How robots learn general skills
To understand ourselves better, Roby Velez researches how robots learn general skills that help them explore their environment.
SkySweeper robot makes inspecting power lines easy and inexpensive (w/ Video)
Mechanical engineers at the University of California, San Diego invented a robot designed to scoot along utility lines, searching for damage and other problems that require repairs. Made of off-the-shelf ...
Robots: How long before they're part of the family?
Low-cost, high-performance sensors, such as digital cameras, and advances in computer vision and artificial intelligence are bringing the age of robots ever closer, says QUT robotics scientist Dr Feras Dayoub.
DALER project shows a walking flying robot (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —At the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems we are developing a novel flying platform which has the ability to move on the ground by using its wings only. Using the wings as whegs to move on rough ...
Time to train for world's first fleet of marine drones
An odd underwater ballet has been unfolding in the Mediterranean port of Toulon these past few days.
Station astronauts remotely control planetary rover from space
Just as remotely-operated vehicles help humans explore the depths of the ocean from above, NASA has begun studying how a similar approach may one day help astronauts explore other worlds. On June 17 and July ...
Humanoid robot that sees and maps
(Phys.org) —Computer vision algorithms that enable Samsung's latest humanoid robot, Roboray, to build real-time 3D visual maps to move around more efficiently have been developed by researchers from the ...
German team creates robot ape (w/ Video)
Testing smart homes technology
A safer and healthier old age – that is the aim of GiraffPlus, an international project led by researchers at Örebro University, Sweden. With a focus of developing sophisticated aids for the elderly in ...
Hybrid carbon nanotube yarn muscle
Professor Seon Jeong Kim of Hanyang University has created a high capacity yarn muscle that does not require electrolytes or special packaging. It will have a big impact in the motor, biological and robot ...
Drone 'space ship' app to help robots on future missions
European Space Agency scientists have developed a smartphone app that turns a toy drone into a virtual spacecraft on a mission to dock with the International Space Station, and uses crowd-sourced data from ...
Swarming robots could be the servants of the future (w/ video)
Swarms of robots acting together to carry out jobs could provide new opportunities for humans to harness the power of machines.
Cloud-computing platform for robots launched
(Phys.org) —Researchers of five European universities have developed a cloud-computing platform for robots. The platform allows robots connected to the Internet to directly access the powerful computational, storage, and ...
Will automated agriculture help meet the world's food demand?
Australia's potential to become the 'food bowl' of Asia has triggered a drive to develop robots for use in farming and agriculture and University of Sydney mechatronics experts are leading the way.