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iRobot Unveils Morphing Blob Robot (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- iRobot's latest robot is unique on many levels. The doughy blob moves by inflating and deflating - a new technique its developers call "jamming." As the researchers explain in the video below, the jamming ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Robotics weblog
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Robot walks on water

Water striders, insects that walk on the surface of the water, may never set foot on land in their lives, and yet they’re not swimmers. Over the past million or so years, this insect—sometimes called a water skater—has ...

dateJul 11, 2007 in Robotics feature
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Japan child robot mimicks infant learning

The creators of the Child-robot with Biomimetic Body, or CB2, say it's slowly developing social skills by interacting with humans and watching their facial expressions, mimicking a mother-baby relationship.

dateApr 05, 2009 in Robotics
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