Robotics

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 […]

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 […]

3D Lidar Sensor Enabling 3D Detection of Distances With Wide Angle of View

3D Lidar Sensor Enabling 3D Detection of Distances With Wide Angle of View

Sep 16, 2017 @ 15:12 | Panasonic’s new 3D LiDAR enables variable detection settings for viewing angles and scanning speed. This new product contributes to the wide-spread use of autonomous robots that navigate inside or outside facilities with moving objects, including people. Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has developed a 3D LiDAR [1] sensor […]

Artificial ‘Skin’ Gives Robotic Hand a Sense of Touch

Artificial ‘Skin’ Gives Robotic Hand a Sense of Touch

By Jeannie Kever | Sep 16, 2017 @ 14:25| A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices. The […]

Self-Folding Electronics Could Enable Advanced Robotics

Self-Folding Electronics Could Enable Advanced Robotics

By Larry Hardesty | Sep 16, 2017 @ 14:13 | MIT News | Expanding polymer enables self-folding without heating or immersion in water. As 3-D printing has become a mainstream technology, industry and academic researchers have been investigating printable structures that will fold themselves into useful three-dimensional shapes when heated or immersed in water. In […]