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Robotic Cleaning Technique Could Automate Neuroscience Research

Robotic Cleaning Technique Could Automate Neuroscience Research

Nov 2, 2016 @ 22:26 | By John Toon (404-894-6986) (jtoon@gatech.edu) |  For scientists listening in on the faint whispers of brain neurons, a first-ever robotic technique for cleaning the tiny devices that record the signals could facilitate a new level of automation in neuroscience research. That could accelerate the gathering of information used to […]

Multi-Functional Robots may be Possible With New Composite Thread

Multi-Functional Robots may be Possible With New Composite Thread

Nov 2, 2016 @ 20:51 | By Hillary Sanctuary  EPFL scientists have developed a new type of composite thread that varies in stiffness depending on its temperature. Applications range from multi-functional robots to knitted casts, and even tunable medical devices. A new type of thread has been developed at EPFL that varies in stiffness depending on its […]

2016 U.S. Robotics Roadmap Released

2016 U.S. Robotics Roadmap Released

Nov 2, 2016 @ 19:42 |  2016 U.S. Robotics Roadmap focuses on autonomous vehicles, eldercare, manufacturing, application of internet of things in robotics and more. A new U.S. Robotics Roadmap released Oct. 31 calls for better policy frameworks to safely integrate new technologies, such as self-driving cars and commercial drones, into everyday life. The document […]

Clearpath Robotics Launches Warthog UGV for Outdoor Application

Clearpath Robotics Launches Warthog UGV for Outdoor Application

Oct 23, 2016 @ 17:33 | Warthog enables researchers to reliably test, validate, and advance their robotics research faster than ever before in real world conditions, whether on land or in water. Clearpath Robotics, a leading provider of mobile robotic platforms for research and development, announced the release of Warthog – a large, amphibious, all-terrain […]

Rovables: Wearable Mini Mobile Robots

Rovables: Wearable Mini Mobile Robots

Oct 23, 2016 @ 16:29 | These future wearable technology will move around the human body, and will react to its host and the environment What if wearable devices could move around the body? For example,fingernail-sized robots that could seamlessly assemble into a wristwatch or a nametag. Current wearable technologies are immobile devices that are […]

Thorvald – New Mobile Robot to Support Agri-tech Experiments

Thorvald – New Mobile Robot to Support Agri-tech Experiments

Oct 23, 2016 @ 13:17 |  The Thorvald robotic platform has been built to perform a wide variety of agricultural tasks, including deployment as a multi-purpose light weight robotic carrying platform, as a sensor platform to monitor crops and soils and, potentially, as a platform to manage crops and for precision weed control. Scientists at […]

Hardware ROS and Programming Robots with Blocks

Hardware ROS and Programming Robots with Blocks

Oct 9, 2016 @ 09:22 |  The aim of Hardware ROS (H-ROS) is creating easily reusable and reconfigurable robot hardware components to simplify the creation of robots and allow parts from different manufacturers to interoperate. Erle Robotics, developer of next generation of artificial brains for robots and drones is developing the Hardware Robot Operating System […]

Rethink Robotics unveils Sawyer Robot with Open Source SDK

Rethink Robotics unveils Sawyer Robot with Open Source SDK

Oct 7, 2016 @ 20:33 |  Rethink Robotics offer a high performance robotic platform, Sawyer robot with open source SDK for research, engineering, education and development. Rethink Robotics unveiled its high performance Sawyer robot for the global research and education markets. Built on the open source Robot Operating System (ROS) and equipped with a software […]