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Caltech and Disney Engineers Collaborate on Robotics

Caltech and Disney Engineers Collaborate on Robotics

 |Jan 19, 2018 @ 05:03 | New research agreement could yield robots better able to interact smoothly with humans Caltech and Disney Research have entered into a joint research agreement to pioneer robotic control systems and further explore artificial intelligence technologies. The agreement creates a framework that will allow researchers and engineers at Caltech and […]

Quick Quick Slow Is No-Go in Crab Courtship Dance

Quick Quick Slow Is No-Go in Crab Courtship Dance

| Jan 18, 2018 @ 14:01 | Robotic crabs help researchers understand the importance of tempo during mating Female fiddler crabs are sensitive to changes in the speed of a male’s courtship display, significantly preferring displays that accelerate to those that are performed at a constant speed or slow down. The new research is published in […]

UCLA Bioengineering Leads Development of Stingray-Inspired Soft Biobot

UCLA Bioengineering Leads Development of Stingray-Inspired Soft Biobot

 | Jan 16, 2018 @ 06:53 | UCLA bioengineering professor Ali Khademhosseini has led the development of a tissue-based soft robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new technology could lead to advances in bio-inspired robotics, regenerative medicine and medical diagnostics. The simple body design of stingrays, specifically, a flattened body shape and side fins […]

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 […]

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 […]

Robot Learns to Follow Orders like Alexa

Robot Learns to Follow Orders like Alexa

 By Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon| Sep 1, 2017 @ 13:25  | CSAIL/ MIT News|  ComText, from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, allows robots to understand contextual commands. Despite what you might see in movies, today’s robots are still very limited in what they can do. They can be great for many repetitive tasks, […]

Custom Robots In A Matter Of Minutes

Custom Robots In A Matter Of Minutes

By Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon |  Aug 23, 2017 @ 17:46 | CSAIL / MIT News | CSAIL’s “Interactive Robogami” lets you design and 3-D print origami-inspired custom robots from 2-D designs. Even as robots become increasingly common, they remain incredibly difficult to make. From designing and modeling to fabricating and testing, the process is […]

Drone Tech Offers New Ways to Manage Climate Change

Drone Tech Offers New Ways to Manage Climate Change

ByJennifer Savran Kelly | Aug 9, 2017 @ 19:00 | An innovation providing key clues to how humans might manage forests and cities to cool the planet is taking flight. Cornell researchers are using drone technology to more accurately measure surface reflectivity on the landscape, a technological advance that could offer a new way to manage […]