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New Robot Printer Spits out Recyclable Robots

New Robot Printer Spits out Recyclable Robots

By  Vibeke Arildsen |  Jul 12, 2017 @ 12:49 | In just 13 minutes, a newly developed robot printer can transform an aluminum wire with little motors attached into a functional robot that can be recycled and reused for other purposes. Researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU), MIT and Columbia, among others, are behind the […]

Combatting Weeds With a Laser Robot

Combatting Weeds With a Laser Robot

Jun 19, 2017 @ 05:12 | Scientists at the University of Bonn have developed a laser robot that automatically identifies weeds in a field and combats them with a short laser pulse. A robot automatically identifies weeds in a field and combats them with a short laser pulse. Sustainable agriculture, which avoids the use of […]

NASA Drone Traffic Management Tests Take Off in Reno

NASA Drone Traffic Management Tests Take Off in Reno

May 29, 2017 @ 13:02 | NASA and its partners are in the midst of testing the next, more complex version of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Drone Traffic Management (UTM) technologies with live, remotely-operated aircraft, or drones, at six different sites around the nation. The three-week campaign, known as Technology Capability Level 2 (TCL2) […]

Meet The Most Nimble-Fingered Robot Ever Built

Meet The Most Nimble-Fingered Robot Ever Built

May 27, 2017 @ 15:47 | New research in University of California at Berkeley by Professor Ken Goldberg, Jeff Mahler, and the Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLAB) created the Nimble- Fingered Robot, that shows real progress on the problem of robots grasping everyday objects called DexNet 2.0. Grabbing the awkwardly shaped items that people […]

Optical Flytrap Opens New Venues In The Development Of Soft Microbots

Optical Flytrap Opens New Venues In The Development Of Soft Microbots

May 24, 2017 @ 19:26 | Materials that can be moved with light are rapidly developing. TUT’s Smart Photonic Materials research group’s research on an optical gripper, resembling a Venus flytrap, was published in the Nature Communications journal. The research opens new venues in the development of soft microbots. The Venus flytrap is a carnivorous […]

3D-Printed Soft Four Legged Robot Can Walk on Sand and Stone

3D-Printed Soft Four Legged Robot Can Walk on Sand and Stone

May 17, 2017 @ 06:23 | Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first soft Legged robot that is capable of walking on rough surfaces, such as sand and pebbles. The 3D-printed, four-legged robot can climb over obstacles and walk on different terrains. Researchers led by Michael Tolley, a mechanical engineering […]

Virtual Top Hats Allow Swarming Robots to Fly in Tight Formation

Virtual Top Hats Allow Swarming Robots to Fly in Tight Formation

By Jason Maderer | May 16, 2017 @ 06:12 | Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have created a team of free-flying Swarming robots that obeys the two rules of the air: don’t collide or undercut each other. They’ve also built autonomous blimps that recognize hand gestures and detect faces. In the first, five swarm quadcopters zip […]

A Wearable Exosuit With Lift-Assist Technology

A Wearable Exosuit With Lift-Assist Technology

By Erica Corder | May 16, 2017 @ 05:55 | Lowe’s and Virginia Tech has developed a lightweight wearable Exosuit with lift-assist technology which will be helpful for employees lift and move product through the store more efficiently. Virginia Tech and Lowe’s have joined forces to empower Lowe’s employees. The pair have collaborated to develop an […]