Robotics

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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x-Ar Makes Workers into Production Droids

x-Ar Makes Workers into Production Droids

Los Angeles based company Equipois developed a technology called zeroG which helps perform routine physical tasks with almost zero effort, getting human workers one step closer to smart production robots. The x-Ar, created by Equipois based on the zeroG, is ...

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Perching on Vertical Surfaces

Perching on Vertical Surfaces

Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland developed a microaerial vehicle capable of sticking onto vertical surfaces using the mechanisms many insects use for vertical perching. A group of these MAVs could collect data from natural ...

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Personal Cushion of Air

Personal Cushion of Air

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have recently designed a solution that could help the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration finalize one of its spacecraft. The project, named Orion, was delayed due to trouble with the mechanism responsible ...

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Robotic Fish Blend In

Robotic Fish Blend In

Researchers at the University of Leeds in England have developed a robotic fish, called “Robofish”, capable of blending in with real fish; at least inside an aquarium or tank. The new fish should provide insight into group dynamics as well ...

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Europe’s First Mobile Robotic Bin-On-Call

Europe’s First Mobile Robotic Bin-On-Call

European researchers have collaborated to create the first robot ever to collect waste on demand. The new unit, dubbed “DustCart”, could be useful for the Old Continent’s narrow streets, as it can go through almost every passage and automatically clean ...

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SPARKy Springy Prosthetic Legs

SPARKy Springy Prosthetic Legs

Researchers at Arizona State University have developed the SPARKy prosthetic leg, a device that uses energy stored in a spring while walking to help users live more active lives. The lightweight prosthetic provides a much wider range of motion than ...

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Cyborg Insects

Cyborg Insects

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have successfully controlled the movements of beetles by delivering jolts of electricity directly to the insects’ brains and wing muscles. A wireless receiver, microcontroller, and six electrodes – collectively about the size ...

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The Ballbot Robot

The Ballbot Robot

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have developed a new robot that balances and moves on a base composes of a single large ball. Called Ballbot, the robot is approximately as tall as a person and looks very ...

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The AVENUE Urban Robot

The AVENUE Urban Robot

Researchers at Columbia University in New York City have developed an autonomous robot capable of exploring urban areas and creating site models based on imaging and other collected data with little or no human interaction. Such models, currently created by ...

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