Research

Teaching Robots to Teach Other Robots

Teaching Robots to Teach Other Robots

by Adam Conner-Simons| May 10, 2017 @ 18:11 |MIT News CSAIL, MIT new approach Teaching robots allows to robots to learn a wider range of tasks using some basic knowledge and a single demo. Most robots are programmed using one of two methods: learning from demonstration, in which they watch a task being done and then replicate […]

Your Future Surgery May Use an Automated, Robotic Drill

Your Future Surgery May Use an Automated, Robotic Drill

May 4, 2017 @ 17:18| The automated, robotic Drill can make one type of complex cranial surgery 50 times faster than standard procedures, decreasing from two hours to two and a half minutes. A computer-driven automated drill, similar to those used to machine auto parts, could play a pivotal role in future surgical procedures. The new […]

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 […]

Controlling a Robot is Now as Simple as Point and Click

Controlling a Robot is Now as Simple as Point and Click

By Jason Maderer|Apr 26, 2017 @ 16:47| Georgia Tech researchers have made new interface for controlling a robot. This new interface allows more efficient, faster technique to remotely operate robots The traditional interface for remotely operating robots works just fine for roboticists. They use a computer screen and mouse to independently control six degrees of […]

A Cost-Effective Robotic Technology to Study Missouri Crops

A Cost-Effective Robotic Technology to Study Missouri Crops

Apr 5, 2017 @ 08:25 | by Ryan Owens |  CAFNR researchers team up with College of Engineering to create robotic technology as a cost-effective method to study Missouri crops A two-pronged robotic system pioneered by University of Missouri researchers is changing the way scientists study crops and plant phenotyping. Felix Fritschi, associate professor in the Division […]

New Research Improves the Understating of Gait Transition in Quadruped Robots

New Research Improves the Understating of Gait Transition in Quadruped Robots

Mar 23, 2017 @ 19:11 |  Quadrupeds, or four-legged animals, have different locomotive patterns depending upon the speed, e.g. walking, trotting, and galloping.Through this study, the researchers successfully demonstrated the reproduction of the quadruped gait transition phenomena. To save the body energy, Quadrupeds change locomotive patterns. For slow speed, walk gait; for medium speed, trot gait […]

Brain-Controlled Robots

Brain-Controlled Robots

Mar 6, 2017 @ 20:47 | Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL | MIT News CSAIL system enables people to correct robot mistakes using brain signals. For robots to do what we want, they need to understand us. Too often, this means having to meet them halfway: teaching them the intricacies of human language, for example, or giving them […]

Transparent, gel-based robots can catch and release live fish

Transparent, gel-based robots can catch and release live fish

Feb 2, 2017 @ 05:25 | By Jennifer Chu |  MIT News Made from hydrogel, gel-based robots may one day assist in surgical operations, evade underwater detection. Engineers at MIT have fabricated transparent, gel-based robots that move when water is pumped in and out of them. The bots can perform a number of fast, forceful tasks, including kicking […]