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Meet The Most Nimble-Fingered Robot Ever Built

Meet The Most Nimble-Fingered Robot Ever Built

May 27, 2017 @ 15:47 | New research in University of California at Berkeley by Professor Ken Goldberg, Jeff Mahler, and the Laboratory for Automation Science and Engineering (AUTOLAB) created the Nimble- Fingered Robot, that shows real progress on the problem of robots grasping everyday objects called DexNet 2.0. Grabbing the awkwardly shaped items that people […]

A Bio-inspired Crawling-Jumping Robot

A Bio-inspired Crawling-Jumping Robot

May 19, 2016 @ 21:46 |  Robotist want to make a robot that can exhibit multiple locomotion like crawling, Jumping, climbing, Gliding, flying etc. Because each locomotion has it’s own advantages and disadvantages, a robot having single locomotion capability is not fit for all type of terrain and working environment.  So recent research on mobile […]

Two VelociRoACH Robots Cooperatively Climb a Step Taller than Their Size

Two VelociRoACH Robots Cooperatively Climb a Step Taller than Their Size

May 6, 2016 @ 20:49 | Researchers at Biomimetic Millisystems Lab, University of California, Berkeley, have taken inspiration from the cockroach and created a Cockroach-Inspired Robot VelociRoACH (Velocity Robotic Autonomous Crawling Hexapod) and demonstrated that two VelociRoACH robots cooperatively can climb a Step. Researchers will be presenting their research work “Step Climbing Cooperation Primitives for […]

Cockroach-Inspired Robot uses Body Shape to Negotiate Densely Cluttered Terrain

Cockroach-Inspired Robot uses Body Shape to Negotiate Densely Cluttered Terrain

Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, have taken inspiration from the cockroach and created a Cockroach-Inspired Robot that can use its body shape to manoeuvre through a densely cluttered environment. Many flying animals, Arial vehicle and Underground vehicles uses streamlined body shape to minimize the fluid drag that gives fast and effective locomotion in air […]

Human’s Nose can act as Built-in GPS

Human’s Nose can act as Built-in GPS

UC Berkeley researchers show that we can use our sense of smell not just to identify objects, but to navigate. The results evoke a GPS-like superpower one could call an “olfactory positioning system.” Like homing pigeons, humans have a nose for navigation because our brains are wired to convert smells into spatial information, new research […]