Robotics News

Professor Einstein robot knows a thing or two about science

Humanoid robot builder Hanson Robotics is back, unveiling an educational robot called Professor Einstein that walks and talks like the real thing (sort of). The company has just launched ...

Mon 23 Jan 17 from Gizmag

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Robotic Fabricator Could Change the Way Buildings Are Constructed

A construction robot has to be powerful enough to handle heavy material, small enough to enter standard buildings, and flexible enough to navigate the terrain.

3 hours ago from MIT Technology Review

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Watch a giant robot use 8-foot-long knives to chop veggies

DIY MegaBots built a giant version of Simone Giertz's terrifying machine To build a mega version of Simone Giertz's vegetable-chopping machine, MegaBots attached eight-foot-long ...

Thu 19 Jan 17 from Popular Science

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Robot skin senses warm bodies like a snake locating nearby prey

A heat-sensing membrane could be applied to robots like a Westworld-style “skin dip” and give them the ability to detect human bodies from a distance

Fri 20 Jan 17 from Newscientist

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Using simulation tools to optimize soft robotic systems

Simulation is a valuable tool to improve the energy efficiency of machines and it is now being used to analyze and optimize soft robotic systems to increase their utility, as described in an ...

23 hours ago from

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Artificial fingertip that 'feels' wins international robotics competition

An open-source 3D-printed fingertip that can 'feel' in a similar way to the human sense of touch has won an international Soft Robotics competition for its contribution to soft robotics research.

Wed 18 Jan 17 from

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Starship Technologies draws attention with ground-based robot delivery solution

(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."

Sat 21 Jan 17 from TechXplore

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The Tiny Robots Revolutionizing Eye Surgery

Machines that are capable of making precise operations inside the human eye will make it possible to perform entirely new procedures.

Thu 19 Jan 17 from MIT Technology Review

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Ostrich sneakily defends her offspring from a leopard 

The video, which was filmed in the African Savannah, will be shown as part of tonight's episode of the BBC documentary Spy in the Wild at 8PM GMT.

Thu 19 Jan 17 from Daily Mail

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Marvel at This Bagpipe-Playing Robot, and Then Cringe at the Music it Plays

At no point in the history of humanity did anyone ever ask for a bagpipe-playing robot that would never get tired. But this is exactly what Instructables’ XenonJohn has built with his Ardu McDuino ...

Mon 16 Jan 17 from Gizmodo

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