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The human touch makes robots defter
Cornell engineers are helping humans and robots work together to find the best way to do a job, an...
(Nov 7, 2013)
Robots to help elderly or paint nails at Tokyo expo (Update)
Pneumatic muscle suits and a walking stick that behaves like a guide dog competed for attention...
(Nov 7, 2013)
Epson to unveil autonomous dual-arm robot that sees, senses, thinks, and reacts
Seiko Epson Corporation has developed an autonomous dual-arm robot prototype that expands the range...
(Nov 5, 2013)
Knife-wielding robot trains for grocery checkout job using new coactive learning technique (w/ Video)
Cornell University engineers have taught a robot to work in a mock-supermarket checkout line,...
(Nov 5, 2013)
Gravity and the robot satellite attitude problem
Using an in-orbit robot to capturing a malfunctioning satellite that is tumbling out of control is...
(Nov 4, 2013)
The secret's in the (robotic) stroke: Researchers tease out cues that impact schooling fish behavior
Recent studies from two research teams at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-...
(Oct 31, 2013)
Gimball: A crash-happy flying robot (w/ Video)
Gimball bumps into and ricochets off of obstacles, rather than avoiding them. This 34 centimeter in...
(Oct 30, 2013)
Startup "Play-i" using friendly robots to teach kids computer programming
(Phys.org) —Startup Play-i has created a crowd-sourcing campaign to gather funds for building and...
(Oct 29, 2013)
Amber 2 robot walks with a human gait (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —The engineering team at Texas A&M's Amber robotics labs has been hard at work...
(Oct 25, 2013)
Willow Garage spinoff debuts robot ripe for picking
(Phys.org) —A mobile robot a little over three feet with one arm that can move around the building...
(Oct 22, 2013)
Walking robots: it's all in the hips, say Japan researchers
Robot researchers in Japan have proved what entertainers from Elvis Presley to Miley Cyrus knew all...
(Oct 22, 2013)
Two-legged robots learn to walk like a human
Teaching two-legged robots a stable, robust "human" way of walking – this is the goal of the...
(Oct 18, 2013)
Automating European production processes in just 24 hours
While the automation of production facilities can lead to cost efficiencies and safer workplaces,...
(Oct 17, 2013)
Exaggerated gait allows limbless R2G2 robot to move quickly in confined spaces, rough terrain (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Snakes usually travel by bending their bodies in the familiar S-pattern. But when they'...
(Oct 16, 2013)
Robots to the rescue: Conference showcases new machines designed to improve everyday life
In the past, robots were designed for factories. Americans became upset when they lost jobs on the...
(Oct 9, 2013)
Boston Dynamics: Atlas shows balance; WildCat sprints untethered (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Boston Dynamics, the Waltham, Massachusetts robotics company that receives funds from...
(Oct 8, 2013)
Surprisingly simple scheme for self-assembling robots
In 2011, when an MIT senior named John Romanishin proposed a new design for modular robots to his...
(Oct 4, 2013)
Putting a face on a robot
What does the assistive robot of the future look like? It depends. A new study from the Georgia...
(Oct 1, 2013)
With robots, artist simultaneously draws in three cities
An Austrian artist on Thursday drew three pictures simultaneously in three European capitals thanks...
(Sep 26, 2013)
Can soft robots transform health care, gaming, and other fields?
Highly deformable materials are now being engineered to create soft robots that can interact safely...
(Sep 25, 2013)