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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 […]

3D-Printed ‘Bionic Skin’ Could Give Robots the Sense of Touch

3D-Printed ‘Bionic Skin’ Could Give Robots the Sense of Touch

May 11, 2017 @ 17:55| Engineering researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a revolutionary process for 3D Printed ‘Bionic Skin’ stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. The discovery is also a major step forward in printing electronics on real human skin. The research will be published […]

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 […]