October 13, 2013 Image Source: UMD Robotics Many four legged animals are very good swimmers. This makes them amphibious and enables them to efficiently exploit land and water based resources. Realizing amphibious legged robots will be useful in many search, rescue, and recovery tasks. This will also enable non-intrusive environmental monitoring.
Robot scientist works 1000 times faster than human scientists.July 09, 2020There& 39;s no denying that robots are becoming more and more sophisticated. There& 39;s a whole raft of ways to use robots, some of which are truly mind-blowing.Now a team of scientists at the University of Liverpool in the U.
It is the first-time application of human-like neural structure to robotics to this extent.July 13, 2020Locomotion is a feat executed effortlessly in nature, so much so that it wouldn& 39;t be farfetched to say we make it look easy. Us humans have had a hard time conceptualizing a system to produce a fluid locomotion system.
Gripping robots struggling to pick up transparent objects might become a thing of the past.July 14, 2020Here is a thing you probably haven& 39;t thought of before: How do robots really see transparent and reflective objects? Well, trick question — they actually don& 39;t really see them properly which is why they can& 39;t grasp kitchen stables such as a shiny knife.
With the fraction of the weight and cost of its counterparts, this robot might just find real-world use.July 14, 2020Well, both Aaron Edsinger and Charlie Kemp were once pupils of Rodney Brooks at MIT, so it is not a big surprise that they share some common beliefs about what robots should be and what robots should bring to people& 39;s lives.
Robots will be used as soldiers in the future. In fact, some robots as well as drones are already being deployed by the military. Intelligent and autonomous robots programmed by humans to target and kill could commit crimes in the future. Unless, there is a treaty for robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to be responsibly used.
The new bots can fold at large angles of 90 degrees and more.July 31, 2020Microbots, robots no more than a centimeter in size, could have many applications but they are hampered by limited movements. Now, inspired by origami, researchers from the University of Michigan have succeeded in creating microbots that can fold at large angles, 90 degrees and more, allowing them to execute more complicated tasks.
Watch as brave roboticist, John Peter Whitney, is shaved by a robot arm with a straight razor.July 31, 2020Sweeney Todd is a fictional Victorian barber, featured in a 2007 Tim Burton movie, who would murder his customers using a straight razor. Skynet is a fictional killer AI from the Terminator movies that brought humanity doom with killer robots.
Obayashi Corp. is testing out the new system to make up for labor shortage and an aging workforce.August 06, 2020Imagine a world built by robots. That may well be the future that awaits the construction industry, and a Japanese contractor is testing out that method.Obayashi Corporation is employing the use of robots to assist in building a concrete dam in Mie Prefecture in Japan.
The new system allows robots to store energy much like humans store fat.August 20, 2020As the world develops more and more robots, powering them appropriately has become a major event. Moreover, as these robots become smaller and smaller, being able to fit regular stand-alone batteries in them is becoming an issue.
This tiny insect called RoBeetle knows how to enjoy itself while on duty.August 20, 2020It is not the first time science took its inspiration from little insects getting in places that humans can& 39;t. After mounting cameras on insects to explore around, it is now time for robot-insects to take over a similar mission.
This tiny surgeon has a steadier hand than a human.August 26, 2020What you& 39;re seeing in the above photo is a miniature manipulator -- and no, we are not talking about your crazy ex-partner. Harvard researchers collaborated with Sony to build this teeny-tiny, origami-inspired surgical robot that can tackle surgical tasks on the micro-scale.
The plan is to minimize any potential contagious contact between patients and health care workers.September 01, 2020Spot the medical robotMITHealth care workers are coming face to face with the COVID-19 virus regularly by being in close contact with patients, or people potentially contagious.A team of MIT and Brigham and Women& 39;s Hospital researchers is looking to reduce that contact by using robots that can take patients& 39; vitals and send the results directly to a remote doctor.
The project was dropped in the early 1990s.September 08, 2020The 1980s wasn& 39;t just the era of synthpop, bright clothing, and huge hairdos. It was also a time when the U.S. Army was thinking ahead of its time to develop new technologies to carry its troops to the next step, quite literally.And so it worked on the development of a massive six-legged hydraulic robot truck that was operated by one person.
The robot first became commercially available in September 2019, and it walked a long way already.September 10, 2020People living in Europe and Canada can now buy Spot the robot dog, one of Boston Dynamics& 39; well-known and all-rounder robots, as per Boston Dynamics& 39; official press release.Spot has been developed for a number of uses.
No more lost robot workdays due to bad robot backs.September 08, 2020The future seems bright for humanoid robots, there are a plethora of ongoing projects to get them to help humans with different tasks. Many of these projects focus on getting robots to pick up and carry objects for us.There are many robots out there that can pick up and haul light objects of different shapes and sizes.
Freeing the Earth from underwater waste is not an easy feat, but this project might actually tidy up our mess.September 07, 2020Plastics, plastics everywhere! From the water that we drink to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, plastics and all sorts of trash are quite literally everywhere; so the fact that the seabed houses even more of those probably won& 39;t come off as a surprise for you.