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Robotic jellyfish able to perform 3D jet propulsion and maneuvers

Robotic jellyfish able to perform 3D jet propulsion and maneuvers

Robotics Research
Aug 15, 2019
$7.5 billion 'smart mini-city' to be built in Las Vegas

$7.5 billion 'smart mini-city' to be built in Las Vegas

This $7.5 billion, six year project, will be constructed of net-zero buildings within their own insular mini-city, featuring automated multi-functional designs, renewable energies from solar/wind/water/kinetic, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, supertrees, and self-healing concrete structures.
Robotics Research
Aug 15, 2019
Chameleon-inspired soft robot can interact with environment

Chameleon-inspired soft robot can interact with environment

A novel structural color soft robot with both color-changing and locomotion capabilities has been developed by a research team.
Robotics Research
Aug 14, 2019
Centimeter-long snail robot is powered with light

Centimeter-long snail robot is powered with light

Researchers used liquid crystal elastomer technology to demonstrate a bio-inspired microrobot capable of mimicking the adhesive locomotion of snails and slugs in natural scale. The 10-millimeter long soft robot harvests energy from a laser beam and can crawl on horizontal surfaces, climb vertical walls and an upside-down glass ceiling.
Robotics Research
Aug 13, 2019
Soft robots controlled with lights and magnets

Soft robots controlled with lights and magnets

Newly published research shows the possibility of controlling soft robots with light and magnetic fields, with the new technique to likely be applied to the biomedical and aerospace fields.
Robotics Research
Aug 12, 2019
Drone doctor: Measuring whale health from above

Drone doctor: Measuring whale health from above

When assessing a patient's health, one of the first things a doctor does is measure the patient's vital signs. But how do you measure vital signs when your patient is a huge, endangered paikea humpback whale? New University of Canterbury research suggests drones might be the solution.
Robotics Research
Aug 9, 2019
Wearable so thin and soft you won't even notice it

Wearable so thin and soft you won't even notice it

Wearable human-machine interfaces - devices that can collect and store important health information about the wearer, among other uses - have benefited from advances in electronics, materials and mechanical designs. But current models still can be bulky and uncomfortable, and they can't always handle multiple functions at one time.
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Lidar: Analysis of Infrared Laser Technologies

Lidar: Analysis of Infrared Laser Technologies

This article provides an analysis of laser technologies for lidar. The focus here is on applications in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles.
Robotics Research
Aug 8, 2019
First commercial robotic charging for self-driving and electric fleets

First commercial robotic charging for self-driving and electric fleets

Electrify America announced an agreement with Stable Auto to deploy robotic charging solutions for self-driving vehicles in a pilot demonstration site in San Francisco, as both companies develop infrastructure solutions needed to deploy self-driving and electric vehicle fleets.
Robotics Research
Aug 7, 2019
Building a 'Swarm' of 3D-Printing Robots

Building a 'Swarm' of 3D-Printing Robots

Imagine the interior of a cavernous structure, a factory or airplane hangar, for example. And inside this spacious room, a swarm of robots, dozens, if not hundreds of autonomous machines, scaled up to the size of giant forklifts, are working together, like army ants, to build a commercial airplane, layer by layer, instead of assembling and riveting metal sheets.
Robotics Research
Aug 15, 2019
$7.5 billion 'smart mini-city' to be built in Las Vegas

$7.5 billion 'smart mini-city' to be built in Las Vegas

This $7.5 billion, six year project, will be constructed of net-zero buildings within their own insular mini-city, featuring automated multi-functional designs, renewable energies from solar/wind/water/kinetic, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, supertrees, and self-healing concrete structures.
Robotics Research
Aug 14, 2019
Centimeter-long snail robot is powered with light

Centimeter-long snail robot is powered with light

Researchers used liquid crystal elastomer technology to demonstrate a bio-inspired microrobot capable of mimicking the adhesive locomotion of snails and slugs in natural scale. The 10-millimeter long soft robot harvests energy from a laser beam and can crawl on horizontal surfaces, climb vertical walls and an upside-down glass ceiling.
Robotics Research
Aug 12, 2019
Drone doctor: Measuring whale health from above

Drone doctor: Measuring whale health from above

When assessing a patient's health, one of the first things a doctor does is measure the patient's vital signs. But how do you measure vital signs when your patient is a huge, endangered paikea humpback whale? New University of Canterbury research suggests drones might be the solution.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Lidar: Analysis of Infrared Laser Technologies

Lidar: Analysis of Infrared Laser Technologies

This article provides an analysis of laser technologies for lidar. The focus here is on applications in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles.
Robotics Research
Aug 7, 2019
Building a 'Swarm' of 3D-Printing Robots

Building a 'Swarm' of 3D-Printing Robots

Imagine the interior of a cavernous structure, a factory or airplane hangar, for example. And inside this spacious room, a swarm of robots, dozens, if not hundreds of autonomous machines, scaled up to the size of giant forklifts, are working together, like army ants, to build a commercial airplane, layer by layer, instead of assembling and riveting metal sheets.
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