Robotics

Introducing Nikola, the emotional android kid

Researchers from the RIKEN Guardian Robot Project in Japan have made an android child named Nikola that successfully conveys six basic emotions. The new study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, tested how well people ...

Robotics

SQuad: A miniature robot that can walk and climb obstacles

Researchers at Bilkent University in Turkey have recently created a small quadruped robot called SQuad, which is made of soft structural materials. This unique robot, presented in a paper published in IEEE Robotics and Automation ...

Robotics

EPFL researchers show edible actuator at IROS 2017

(Tech Xplore)—Edible what? Swiss researchers from Switzerland's École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have come up with a fully edible soft pneumatic actuator. So what is the takeaway?