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The Bloodbot Project

The Bloodbot Project

Collaboration between the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College in London, and its Mechatronics in Medicine Laboratory, has yielded the Bloodbot project, in which a robot has been designed to take blood samples from the ante-cubital fossa (ACF). Such ...

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Robotic Hands Modeled on Real Joints

Robotic Hands Modeled on Real Joints

Researchers at Columbia University in New York City are working on new robotic hands modeled after real human hands. Instead of allowing full freedom of each joint, the new robotic controller attempts to build in the same type of interdependence ...

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Robotic Snakes

Robotic Snakes

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science have recently developed several models of robotic snakes. Nicknamed ‘snakebots’, these were shown to maneuver with surprising similarity to real, living snakes. Already the technology has attracted several potential customers and ...

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SOBEaR – a Responsible Robot

SOBEaR – a Responsible Robot

Independent developer Joe Saavedra recently announced the completion of SOBEaR, a “responsible robot bartender.” The new gadget can hold one’s cup of liquor as well as help people learn how to hold their liquor by offering a breath sensor that ...

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Serpentine Climbing Robots

Serpentine Climbing Robots

The Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech have developed a trio of pole-climbing serpentine robots, the HyDRAS-Ascent, HyDRAS-Arm, and the CIRCA. The robots are designed to climb scaffolding and buildings by wrapping around ...

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Voyeur – Autonomous UAV

Voyeur – Autonomous UAV

Lite Machines Corp, a company specializing in developing micro-sized, radio-controlled helicopters for the hobby industry, has created an innovative prototype of an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) dubbed “Voyeur”. The Voyeur UAV can be used for military applications such as ...

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Yamaha’s Terrascout Autonomous Vehicle

Yamaha’s Terrascout Autonomous Vehicle

The Terrascout project has set itself the goal of creating a high-speed autonomous vehicle capable of patrolling large areas. The team is using an all-terrain-vehicle in which various systems required for autonomous operation are installed. The final result will be ...

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Future Robotic Squadrons to Patrol Military Bases

Future Robotic Squadrons to Patrol Military Bases

A team of scientists from the department of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University in Israel have developed an algorithm which could be employed in the practice of utilizing robots in a variety of military missions. This project, which has been ...

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Seagliders Explorers

Seagliders Explorers

Seagliders are the result of a collaborative effort between the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and the university’s School of Oceanography. These autonomous underwater vehicles are used to gather valuable information such as conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) data at a ...

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The Real Transformer

The Real Transformer

Scientists from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan have developed modular robot, capable of changing its 3D structure and its motions as a function of its environment. The ...

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