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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)
Japan robot can pick strawberry fields forever for farmer
A robot that picks ripe strawberries as the farmer sleeps was unveiled in Japan on Wednesday, with...
(Sep 25, 2013)
Robot knows who wants one for the road
(Phys.org) —JAMES has a head that is actually a tablet. JAMES is an efficient waiter yet only has...
(Sep 24, 2013)
Machines on the march threaten almost half of modern jobs
Computers have been an important part of many industries for decades already and have replaced...
(Sep 23, 2013)
Robot inspects pipes in petrochemical platforms
With the purpose of verifying onshore and offshore platforms such as Pemex's and detect cracks or...
(Sep 19, 2013)
Emotional attachment to robots could affect outcome on battlefield
(Phys.org) —Too busy to vacuum your living room? Let Roomba the robot do it. Don't want to risk a...
(Sep 17, 2013)
Doing research in the pub: Researchers study how orders are placed at the bar
Dim lighting, a jumble of conversations, and loud music: bar staff have to master numerous...
(Sep 16, 2013)
Dogs' behavior could help to design social robots
Designers of social robots, take note. Bring your dog to the lab next time you test a prototype,...
(Sep 12, 2013)
A swarm on every desktop: Swarm robotics researchers gather data with online game
The next experiment from Rice University's Multi-Robot Systems Laboratory (MRSL) could happen on...
(Sep 9, 2013)
Dash Robotics crowdfunding 'origami' runner you can assemble at home
(Phys.org) —A team of Berkeley PhD engineers who worked in the school's lab explored animal...
(Sep 6, 2013)
Japan's robo-astronaut takes 'one small step...'
A pint-sized android has uttered the first robotic words in space, showcasing Japan's drive to...
(Sep 5, 2013)
Robot's face determines user comfort
A recent University of Auckland study has revealed a preference for humanlike features on a robot's...
(Aug 29, 2013)
The next generation of carers and security guards
Specialist robots will learn how to act intelligently in real-world environments, supporting...
(Aug 27, 2013)