Swarms of Autonomous Aerial Vehicles Test New Dogfighting Skills

Swarms of Autonomous Aerial Vehicles Test New Dogfighting Skills

By John Toon| Apr 24, 2017 @ 17:40|  Researchers from the Georgia Tech and Naval Postgraduate School pitted two swarms of autonomous aircraft against one another over a military test facility. Aerial dogfighting began more than a century ago in the skies over Europe with propeller-driven fighter aircraft carried aloft on wings of fabric and wood. […]

Ut Researcher Creates Robotic Cheetah

Ut Researcher Creates Robotic Cheetah

Apr 24, 2017 @ 17:05| University of twente researcher geert folkertsma has developed a prototype cheetah robot. Folkertsma has dedicated four years of research and development to constructing a scaled-down robotic version of the fastest land animal in the world, with a view to replicating its movements. Relatively speaking, the robot moves using only about […]

Toyota Launches Rental Service for Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

Toyota Launches Rental Service for Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

Apr 13, 2017 @ 15:23 |  Toyota launches a rental service for wearable robotic leg brace called the Welwalk WW-1000 designed to help partially paralyzed people walk. Toyota Motor Corporation will launch a rental service for the Welwalk WW-1000 robot from the fall of 2017. The Welwalk WW-1000 is designed to aid in the rehabilitation […]

Brain’s Navigation is More Complex than GPS

Brain’s Navigation is More Complex than GPS

 BY NATHAN COLLINS | Apr 9, 2017 @ 12:38| Neuroscientists’ discovered that our brain’s Navigation is more complicated than anyone had guessed. Just like a driver in a car, the brain needs some basic navigational instruments to get around, and it is not an idle analogy. In fact, scientists have found brain cells that are similar […]

Final Two Landing Sites of ExoMars

Final Two Landing Sites of ExoMars

Apr 9, 2017 @ 12:15 Two ancient sites on Mars, Oxia Planum and Mawrth Vallis have been recommended as the final candidates for the landing site of the 2020 ExoMars rover. On Monday 27 March, the 4th ExoMars Landing Site Selection Workshop will take place at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), The […]

Magnetic Fields Control Soft Robots

Magnetic Fields Control Soft Robots

Apr 5, 2017 @ 08:50 |  NC State University Researchers has made a fundamental advance in controlling so-called soft robots, using magnetic fields. A team of engineering researchers has made a fundamental advance in controlling so-called soft robots, using magnetic fields to remotely manipulate microparticle chains embedded in soft robotic devices. The researchers have already […]

A Cost-Effective Robotic Technology to Study Missouri Crops

A Cost-Effective Robotic Technology to Study Missouri Crops

Apr 5, 2017 @ 08:25 | by Ryan Owens |  CAFNR researchers team up with College of Engineering to create robotic technology as a cost-effective method to study Missouri crops A two-pronged robotic system pioneered by University of Missouri researchers is changing the way scientists study crops and plant phenotyping. Felix Fritschi, associate professor in the Division […]

Texas A&M is Solving SLAM Problem for Robot Astronaut

Texas A&M is Solving SLAM Problem for Robot Astronaut

Mar 23, 2017 @ 20:24 | By Rachel Rose, Texas A&M University College of Engineering | Due to the lack of GPS signals, the current Robot Astronaut (Robonaut) prototype cannot localize itself in the International Space Station (ISS). In order to remain safe, robots are commonly used to reach what human hands cannot. Often a robot […]