The New Robotics Technology Set to Change the Construction Industry

The New Robotics Technology Set to Change the Construction Industry

| Jan 22, 2018 @ 18:00 | Millennials, don’t give up your smashed avo just yet. Hadrian the WA bricklaying robot is about to make construction of houses safer, faster and cheaper. Fastbrick Robotics is responding to the increased demand for housing and a shortage in skilled construction labour with a bricklaying robot. The gigantic robot […]

Caltech and Disney Engineers Collaborate on Robotics

Caltech and Disney Engineers Collaborate on Robotics

 |Jan 19, 2018 @ 05:03 | New research agreement could yield robots better able to interact smoothly with humans Caltech and Disney Research have entered into a joint research agreement to pioneer robotic control systems and further explore artificial intelligence technologies. The agreement creates a framework that will allow researchers and engineers at Caltech and […]

Quick Quick Slow Is No-Go in Crab Courtship Dance

Quick Quick Slow Is No-Go in Crab Courtship Dance

| Jan 18, 2018 @ 14:01 | Robotic crabs help researchers understand the importance of tempo during mating Female fiddler crabs are sensitive to changes in the speed of a male’s courtship display, significantly preferring displays that accelerate to those that are performed at a constant speed or slow down. The new research is published in […]

Small But Fast: A Miniaturized Origami-Inspired Robot Combines Micrometer Precision with High Speed

Small But Fast: A Miniaturized Origami-Inspired Robot Combines Micrometer Precision with High Speed

| By Benjamin Boettner |  Jan 18, 2018 @ 13:48 | The millimeter-scale robot opens new avenues for microsurgery, microassembly and micromanipulation. Because of their high precision and speed, milliDelta robots are deployed in many industrial processes, including pick-and-place assemblies, machining, welding and food packaging. Starting with the first version developed by Reymond Clavel for a chocolate […]

UCLA Bioengineering Leads Development of Stingray-Inspired Soft Biobot

UCLA Bioengineering Leads Development of Stingray-Inspired Soft Biobot

 | Jan 16, 2018 @ 06:53 | UCLA bioengineering professor Ali Khademhosseini has led the development of a tissue-based soft robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new technology could lead to advances in bio-inspired robotics, regenerative medicine and medical diagnostics. The simple body design of stingrays, specifically, a flattened body shape and side fins […]

A Radio Trick Can Tell if a Drone Is Watching You

A Radio Trick Can Tell if a Drone Is Watching You

| Jan 16, 2018 @ 06:28 | BGU cyber security researchers have built a proof-of-concept system for counter-surveillance against spy drones that can determine whether a certain person or object is under aerial surveillance. To do this, they first generate a recognizable pattern on whatever subject, such as a window, that someone might want to guard […]

Robotic Implants Spur Tissue Regeneration Inside the Body

Robotic Implants Spur Tissue Regeneration Inside the Body

|Jan 11, 2018 @ 19:19| An implanted, programmable medical robot can gradually lengthen tubular organs by applying traction forces—stimulating tissue growth in stunted organs without interfering with organ function or causing apparent discomfort, report researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital. The robotic system, described today in Science Robotics, induced cell proliferation and lengthened part of the […]

New Technique Eases Production, Customization of Soft Robotics

New Technique Eases Production, Customization of Soft Robotics

 |Jan 11, 2018 @ 18:58 | By helping rubber and plastic stick together under pressure, University of Nebraska-Lincoln chemists have simplified the production of small fluid-carrying channels that can drive movement in soft robotics and enable chemical analyses on microscopic scales. The technique, which creates a stronger chemical bond between silicone and an unprecedented array […]