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Robotics Research
Apr 23, 2021
NASA's 3D Printed MOXIE Extracts Oxygen From The Red Planet

NASA's 3D Printed MOXIE Extracts Oxygen From The Red Planet

The growing list of "firsts" for Perseverance, NASA's newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet's thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen. A toaster-size, experimental instrument aboard Perseverance called the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) accomplished the task.
External Company Press Release
Rockwell Automation and Comau Partner to Simplify Robot Integration

Rockwell Automation and Comau Partner to Simplify Robot Integration

Rockwell Automation Inc and Comau are joining forces to give businesses worldwide vital tools to maximize manufacturing efficiencies through unified robot control solutions.
Robotics Research
Apr 19, 2021
Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones could soon be adopted as essential tools for various agricultural tasks; however, with respect to their use in farm management, research is still lacking. To address this issue, researchers in Japan compared drones to well-established technologies for spraying pesticide over rice paddy fields. Using statistical data, the researchers explore both advantages and limitations of drones and whether they currently offer an edge regarding costs, capacity, and management efficiency.
External Company Press Release
Taurob and Equinor Introduce Autonomous Robots on Offshore Platforms

Taurob and Equinor Introduce Autonomous Robots on Offshore Platforms

Equinor is introducing autonomous ATEX-certified robots on their oil and gas installations. Its robot will be used to conduct routine inspection and maintenance tasks on offshore installations.
Robotics Research
Apr 15, 2021
Submersible Robot Snake to Inspect Ships and Submarines

Submersible Robot Snake to Inspect Ships and Submarines

The snake-like robot can now slither its way underwater, allowing the modular robotics platform to inspect ships, submarines and infrastructure for damage.
Robotics Research
Apr 13, 2021
Air Taxis Will Utilize Next-Generation Batteries and Motors

Air Taxis Will Utilize Next-Generation Batteries and Motors

Electrical Vertical Take-off and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) are moving from science fiction to reality, enabled by rapid advancements in electric motor, battery, and computing technology, the new report from IDTechEx, "Air Taxis: Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing Aircraft 2021-2041", finds.
Robotics Research
Apr 12, 2021
Elon Musk's Neuralink Taught a Monkey to Play Pong With its Mind

Elon Musk's Neuralink Taught a Monkey to Play Pong With its Mind

Neuralink is developing a fully-implanted, wireless, high-channel count brain-machine interface with the goal of enabling people with paralysis to directly use their neural activity to operate computers and mobile devices with speed and ease.
Robotics Research
Apr 9, 2021
First Human Use of High Bandwidth Wireless Brain Computer Interface

First Human Use of High Bandwidth Wireless Brain Computer Interface

Brain-computer interfaces are an emerging assistive technology, enabling people with paralysis to type on computer screens or manipulate robotic prostheses just by thinking about moving their own bodies. For years, investigational BCIs used in clinical trials have required cables to connect the sensing array in the brain to computers that decode the signals and use them to drive external devices.
Robotics Research
Apr 8, 2021
Amazon's Robot Arms Break Ground in Safety, Technology

Amazon's Robot Arms Break Ground in Safety, Technology

Inside an Amazon facility, employees and robot work together to ready products for customers. On one side of the building, yellow tote bins bearing partially completed orders, ride down a conveyor. At the end of the conveyor, a robot arm called a palletizer/depalletizer stacks them on a pallet as if playing a three-dimensional game of Tetris.
Robotics Research
Apr 7, 2021
Scientists Create the Next Generation of Living Robots

Scientists Create the Next Generation of Living Robots

Last year, a team of biologists and computer scientists created novel, tiny self-healing biological machines from frog cells called "Xenobots" that could move around, push a payload, and even exhibit collective behavior in the presence of a swarm of other Xenobots. The same team has now created life forms that self-assemble a body from single cells, do not require muscle cells to move, and even demonstrate the capability of recordable memory.
Robotics Research
Apr 23, 2021
NASA's 3D Printed MOXIE Extracts Oxygen From The Red Planet

NASA's 3D Printed MOXIE Extracts Oxygen From The Red Planet

The growing list of "firsts" for Perseverance, NASA's newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet's thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen. A toaster-size, experimental instrument aboard Perseverance called the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) accomplished the task.
Robotics Research
Apr 19, 2021
Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones could soon be adopted as essential tools for various agricultural tasks; however, with respect to their use in farm management, research is still lacking. To address this issue, researchers in Japan compared drones to well-established technologies for spraying pesticide over rice paddy fields. Using statistical data, the researchers explore both advantages and limitations of drones and whether they currently offer an edge regarding costs, capacity, and management efficiency.
Robotics Research
Apr 15, 2021
Submersible Robot Snake to Inspect Ships and Submarines

Submersible Robot Snake to Inspect Ships and Submarines

The snake-like robot can now slither its way underwater, allowing the modular robotics platform to inspect ships, submarines and infrastructure for damage.
Robotics Research
Apr 12, 2021
Elon Musk's Neuralink Taught a Monkey to Play Pong With its Mind

Elon Musk's Neuralink Taught a Monkey to Play Pong With its Mind

Neuralink is developing a fully-implanted, wireless, high-channel count brain-machine interface with the goal of enabling people with paralysis to directly use their neural activity to operate computers and mobile devices with speed and ease.
Robotics Research
Apr 8, 2021
Amazon's Robot Arms Break Ground in Safety, Technology

Amazon's Robot Arms Break Ground in Safety, Technology

Inside an Amazon facility, employees and robot work together to ready products for customers. On one side of the building, yellow tote bins bearing partially completed orders, ride down a conveyor. At the end of the conveyor, a robot arm called a palletizer/depalletizer stacks them on a pallet as if playing a three-dimensional game of Tetris.
External Company Press Release
Rockwell Automation and Comau Partner to Simplify Robot Integration

Rockwell Automation and Comau Partner to Simplify Robot Integration

Rockwell Automation Inc and Comau are joining forces to give businesses worldwide vital tools to maximize manufacturing efficiencies through unified robot control solutions.
External Company Press Release
Taurob and Equinor Introduce Autonomous Robots on Offshore Platforms

Taurob and Equinor Introduce Autonomous Robots on Offshore Platforms

Equinor is introducing autonomous ATEX-certified robots on their oil and gas installations. Its robot will be used to conduct routine inspection and maintenance tasks on offshore installations.
Robotics Research
Apr 13, 2021
Air Taxis Will Utilize Next-Generation Batteries and Motors

Air Taxis Will Utilize Next-Generation Batteries and Motors

Electrical Vertical Take-off and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) are moving from science fiction to reality, enabled by rapid advancements in electric motor, battery, and computing technology, the new report from IDTechEx, "Air Taxis: Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing Aircraft 2021-2041", finds.
Robotics Research
Apr 9, 2021
First Human Use of High Bandwidth Wireless Brain Computer Interface

First Human Use of High Bandwidth Wireless Brain Computer Interface

Brain-computer interfaces are an emerging assistive technology, enabling people with paralysis to type on computer screens or manipulate robotic prostheses just by thinking about moving their own bodies. For years, investigational BCIs used in clinical trials have required cables to connect the sensing array in the brain to computers that decode the signals and use them to drive external devices.
Robotics Research
Apr 7, 2021
Scientists Create the Next Generation of Living Robots

Scientists Create the Next Generation of Living Robots

Last year, a team of biologists and computer scientists created novel, tiny self-healing biological machines from frog cells called "Xenobots" that could move around, push a payload, and even exhibit collective behavior in the presence of a swarm of other Xenobots. The same team has now created life forms that self-assemble a body from single cells, do not require muscle cells to move, and even demonstrate the capability of recordable memory.
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