Robot

Stanford Researchers Develop a New Type of Soft, Growing Robot

Stanford Researchers Develop a New Type of Soft, Growing Robot

By Taylor Kubota | Jul 21, 2017 @ 08:41 | A newly developed vine-like growing robot can across long distances without moving its whole body. It could prove useful in search and rescue operations and medical applications. Imagine rescuers searching for people in the rubble of a collapsed building. Instead of digging through the debris by […]

Robot can Inspect Water or Gas Pipes From the Inside to Find Leaks

Robot can Inspect Water or Gas Pipes From the Inside to Find Leaks

By David L. Chandler| Jul 18, 2017 @ 12:17  |  MIT News | MIT researchers have developed a fast, inexpensive robotic device that can find leaks with pinpoint precision long before they become catastrophic, no matter what the pipes are made of. Access to clean, safe water is one of the world’s pressing needs, yet today’s water […]

New Robot Printer Spits out Recyclable Robots

New Robot Printer Spits out Recyclable Robots

By  Vibeke Arildsen |  Jul 12, 2017 @ 12:49 | In just 13 minutes, a newly developed robot printer can transform an aluminum wire with little motors attached into a functional robot that can be recycled and reused for other purposes. Researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU), MIT and Columbia, among others, are behind the […]

Undersea Robot Reveals “Schools” of Animals in Deep Scattering Layers

Undersea Robot Reveals “Schools” of Animals in Deep Scattering Layers

Jul 12, 2017 @ 09:06 | Throughout the world ocean, animals congregate at certain depths. A new paper in Limnology and Oceanography shows that, rather than consisting of a random mixture of animals, these Scattering  layers contain discrete groups or “schools” of squids, fishes, and crustaceans. Throughout the world ocean, animals congregate at certain depths, […]

Human Pose Estimation for Care Robots Using Deep Learning

Human Pose Estimation for Care Robots Using Deep Learning

Jul 12, 2017 @ 08:12 | A research group led by Professor  at Toyohashi University of Technology, has developed a method to estimate various poses using deep learning with depth data alone. Although it requires a large volume of data, the group has realized a technology which efficiently generates data using computer graphics and motion […]

Robots to Help Children with Autism

Robots to Help Children with Autism

Jul 1, 2017 @ 18:06 | New research involving the University of Portsmouth is aiming to develop robots to help children with autism in ways humans can’t. The Development of Robot-Enhanced therapy for children with AutisM spectrum disorders (DREAM) project will design robots that can operate autonomously and help the therapist to improve the child’s […]