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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 […]

Seahorse Square Shaped Tail could inspire New Generation of Robots

Seahorse Square Shaped Tail could inspire New Generation of Robots

Inspiration for the next big technological breakthrough in robotics, defense systems and biomedicine could come from a seahorse’s tail, according to a new study reported in the journal Science. One of the potential applications of this is in flexible robotic arm. In general all animal have cylindrical tail except seahorse which has square prisms shape […]

PROXI: 20 percent High Efficient Humanoid Robot

PROXI: 20 percent High Efficient Humanoid Robot

SRI Robotics is developing the PROXI  humanoid robot, which can operate up to 20 times more efficiently than current humanoid robotic platforms. Mechanical design of robot is such that the robot recycles the mechanical energy. The energy from the robot’s impact with the ground is stored as mechanical energy in the springs and this stored […]

New Perception Algorithm can Detect very Small Motions

New Perception Algorithm can Detect very Small Motions

Video-processing algorithm magnifies motions indiscernible to naked eye, even in moving objects. A key to the new motion-magnification algorithm is a technique for very precisely extracting foreground objects from their backgrounds. For several years now, the research groups of MIT professors of computer science and engineering William Freeman and Frédo Durand have been investigating techniques […]