Robotics

C-Turtle Robot Teaches Itself to Get Around

C-Turtle Robot Teaches Itself to Get Around

May 26, 2017 @ 15:03 | Arizona State University designed C-Turtle Robot  thats walks over sand and stones with a pair of orange flippers toward lumpy red buttes in the distance. This technology comes from collaboration between computer science, mechanical engineering and biology. It looks like the beginning of a Star Wars movie: a lone robot pushing itself […]

Prevents Autonomous Vehicles From Hacking

Prevents Autonomous Vehicles From Hacking

May 26, 2017 @ 06:58 | Texas A&M University researchers have developed an intelligent transportation system prototype designed to avoid collisions and prevent hacking of autonomous vehicles. Modern vehicles are increasingly autonomous, relying on sensors to provide information to automatically control them. They are also equipped with internet access for safety or infotainment applications making […]

Shedding Light On How Humans Walk…With Robots

Shedding Light On How Humans Walk…With Robots

By Lindsay Brownell |  May 24, 2017 @ 20:19 Research on rehabilitation robots reveals that patients only modify their walking patterns if the robots interfere with gait stability, which could influence future clinical robotic design. Learning how to walk is difficult for toddlers to master; it’s even harder for adults who are recovering from a […]

A New Gecko Inspired Soft Robotic Gripping System

A New Gecko Inspired Soft Robotic Gripping System

May 18, 2017 @ 09:19 | Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have developed a soft  robotic gripping system that uses differential air pressure and a gecko-inspired adhesive for exceptional bonding to three-dimensional objects. The findings were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week. A soft […]

This “ready2_spray” KUKA Robot Can Paint Your Home

This “ready2_spray” KUKA Robot Can Paint Your Home

May 17, 2017 @ 08:54 | Dürr and KUKA have joined forces: together they have developed an integrated solution “ready2_spray” for automated paint application. While the small robot from the KR AGILUS series comes from KUKA, Dürr provides the paint application technology.  Small robot with components: a unique combination Pre-installed and ready-to-spray, the robot from […]

U Of T Team Wins National Drone Competition By Scouring For Bird Nests of Geese

U Of T Team Wins National Drone Competition By Scouring For Bird Nests of Geese

May 16, 2017 @ 07:56 | The University of Toronto Aerospace Team’s (UTAT) UAV Division designed a two-drone system capable of meeting this year’s challenge: to survey and locate nests of geese in the remote Canadian wilderness. Building drones to locate the nests of three different types of Canada geese – that’s what a U […]

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 […]