Research

Internally-Actuated Rover for the Exploration of Low-Gravity Planetary Bodies

Internally-Actuated Rover for the Exploration of Low-Gravity Planetary Bodies

The exploration of small Solar System bodies (such as comets, asteroids, or irregular moons) has become a central objective to know the characteristics of early solar system and understating the nature of planetary processes. We can walk and ride bike very easily on earth because of gravity. But imagine walking or riding bike in very […]

Weekly Robot Video: Gimball, a Collision-Tolerant Drone, Fire Fighting Robot, Popup and Soft Robot video, Metamorpho Robot and Many More

Weekly Robot Video: Gimball, a Collision-Tolerant Drone, Fire Fighting Robot, Popup and Soft Robot video, Metamorpho Robot and Many More

Meet Gimball, a Collision-Tolerant Drone (Published on 5 Jul 2015) Tested got a demo of Gimball, an RC multi-rotor that is designed to withstand collisions. The quad itself is housed in a protective sphere, moving freely inside of it using a gimbal system. The idea is that it can fly and bump around in environments too […]

Harvard Researchers Created First Autonomous Jumping Soft  Robot

Harvard Researchers Created First Autonomous Jumping Soft Robot

Traditional rigid robots are fast, precise and powerful. But these robots are non-adaptable and dangerous to humans who get too close. Soft robots are adaptable and resilience. But Soft robots are slow, difficult to fabricate and challenging to make autonomous because robot components like motors, sensors and microcontrollers are rigid. But what if you could […]

TransFormer (TF):  NASA’s New Concept to send Rovers in Extreme Environment

TransFormer (TF): NASA’s New Concept to send Rovers in Extreme Environment

On moon’s South Pole where even sunlight doesn’t reaches, in such extreme environment NASA is planning to send a rover for scientific data analysis . This oasis (extremely cold dark place) is about the size of a football field, lies in a valley about twice the size of Washington DC, surrounded by peaks the size of […]

TReX: A New Rover that can Help Troops in Cliff Exploration

TReX: A New Rover that can Help Troops in Cliff Exploration

Countries, which have their border along with mountain and hilly areas, regularly send their troops to explore and secure the border area. It is very difficult for troops to climb on Steep Mountain and stay there in extremely cold environment. Due to low level of oxygen and extremely low temperature troops face lots of health […]

NUSwan: Singapore is using Swan Robots to Monitor Water Quality

NUSwan: Singapore is using Swan Robots to Monitor Water Quality

Maintaining water quality, especially in urbanized landscapes, is highly challenging since water bodies are exposed to varying sources of pollutants from urban run-offs and industries. Simultaneously, active recreational use of these water bodies promotes urban livability in the cities that requires maintenance of clean water and aesthetically pleasing surroundings. Several methods and protocols in monitoring […]

Rolls-Royce is to Lead €6.6 million Autonomous Ship Research Project

Rolls-Royce is to Lead €6.6 million Autonomous Ship Research Project

Rolls-Royce, responsible for research and development of future maritime technologies, is to lead a new €6.6 million project that could pave the way for autonomous ships. The Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative will produce the specification and preliminary designs for the next generation of advanced ship solutions. The project is funded by Tekes (Finnish Funding Agency […]