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Robotics Research
Jan 30, 2019
Identifying artificial intelligence "blind spots"

Identifying artificial intelligence "blind spots"

A novel model developed by MIT and Microsoft researchers identifies instances in which autonomous systems have "learned" from training examples that don't match what's actually happening in the real world. Engineers could use this model to improve the safety of artificial intelligence systems, such as driverless vehicles and autonomous robots.
Robotics Research
Jan 29, 2019
A robot that can walk and fly

A robot that can walk and fly

The robot is known as LEONARDO, an acronym for LEg ON Aerial Robotic DrOne, or Leo for short. It has a capability most robots these days just don't have: It can both walk and fly.
Robotics Research
Jan 28, 2019
3D printed soft mesh robots created

3D printed soft mesh robots created

Researchers have created 3D-printed flexible mesh structures that can be controlled with applied magnetic fields while floating on water. The structures can grab small objects and carry water droplets, giving them the potential to be useful as soft robots that mimic creatures living on water surfaces or that can serve as tissue scaffolds for cell cultures.
Robotics Research
Jan 25, 2019
Amazon tests Scout delivery system

Amazon tests Scout delivery system

Amazonhave been hard at work developing a new, fully-electric delivery system - Amazon Scout - designed to safely get packages to customers using autonomous delivery devices. These devices were created by Amazon, are the size of a small cooler, and roll along sidewalks at a walking pace.
Robotics Research
Jan 24, 2019
The robots being readied to enter nuclear no-go zones

The robots being readied to enter nuclear no-go zones

Robust, intelligent robots that react to their surroundings are being developed to work in situations that are too dangerous for humans, such as cleaning up Europe's decades-old radioactive waste or helping during a nuclear emergency.
Robotics Research
Jan 23, 2019
Superb Opportunities for Scientists and Engineers at Analysts IDTechEx

Superb Opportunities for Scientists and Engineers at Analysts IDTechEx

IDTechEx is highly respected worldwide for its reports, relational databases, events and consultancy on the technology and markets for its chosen subjects. These include life sciences, energy storage, energy harvesting, electric vehicles, wearable technology and advanced materials. The emphasis is on using facts-based analysis to see the future and guide business decisions of our customers. They include the world's largest chemical, healthcare and automotive companies through to start ups. Our biggest events are in Silicon Valley and Germany and we serve organizations in 80 countries, with teaching forums and staff in Asia, USA and Europe.
Robotics Research
Jan 23, 2019
Smart microrobots adapt to their surroundings

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 30, 2019
Identifying artificial intelligence "blind spots"

Identifying artificial intelligence "blind spots"

A novel model developed by MIT and Microsoft researchers identifies instances in which autonomous systems have "learned" from training examples that don't match what's actually happening in the real world. Engineers could use this model to improve the safety of artificial intelligence systems, such as driverless vehicles and autonomous robots.
Robotics Research
Jan 28, 2019
3D printed soft mesh robots created

3D printed soft mesh robots created

Researchers have created 3D-printed flexible mesh structures that can be controlled with applied magnetic fields while floating on water. The structures can grab small objects and carry water droplets, giving them the potential to be useful as soft robots that mimic creatures living on water surfaces or that can serve as tissue scaffolds for cell cultures.
Robotics Research
Jan 24, 2019
The robots being readied to enter nuclear no-go zones

The robots being readied to enter nuclear no-go zones

Robust, intelligent robots that react to their surroundings are being developed to work in situations that are too dangerous for humans, such as cleaning up Europe's decades-old radioactive waste or helping during a nuclear emergency.
Robotics Research
Jan 23, 2019
Smart microrobots adapt to their surroundings

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 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 29, 2019
A robot that can walk and fly

A robot that can walk and fly

The robot is known as LEONARDO, an acronym for LEg ON Aerial Robotic DrOne, or Leo for short. It has a capability most robots these days just don't have: It can both walk and fly.
Robotics Research
Jan 25, 2019
Amazon tests Scout delivery system

Amazon tests Scout delivery system

Amazonhave been hard at work developing a new, fully-electric delivery system - Amazon Scout - designed to safely get packages to customers using autonomous delivery devices. These devices were created by Amazon, are the size of a small cooler, and roll along sidewalks at a walking pace.
Robotics Research
Jan 23, 2019
Superb Opportunities for Scientists and Engineers at Analysts IDTechEx

Superb Opportunities for Scientists and Engineers at Analysts IDTechEx

IDTechEx is highly respected worldwide for its reports, relational databases, events and consultancy on the technology and markets for its chosen subjects. These include life sciences, energy storage, energy harvesting, electric vehicles, wearable technology and advanced materials. The emphasis is on using facts-based analysis to see the future and guide business decisions of our customers. They include the world's largest chemical, healthcare and automotive companies through to start ups. Our biggest events are in Silicon Valley and Germany and we serve organizations in 80 countries, with teaching forums and staff in Asia, USA and Europe.
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.
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