Pigeons fly home with a map in their heads
It is a fascinating phenomenon that homing pigeons always find their way home. A doctoral student in biology at the University of Zurich has now carried out experiments proving that pigeons have a spatial ...
Winning idea: Robot museum tour of Tate after dark
US researchers create robot that jumps
Researchers in the U.S. have put together a robot that can jump and climb.
Two-legged robot walks outside at U-Michigan
(Phys.org) —With prosthetic feet and hips that can swing sideways for stability, the University of Michigan's newest two-legged robot has taken its first steps outside.
Painting robot lends surgeons a hand
(Phys.org) —Would you let an artist perform life-saving surgery on you? You might someday, if the artist is a painting robot.
Touch to feel the virtual world (w/ Video)
Haptic technology, which simulates the sense of touch through tactile feedback mechanisms, has been described as "doing for the sense of touch what computer graphics does for vision." Haptics are already ...
Robotic toy car drives engineering students' business venture
A robotic toy car first developed as a class project is now the basis of a business startup by a group of Arizona State University engineering students.
Older adults don't speak 'robot,' study finds
(Phys.org) —In order to effectively program robots that ultimately could be used to aid seniors, researchers at the University of Notre Dame and University of Missouri studied the type of language older ...
Robotics team diving into deep end at RoboSub competition
A student team based in the University of Alberta's Faculty of Engineering has taken its underwater robotic vehicle to an international competition in the United States this week.
Radar images of asteroid 2005 WK4
(Phys.org) —A collage of radar images of near-Earth asteroid 2005 WK4 was generated by NASA scientists using the 230-foot (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., on Aug. 8, 2013.
The next generation of carers and security guards
Specialist robots will learn how to act intelligently in real-world environments, supporting security guards or care home assistants, in a multi-million Euro project.
Automating European production processes in just 24 hours
While the automation of production facilities can lead to cost efficiencies and safer workplaces, the expense can be prohibitive. Plant managers, when weighing up the cost of halting production and putting ...
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 international research project "KoroiBot" with scientists from seven institutions from Germany, France, Israel, ...
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 with an industrial robot that can paint fingernails at a huge expo in Tokyo Thursday.