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Origami-Inspired Robot

Origami-Inspired Robot

Aug 26, 2017 @ 16:26 | New research from a team of MechSE professors and students, published as an invited paper in Smart Materials and Structures, details how origami structures and bio-inspired design can be used to create a crawling robot. Assistant professors Aimy Wissa and Sameh Tawfick, along with graduate student Alexander Pagano and […]

Custom Robots In A Matter Of Minutes

Custom Robots In A Matter Of Minutes

By Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon |  Aug 23, 2017 @ 17:46 | CSAIL / MIT News | CSAIL’s “Interactive Robogami” lets you design and 3-D print origami-inspired custom robots from 2-D designs. Even as robots become increasingly common, they remain incredibly difficult to make. From designing and modeling to fabricating and testing, the process is […]

Smarter Robot Vacuum Cleaners for Automated Office Cleaning

Smarter Robot Vacuum Cleaners for Automated Office Cleaning

Aug 16, 2017 @ 08:22 | Intelligent IoT cleaning concept for smart offices Can you really use Outlook to make sure your office floor gets vacuumed? Absolutely! Fraunhofer IAO is currently developing an intelligent cleaning concept for smart offices. A robot vacuum cleaner automatically takes care of upcoming cleaning jobs that have been scheduled in […]

A Wheeled VineRobot to Monitor Grape Growth

A Wheeled VineRobot to Monitor Grape Growth

Aug 10, 2017 @ 18:15 | Just like great wine needs time, great grapes require continuous attention and reliable assessment tools. Noting the absence of a convincing alternative to manual sampling and analysis, an EU-funded consortium has developed VineRobot, an ‘Unmanned ground vehicle’ (UGV) equipped with non-invasive sensor technology. Today, assessing the readiness of vine […]

Human versus Robots in the Discovery and Crystallization of Gigantic

Human versus Robots in the Discovery and Crystallization of Gigantic

Aug 6, 2017 @ 08:52 | Who is the better experimentalist, a human or a robot? When it comes to exploring synthetic and crystallization conditions for inorganic gigantic molecules, actively learning machines are clearly ahead, as demonstrated by British Scientists in an experiment with polyoxometalates published in the journal Angewandte Chemie. Polyoxometalates form through self-assembly […]

Jumping Lunar Nanobot

Jumping Lunar Nanobot

Aug 2, 2017 @ 16:00 | This highly mobile, jumping Nanobot was designed by a team of space engineers challenged to develop a Moon mission that was not only technically viable but could also make a profit. The annual SpaceTech Master Programme of the Technical University of Graz, Austria trains space professionals to combine space […]

Smaller, Smarter, Softer Robotic Arm for Endoscopic Surgery

Smaller, Smarter, Softer Robotic Arm for Endoscopic Surgery

By Leah Burrows | Aug 2, 2017 @ 15:43 |   Bioinspired approach combines pop-up fabrication with soft robotics. Harvard University have developed a hybrid rigid-soft robotic arm for endoscopes with integrated sensing, flexibility, and multiple degrees of freedom. Flexible endoscopes can snake through narrow passages to treat difficult to reach areas of the body. However, […]

Artificial Skin Could Allow Robots to Feel Like we Do

Artificial Skin Could Allow Robots to Feel Like we Do

By Joe Dodgshun | Aug 1, 2017 @ 05:50 | Artificial skin with post-human sensing capabilities, and a better understanding of skin tissue, could pave the way for robots that can feel, smart-transplants and even cyborgs. Few people would immediately recognise the skin as our bodies’ largest organ, but the adult human has on average two square […]