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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 […]

Wireless Charging Of Moving Electric Vehicles Overcomes Major Hurdle

Wireless Charging Of Moving Electric Vehicles Overcomes Major Hurdle

By Mark Golden and Mark Shwartz | Jun 15, 2017 @ 10:47 | Stanford scientists have developed a way to wirelessly deliver electricity to moving objects, technology that could one day charge electric vehicles and personal devices like medical implants and cell phones. If electric cars could recharge while driving down a highway, it would […]

GelSight sensor Gives Robots a Sense of Touch

GelSight sensor Gives Robots a Sense of Touch

By Larry Hardesty | Jun 5, 2017 @ 06:22 | CSAIL |MIT News | A GelSight sensor attached to a robot’s gripper enables the robots gauge objects’ hardness and manipulate small tools. Eight years ago, Ted Adelson’s research group at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) unveiled a new sensor technology, called GelSight, that uses […]

A Powered Exoskeleton Prevents the Elderly from Falling

A Powered Exoskeleton Prevents the Elderly from Falling

May 13, 2017 @ 09:20 | The first smart exoskeleton that recognizes the loss of balance – and prevents falling – has been developed by researchers at Scuola Sant’Anna in Italy, EPFL in Switzerland, and tested at the Rehabilitation Center “Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi” in Florence. Wearable machines that enhance your movement and endurance no […]

SIMBot: New Advance Omnidirectional BallBot

SIMBot: New Advance Omnidirectional BallBot

Oct 7, 2016 @ 11:40 |  Spherical Induction Motor (SIM) Eliminates Robot’s Mechanical Drive System In 2005 Prof. Ralph Hollis invented the first BallBot, an elegantly simple robot whose tall, thin body glides atop a sphere slightly smaller than a bowling ball. It was patented in 2010. The latest version of that BallBot is SIMbot. Researchers […]