New 'e-dermis' brings sense of touch, pain to prosthetic hands
13 hours ago
Amputees often experience the sensation of a "phantom limb"—a feeling that a missing body part is still there.
Soft robots utilize humidity gradient levels to generate signals
20 hours ago
A team of researchers at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, has developed a type of soft robot that can generate signals without using electricity. In their paper published in Proceedings ...
Controlling robots with brainwaves and hand gestures
Jun 20, 2018
Getting robots to do things isn't easy: usually scientists have to either explicitly program them or get them to understand how humans communicate via language.
Study suggests smaller cities likely to see more job loss due to automation
Jun 11, 2018
A small team of researchers from MIT and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management has found evidence that suggests automation will cause more job loss in smaller cities than large cities. In their paper published ...
Visual semantics enable high-performance place recognition from opposing viewpoints
Jun 08, 2018
QUT researchers have developed a new way for robots to see the world from a more human perspective, which has the potential to improve how technology, such as driverless cars and industrial and mobile robots, operates and ...
Nozzle-rich firefighter is a robot, resembles dragon
Jun 06, 2018
Japan's engineers and technologists continue working to solve problems in handling various types of disasters—earthquakes, tsunamis, any unforeseen calamity causing extreme damage to property and human lives. This is ...
Aerial robot that can morph in flight
Jun 01, 2018
French researchers have drawn inspiration from birds to design an aerial robot capable of altering its profile during flight. To reduce its wingspan and navigate through tight spaces, it can reorient its arms, which are equipped ...
Iimproved integration of living muscles into robots
May 30, 2018
The new field of biohybrid robotics involves the use of living tissue within robots, rather than just metal and plastic. Muscle is one potential key component of such robots, providing the driving force for movement and function. ...
Activity simulator could teach robots tasks like making coffee or setting the table
May 30, 2018
For many people, household chores are a dreaded, inescapable part of life that we often put off or do with little care—but what if a robot maid could help lighten the load?
How to get robots to learn the way humans do
May 29, 2018
Matthew Hutson, a freelance writer, has published a Feature article in the journal Science outlining progress in getting computers to learn and to think more like human beings. In his article, he suggests that a lot of problems ...