Robotics

MIT’s New Method gives Improved Robotic Gripper

MIT’s New Method gives Improved Robotic Gripper

6 August 2015 – For a robot, picking an object with desired pose is a very tedious task and sometimes we need more dexterity. MIT researchers found a way to achieve more dexterous robotic gripper using the surrounding environment as a helping hand. The team, led by Alberto Rodriguez, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, […]

Curiosity Rover Celebrates 3rd Anniversary on Mars

Curiosity Rover Celebrates 3rd Anniversary on Mars

6 August 2015 – On August 6, 2012, 05:17:57 UTC, [August 5, 2012, (10:32 p.m. PDT)], NASA achieved one of the biggest milestones in science and technology – Curiosity landed on Mars. Today Curiosity celebrates 3 years on Mars. At the occasion of 3rd anniversary, Ashwin Vasavada, project scientist for the Mars Science Laboratory mission presented 3rd Anniversary Curiosity […]

ETH Zurich’s UAV sets a New Endurance World Record – 81 Hrs

ETH Zurich’s UAV sets a New Endurance World Record – 81 Hrs

5 August 2015 – These days Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are becoming more popular in search and rescue operations in disaster conditions but this UAV technology is facing the low flight endurance problem. Given suitable environmental conditions, a solar-powered UAV can solve this problem. A solar-powered UAV stores excess solar energy gathered during the […]

Carnegie Mellon Spinoff Ottomatika acquired by Delphi

Carnegie Mellon Spinoff Ottomatika acquired by Delphi

Company Builds on University Strengths in Pioneering Autonomous Vehicle Research 5 August 2015 – Ottomatika Inc., a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff company that provides software and systems development for self-driving vehicles, has been acquired by the global vehicle technology company Delphi Automotive PLC. Led by Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Raj Rajkumar, Ottomatika spun off […]

YASKAWA created Robot Village

YASKAWA created Robot Village

4 August 2015 – YASKAWA Electric’s foundation (1915) is celebrating his 100th anniversary. As part of commemoration of 100th anniversary, YASKAWA Electric’s foundation renovated Kitakyushu Headquarters and opened as “Robot Village” on June 1st 2015. By creating Robot Village, YASKAWA wants to provide the total technological solution for modern age manufacturing and innovation in robotics […]

NYU Professor Honored for Study of Energy Expenditure in Robotic Systems

NYU Professor Honored for Study of Energy Expenditure in Robotic Systems

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Selects Joo H. Kim for the 2015 Freudenstein / General Motors Young Investigator Award. 4 August 2015 – Joo H. Kim, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, will receive the 2015 Freudenstein / General Motors Young Investigator Award for advancing the study of […]

HitchBOT US Trip Ended due to Body Damage

HitchBOT US Trip Ended due to Body Damage

2 August 2015 – HitchBOT started his journey on 17 July 2015 for US. But after two week it ended due to heavy body damage. Someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair on Saturday, 1st August 2015. On map you can see the visited places in US by hitchBOT. hitchBOT is an outgoing and […]

MORPHs: A Robot to Engage Children in Parks

MORPHs: A Robot to Engage Children in Parks

1 August 2015 – Researchers from Interactive Architecture Lab, a multi-disciplinary research group at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London are making an Octahedral Robot – MORPHs. MORPHs, short for Mobile Reconfigurable Polyhedra, are adaptive octahedral structures that can roll around public spaces and respond to their environment. Its locomotion technique and mechanical […]