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Robotics Research
Mar 15, 2021
Nissan's Factory Robots Making use of Second Life LEAF Batteries

Nissan's Factory Robots Making use of Second Life LEAF Batteries

Longer lasting and faster to charge, Nissan's automated guided vehicles - mobile machines that help workers in factories - are evolving thanks to the second life of Nissan LEAF batteries.
Robotics Research
Mar 12, 2021
Sewage-Handling Robots Help Predict COVID-19 Outbreaks

Sewage-Handling Robots Help Predict COVID-19 Outbreaks

In earlier days of the COVID-19 pandemic, before diagnostic testing was widely available, it was difficult for public health officials to keep track of the infection's spread, or predict where outbreaks were likely to occur. Attempts to get ahead of the virus are still complicated by the fact that people can be infected and spread the virus even without experiencing any symptoms themselves.
Robotics Research
Mar 11, 2021
Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Across the country, Zipline is a mission-critical, reliable and resilient part of Ghana's medical supply.
Robotics Research
Mar 10, 2021
Floating Robots will Help Solve the Mysteries of our Oceans

Floating Robots will Help Solve the Mysteries of our Oceans

The University of Washington will soon be deploying a fleet of floating robots in oceans around the world. The effort is part of a $53-million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue fundamental questions about ocean ecosystems and to inform computer models for fisheries and climate studies.
Robotics Research
Mar 9, 2021
User Interface Solutions for the Medical Device Marketplace

User Interface Solutions for the Medical Device Marketplace

Are your product designs meeting users' expectations? Today's medical end users, whether professional or consumer, expect their healthcare and wellness delivery systems and devices to be intuitive, easy to use and reliable, regardless of when and where they are utilized.
Robotics Research
Mar 8, 2021
A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

The technology could boost aerial robots' repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
Robotics Research
Mar 5, 2021
Energy Companies Invest £1.6 Million in Wave Power for Subsea Projects

Energy Companies Invest £1.6 Million in Wave Power for Subsea Projects

Wave power experts Mocean Energy and energy storage developers EC-OG have joined forces with Chrysaor, Modus, OGTC and Baker Hughes to fund the demonstration of a wave powered renewable energy system for running subsea equipment.
Robotics Research
Mar 4, 2021
Autonomous Underwater Robot Saves People from Drowning

Autonomous Underwater Robot Saves People from Drowning

A research team has developed an underwater vehicle with the help of Halle's water rescue service. Equipped with batteries, motor, cameras, and optical and navigational sensors, the current system is 90 centimeters long, 50 centimeters high, and 50 centimeters wide.
Robotics Research
Mar 3, 2021
Can A Robot Operate Effectively Underwater?

Can A Robot Operate Effectively Underwater?

Researchers find sea stars' shape plays an important role in their ability to withstand dynamic water forces and remain attached to surfaces.
Robotics Research
Mar 3, 2021
Polycarbonate Solar Roof for Future Mobility

Polycarbonate Solar Roof for Future Mobility

Teijin Limited and Applied Electric Vehicles have developed a polycarbonate solar roof for future mobility applications. The green solution marks another major step toward the companies' shared vision of zero-emission mobility.
Robotics Research
Mar 2, 2021
Thermoelectric Perpetual Submarine

Thermoelectric Perpetual Submarine

In February 2021, The US agency DARPA awarded contracts to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation and Martin Defense Group (formerly Navatek) to build demonstration versions of the new Manta Ray unmanned underwater vehicle with an energy-harvesting system to power it indefinitely, allowing the robot submarine to carry out missions lasting months or years without returning to base or refueling.
Robotics Research
Mar 1, 2021
Remote Healthcare Robots for the Future

Remote Healthcare Robots for the Future

Robots that could take on basic healthcare tasks to support the work of doctors and nurses may be the way of the future. Who knows, maybe a medical robot can prescribe your medicine someday? That's the idea behind 3D structural-sensing robots currently being developed.
Robotics Research
Feb 26, 2021
Drone Sensors are Critical to Future Drone Adoption says IDTechEx

Drone Sensors are Critical to Future Drone Adoption says IDTechEx

Drone sensors are critical to wider drone adoption. IDTechEx forecast that the market for drone sensors will be greater than $2.9Bn by 2031, according to their recent market research report "Drone Market and Industries: 2021-2041"
Robotics Research
Feb 25, 2021
Robot Controlled and Powered by Pressurized Air

Robot Controlled and Powered by Pressurized Air

Engineers have created a four-legged soft robot that doesn't need any electronics to work. The robot only needs a constant source of pressurized air for all its functions, including its controls and locomotion systems.
Robotics Research
Feb 24, 2021
The Future of Electronics is Stretchy

The Future of Electronics is Stretchy

Stretchable electronic circuits are critical for soft robotics, wearable technologies, and biomedical applications. The current ways of making them, though, have limited their potential.
Robotics Research
Feb 22, 2021
Credit Card Sized Soft Pumps Power Wearable Artificial Muscles

Credit Card Sized Soft Pumps Power Wearable Artificial Muscles

Robotic clothing that is entirely soft and could help people to move more easily is a step closer to reality thanks to the development of a new flexible and lightweight power system for soft robotics.
Robotics Research
Feb 17, 2021
Robotic Construction System for Better Buildings in Less Time

Robotic Construction System for Better Buildings in Less Time

Emerging robotics technology may soon help construction companies and contractors create buildings in less time at higher quality and at lower costs. Researchers have developed and are testing a novel construction robotic system that uses an innovative mechanical design with advances in computer vision sensing technology to work in a construction setting.
Robotics Research
Feb 12, 2021
Hyundai Unveils TIGER Ultimate Mobility Vehicle Concept

Hyundai Unveils TIGER Ultimate Mobility Vehicle Concept

Hyundai Motor Group has revealed TIGER, the company's second Ultimate Mobility Vehicle and the first designed to be uncrewed. The transforming intelligent ground excursion robot is designed to carry various types of payload while traveling over challenging terrain.
Robotics Research
Feb 11, 2021
Surgical Robots Revolutionise Prostate Cancer Treatment

Surgical Robots Revolutionise Prostate Cancer Treatment

Researchers have developed a minuscule robot that could revolutionize surgical procedures for treating prostate cancer, which affects one in nine men in the United States. Using a lifelike model, the team demonstrated that the surgical robot could not only remove the prostate gland and tissues through the urethra, but also accomplish the difficult step of suturing the bladder to the urethra.
Robotics Research
Feb 10, 2021
Soft Robots use Camera and Shadows to Sense Human Touch

Soft Robots use Camera and Shadows to Sense Human Touch

Soft robots may not be in touch with human feelings, but they are getting better at feeling human touch. Researchers have created a low-cost method for soft, deformable robots to detect a range of physical interactions, from pats to punches to hugs, without relying on touch at all. Instead, a USB camera located inside the robot captures the shadow movements of hand gestures on the robot's skin and classifies them with machine-learning software.
Robotics Research
Mar 15, 2021
Nissan's Factory Robots Making use of Second Life LEAF Batteries

Nissan's Factory Robots Making use of Second Life LEAF Batteries

Longer lasting and faster to charge, Nissan's automated guided vehicles - mobile machines that help workers in factories - are evolving thanks to the second life of Nissan LEAF batteries.
Robotics Research
Mar 11, 2021
Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Across the country, Zipline is a mission-critical, reliable and resilient part of Ghana's medical supply.
Robotics Research
Mar 9, 2021
User Interface Solutions for the Medical Device Marketplace

User Interface Solutions for the Medical Device Marketplace

Are your product designs meeting users' expectations? Today's medical end users, whether professional or consumer, expect their healthcare and wellness delivery systems and devices to be intuitive, easy to use and reliable, regardless of when and where they are utilized.
Robotics Research
Mar 5, 2021
Energy Companies Invest £1.6 Million in Wave Power for Subsea Projects

Energy Companies Invest £1.6 Million in Wave Power for Subsea Projects

Wave power experts Mocean Energy and energy storage developers EC-OG have joined forces with Chrysaor, Modus, OGTC and Baker Hughes to fund the demonstration of a wave powered renewable energy system for running subsea equipment.
Robotics Research
Mar 3, 2021
Can A Robot Operate Effectively Underwater?

Can A Robot Operate Effectively Underwater?

Researchers find sea stars' shape plays an important role in their ability to withstand dynamic water forces and remain attached to surfaces.
Robotics Research
Mar 2, 2021
Thermoelectric Perpetual Submarine

Thermoelectric Perpetual Submarine

In February 2021, The US agency DARPA awarded contracts to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation and Martin Defense Group (formerly Navatek) to build demonstration versions of the new Manta Ray unmanned underwater vehicle with an energy-harvesting system to power it indefinitely, allowing the robot submarine to carry out missions lasting months or years without returning to base or refueling.
Robotics Research
Feb 26, 2021
Drone Sensors are Critical to Future Drone Adoption says IDTechEx

Drone Sensors are Critical to Future Drone Adoption says IDTechEx

Drone sensors are critical to wider drone adoption. IDTechEx forecast that the market for drone sensors will be greater than $2.9Bn by 2031, according to their recent market research report "Drone Market and Industries: 2021-2041"
Robotics Research
Feb 24, 2021
The Future of Electronics is Stretchy

The Future of Electronics is Stretchy

Stretchable electronic circuits are critical for soft robotics, wearable technologies, and biomedical applications. The current ways of making them, though, have limited their potential.
Robotics Research
Feb 17, 2021
Robotic Construction System for Better Buildings in Less Time

Robotic Construction System for Better Buildings in Less Time

Emerging robotics technology may soon help construction companies and contractors create buildings in less time at higher quality and at lower costs. Researchers have developed and are testing a novel construction robotic system that uses an innovative mechanical design with advances in computer vision sensing technology to work in a construction setting.
Robotics Research
Feb 11, 2021
Surgical Robots Revolutionise Prostate Cancer Treatment

Surgical Robots Revolutionise Prostate Cancer Treatment

Researchers have developed a minuscule robot that could revolutionize surgical procedures for treating prostate cancer, which affects one in nine men in the United States. Using a lifelike model, the team demonstrated that the surgical robot could not only remove the prostate gland and tissues through the urethra, but also accomplish the difficult step of suturing the bladder to the urethra.
Robotics Research
Mar 12, 2021
Sewage-Handling Robots Help Predict COVID-19 Outbreaks

Sewage-Handling Robots Help Predict COVID-19 Outbreaks

In earlier days of the COVID-19 pandemic, before diagnostic testing was widely available, it was difficult for public health officials to keep track of the infection's spread, or predict where outbreaks were likely to occur. Attempts to get ahead of the virus are still complicated by the fact that people can be infected and spread the virus even without experiencing any symptoms themselves.
Robotics Research
Mar 10, 2021
Floating Robots will Help Solve the Mysteries of our Oceans

Floating Robots will Help Solve the Mysteries of our Oceans

The University of Washington will soon be deploying a fleet of floating robots in oceans around the world. The effort is part of a $53-million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue fundamental questions about ocean ecosystems and to inform computer models for fisheries and climate studies.
Robotics Research
Mar 8, 2021
A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

The technology could boost aerial robots' repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
Robotics Research
Mar 4, 2021
Autonomous Underwater Robot Saves People from Drowning

Autonomous Underwater Robot Saves People from Drowning

A research team has developed an underwater vehicle with the help of Halle's water rescue service. Equipped with batteries, motor, cameras, and optical and navigational sensors, the current system is 90 centimeters long, 50 centimeters high, and 50 centimeters wide.
Robotics Research
Mar 3, 2021
Polycarbonate Solar Roof for Future Mobility

Polycarbonate Solar Roof for Future Mobility

Teijin Limited and Applied Electric Vehicles have developed a polycarbonate solar roof for future mobility applications. The green solution marks another major step toward the companies' shared vision of zero-emission mobility.
Robotics Research
Mar 1, 2021
Remote Healthcare Robots for the Future

Remote Healthcare Robots for the Future

Robots that could take on basic healthcare tasks to support the work of doctors and nurses may be the way of the future. Who knows, maybe a medical robot can prescribe your medicine someday? That's the idea behind 3D structural-sensing robots currently being developed.
Robotics Research
Feb 25, 2021
Robot Controlled and Powered by Pressurized Air

Robot Controlled and Powered by Pressurized Air

Engineers have created a four-legged soft robot that doesn't need any electronics to work. The robot only needs a constant source of pressurized air for all its functions, including its controls and locomotion systems.
Robotics Research
Feb 22, 2021
Credit Card Sized Soft Pumps Power Wearable Artificial Muscles

Credit Card Sized Soft Pumps Power Wearable Artificial Muscles

Robotic clothing that is entirely soft and could help people to move more easily is a step closer to reality thanks to the development of a new flexible and lightweight power system for soft robotics.
Robotics Research
Feb 12, 2021
Hyundai Unveils TIGER Ultimate Mobility Vehicle Concept

Hyundai Unveils TIGER Ultimate Mobility Vehicle Concept

Hyundai Motor Group has revealed TIGER, the company's second Ultimate Mobility Vehicle and the first designed to be uncrewed. The transforming intelligent ground excursion robot is designed to carry various types of payload while traveling over challenging terrain.
Robotics Research
Feb 10, 2021
Soft Robots use Camera and Shadows to Sense Human Touch

Soft Robots use Camera and Shadows to Sense Human Touch

Soft robots may not be in touch with human feelings, but they are getting better at feeling human touch. Researchers have created a low-cost method for soft, deformable robots to detect a range of physical interactions, from pats to punches to hugs, without relying on touch at all. Instead, a USB camera located inside the robot captures the shadow movements of hand gestures on the robot's skin and classifies them with machine-learning software.
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