Robotics

Soft robot programmed to move like an inchworm

Engineering researchers from the University of Toronto have created a miniature robot that can crawl with inchworm-like motion. The underlying technology could one day transform industries from aviation to smart wearables.

Engineering

Novel powdered milk method yields better frothing agent

A novel method of processing—using high-pressure jets to spray milk and then quickly drying the spray—yields skim milk powders with enhanced properties and functionality, according to Penn State researchers, who say the ...

Robotics

Automation has doubled in global manufacturing

The use of robots in US manufacturing has more than tripled over the two decades, and has doubled in the rest of the world, replacing certain categories of worker, according to a report published Monday.

Engineering

The intersection of 3-D printing and machine learning

In the past the applications of metal additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3-D printing, have primarily been confined to prototyping. Recently, the field has begun to undergo a major transition, as researchers push ...