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Robotics Research
Aug 22, 2019
Understanding the animal brain could help robots wash your dishes

Understanding the animal brain could help robots wash your dishes

Artificial intelligence still has a lot to learn from animal brains, researchers are hoping that lessons from neuroscience can help the next generation of artificial intelligence overcome some particularly difficult barriers.
Robotics Research
Aug 21, 2019
Exosuit shows potential for wearable robots

Exosuit shows potential for wearable robots

Researchers have previously developed robotic devices for rehabilitation and other areas of life that can either assist walking or running, but no untethered portable device could efficiently do both.
Robotics Research
Aug 20, 2019
Researchers study birds to improve how robots land

Researchers study birds to improve how robots land

Even the most advanced robots come nowhere near the grasping ability of animals when dealing with objects of varying shapes, sizes and textures.
Robotics Research
Aug 19, 2019
A robot that can build its own tools

A robot that can build its own tools

Thanks to new technology that enables them to create simple tools, robots may be on the verge of their own version of the Stone Age.
Robotics Research
Aug 19, 2019
Machine learning to help develop self-healing robots that 'feel pain'

Machine learning to help develop self-healing robots that 'feel pain'

Researchers will use self-healing materials and machine learning to develop soft robotics as part of a new collaborative project.
Robotics Research
Aug 16, 2019
Robotic jellyfish able to perform 3D jet propulsion and maneuvers

Robotic jellyfish able to perform 3D jet propulsion and maneuvers

As a source of inspiration, aquatic creatures such as fish, cetaceans, and jellyfish could inspire innovative designs to improve the ways that manmade systems operate in and interact with aquatic environments. Jellyfishes in nature propel themselves through their surroundings by radially expanding and contracting their bell-shaped bodies to push water behind them, which is called jet propulsion.
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.
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 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 6, 2019
Next-generation robot helps Marines explore dangerous areas

Next-generation robot helps Marines explore dangerous areas

The Marine Corps is in the process of fielding the Ultra-Light Robot—a small, mobile robot system that enables Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines to interrogate improvised explosive devices and other explosive threats or conduct various other reconnaissance activities.
Robotics Research
Aug 5, 2019
You can't squash this roach-inspired robot

You can't squash this roach-inspired robot

If the sight of a skittering bug makes you squirm, you may want to look away — a new insect-sized robot can scurry across the floor at nearly the speed of a darting cockroach.
Robotics Research
Aug 2, 2019
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover does bicep curls

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover does bicep curls

The robotic arm on NASA's Mars 2020 rover does not have deltoids, triceps or biceps, but it can still curl heavy weights with the best.
Robotics Research
Aug 1, 2019
Cobots to address even the most manual aspects of Bakery packaging

Cobots to address even the most manual aspects of Bakery packaging

Baking producers' unique automation needs stem from an inherently wide variety of product sizes and forms (raw or baked, wrapped or not) as well as delicate products that require extra gentle handling. Product variation determines how a product is picked and placed, and in what condition, posing many challenges to traditional robotic technologies.
Robotics Research
Jul 31, 2019
Unmanned vessels can travel further to inhospitable environments

Unmanned vessels can travel further to inhospitable environments

BAE Systems has successfully completed a series of trials on a 'first of its kind' autonomous boat that will allow navies to go beyond the limits of human endurance with unmanned vessels that can travel further, for longer and to more inhospitable environments.
Robotics Research
Aug 22, 2019
Understanding the animal brain could help robots wash your dishes

Understanding the animal brain could help robots wash your dishes

Artificial intelligence still has a lot to learn from animal brains, researchers are hoping that lessons from neuroscience can help the next generation of artificial intelligence overcome some particularly difficult barriers.
Robotics Research
Aug 20, 2019
Researchers study birds to improve how robots land

Researchers study birds to improve how robots land

Even the most advanced robots come nowhere near the grasping ability of animals when dealing with objects of varying shapes, sizes and textures.
Robotics Research
Aug 19, 2019
Machine learning to help develop self-healing robots that 'feel pain'

Machine learning to help develop self-healing robots that 'feel pain'

Researchers will use self-healing materials and machine learning to develop soft robotics as part of a new collaborative project.
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.
Robotics Research
Aug 5, 2019
You can't squash this roach-inspired robot

You can't squash this roach-inspired robot

If the sight of a skittering bug makes you squirm, you may want to look away — a new insect-sized robot can scurry across the floor at nearly the speed of a darting cockroach.
Robotics Research
Aug 1, 2019
Cobots to address even the most manual aspects of Bakery packaging

Cobots to address even the most manual aspects of Bakery packaging

Baking producers' unique automation needs stem from an inherently wide variety of product sizes and forms (raw or baked, wrapped or not) as well as delicate products that require extra gentle handling. Product variation determines how a product is picked and placed, and in what condition, posing many challenges to traditional robotic technologies.
Robotics Research
Aug 21, 2019
Exosuit shows potential for wearable robots

Exosuit shows potential for wearable robots

Researchers have previously developed robotic devices for rehabilitation and other areas of life that can either assist walking or running, but no untethered portable device could efficiently do both.
Robotics Research
Aug 19, 2019
A robot that can build its own tools

A robot that can build its own tools

Thanks to new technology that enables them to create simple tools, robots may be on the verge of their own version of the Stone Age.
Robotics Research
Aug 16, 2019
Robotic jellyfish able to perform 3D jet propulsion and maneuvers

Robotic jellyfish able to perform 3D jet propulsion and maneuvers

As a source of inspiration, aquatic creatures such as fish, cetaceans, and jellyfish could inspire innovative designs to improve the ways that manmade systems operate in and interact with aquatic environments. Jellyfishes in nature propel themselves through their surroundings by radially expanding and contracting their bell-shaped bodies to push water behind them, which is called jet propulsion.
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 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 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.
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 6, 2019
Next-generation robot helps Marines explore dangerous areas

Next-generation robot helps Marines explore dangerous areas

The Marine Corps is in the process of fielding the Ultra-Light Robot—a small, mobile robot system that enables Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines to interrogate improvised explosive devices and other explosive threats or conduct various other reconnaissance activities.
Robotics Research
Aug 2, 2019
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover does bicep curls

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover does bicep curls

The robotic arm on NASA's Mars 2020 rover does not have deltoids, triceps or biceps, but it can still curl heavy weights with the best.
Robotics Research
Jul 31, 2019
Unmanned vessels can travel further to inhospitable environments

Unmanned vessels can travel further to inhospitable environments

BAE Systems has successfully completed a series of trials on a 'first of its kind' autonomous boat that will allow navies to go beyond the limits of human endurance with unmanned vessels that can travel further, for longer and to more inhospitable environments.
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