Robotics

HuggieBot 2.0: A soft and human-size robot that hugs users on request

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) and ETH Z├╝rich have recently created HuggieBot 2.0, a robot that can hug users at their request. This robot, set to be presented at the ACM/IEEE International ...

Robotics

A system to improve a robot's indoor navigation

Over the past decade or so, roboticists developed increasingly sophisticated robotic systems that could help humans to complete a variety of tasks, both at home and in other environments. In order to assist users, however, ...

Robotics

A tactile sensing mechanism for soft robotic fingers

In recent years, numerous roboticists worldwide have been trying to develop robotic systems that can artificially replicate the human sense of touch. In addition, they have been trying to create increasingly realistic and ...

Robotics

A new robot capable of learning ownership relations and norms

A team of researchers at Yale University has recently developed a robotic system capable of representing, learning and inferring ownership relations and norms. Their study, pre-published on arXiv, addresses some of the complex ...

Computer Sciences

Using different teams of robots to model environmental processes

Teams of multiple robots could help to tackle a number of complex real-world problems, for instance, assisting human agents during search and rescue missions, monitoring the environment or assessing the damage caused by natural ...

Robotics

Researchers develop a robotic guide dog to assist blind individuals

Guide dogs, dogs that are trained to help humans move through their environments, have played a critical role in society for many decades. These highly trained animals, in fact, have proved to be valuable assistants for visually ...

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