Robotic Arm

Some Soft Robots can ‘Heal’ Themselves

Some Soft Robots can ‘Heal’ Themselves

Aug 18, 2017 @ 21:41 | Cutting your hand, tearing a muscle, or even breaking a bone – these are all injuries that heal over time. Researchers at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel have also endowed robots with this self-healing property, as illustrated in their study “Self-healing soft pneumatic robots”, published in Science Robotics. Research into […]

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, […]

New 3-D Scanning Technique Uses Water and Robotics to Reconstruct Complex Objects

New 3-D Scanning Technique Uses Water and Robotics to Reconstruct Complex Objects

Jul 27, 2017 @ 07:11 | An international group of researchers developed a technique that results in more accurate 3-D scanning for reconstructing complex objects than what currently exists. The innovative method combines robotics and water. “Using a robotic arm to immerse an object on an axis at various angles, and measuring the volume displacement […]

A Dual-Arm Construction Robot with Remote-Control Function

A Dual-Arm Construction Robot with Remote-Control Function

Jul 1, 2017 @ 17:50 | Japanese researcher develop new concept of Dual-Arm Construction Robot for disaster relief situations In disaster areas, operating heavy construction equipment remotely and autonomously is necessary, but conventional remote-controlled heavy equipment has problems such as insufficient operability, inability to perform heavy-duty work, limited mobility on slopes and stairs, and low […]

Robots Offer the Elderly a Helping Hand

Robots Offer the Elderly a Helping Hand

By Helen Massy-Beresford |  Jun 21, 2017 @ 18:28 | Everybody needs a helping hand when they get older – but in years to come that helping hand may be attached to a robotic arm. Low birth rates and higher life expectancies mean that those over 65 years old now will account for 28.7 % […]

An Energy-Efficient Cleaning Robot

An Energy-Efficient Cleaning Robot

Jun 15, 2017 @ 11:00 | State-of-the-art solar cells are efficient – but are even more so when they are kept clean. A cleaning robot developed by Norwegian researchers enables solar panels to deliver at full capacity. At a solar energy farm just outside Budapest in Hungary, a cleaning robot is industriously getting on with […]

This Shimon Robot Write and Play its Own Music by Using Deep Learning

This Shimon Robot Write and Play its Own Music by Using Deep Learning

By Jason Maderer | Jun 14, 2017 @ 14:46 | A marimba-playing Shimon robot with four arms and eight sticks is writing and playing its own compositions in a lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The pieces are generated using artificial intelligence and deep learning. Researchers fed the robot nearly 5,000 complete songs — from […]

The Self-Learning Robot Hand

The Self-Learning Robot Hand

Jun 9, 2017 @ 12:30 | Researchers at the University of Bielefeld have developed a gripping system with robotic hands, which independently acquaint itself with unknown objects. The new system works without first knowing the features of objects such as fruit or tools. The Greif-Lern-System was developed in the large project “Famula” of the excellence […]

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