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Smarter Robot Vacuum Cleaners for Automated Office Cleaning

Smarter Robot Vacuum Cleaners for Automated Office Cleaning

Aug 16, 2017 @ 08:22 | Intelligent IoT cleaning concept for smart offices Can you really use Outlook to make sure your office floor gets vacuumed? Absolutely! Fraunhofer IAO is currently developing an intelligent cleaning concept for smart offices. A robot vacuum cleaner automatically takes care of upcoming cleaning jobs that have been scheduled in […]

A Wheeled VineRobot to Monitor Grape Growth

A Wheeled VineRobot to Monitor Grape Growth

Aug 10, 2017 @ 18:15 | Just like great wine needs time, great grapes require continuous attention and reliable assessment tools. Noting the absence of a convincing alternative to manual sampling and analysis, an EU-funded consortium has developed VineRobot, an ‘Unmanned ground vehicle’ (UGV) equipped with non-invasive sensor technology. Today, assessing the readiness of vine […]

New Simulation Method for Soft Robots

New Simulation Method for Soft Robots

Jul 27, 2017 @ 19:01 | MIT |  In recent years engineers have been developing new Simulation Method enable easier, faster design of elastic materials for robots and other dynamic objects. New technologies to enable robots and humans to move faster and jump higher. Soft, elastic materials store energy in these devices, which, if released carefully, enable […]

Robot-driven Device Improves Crouch Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Robot-driven Device Improves Crouch Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Jul 27, 2017 @ 07:28 | Columbia Engineers use a robotic driven Device training method that improved posture and walking in children with CP by enhancing muscle strength and coordination. In the U.S., 3.6 out of 1000 school-aged children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP). Their symptoms include abnormal gait patterns which results in joint […]

Designing Soft Robots: Ethics-Based Guidelines for Human-Robot Interactions

Designing Soft Robots: Ethics-Based Guidelines for Human-Robot Interactions

Jul 25, 2017 @ 18:36 | Soft-bodied robots offer the possibility for social engagement, and novel tactile human-robot interactions that require careful consideration of the potential for misplaced emotional attachments and personally and socially destructive behavior by users. The ethical challenges related to human-robot interactions and how these should contribute to soft robotics design in […]

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 […]