News tagged with human mobility

NRL designs robot for shipboard firefighting

(PhysOrg.com) -- In both war and peacetime scenarios, fire in the shipboard environment is serious and frequently results in excessive damage and high repair costs because the fire is not detected or controlled ...

Mar 08, 2012 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Good vibrations

(PhysOrg.com) -- Energy harvesting - using vibrations from the environment to produce electricity - has been around for over a decade, but Dr Stephen Burrow and his team in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University ...

Mar 23, 2010 4 / 5 (1) 1

Robots are narrowing the gap with humans

Robots are gaining on us humans. Thanks to exponential increases in computer power -- which is roughly doubling every two years -- robots are getting smarter, more capable, more like flesh-and-blood people.

Apr 22, 2009 3.9 / 5 (15) 10