After 75 years, Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics need updating
Mar 17, 2017
When science fiction author Isaac Asimov devised his Three Laws of Robotics he was thinking about androids. He envisioned a world where these human-like robots would act like servants and would need a set of programming rules ...
Technique could protect robot teams' communication networks from malicious hackers
Mar 17, 2017
Distributed planning, communication, and control algorithms for autonomous robots make up a major area of research in computer science. But in the literature on multirobot systems, security has gotten relatively short shrift.
EPFL team has big appetite for progress in edible robotics
Mar 14, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Swiss engineers have been working on an edible robot. Their work has served up a number of tech watchers commenting on the wonders of it all: The next robot, suggested writers, could be an edible item crawling ...
Drone approach to survive collision: Be flexible, be rigid, be insect
Mar 10, 2017
Taking on a bioinspired strategy in the field of robotics is nothing new. Especially in the case of insects, researchers far and wide look to them for inspiration. Tracey Lien in Los Angeles Times said many robots have been ...
FORPHEUS robot from Omron is a table tennis coach
Mar 05, 2017
These days finding a partner for a good game of table tennis does not mean having to depend on human players; you can play with a robot. However, Omron has developed a table tennis robot that is quite special. OK, it can ...
Biomedical researchers suggest using robots to grow human tissue
Mar 03, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A pair of biomedical researchers with Oxford University is suggesting that human-like robots might provide the best platform for growing tissue to be transplanted into human patients. In a recent issue of ...
Indoor security robot reads badges, flags open doors and more
Mar 02, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Can you picture indoor security robots strolling around your workplace tomorrow? You might balk at the idea of militaristic rolling machines making people feel uncomfortable as they hunt for thieves and blunderers. ...
Language learning robot could advance autonomous vehicles, help emergency responders in the future
Mar 01, 2017
A Purdue University researcher and his team are developing technology to give robots the ability to learn language.
Actuated fluffy tail can relay robot states to humans
Feb 27, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A dog tail was studied for its ability to communicate robot states? You read that correctly. No words missing. It is all about two active minds from the University of Manitoba.
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 ...