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Controlling swarms of robots with light and a single finger
Using a smart tablet and a red beam of light, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have created a system that allows people to control a fleet of robots with the swipe of a finger. A person taps the ...
Why shaking hands matters (even when it's with a robot)
There's new evidence that shaking hands really does matter when it comes to striking the best deal in negotiations.
Swimming-pool ships make waves in modular robotics (w/ Video)
New approach assembles big structures from small interlocking pieces
MIT researchers have developed a lightweight structure whose tiny blocks can be snapped together much like the bricks of a child's construction toy. The new material, the researchers say, could revolutionize ...
DNA nanorobot triggers targeted therapeutic responses
Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have developed a robotic device made from DNA that could potentially seek out specific cell targets within a complex ...
Flocking robots take to the sky (w/ video)
Insect-like flying robots self-recover after crash (w/ Video)
Japan's IBIS keyhole surgery robot demonstrated (w/ Video)
Brainput system takes some brain strain off multi-taskers
Close encounters: When Daniel123 met Jane234 (w/ video)
Kilobots - tiny, collaborative robots - are leaving the nest (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Kilobots are coming. Computer scientists and engineers at Harvard University have developed and licensed technology that will make it easy to test collective algorithms on hundreds, or ...
Illinois robotics lab's HyTAQ moves in air, rolls on land (w/ video)
Helping robots handle uncertainty
Decentralized partially observable Markov decision processes are a way to model autonomous robots' behavior in circumstances where neither their communication with each other nor their judgments about the ...