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Smart microrobots adapt to their surroundings

Scientists at EPFL and ETH Zurich have developed tiny elastic robots that can change shape depending on their surroundings. Modeled after bacteria and fully biocompatible, these robots optimize their movements so as to get to hard-to-reach areas of the human body. They stand to revolutionize targeted drug delivery.
Robotics Research
Jan 23, 2019
Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

The piezoelectric materials that inhabit everything from our cell phones to musical greeting cards may be getting an upgrade. Researchers have developed methods to 3D print piezoelectric materials that can be custom-designed to convert movement, impact and stress from any directions to electrical energy.
Robotics Research
Jan 22, 2019
Underwater robots and scooters

Underwater robots and scooters

WhiteShark Nano, a super smart autonomous underwater robot, is an ideal solution for underwater photography and videography. It uses AI to follow a preset target, whether that is a human diver or marine life, to capture beautiful shots even from a distance.
Robotics Research
Jan 21, 2019
Multimaterial 3D printing

Multimaterial 3D printing

Traditional robotic systems with rigid parts often pose a threat to human operators. Recently flourishing soft actuators and robots, in contrast, offer excellent adaptivity to surroundings and safe, coexisting interaction with humans. However, their competence in load-bearing tasks is undermined by the inherent low-stiffness nature of constituent materials like silicone rubbers.
Robotics Research
Jan 17, 2019
Robotic surgery through a single entry site

Robotic surgery through a single entry site

The Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) conducted the world's first multi-specialty clinical trial using the "Single Port Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgical System". More than 60 patients underwent single port robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery as part of this trial and demonstrated that multiple procedures could be performed through a single entry site.
Robotics Research
Jan 16, 2019
Bread is back on the rise: The BreadBot debuts

Bread is back on the rise: The BreadBot debuts

Compared to center aisle bread, The BreadBot produces loaves that are fresher, healthier, preservative free and eco-friendly. The BreadBot mixes, forms, proofs, bakes and cools ten loaves of bread per hour - all on its own and is capable of making most varieties of bread that require dry ingredients - including white, wheat, whole wheat, nine grain, sourdough and honey oat.
Robotics Research
Jan 15, 2019
Game theory can bring humans and robots closer together

Game theory can bring humans and robots closer together

Researchers have for the first time used game theory to enable robots to assist humans in a safe and versatile manner.
Robotics Research
Jan 14, 2019
Robots to perform spinal surgery with pinpoint accuracy

Robots to perform spinal surgery with pinpoint accuracy

Robots will perform spinal surgery with greater accuracy than humanly possible as part of a ground-breaking research project led by Nottingham Trent University.
Robotics Research
Jan 14, 2019
Walking car concept future of first responder industry

Walking car concept future of first responder industry

The need for efficient, rapid, resilient transportation for disaster assistance is what led Hyundai to develop the first-ever vehicle with moveable legs. Elevate is the first Ultimate Mobility Vehicle blending technology found in electric cars and robots, which allows it to traverse terrain beyond the limitations of even the most capable off-road vehicle.
Robotics Research
Jan 11, 2019
Salad making robot for food on the go

Salad making robot for food on the go

Sally the robot, serves customizable, made-to-order salads, snacks, breakfast bowls, and grain bowls within a sleek 3×3 footprint. Future robots are in development and will offer a wide array of menu items and cuisines.
Robotics Research
Jan 10, 2019
Snackbots head to college

Snackbots head to college

The friendliest new freshman arrives on campus stocked with snacks and beverages. Meet snackbot, the outdoor, self-driving robot bringing enticing snacks and beverages from Hello Goodness, a curated portfolio of better-for-you brands from PepsiCo, to hungry college students.
Robotics Research
Jan 9, 2019
Self driving cars deliver groceries and take out

Self driving cars deliver groceries and take out

DoorDash announce their partnership with General Motors' Cruise Automation, starting in March 2019, DoorDash and Cruise will test the first food deliveries using autonomous vehicles in San Francisco.
Robotics Research
Jan 9, 2019
Power cut:  Wireless charger you can cut to shape

Power cut: Wireless charger you can cut to shape

Researchers have developed a new system to charge electronic devices such as smartphones and smartwatches wirelessly. The method involves a cuttable, flexible power transfer sheet which charges devices wirelessly and can be molded or even cut with scissors to fit different-shaped surfaces and objects.
Robotics Research
Jan 8, 2019
3D bioprinted robots

3D bioprinted robots

These bio-inspired soft robotic devices could offer many more capabilities for movement and performance - such as real-time bio-sensing, self-organization, adaptability, or self-healing - than existing systems, which use solely artificial materials.
Robotics Research
Jan 7, 2019
Robots to fix underground pipes and help cut roadworks

Robots to fix underground pipes and help cut roadworks

New investment to create tiny robots that can help repair the UK's vast underground pipe network and prevent disruption of roadworks in the future.
Robotics Research
Jan 3, 2019
Sea Machines raises $10 million

Sea Machines raises $10 million

Sea Machines Robotics announced that it has closed a $10 million Series A investment.
Robotics Research
Jan 2, 2019
British Army receives pioneering bomb disposal robots

British Army receives pioneering bomb disposal robots

The British Army have taken delivery of the first four cutting-edge bomb disposal robots following rigorous trials, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.
Robotics Research
Jan 1, 2019
Robots with sticky feet

Robots with sticky feet

Jet engines can have up to 25,000 individual parts, making regular maintenance a tedious task that can take over a month per engine. Many components are located deep inside the engine and cannot be inspected without taking the machine apart, adding time and costs to maintenance. This problem is not only confined to jet engines, either; many complicated, expensive machines.
Robotics Research
Dec 31, 2018
Robots are being programmed to adapt in real time

Robots are being programmed to adapt in real time

A robust, adaptable robot that responds to its environment on the fly and overcomes obstacles such as a broken leg without human intervention could be used to rescue people from an earthquake zone or clean up sites that are too hazardous for humans.
Robotics Research
Dec 31, 2018
World-first autonomous trains deployed

World-first autonomous trains deployed

Rio Tinto has successfully deployed AutoHaul, establishing the world's largest robot and first automated heavy-haul, long distance rail network.
Robotics Research
Dec 28, 2018
Drones can detect protected nightjar nests

Drones can detect protected nightjar nests

Thermal-sensing cameras mounted on drones may offer a safer and more cost-effective way to locate nests of the elusive European nightjar in forestry work and construction areas, according to new research presented at the British Ecological Society.
Robotics Research
Jan 23, 2019
Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

Process to 3D print piezoelectric materials

The piezoelectric materials that inhabit everything from our cell phones to musical greeting cards may be getting an upgrade. Researchers have developed methods to 3D print piezoelectric materials that can be custom-designed to convert movement, impact and stress from any directions to electrical energy.
Robotics Research
Jan 21, 2019
Multimaterial 3D printing

Multimaterial 3D printing

Traditional robotic systems with rigid parts often pose a threat to human operators. Recently flourishing soft actuators and robots, in contrast, offer excellent adaptivity to surroundings and safe, coexisting interaction with humans. However, their competence in load-bearing tasks is undermined by the inherent low-stiffness nature of constituent materials like silicone rubbers.
Robotics Research
Jan 16, 2019
Bread is back on the rise: The BreadBot debuts

Bread is back on the rise: The BreadBot debuts

Compared to center aisle bread, The BreadBot produces loaves that are fresher, healthier, preservative free and eco-friendly. The BreadBot mixes, forms, proofs, bakes and cools ten loaves of bread per hour - all on its own and is capable of making most varieties of bread that require dry ingredients - including white, wheat, whole wheat, nine grain, sourdough and honey oat.
Robotics Research
Jan 14, 2019
Robots to perform spinal surgery with pinpoint accuracy

Robots to perform spinal surgery with pinpoint accuracy

Robots will perform spinal surgery with greater accuracy than humanly possible as part of a ground-breaking research project led by Nottingham Trent University.
Robotics Research
Jan 11, 2019
Salad making robot for food on the go

Salad making robot for food on the go

Sally the robot, serves customizable, made-to-order salads, snacks, breakfast bowls, and grain bowls within a sleek 3×3 footprint. Future robots are in development and will offer a wide array of menu items and cuisines.
Robotics Research
Jan 9, 2019
Self driving cars deliver groceries and take out

Self driving cars deliver groceries and take out

DoorDash announce their partnership with General Motors' Cruise Automation, starting in March 2019, DoorDash and Cruise will test the first food deliveries using autonomous vehicles in San Francisco.
Robotics Research
Jan 8, 2019
3D bioprinted robots

3D bioprinted robots

These bio-inspired soft robotic devices could offer many more capabilities for movement and performance - such as real-time bio-sensing, self-organization, adaptability, or self-healing - than existing systems, which use solely artificial materials.
Robotics Research
Jan 3, 2019
Sea Machines raises $10 million

Sea Machines raises $10 million

Sea Machines Robotics announced that it has closed a $10 million Series A investment.
Robotics Research
Jan 1, 2019
Robots with sticky feet

Robots with sticky feet

Jet engines can have up to 25,000 individual parts, making regular maintenance a tedious task that can take over a month per engine. Many components are located deep inside the engine and cannot be inspected without taking the machine apart, adding time and costs to maintenance. This problem is not only confined to jet engines, either; many complicated, expensive machines.
Robotics Research
Dec 31, 2018
World-first autonomous trains deployed

World-first autonomous trains deployed

Rio Tinto has successfully deployed AutoHaul, establishing the world's largest robot and first automated heavy-haul, long distance rail network.
Robotics Research
Jan 22, 2019
Underwater robots and scooters

Underwater robots and scooters

WhiteShark Nano, a super smart autonomous underwater robot, is an ideal solution for underwater photography and videography. It uses AI to follow a preset target, whether that is a human diver or marine life, to capture beautiful shots even from a distance.
Robotics Research
Jan 17, 2019
Robotic surgery through a single entry site

Robotic surgery through a single entry site

The Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) conducted the world's first multi-specialty clinical trial using the "Single Port Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgical System". More than 60 patients underwent single port robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery as part of this trial and demonstrated that multiple procedures could be performed through a single entry site.
Robotics Research
Jan 15, 2019
Game theory can bring humans and robots closer together

Game theory can bring humans and robots closer together

Researchers have for the first time used game theory to enable robots to assist humans in a safe and versatile manner.
Robotics Research
Jan 14, 2019
Walking car concept future of first responder industry

Walking car concept future of first responder industry

The need for efficient, rapid, resilient transportation for disaster assistance is what led Hyundai to develop the first-ever vehicle with moveable legs. Elevate is the first Ultimate Mobility Vehicle blending technology found in electric cars and robots, which allows it to traverse terrain beyond the limitations of even the most capable off-road vehicle.
Robotics Research
Jan 10, 2019
Snackbots head to college

Snackbots head to college

The friendliest new freshman arrives on campus stocked with snacks and beverages. Meet snackbot, the outdoor, self-driving robot bringing enticing snacks and beverages from Hello Goodness, a curated portfolio of better-for-you brands from PepsiCo, to hungry college students.
Robotics Research
Jan 9, 2019
Power cut:  Wireless charger you can cut to shape

Power cut: Wireless charger you can cut to shape

Researchers have developed a new system to charge electronic devices such as smartphones and smartwatches wirelessly. The method involves a cuttable, flexible power transfer sheet which charges devices wirelessly and can be molded or even cut with scissors to fit different-shaped surfaces and objects.
Robotics Research
Jan 7, 2019
Robots to fix underground pipes and help cut roadworks

Robots to fix underground pipes and help cut roadworks

New investment to create tiny robots that can help repair the UK's vast underground pipe network and prevent disruption of roadworks in the future.
Robotics Research
Jan 2, 2019
British Army receives pioneering bomb disposal robots

British Army receives pioneering bomb disposal robots

The British Army have taken delivery of the first four cutting-edge bomb disposal robots following rigorous trials, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.
Robotics Research
Dec 31, 2018
Robots are being programmed to adapt in real time

Robots are being programmed to adapt in real time

A robust, adaptable robot that responds to its environment on the fly and overcomes obstacles such as a broken leg without human intervention could be used to rescue people from an earthquake zone or clean up sites that are too hazardous for humans.
Robotics Research
Dec 28, 2018
Drones can detect protected nightjar nests

Drones can detect protected nightjar nests

Thermal-sensing cameras mounted on drones may offer a safer and more cost-effective way to locate nests of the elusive European nightjar in forestry work and construction areas, according to new research presented at the British Ecological Society.