Physicists Build Muscle for Shape-Changing, Cell-Sized Robots

Physicists Build Muscle for Shape-Changing, Cell-Sized Robots

| Jan 8, 2018 @ 07:23 | An electricity-conducting, environment-sensing, shape-changing machine the size of a human cell? Is that even possible? Cornell physicists Paul McEuen and Itai Cohen not only say yes, but they’ve actually built the “muscle” for one. With postdoctoral researcher Marc Miskin at the helm, the team has made a robot […]

A Drone for Last-Centimeter Delivery

A Drone for Last-Centimeter Delivery

Sep 16, 2017 @ 15:53 | A new drone developed at EPFL uses cutting-edge technology to deliver parcels weighing up to 500 grams. The device will never get stuck in traffic, it’s programmed to avoid obstacles, and it can reach destinations on steep or uneven terrain. Its protective cage and foldable design mean that it […]

Sorting Molecules with DNA Robots

Sorting Molecules with DNA Robots

Sep 16, 2017 @ 15:36 | A DNA nanorobot is programmed to pick up and sort molecules into predefined regions. Imagine a robot that could help you tidy your home: roving about, sorting stray socks into the laundry and dirty dishes into the dishwasher. While such a practical helper may still be the stuff of […]

Teachable,Autonomous Phenotyping Robot Introduced to Investors, Market

Teachable,Autonomous Phenotyping Robot Introduced to Investors, Market

Sep 16, 2017 @ 15:24  Investors and executives in the agricultural industry are getting a first look at TerraSentia, a new-to-the-market agricultural robot that autonomously measures crop traits, developed at the University of Illinois. TerraSentia is being unveiled on Sept. 11 to 13 at the Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis, bringing agricultural innovators together […]

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 […]

Nasa’s Robotic ‘Sniffer’ Confirms Space Station Leak, Repair

Nasa’s Robotic ‘Sniffer’ Confirms Space Station Leak, Repair

By Peter Sooy | Sep 16, 2017 @ 14:47 | In recent operations on the International Space Station, robotic operators were twice able to test and confirm the ability of the Robotic External Leak Locator (RELL) to “smell” in space.  Using the RELL instruments, operators successfully located a small leak from the station’s ammonia coolant loop, and […]

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 […]