A new generation of robotic tools are beginning to be realized thanks to a combination of strong ‘muscles’ and sensitive ‘nerves’ created from smart polymeric materials.
What if a robot could organize your closet or chop your vegetables? A sous chef in every home could someday be a reality.
Researchers use AI to teach robots to make appropriate reactive human facial expressions, an ability that could build trust between humans and their robotic co-workers and care-givers.
The technology uses tactile sensing to identify objects underground, and might one day help disarm land mines or inspect cables.
Engineers have developed a predictive control model that allows swarms of drones to fly in cluttered environments quickly and safely. It works by enabling individual drones to predict their own … Read More
A spray-on magnetic coat turns any object into a robot controlled by a magnetic field. The biocompatible robots can walk, crawl and roll, and switch motions on demand.
Computational model precisely replicates eye and finger movements of touchscreen users – could lead to better auto-correct and keyboard usability for unique needs.
Scientists develop a 3D printing-compatible strategy to actuate millimeter-scale robots using genetically modified biomolecular machinery.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been described as one of the greatest threats to global health and food security. Surveillance is a core component of managing AMR, yet surveillance methods have … Read More
At issue is something called elastohydrodynamic lubrication friction, which is the friction that occurs when two solid surfaces come into contact with a thin layer of fluid between them.
A team of scientists has developed a system with which they can fabricate miniature robots building block by building block, which function exactly as required. As one would do with … Read More
Researchers propose a novel auditory perception based feature for extracting emotions from human speech using neural networks.
Researchers have applied 3D bioprinting and engineering design for the development of biobots at the cm. range that can swim and coast like fishes, with unprecedented velocities.
Working safely is not only about processes, but context ? understanding the work environment and circumstances, and being able to predict what other people will do next. A new system … Read More
Researchers demonstrate a wheeled robot that can navigate its environment without a computer. By having the left and right wheels of the robot powered by different units, they show a … Read More
Artificial living organisms can work together in swarms and record information.
Electronics-free DraBot uses air pressure, microarchitectures and self-healing hydrogels to watch for changes in pH, temperature and oil.
Researchers study the expressiveness of android faces using motion capture cameras and identify ways in which they still lack the complexity of real human reactions, which may help guide future … Read More
Researchers created micron-sized robots that could enable locomotion, novel metamaterial design and high-fidelity sensors.
This is the first quadruped robot that is able to automatically adapt its morphology to different conditions in unstructured outdoor environments.
Robotics researchers are developing exoskeletons and prosthetic legs capable of thinking and moving on their own using sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
Researchers develop a new rechargeable zinc battery that integrates into the structure of a robot to provide much more energy. The battery membrane is a nano-material based on cartilage, using … Read More
A crucial question for practical applications is how fast intelligent machines can learn. An experiment has answered this question, showing that quantum technology enables a speed-up in the learning process.
Researchers published results of experiments in which robots led a Swedish word game with individuals whose proficiency in the Nordic language was varied. They found that by redirecting its gaze … Read More
A robotic gripper with the sensor mounted at the fingertip could accomplish challenging tasks such as stably grasping fragile objects and threading a needle.
Service robots can help ensure that buildings and means of transport are cleaned and disinfected regularly and with consistently high quality.
Researchers have created a low-cost method for soft, deformable robots to detect a range of physical interactions, from pats to punches to hugs, without relying on touch at all. Instead, … Read More
Robots are interesting to neuroscience and neuroscience is interesting to robots. Such collaborative development contributes to progress in both fields, bringing us closer to developing more advanced android robots and … Read More
Researchers discovered how to make materials capable of self-propulsion, allowing materials to move without motors or hands.
Good portrait photography is as much art as it is science. There are technical details like composition and lighting, but there’s also a matter of connecting emotionally with the photo?s … Read More