News tagged with robotic systems

C2D2 fighting corrosion

Bridges become an infrastructure problem as they get older, as de-icing salt and carbon dioxide gradually destroy the reinforced concrete. A new robot can now check the condition of these structures, even ...

Aug 22, 2014
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NEC introduces the PaPeRo petit robot

(Phys.org) —Japan's portfolio of robot creations has become well known as a versatile one that includes personal home robots which, in appearance as well as functions, can motivate humans to like spending ...

Nov 13, 2013 weblog
5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

Gimball: A crash-happy flying robot (w/ Video)

Gimball bumps into and ricochets off of obstacles, rather than avoiding them. This 34 centimeter in diameter spherical flying robot buzzes around the most unpredictable, chaotic environments, without the ...

Oct 30, 2013
4.8 / 5 (30) 1 | with audio podcast

Robot inspects pipes in petrochemical platforms

With the purpose of verifying onshore and offshore platforms such as Pemex's and detect cracks or corrosion, the Mexican Corporation of Material Research (COMIMSA) designed RoboPipe, a robot capable of inspecting ...

Sep 19, 2013
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