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On soft ground? Tread lightly to stay fast

These findings, reported today, Friday 9th October, in the journal Bioinspiration & Biomechanics, offer a new insight into how animals respond to different terrain, and how robots can learn from them.

dateOct 08, 2015 in Robotics
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Robots – our new underwater 'astronauts'

Soon it may be easier to design, plan and carry out infrastructure operations in deep water. The EU project called "SWARMs" aims to achieve this by integrating autonomous vehicles such as ROVs and AUVs.

dateSep 28, 2015 in Robotics
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FLYBi: Take drone, add goggles and grab shots

FLYBi is a drone that comes with virtual reality goggles. You can get a personal view of the flight. The concept involves the drone, goggles and a remote-control wearable that looks like a watch. Using these components, one ...

dateSep 28, 2015 in Robotics weblog
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New smart robot accelerates cancer treatment research

A new smart research robot accelerates research on cancer treatments. The new robot system finds optimal treatment combinations. Today Scientific Reports is publishing an article about the robot, authored by Dr Mats Gustafsson, ...

dateSep 22, 2015 in Robotics
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Video: Can robots make good teammates?

Are they our evil overlords, or our personal servants? Another possibility altogether is that they're our dependable co-workers, helping us put together that new Ikea bookcase.

dateSep 22, 2015 in Robotics
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Cheetah robot lands the running jump (w/ Video)

In a leap for robot development, the MIT researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it to see and jump over hurdles as it runs—making this the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously.

Musio: Your AI friend in back-and-forth exchange

Many people have hardly reached saturation point in being drawn to videos of cute robots that avoid the uncanny-valley risk of looking uncomfortably human; instead they cross the lines between cute animal pets and cartoonish ...

South Koreans triumph in US robot challenge

South Korean boffins carried home the $2 million top prize Saturday after their robot triumphed in a disaster-response challenge inspired by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan.

Self-folding robot walks, swims, climbs, dissolves

A demo sparking interest at the ICRA 2015 conference in Seattle was all about an origami robot that was worked on by researchers. More specifically, the team members are from the computer science and artificial intelligence ...

On the origin of (robot) species

Researchers have observed the process of evolution by natural selection at work in robots, by constructing a 'mother' robot that can design, build and test its own 'children', and then use the results to improve the performance ...

Robot eyes will benefit from insect vision

The way insects see and track their prey is being applied to a new robot under development at the University of Adelaide, in the hopes of improving robot visual systems.

Using Minecraft to unboggle the robot mind
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Robot wind-around tentacle can grab, hold ant and egg
DURUS makes impressive show of treadmill walking
Pancake-making PR2 spells teachable future in robotics
A humanoid robot to liaise between space station crews
Autonomous robot Myon joins the cast at a Berlin opera

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