Robot

A Dual-Arm Construction Robot with Remote-Control Function

A Dual-Arm Construction Robot with Remote-Control Function

Jul 1, 2017 @ 17:50 | Japanese researcher develop new concept of Dual-Arm Construction Robot for disaster relief situations In disaster areas, operating heavy construction equipment remotely and autonomously is necessary, but conventional remote-controlled heavy equipment has problems such as insufficient operability, inability to perform heavy-duty work, limited mobility on slopes and stairs, and low […]

Universal Concept to Regulate Robot Behaviour

Universal Concept to Regulate Robot Behaviour

Jul 1, 2017 @ 17:33 | Empowerment could potentially replace Asimov’s famous Three Laws of Robotics, to ensure robots behave in a socially acceptable way. Artificial intelligence experts from the University of Hertfordshire, Dr Christoph Salge and Professor Daniel Polani, have designed a concept which could lead to a new set of generic, situation-aware guidelines […]

MIT Developing a Flying Car

MIT Developing a Flying Car

Jun 27, 2017 @ 05:46 | By Rachel Gordon | MIT News | CSAIL team’s system of quadcopters that fly and drive suggest another approach to developing flying cars. Being able to both walk and take flight is typical in nature — many birds, insects, and other animals can do both. If we could program […]

Moisture-Responsive ‘Robots’ Crawl with No External Power Source

Moisture-Responsive ‘Robots’ Crawl with No External Power Source

Jun 27, 2017 @ 05:24 | The Optical Society researchers have used a camera flash and graphene oxide, smart materials to create a crawler robot  which move in response to changes in humidity. Using an off-the-shelf camera flash, researchers turned an ordinary sheet of graphene oxide into a material that bends when exposed to moisture. They […]

Hitchbot Creators to Study How Artificial Intelligence and Robots can Help Patients

Hitchbot Creators to Study How Artificial Intelligence and Robots can Help Patients

Jun 23, 2017 @ 12:35 | Research project to explore how artificial intelligence impacts behavioural change. McMaster and Ryerson universities today announced the Smart Robots for Health Communication project, a joint research initiative designed to introduce social robotics and artificial intelligence into clinical health care. With the help of external,Softbank’s humanoid robot Pepper and IBM […]

Intelligent Underground Robot for Urban Environments is Designed

Intelligent Underground Robot for Urban Environments is Designed

Jun 21, 2017 @ 18:57 | Researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) are leading the implementation of a new kind of autonomous underground robot with intelligent navigation for urban environments. The system, developed within the framework of the European research project BADGER, aims to become a model for excavation technologies because of its […]

Robots Offer the Elderly a Helping Hand

Robots Offer the Elderly a Helping Hand

By Helen Massy-Beresford |  Jun 21, 2017 @ 18:28 | Everybody needs a helping hand when they get older – but in years to come that helping hand may be attached to a robotic arm. Low birth rates and higher life expectancies mean that those over 65 years old now will account for 28.7 % […]

Combatting Weeds With a Laser Robot

Combatting Weeds With a Laser Robot

Jun 19, 2017 @ 05:12 | Scientists at the University of Bonn have developed a laser robot that automatically identifies weeds in a field and combats them with a short laser pulse. A robot automatically identifies weeds in a field and combats them with a short laser pulse. Sustainable agriculture, which avoids the use of […]