Technology - Robotics news

Automated assembly of aircraft wings

Even today, aircraft wings are still assembled manually; but this process could soon be automated thanks to a novel snake-like robot capable of tightening bolts in even the most difficult-to-access cavities ...

Apr 30, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Robot scouts rooms people can't enter

( —Firefighters, police officers and military personnel are often required to enter rooms with little information about what dangers might lie behind the door. A group of engineering students at ...

Apr 23, 2014 not rated yet 0

Simplicity is key to co-operative robots

A way of making hundreds—or even thousands—of tiny robots cluster to carry out tasks without using any memory or processing power has been developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield, UK.

Apr 16, 2014 4.7 / 5 (11) 0

Using robots to study evolution

A new paper by OIST's Neural Computation Unit has demonstrated the usefulness of robots in studying evolution. Published in PLOS ONE, Stefan Elfwing, a researcher in Professor Kenji Doya's Unit, has succes ...

Apr 14, 2014 3 / 5 (2) 0