Soft robotics 'toolkit' features everything a robot-maker needs
A new resource unveiled today by researchers from several Harvard University labs in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin provides both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual raw ...
Fingertip sensor gives robot unprecedented dexterity
Researchers at MIT and Northeastern University have equipped a robot with a novel tactile sensor that lets it grasp a USB cable draped freely over a hook and insert it into a USB port.
'Honeybee' robots replicate swarm behaviour
Computer scientists have created a low-cost, autonomous micro-robot which in large numbers can replicate the behaviour of swarming honeybees
Flying robots will go where humans can't
There are many situations where it's impossible, complicated or too time-consuming for humans to enter and carry out operations. Think of contaminated areas following a nuclear accident, or the need to erect ...
Will tomorrow's robots move like snakes?
Over the last few years, researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have developed biologically inspired robots designed to fly like falcons, perch like pigeons, and swim ...
New algorithm enables MIT cheetah robot to run and jump, untethered, across grass
Speed and agility are hallmarks of the cheetah: The big predator is the fastest land animal on Earth, able to accelerate to 60 mph in just a few seconds. As it ramps up to top speed, a cheetah pumps its legs ...
Wearable 4MM jetpack tested on speed, agility for runners (w/ Video)
Robot Boris learning to load a dishwasher (w/ Video)
Deep-sea diver hand offers freedom and feedback
Cutting the cord on soft robots
When it comes to soft robots, researchers have finally managed to cut the cord.
Friend or foe? Robots could be either. You might even marry one
(Phys.org) —When Purdue University professor Eric Matson teaches his robotics class, he asks his students a simple question on the first day. Would you consider marrying a robot?