Research aims to revolutionize robot mobility
Feb 13, 2017
The rapidly expanding robotics program in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University has spun off one of its first businesses, a company focused on legged locomotion that may revolutionize robot mobility and enable ...
Handle: Boston Dynamics robot on wheels performs on stage
Feb 03, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Boston Dynamics videos never fail to wake people up to its high and mighty robots. The recent video that turned up on YouTube is a genuine attention-grabber. This time the robot's name is the Handle.
Engineers create artificial skin that 'feels' temperature changes
Jan 30, 2017
A team of engineers and scientists at Caltech and ETH Zurich have developed an artificial skin capable of detecting temperature changes using a mechanism similar to the one used by the organ that allows pit vipers to sense ...
Researchers are looking at backpack guidance system on the dragonfly
Jan 27, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A micro-aerial vehicle is in project focus with surprising components: an actual dragonfly insect being steered to create an aerial vehicle smaller lighter and stealthier than anything that is man made.
Playing with little robots that act smart around obstacle courses
Jan 26, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A lot has been said about home robots giving assistance and companionship to children, the homebound and the elderly. Machines designed with expressive eyes and head gestures are of special interest and admiration. ...
Starship Technologies draws attention with ground-based robot delivery solution
Jan 21, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—"Say hello to your personal courier. I'm here to deliver anything you need. Just tell me what, when and where and I'll do the rest."
Significant metabolic energy savings gained from wearable, gait-improving robot
Jan 19, 2017
Last year, Harvard's soft exosuit team provided first proof-of-concept results showing that its wearable robot could lower energy expenditure in healthy people walking with a load on their back. Made of functional textiles, ...
Kuri robot speaks language of companionship in chirps and beeps
Jan 05, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Cute is an understatement. It is chubby, wheeled and not only looks but sounds like a robot. Think friendly chirps. Meet the little home robot named Kuri. Evan Ackerman commented on it in IEEE Spectrum: "There's ...
Manufacturing platform makes intricate biocompatible micromachines
Jan 04, 2017
A team of researchers led by Biomedical Engineering Professor Sam Sia has developed a way to manufacture microscale-sized machines from biomaterials that can safely be implanted in the body. Working with hydrogels, which ...
Zenbo home robot to ring in new year in Taiwan
Dec 22, 2016
(Tech Xplore)—Look what's on pre-order—in Taiwan. The company will begin selling limited quantities of the home robot Zenbo in Taiwan starting January 1st.