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Robotic ghost knifefish is born (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at Northwestern University have created a robotic fish that can move from swimming forward and backward to swimming vertically almost instantaneously by using a sophisticated, ribbon-like fin.

dateJan 19, 2011 in Robotics
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Cockroach inspires robotic hand to get a grip

No one thinks twice about picking up a cup of coffee, but this task has vexed robots for three decades. A new type of mechanical hand developed by researchers at Harvard and Yale promises to solve this problem. ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Robotics
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The iCub robot learns archery

(PhysOrg.com) -- The humanoid robot iCub has learned a new skill: archery. After being taught how to hold a bow and shoot an arrow, it learned for itself how to improve its aim, and was so successful it could ...

dateSep 29, 2010 in Robotics report
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Robot climbs walls (w/ Video)

Wielding two claws, a motor and a tail that swings like a grandfather clock's pendulum, a small robot named ROCR ("rocker") scrambles up a carpeted, 8-foot wall in just over 15 seconds - the first such robot ...

dateAug 05, 2010 in Robotics
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