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Robot can Inspect Water or Gas Pipes From the Inside to Find Leaks

Robot can Inspect Water or Gas Pipes From the Inside to Find Leaks

By David L. Chandler| Jul 18, 2017 @ 12:17  |  MIT News | MIT researchers have developed a fast, inexpensive robotic device that can find leaks with pinpoint precision long before they become catastrophic, no matter what the pipes are made of. Access to clean, safe water is one of the world’s pressing needs, yet today’s water […]

Soft and Stretchy Silicone Fabric Sensors for Wearable Robots

Soft and Stretchy Silicone Fabric Sensors for Wearable Robots

By Lindsay Brownell | Jul 13, 2017 @ 18:17 | Hybrid silicone-fabric sensor detects fine motor movements by flexing with the body.  Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has created a highly sensitive soft capacitive sensor made of silicone and fabric that moves and flexes with the human body to unobtrusively and accurately detect […]

New Robot Printer Spits out Recyclable Robots

New Robot Printer Spits out Recyclable Robots

By  Vibeke Arildsen |  Jul 12, 2017 @ 12:49 | In just 13 minutes, a newly developed robot printer can transform an aluminum wire with little motors attached into a functional robot that can be recycled and reused for other purposes. Researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU), MIT and Columbia, among others, are behind the […]

Undersea Robot Reveals “Schools” of Animals in Deep Scattering Layers

Undersea Robot Reveals “Schools” of Animals in Deep Scattering Layers

Jul 12, 2017 @ 09:06 | Throughout the world ocean, animals congregate at certain depths. A new paper in Limnology and Oceanography shows that, rather than consisting of a random mixture of animals, these Scattering  layers contain discrete groups or “schools” of squids, fishes, and crustaceans. Throughout the world ocean, animals congregate at certain depths, […]

Human Pose Estimation for Care Robots Using Deep Learning

Human Pose Estimation for Care Robots Using Deep Learning

Jul 12, 2017 @ 08:12 | A research group led by Professor  at Toyohashi University of Technology, has developed a method to estimate various poses using deep learning with depth data alone. Although it requires a large volume of data, the group has realized a technology which efficiently generates data using computer graphics and motion […]