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Insight Into Swimming Fish Could Lead to Robotics Advances

The constant movement of fish that seems random is actually precisely deployed to provide them at any moment with the best sensory feedback they...
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Stanford Develops an Electronic Glove That Gives Robots a Sense of...

Stanford engineers have developed an electronic glove containing sensors that could one day give robotic hands the sort of dexterity that humans take for...
microrobots

Using Electricity and Water, a New Kind of Motor Can Slide...

Look around and you'll likely see something that runs on an electric motor. Powerful and efficient, they keep much of our world moving, everything...
Flexible Robotics

Flexible Robotics for Food Production

Robots that automatically harvest tomatoes or package biscuits in boxes of various sizes are now becoming a reality: Wageningen University & Research will be...
Elephant Trunks

Elephant Trunks Form Joints to Pick up Small Objects; Research Could...

Understanding how elephants use their trunks to pick up small objects could lead to robots designed with flexible hands or grippers, according to a...
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Small Flying Robots to Anchor onto Surfaces and Pull Heavy Loads

A closed door is just one of many obstacles that poses no barrier to a new type of flying, micro, tugging robot called a...
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Origami Cushions Protect Drones from Collisions

Taking inspiration from the ancient art of paper folding, scientists at Imperial College London’s Aerial Robotics Lab have equipped drones with lightweight, impact-absorbent cushioning to protect...
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Robot Masters Human Balancing Act

When walking in a crowded place, humans typically aren’t thinking about how we avoid bumping into one another. We are built to use a...
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Robot Masters Human Balancing Act

When walking in a crowded place, humans typically aren’t thinking about how we avoid bumping into one another. We are built to use a...
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Prosthetic Skin to Sense Wind, Rain, and Ants

Could you perceive the touch of an ant’s antenna on your fingertip? This new tactile sensor can, and its inventors report that it could one day...
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Multi-Joint, Personalized Soft Exosuit Breaks New Ground

In the future, smart textile-based soft robotic exosuits could be worn by soldiers, fire fighters and rescue workers to help them traverse difficult terrain...
Robotic Fingers

Surfaces a Key Element in Robotic Fingers

Picking up a pen off a desk and writing with it might seem easy to you, but it’s no small feat to a robot.For...
unmanned aerial vehicles

Precision Agriculture Taking Flight

Take a walk into the Suggs Laboratory for Precision Agriculture and Machine Systems and it’s hard not to be impressed. Named after Charlie Suggs...
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An Insect-Inspired Drone Deforms upon Impact

In recent years, robotics experts have taken a page from the traditional Japanese practice of origami and come up with light and flexible –...
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Studying Aliens of the Deep

The open ocean is the largest and least explored environment on Earth, estimated to hold up to a million species that have yet to...
prototypes for robotics

Following Nature’s Example: Animals Are Prototypes for Robotics

Bumblebees have a small brain but they cover considerable distance in the search for food. Depending on the species, their radius is up to...
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NASA, Partners, Advance In-Space Assembly Robotics

A robotic arm moving a solar array up and down along a space structure, and a robotic hand and jigging system autonomously building truss...
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Self-Learning Bionic Hand Could Spark ‘New Generation’ of Prosthetic Limbs

Scientists at Imperial College London and the University of Göttingenhave used machine learning to improve the performance of prosthetic hands. The new bionic hand is not...
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Personalized “Deep Learning” Equips Robots for Autism Therapy

Children with autism spectrum conditions often have trouble recognizing the emotional states of people around them — distinguishing a happy face from a fearful...
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Bringing a Human Touch to Modern Prosthetics

Amputees often experience the sensation of a "phantom limb"—a feeling that a missing body part is still there.That sensory illusion is closer to becoming...