Robotics

No batteries required: The first autonomous, entirely soft robot

A team of Harvard University researchers with expertise in 3D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics has demonstrated the first autonomous, untethered, entirely soft robot. This small, 3D-printed robot—nicknamed ...

Robotics

Team in Japan creates most advanced humanoid robot yet

A team of researchers at the University of Tokyo has created what appears to be the most advanced humanoid robot yet—actually two of them, one called Kenshiro the other Kengoro. In their paper published in the journal Science ...

Robotics

Robotic hand gets up close to human hand on anatomical level

If something feels sticky, we flex our hand by instinct, we move second, third, fourth fingers at will without a second thought, we cross one finger over the other as if to make a wish; we touch finger to thumb to make a ...

Robotics

The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off

Insect-sized flying robots could help with time-consuming tasks like surveying crop growth on large farms or sniffing out gas leaks. These robots soar by fluttering tiny wings because they are too small to use propellers, ...

Robotics

Burger robots to appear at 50 locations

(Tech Xplore)—We have been treated to a generous amount of stories announcing new advances in assembly-line robots and home-assistant robots. Smartened up with cameras and artificial intelligence, it looks like time to ...

Robotics

Festo has BionicANTs communicating by the rules for tasks

Germany-based automation company Festo, focused on technologies for tasks, turns to nature for inspiration, trying to take the cues from how nature performs tasks so efficiently. "Whether it's energy efficiency, lightweight ...

Robotics

When an exosuit becomes even more wearable

(Tech Xplore)—Menlo Park, California-based SRI International has news about its robotics project known as Superflex, which is a suit to enhance the human musculoskeletal system.

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