Robotics

Robotic Gripper For Cleaning up Space Debris

Robotic Gripper For Cleaning up Space Debris

By Taylor Kubota | Jul 1, 2017 @ 18:33 | Researchers combined gecko-inspired adhesives and a custom robotic gripper to create a device for grabbing space debris. They tested their gripper in multiple zero gravity settings, including the International Space Station. Right now, about 500,000 pieces of human-made debris are whizzing around space, orbiting our planet […]

RE2 Robotics Receives Air Force Funding to Develop Robotic Pilot for Autonomous Aircraft

RE2 Robotics Receives Air Force Funding to Develop Robotic Pilot for Autonomous Aircraft

Jun 21, 2017 @ 19:31 | RE2 Robotics announced today that the Company was selected by the Air Force to develop a drop-in robotic system to rapidly convert a variety of traditionally manned aircraft to robotically piloted, autonomous aircraft under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. This robotic system, named “Common Aircraft Retrofit for […]

 3-D Printed Tensegrity Objects Capable Of Dramatic Shape Change

 3-D Printed Tensegrity Objects Capable Of Dramatic Shape Change

By Josh Brown | Jun 15, 2017 @ 18:25 | A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a way to use 3-D printers to create tensegrity objects capable of expanding dramatically that could someday be used in applications ranging from space missions to biomedical devices. The new objects use tensegrity, a […]

Wireless Charging Of Moving Electric Vehicles Overcomes Major Hurdle

Wireless Charging Of Moving Electric Vehicles Overcomes Major Hurdle

By Mark Golden and Mark Shwartz | Jun 15, 2017 @ 10:47 | Stanford scientists have developed a way to wirelessly deliver electricity to moving objects, technology that could one day charge electric vehicles and personal devices like medical implants and cell phones. If electric cars could recharge while driving down a highway, it would […]

A Glove Powered By Soft Robotics To Interact With Virtual Reality Environments

A Glove Powered By Soft Robotics To Interact With Virtual Reality Environments

Jun 1, 2017 @ 06:49 |   By Ioana Patringenaru| Engineers at UC San Diego are using soft rob otics technology to make light, flexible gloves that allow users to feel tactile feedback when they interact with virtual reality environments. The researchers used the gloves to realistically simulate the tactile feeling of playing a virtual piano […]

Shedding Light On How Humans Walk…With Robots

Shedding Light On How Humans Walk…With Robots

By Lindsay Brownell |  May 24, 2017 @ 20:19 Research on rehabilitation robots reveals that patients only modify their walking patterns if the robots interfere with gait stability, which could influence future clinical robotic design. Learning how to walk is difficult for toddlers to master; it’s even harder for adults who are recovering from a […]