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New Robotic Lab Tracking Toxicity of Lake Erie Algal Bloom

New Robotic Lab Tracking Toxicity of Lake Erie Algal Bloom

Jul 20, 2017 @ 06:13 | A new research tool to safeguard drinking water is now keeping a watchful eye on Lake Erie. This week, a robotic lake-bottom laboratory began tracking the levels of dangerous toxins produced by cyanobacteria that bloom each summer in the lake’s western basin. The goal is to provide advance warning to […]

Robot can Inspect Water or Gas Pipes From the Inside to Find Leaks

Robot can Inspect Water or Gas Pipes From the Inside to Find Leaks

By David L. Chandler| Jul 18, 2017 @ 12:17  |  MIT News | MIT researchers have developed a fast, inexpensive robotic device that can find leaks with pinpoint precision long before they become catastrophic, no matter what the pipes are made of. Access to clean, safe water is one of the world’s pressing needs, yet today’s water […]

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 […]