Robotics

New Robotic Lab Tracking Toxicity of Lake Erie Algal Bloom

New Robotic Lab Tracking Toxicity of Lake Erie Algal Bloom

Jul 20, 2017 @ 06:13 | A new research tool to safeguard drinking water is now keeping a watchful eye on Lake Erie. This week, a robotic lake-bottom laboratory began tracking the levels of dangerous toxins produced by cyanobacteria that bloom each summer in the lake’s western basin. The goal is to provide advance warning to […]

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 […]