Robotics News


Harmony rehab robot guides recovery

Until now, rehabilitation exoskeletons have generally been one-armed, and haven't been of much help in providing the sort of two-arm training that many patients need to recover coordination ...

23 hours ago from Gizmag

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Inspired by humans, a robot takes a walk in the grass (w/ Video)

In a rolling, outdoor field, full of lumps, bumps and uneven terrain, researchers at Oregon State University last week successfully field-tested for the first time the locomotion abilities of ...

Wed 29 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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The thrilling cacophony of Avengers: Age of Ultron

If there's a saturation point that a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie can reach as far as how much comic-book-level expository stuff can be crammed in without completely ruining the movie, Avengers: ...

Sat 2 May 15 from Geek.com

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Making sense of smell: Will bio-inspired robots sniff out bombs, drugs and disease?

With just a sniff, our noses can detect smells that trigger specific memories, tell us food has gone bad, or even connect us to a potential mate. What if a robot could 'smell' as effectively ...

Thu 30 Apr 15 from Medical Xpress

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Fetch Robotics tag teams to speed up warehouse work

As internet commerce matures, consumers are expecting more immediate delivery of goods, but a fleet of drones won't do any good unless the packing warehouses can keep up. The latest effort to ...

Fri 1 May 15 from Gizmag

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This robot could one day roam the Moon

Our next Moon exploration mission may involve a small step for an ape, but a giant leap for all primates.

Thu 30 Apr 15 from CNN

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Video: Why are avocados so awesome?

Whether they're in a big bowl of guacamole for your Cinco de Mayo festivities or scooped on top of your salad, avocados enjoy a special place in our hearts and stomachs. On top of being tasty, ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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'MicroTug' Robot Pulls Objects 2,000 Times Its Weight

Every tug-of-war champion knows one thing: The power to pull lies not in your arms, but in planting your two feet firmly in the dirt for leverage. Engineers at Stanford University put this ...

Mon 27 Apr 15 from Discover Magazine

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AVERT team shows autonomous extraction system for vehicles

A paper titled "AVERT: An Autonomous Multi-Robot System for Vehicle Extraction and Transportation" is the result of research work and the AVERT project team is in for some momentous times ahead. ...

Wed 29 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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High School Students Compete in Robot Building

Call it the geek Superbowl. Six-hundred and eight teams of high school students from 40 countries competed last week in St. Louis, Missouri, to build robots capable of performing tasks related ...

Tue 28 Apr 15 from Voice of America

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