Robotics

From Flying Warehouses to Robot Toilets – Five Technologies that Could Shape the Future

From Flying Warehouses to Robot Toilets – Five Technologies that Could Shape the Future

Jul 27, 2017 @ 09:52 | Flying warehouses, robot receptionists, smart toilets… do such innovations sound like science fiction or part of a possible reality? Technology has been evolving at such a rapid pace that, in the near future, our world may well resemble that portrayed in futuristic movies, such as Blade Runner, with intelligent […]

Reshaping Computer-Aided Design

Reshaping Computer-Aided Design

By Adam Conner-Simons | Jul 27, 2017 @ 08:11 | MIT News | MIT student in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, demonstrates the InstantCAD allows manufacturers to simulate, optimize CAD designs in real-time. Almost every object we use is developed with computer-aided design (CAD). Ironically, while CAD programs are good for creating designs, using them […]

New 3-D Scanning Technique Uses Water and Robotics to Reconstruct Complex Objects

New 3-D Scanning Technique Uses Water and Robotics to Reconstruct Complex Objects

Jul 27, 2017 @ 07:11 | An international group of researchers developed a technique that results in more accurate 3-D scanning for reconstructing complex objects than what currently exists. The innovative method combines robotics and water. “Using a robotic arm to immerse an object on an axis at various angles, and measuring the volume displacement […]

Self-Driving Wheelchairs: A Low-Cost Robotic Retrofit

Self-Driving Wheelchairs: A Low-Cost Robotic Retrofit

By Tyler Irving | Jul 27, 2017 @ 06:49  | The technology could assist people with limited mobility due to multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s or other conditions. A new academic-industry collaboration at U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering is harnessing improved sensors and artificial intelligence to make electric wheelchairs self-driving. The technology could greatly […]

Envirobot : Pinpointing Sources of Water Pollution With a Robotic Eel

Envirobot : Pinpointing Sources of Water Pollution With a Robotic Eel

Jul 25, 2017 @ 18:22  | Researchers from EPFL, together with other institutes, have developed a robotic eel that swims through contaminated water to find the source of the pollution. The sensor-equipped robot can be controlled remotely or move on its own. In tests carried out in a small section of Lake Geneva, the robot […]

Climbing Stairs Just Got Easier with Energy-Recycling Steps

Climbing Stairs Just Got Easier with Energy-Recycling Steps

By Jason Maderer  | Jul 21, 2017 @ 12:09 | Device is easier on knees and ankles than conventional stairs. Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University have created a device that makes walking up and down stairs easier. They’ve built energy-recycling stairs that store a user’s energy during descent and return energy to the user […]

No Battery, No Wire, No Problem

No Battery, No Wire, No Problem

By Lindsay Brownell | Jul 20, 2017 @ 06:55 |  Wireless magnetic fields and actuator “muscles” allow folding robots to move without batteries The traditional Japanese art of origami transforms a simple sheet of paper into complex, three-dimensional shapes through a very specific pattern of folds, creases, and crimps. Folding robots based on that principle have […]

Researchers Pair Robotics And Information Theory to Better Understand Predator and Prey Relationships

Researchers Pair Robotics And Information Theory to Better Understand Predator and Prey Relationships

Jul 20, 2017 @ 06:40 | With help from robotic fish, researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering are demonstrating how information theory can offer insight into the cause-and-effect relationships between predator and prey in the animal kingdom. Reaearcher have found this method to hold great promise for advancing our understanding of animal […]