How to grip an asteroid
For someone like Edward Fouad, a junior at Caltech who has always been interested in robotics and mechanical engineering, it was an ideal project: help develop robotic technology that could one day fly on ...
Venus-flytrap-like gripper could capture individual cells in the human body
Researchers find suction-cup-shaped circular bristles give male diving beetles a mating advantage
Innovative soft robotics technology spawns new products
(Phys.org) —The robot gripper invented by researchers at the University of Chicago and Cornell University is now available commercially. Empire Robotics, the company founded to commercialize the invention, ...
Eagle-eyeing researchers design swooping quadrotors with claws (w/ video)
Scotch tape finds new use as grasping 'smart material'
(Phys.org)—Scotch tape, a versatile household staple and a mainstay of holiday gift-wrapping, may have a new scientific application as a shape-changing "smart material."
Your next assembly lines may have Baxter robot doing pick-up (w/ Video)
Harvard researchers develop new kind of soft robotic gripper
Students design underwater robot that does more than score points
(Phys.org) -- Since he was 12 years old and successfully talked his way onto an underwater robotics club for kids aged 13 and up, Trevor Uptain has been building robots of the kind used by oceanographers and ...
Robots learn to pick up oddly shaped objects
(Phys.org) -- When Cornell engineers developed a new type of robot hand that could pick up oddly shaped objects it presented a challenge: It was easy for a human operator to choose the best place to take h ...