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AWI’s Underwater Robot Tramper Successfully Recovered

AWI’s Underwater Robot Tramper Successfully Recovered

Sep 8, 2017 @ 13:03  | Deep-sea researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) recovered the underwater robot Tramper, which had been taking measurements at a depth of 2435 metres for nearly 60 weeks – the first long-term mission involving a crawler under the Arctic sea ice. For […]

Future Cyber-Farms to Utilise Drones, Robots and Sensors

Future Cyber-Farms to Utilise Drones, Robots and Sensors

Aug 26, 2017 @ 16:07 | Bee-based maths is helping teach swarms of drones to find weeds, while robotic mowers keep hedgerows in shape. ‘We observe the behaviour of bees. We gain knowledge of how the bees solve problems and with this we obtain rules of interaction that can be adapted to tell us how […]

Hybrid Drones Carry Heavier Payloads for Greater Distances

Hybrid Drones Carry Heavier Payloads for Greater Distances

By Rob Matheson | Aug 6, 2017 @ 08:26 | MIT News | Startup’s gas-electric engines may pave way for package delivery and human flight. New hybrid gas-to-electric drones from MIT spinout Top Flight Technologies offer an order-of-magnitude increase in range, payload size, and power over battery-powered counterparts MIT alumnus Long Phan SM ’99, PhD ’12 is […]

Envirobot : Pinpointing Sources of Water Pollution With a Robotic Eel

Envirobot : Pinpointing Sources of Water Pollution With a Robotic Eel

Jul 25, 2017 @ 18:22  | Researchers from EPFL, together with other institutes, have developed a robotic eel that swims through contaminated water to find the source of the pollution. The sensor-equipped robot can be controlled remotely or move on its own. In tests carried out in a small section of Lake Geneva, the robot […]

Steer Electronic Devices Without a Remote Control

Steer Electronic Devices Without a Remote Control

BY Cornelia Zogg | Jul 12, 2017 @ 08:38 | Moving things with a wave of the hand: thanks to Empa technology this dream could soon become real. A sensor made of piezo-resistive fibers integrated in a wristband measures wrist movements and converts them into electrical signals. This can be used to steer drones or other electronic devices without […]

Robots to Help Children with Autism

Robots to Help Children with Autism

Jul 1, 2017 @ 18:06 | New research involving the University of Portsmouth is aiming to develop robots to help children with autism in ways humans can’t. The Development of Robot-Enhanced therapy for children with AutisM spectrum disorders (DREAM) project will design robots that can operate autonomously and help the therapist to improve the child’s […]

A Dual-Arm Construction Robot with Remote-Control Function

A Dual-Arm Construction Robot with Remote-Control Function

Jul 1, 2017 @ 17:50 | Japanese researcher develop new concept of Dual-Arm Construction Robot for disaster relief situations In disaster areas, operating heavy construction equipment remotely and autonomously is necessary, but conventional remote-controlled heavy equipment has problems such as insufficient operability, inability to perform heavy-duty work, limited mobility on slopes and stairs, and low […]

Leonardo Introduces New M-40 Target Drone

Leonardo Introduces New M-40 Target Drone

Jun 19, 2017 @ 05:50 | The M-40 provides medium-to-high performance at a cost comparable with entry-level competing target drones Leonardo’s Mirach-family drones are the standard threat simulators of Armed Forces around the world including France, Italy and the UK A number of design enhancements, such as the removal of all pyrotechnics, mean that the […]

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