Robotics

DARPA’s Next Grand Challenge – Humanoid Robots

DARPA’s Next Grand Challenge – Humanoid Robots

Asimo – the most famous humanoid robot – will not attend the Challange The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is about to announce a new and extremely challenging robotic competition where – for the first time humanoid robots ...

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MorpHex – Rolling-Walking 6 Legged Robot

MorpHex – Rolling-Walking 6 Legged Robot

The MorpHex (Credit: Kåre Halvorsen) It has no guns or shields but it can walk and roll just like the Destroyer Droids (aka Droideka) of Star Wars. Developed by an avid Norwegian robot hobbyist, the MorpHex is an ongoing project, ...

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Boston Dynamics Reveals Super Jumping Robot

Boston Dynamics Reveals Super Jumping Robot

Sand Flea (Credit: Boston Dynamics) Sand Flea with its piston (Credit: Boston Dynamics) U.S. Company Boston Dynamics recently demonstrated a new type of tiny robotic jumper capable of surpassing almost any type of obstacle by jumping as high as a ...

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Underwater Surveillance Robojelly Developed

Underwater Surveillance Robojelly Developed

Robojelly with uniform bell in water (Credit: Virginia Polytechnic Institute) A unique multi university research initiative funded by the U.S. Navy has resulted in a new generation of robotic-like jellyfish. The movement of the robot though water which has been ...

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BeetleCam Robotic Camera Returns to Africa

BeetleCam Robotic Camera Returns to Africa

The Burrard-Lucas brothers with the new BeetleCam robots A BeetleCam closing in on a lioness In 2009, two young British wildlife photographers embarked on a remarkable project to develop a wheeled robot that can carry a professional camera and take ...

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Next Generation BigDog Tested in the Wild

Next Generation BigDog Tested in the Wild

Illustration of the LS3 (Credit: Boston Dynamics) DARPA – the U.S. military advance research agency, has been promoting the development of a robotic well-trained pack animal. Since 2005 the U.S. company, Boston Robotics has been working on exactly that type ...

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The Great Pyramid’s Chamber of Secrets

The Great Pyramid’s Chamber of Secrets

Robotic Images Reveal Secrets of Great Pyramid (Source-Djedi Team) The settling of a couple major and long lived questions involving the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt are only a tiny fraction of what remains to be answered in the ...

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Turning Your Hand into a Robot

German researchers developed a simple way to control a robot using hand movement. Thanks to a new device future industrial robots as well as prostheses could be manipulated with ease. The new technology will be presented at the German Sensor+Test ...

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Justin – Humanoid Robot Catches with Two Hands

German researchers developed a robot that can perform complex tasks such as catching a ball in mid flight. The new robot called “Justin” is described as a two-arm-system for investigation of two handed manipulation.     Justin The development of ...

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FRIDA Robot will Make your Gadget

FRIDA Robot will Make your Gadget

Meet FRIDA – a two handed concept robot for industrial assembly applications. This striking creation might be able to bridge the gap between fully manual assembly and fully automated manufacturing lines.     Frida Robot (credit: ABB) The Frida project ...

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