Tertill: Weeding Robot For Home Gardens

Tertill: Weeding Robot For Home Gardens

Jun 13, 2017 @ 17:59 | Weatherproof and self-charging, Tertill lives in your vegetable or flower garden and takes care of the weeding. Tertill is a solar-powered and weatherproof robot that weeds your garden every day. With Tertill, gardeners can now enjoy weed-free vegetable and flower gardens, without the monotony and frustration of weeding.  Organic […]

NASA Finds Evidence of Diverse Environments in Curiosity Rover

NASA Finds Evidence of Diverse Environments in Curiosity Rover

Jun 13, 2017 @ 15:01 | NASA has found diverse minerals in rocks examined by the Curiosity rover on lower Mount Sharp, Mars. These suggest that wet environmental conditions there changed over time. NASA scientists have found a wide diversity of minerals in the initial samples of rocks collected by the Curiosity rover in the […]

Boeing Begins Trial of Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

Boeing Begins Trial of Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

Jun 12, 2017 @ 18:19 | Off the coast of Southern California, Boeing’s 51-foot Echo Voyager is making its ocean debut as initial sea trials get underway for Boeing’s extra large unmanned undersea vehicle (XLUVV). Boeing test engineers are checking the vehicle’s communications, autonomy, propulsion, systems integration and the vehicle’s battery operation with a mix […]

Unmanned  Aircraft Traffic Management

Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management

Jun 9, 2017 @ 14:03 | Two unmanned aircraft, designed and flown by Project Wing, travel on nearby flight paths thanks to traffic-management software that allows them to share airspace safely. These flights in Blacksburg were part of a national NASA campaign to research unmanned traffic management; the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership was one […]

The Self-Learning Robot Hand

The Self-Learning Robot Hand

Jun 9, 2017 @ 12:30 | Researchers at the University of Bielefeld have developed a gripping system with robotic hands, which independently acquaint itself with unknown objects. The new system works without first knowing the features of objects such as fruit or tools. The Greif-Lern-System was developed in the large project “Famula” of the excellence […]

Drones That Can Stay Aloft For Five Days

Drones That Can Stay Aloft For Five Days

Jun 7, 2017 @ 07:40 | By Jennifer Chu | MIT News | MIT Engineers designs a new autonomous aircraft Drone that could provide communication support in disaster zones. In the event of a natural disaster that disrupts phone and Internet systems over a wide area, autonomous aircraft could potentially hover over affected regions, carrying communications payloads that […]

GelSight sensor Gives Robots a Sense of Touch

GelSight sensor Gives Robots a Sense of Touch

By Larry Hardesty | Jun 5, 2017 @ 06:22 | CSAIL |MIT News | A GelSight sensor attached to a robot’s gripper enables the robots gauge objects’ hardness and manipulate small tools. Eight years ago, Ted Adelson’s research group at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) unveiled a new sensor technology, called GelSight, that uses […]