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Japan has scored a space race double first by becoming the first nation to land not one, but two rovers on an asteroid. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has confirmed that both of the robotic MIcro Nano Experimental Robot Vehicle for Asteroid, second generation (MINERVA-II1) spacecraft, designated Rover-1 and Rover-1, successfully deployed from the unmanned Haybusa2 probe o
The classic image of a robot is rigid and metallic, but if they're ever going to work alongside humans in the real world, they're going to need a softer touch. Harvard researchers have developed a new method for producing small-scale squishy robots, and demonstrated it by creating a flexible robotic peacock spider, driven by a microfluidics system... Continue Reading Peacock spider inspire
Back in 2010, researchers from Cornell University helped develop a robotic gripper that was stuffed with coffee grounds. Now, a Cornell team has done the next logical thing, and built soft-bodied robotic devices that are filled with and activated by popcorn... Continue Reading Popcorn used to power cheap soft robots Category: Robotics Tags: Cornell University Soft Rob
The idea of killer robots currently remains in the realm in science fiction, but it's pretty alarming to realize that artificial intelligence experts are treating it as a genuine possibility in the near future. After years of petitioning the United Nations to take action against weaponized AI, the Future of Life Institute (FLI) has now matters into its own hands, with thousands of research
Sometimes big problems require little robots, so DARPA has instituted a new program to advance the technologies needed to build micro-robots on the millimeter to centimeter scales. The aim is to produce new power, navigation, and control systems that would allow such microbots to enter and search the holes and crevices left by natural and manmade disasters that are too small and dangerous
the doll is designed to pique girls' interest in STEM and shine a light on an underrepresented career field for women. The post robotics engineer barbie builds robots and teaches code appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Robots that pick up and move objects (such as on assembly lines) may be useful, but they're typically only programmed to grasp specific types of objects that are placed in a specific orientation. Now, however, scientists have devised a method of allowing them to be more versatile... Continue Reading New method improves robots' grasping capabilities Category: Robotics Tags: Art
Last year, we heard about an MIT-designed system that detects when someone has observed a robot making a mistake, and that stops the robot as a result. A new addition now allows that person to let the robot know what it should be doing, using hand gestures... Continue Reading Brain/gesture-reading system lets users stop and correct errant robots Category: Robotics Tags: MIT
This captioned movie shows the fleet of robots inside a warehouse operated by online supermarket Ocado, which can put together an order of 50 groceries in just five minutes.  Read more
It's never a good thing when donated human blood – or even the blood in our bodies – is infected with bacteria. Scientists at the University of California San Diego, however, are developing a means of removing such blood-borne microbes using tiny ultrasound-powered robots... Continue Reading Membrane-coated gold "robots" designed to detoxify blood Category: Science Tags: Antib


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