Technology - Robotics news

Bird-like robot perches on a human hand (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) -- Among the many challenges of designing flying robots is getting them to land gracefully. By taking a cue from birds, a team of engineers has developed a flapping-wing flying robot that can land ...

May 03, 2012 weblog
4.8 / 5 (19) 9 | with audio podcast

Robot arm at MIT will weave its own web (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) -- The Mediated Matter Group from the MIT Media Lab is working on a robot that might one day spin its own webs. Project team members are training a robot to weave a web-like architecture, similar to the way a ...

Apr 29, 2012 weblog
3.6 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast

New robot 'Cheetah' breaks land-speed record

(PhysOrg.com) -- Up till now researchers at Boston Dynamics have demonstrated four legged robots that appear meant to carry heavy loads as they tromp through and over rough terrain (e.g. Alpha Dog and Petman, LS3). Now it appears they’ve taken a different approach in looking ...

Mar 06, 2012 report
4.9 / 5 (15) 17 | with audio podcast

TUM robots 'Kinect' to sandwiches and popcorn

(PhysOrg.com) -- A robotics team from the Technical University of Munich are now able to show an audience how their cuisine robots James and Rosie have graduated from a previously famous repertoire of sausages ...

Dec 12, 2011 weblog
5 / 5 (1) 1 | with audio podcast