly, robots are becoming increasingly intertwined with everyday human life.…
Build a Marketplace of Devices

December 27, 2019

The IOTA Foundation and [email protected] are hosting a contest to encourage the development of innovative solutions, leveraging the Industry…
Deployment of 5G technology in drones and robots

December 20, 2019

The project, named 5G-DIVE, was recently presented in Taiwan, where the final test will be carried out in…
Using robots to inspect sewer pipes

December 19, 2019

The University of Texas at Arlington and the city of Waxahachie are collaborating on robotic inspections of several…
Industrial robot. Image credit: jarmoluk via Pixabay (Free Pixabay licence)
‘Robotic blacksmithing’: A technology that could revive US manufacturing?

December 18, 2019

Although it may not be obvious, there’s a close link between manufacturing technology and innovation. Elon Musk often…
Pushy robots learn the fundamentals of object manipulation

December 18, 2019

MIT researchers have compiled a dataset that captures the detailed behavior of a robotic system physically pushing hundreds…
Liquid crystal polymer learns to move and grab objects

December 5, 2019

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

December 5, 2019

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…
LEGO MINDSTORMS Voice Challenge

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…
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