New algorithms and electronic components could enable printable robots that self-assemble when heated
Printable robots—those that can be assembled from parts produced by 3-D printers—have long been a topic of research in the lab of Daniela Rus, the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering ...
Think fast, robot: Algorithm that harnesses data from new sensor could make autonomous robots more nimble
One of the reasons we don't yet have self-driving cars and mini-helicopters delivering online purchases is that autonomous vehicles tend not to perform well under pressure. A system that can flawlessly parallel park at 5 ...
Location, location: Tango prototype helps quadrotor navigate (w/ Video)
Nature inspires drones of the future (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Researchers have been taking tips from nature to build the next generation of flying robots.
OutRunner robot steered to fast track with Kickstarter
Ultra-fast, the bionic arm can catch objects on the fly (w/ Video)
A robot developed by EPFL researchers is capable of reacting on the spot and grasping objects with complex shapes and trajectories in less than five-hundredths of a second.
Boulder swarm effort turns to crowdfunding for Droplet mobile robots (w/ video)
SRI microrobots show fast-building factory approach (w/ video)
Trash-talking Scrabble player is robot named Victor
Study suggests people willing to take orders from a robot boss (w/ video)
3.253 seconds: Robot solves Rubik's Cube in record time at Birmingham fair (w/ video)
Smarter HyQ robot squat-jumps and does flying trots (w/ video)
Soft robotic fish moves like the real thing (w/ video)
Soft robots—which don't just have soft exteriors but are also powered by fluid flowing through flexible channels—have become a sufficiently popular research topic that they now have their own journal, ...