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Robots Need a New Philosophy to Get a Grip

According to a new article by the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics, based at the University of Birmingham, this could herald a profound change...
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Sharing Control with Robots May Make Manufacturing Safer, More Efficient

Hulking robots common to assembly line manufacturing tend to be loners. They often cut, bend and weld metal inside cages and behind...
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Toyota Robots Help People Experience Their Dreams of Attending the Olympic...

Toyota Motor Corporation, as a worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, aims to provide mobility solutions that go beyond providing...
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A Toolbox for Building Robots Aware of Their Surroundings

Many work processes would be almost unthinkable today without robots. But robots operating in manufacturing facilities have often posed risks to workers...
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This Stevens Researcher is Making Smarter, More Helpful Robots

Robots can be great helpers—but most people are afraid of them. In film, news media and even children’s television, portrayals of robots run the...
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Robots Learn Tasks from People with Framework

In the basement of the Gates Computer Science Building at Stanford University, a screen attached to a red robotic arm lights up. A pair...
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How to Mass Produce Cell-Sized Robots

Tiny robots no bigger than a cell could be mass-produced using a new method developed by researchers at MIT. The microscopic devices, which the...
Solar-Powered Robots

Preserving Chile’s Water with Solar-Powered Robots

Preserving water is a real challenge in hot, dry parts of the world. “Farmers in these countries often cover water reservoirs with thousands of...
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New Robot Crawls, Climbs and Sneaks Into Crannies

We’re always impressed by the way Dr. David Zarrouk, director of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Bio-Inspired and Medical Robotics Lab and a lecturer in the Department of...
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Swimming in Schools Saves Energy

The schooling behaviour of fish fascinates engineers as much as biologists. Fish in schools swim in a flow environment full of mechanical energy generated...
liquid crystals

Researchers Explore New Applications for “Smart” Material

Research led by scientists from the University of Luxembourg has shown the potential of liquid crystal shells as enabling material for a vast array...
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An Elastic Fiber Set to Revolutionize Smart Clothes

It’s a whole new way of thinking about sensors. The tiny fibers developed at EPFL are made of elastomer and can incorporate materials like...
artificial intelligence

After Uber, Tesla Incidents, Can Artificial Intelligence Be Trusted?

Given the choice of riding in an Uber driven by a human or a self-driving version, which would you choose?Considering last month’s fatal crash...
demixing behaviour

Physicists at FAU Demonstrate Demixing Behaviour of Rotating Particles

Physicists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf have demonstrated that demixing occurs in systems made up of macroscopic particles rotating in opposite directions...
service robots

Industrial Robots More Flexible Thanks to Soccer and Care Robots

Dealing with the unexpected (read: non-programmed events) is a routine task for TU Eindhoven’s soccer and care robots. After all, you never know what...
digitalisation

No Need to Worry!

Where will digitalisation be in ten years’ time? A very difficult question indeed. When it comes to the future of digitalisation, realistic ideas and...
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Next-Gen Flexible Robots Move and Heal like Us

In the basement of the Engineering Center at CU Boulder, a group of researchers is working to create the next generation of robots.But instead...
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Killer Robots, Free Will and the Illusion of Control

Control. We all like to think we have it, but is it all just an illusion? It might seem like a very existential question...
robot swarm

One Bad Apple Can Spoil a Robot Swarm

Armies of robots already run the world’s largest distribution warehouses. Thousands of robots work in concert to stock, pick, pack and deliver products with...
artificial intelligence

Technique to Allow AI to Learn Words in the Flow of...

A group of researchers at Osaka University has developed a new method for dialogue systems*1. This new method, lexical acquisition through implicit confirmation, is...