bio inspired robot

C-Turtle Robot Teaches Itself to Get Around

C-Turtle Robot Teaches Itself to Get Around

May 26, 2017 @ 15:03 | Arizona State University designed C-Turtle Robot  thats walks over sand and stones with a pair of orange flippers toward lumpy red buttes in the distance. This technology comes from collaboration between computer science, mechanical engineering and biology. It looks like the beginning of a Star Wars movie: a lone robot pushing itself […]

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 […]

A New Gecko Inspired Soft Robotic Gripping System

A New Gecko Inspired Soft Robotic Gripping System

May 18, 2017 @ 09:19 | Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have developed a soft  robotic gripping system that uses differential air pressure and a gecko-inspired adhesive for exceptional bonding to three-dimensional objects. The findings were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week. A soft […]

3D-Printed ‘Bionic Skin’ Could Give Robots the Sense of Touch

3D-Printed ‘Bionic Skin’ Could Give Robots the Sense of Touch

May 11, 2017 @ 17:55| Engineering researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a revolutionary process for 3D Printed ‘Bionic Skin’ stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. The discovery is also a major step forward in printing electronics on real human skin. The research will be published […]

New Robotic Fish For Environmental Monitoring

New Robotic Fish For Environmental Monitoring

May 10, 2017 @ 18:22| Researchers from UPM and University of Florence are developing a bio-inspired Robotic Fish equipped with special chemical sensors able to detect the pH of water. A group of researchers from Centre for Automation and Robotics (CAR CSIC-UPM) in collaboration with researchers from University of Florence are designing autonomous underwater vehicle with […]

A Bionic Hand Which can Respond Automatically

A Bionic Hand Which can Respond Automatically

May 9, 2017 @ 14:26 | Newcastle University researchers have developed a bionic hand which can respond automatically using computer vision. A new generation of prosthetic limbs which will allow the wearer to reach for objects automatically, without thinking – just like a real hand – are to be trialled for the first time. Led […]

A Novel Mechanical Design can Balance Bipedal Robots Without using Computer Brain and Sensors

A Novel Mechanical Design can Balance Bipedal Robots Without using Computer Brain and Sensors

May 3, 2017 @ 20:21 |  A bipedal robot, called Planar Elliptical Runner doesn’t need orientation sensors and computer brain to balance itself, its mechanical design is sufficient to provide dynamic stability as it runs. Inspired by Ostrich, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) researchers have developed a bipedal robot, called Planar Elliptical Runner. In this project, the […]

Synthetic Two-Sided Gecko’s Foot Could Enable Underwater Robotics

Synthetic Two-Sided Gecko’s Foot Could Enable Underwater Robotics

Apr 27, 2017 @ 17:58| Inspired from gecko’s foot, scientists have created a double-sided adhesive that copies this reversible ability to stick and unstick to surfaces even in wet conditions. Geckos are well known for effortlessly scrambling up walls and upside down across ceilings. Even in slippery rain forests, the lizards maintain their grip. Now […]