The ecological badminton robot (w/ video)
A robot to play with! A childhood's dream has now come true for researchers at the Flanders' Mechatronics Technology Centre (FMTC) in Belgium. Wim Symens and his team pioneered the development of the first robot ever to play ...
Japan security firm to offer private drone
A Japanese security company plans to rent out a private drone that takes off when intruder alarms are tripped and records footage of break-ins as they happen, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.
Telepresence robots let employees 'beam' into work (Update)
Engineer Dallas Goecker attends meetings, jokes with colleagues and roams the office building just like other employees at his company in Silicon Valley.
Big NSF grant funds research into training robots to work with humans
What if robots and humans, working together, were able to perform tasks in surgery and manufacturing that neither can do alone?
Adhesion disturbed by noise
Imagine a solid ball rolling down a slightly inclined ramp. What could be perceived as child's play is the focus of serious theoretical research by Manoj Chaudhury and Partho Goohpattader, two physicists ...
CubeSats in orbit after historic space station deployment
(Phys.org)—Typically satellites launch from Earth, requiring dedicated launch vehicles to propel them into the proper orbit. The cost for this launch scenario could be reduced considerably if there was ...
Honda develops 'Honda smart ecological paint,' highly functional painting technology
Honda Motor announced that it has newly developed the "Honda Smart Ecological Paint (Honda S.E. Paint)" process, a highly-functional painting technology that eliminates a middle coating process from a commonly ...
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.
What an unmanned aerial vehicle can do with depth perception
When a person reaches out to place an object in just the right place, their mind makes a series of judgments requiring vision, stability and careful movement. Trying to do the same thing robotically from ...
Illinois robotics lab's HyTAQ moves in air, rolls on land (w/ video)
Communication channel between cells and machines paves way toward bio-hybrid robots
Team to develop robotic laser system to strip paint from aircraft
Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) and Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) of Johnstown, Pa., are working with the Air Force Research Laboratory and Ogden Air Logistics ...