robotics

The Ghost Inside the Artist

Patrick Tresset: Robotic Portraits. Understanding the purpose of art by design, an interview....

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Could Robotic Arms Become Thought-Controlled Limbs?

Amputees can learn to control a robotic arm with their minds ...

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Will Humanity Succumb to Origami-Powered Soft Robots?

Artificial muscles give soft robots superpowers ...

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3-D Printed Bionic Skin for Touchy Feely Robots

3-D-printed 'bionic skin' could give robots the sense of touch ...

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Soft-Touch Robotics, Coming to a Rub Shop Near You

New robot has a human touch ...

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If You Knew Where a Hand Had Been, Would You Still Shake It? In-hand Eye Improves Robotics

Robot's in-hand eye maps surroundings and determines hand's location ...

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Are You Being Servo’d? Cybathlon: The Olympics of Assistive Technologies

A global Olympic-style competition to advance assistive & robotic technologies...

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Is This Your Next-Gen Submersible Drone? The Harvard RoboBee

Harvard Microrobotics Lab develops first insect-size robot capable of flying and swimming...

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Seeking (and finding) the Soft-Bodied Jumping Robot

By seamlessly blending soft and rigid body parts -- a structural innovation used by animals and insects -- a team of Harvard scientists has created a new kind of durable, soft-bodied jumping robot...

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The Rise if the Robopets. Or not.

When engineers work on robotic dogs, they work on social intelligence, they address what people need from their dogs: companionship, love, obedience, dependence...

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Mind-Controlled Bionic Austrians (No, really)

ome news stories just seem destined to become retweets. Take the following breakthrough in surgical prostheses featuring mind-controlled bionic hands successfully applied to three separate Austrian...

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Soft Robot Develops Independent Action

Researchers tested the robot in snow, submerged it in water, walked it through flames, and even ran it over with a car, and after each experiment, it walked away unscathed....

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Cockroach Robotics

Running cockroaches start to recover from being shoved sideways before their dawdling nervous system kicks in to tell their legs what to do, researchers have found....

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