robotics

Bird-Like Drone Actually Perches To Spy

Bird-Like Drone Actually Perches To Spy

Drones have been used by the military ever since they were able to make full use of the technology to do so. However, current drones are limited by how they position themselves to look at their target.  Development of bird-like ...

Read more

TFOT 2013 Round-Up: Year in Review

TFOT 2013 Round-Up: Year in Review

Although some tech enthusiasts considered 2013 to be a “blah” year for technology, we have found that it was a year that drastically improved existing technologies while laying the groundwork for even better ones to emerge in the future. While ...

Read more

Lynx – the Autonomous Indoor Vehicle

Lynx – the Autonomous Indoor Vehicle

The Lynx robot Lynx is a new navigating autonomous indoor vehicle developed by California-based Adept Technology company. This smart robot can navigate its way around almost any building and move stuff around. Adept Technology developed a new robotic helper named Lynx ...

Read more

Robot Actively Learn to Play Table Tennis

Robot Actively Learn to Play Table Tennis

The robot and the team during one of the tests (credit: Axel Griesch/MPG, München) Researchers from the University of Darmstadt in Germany have been working on a project that is aimed at allowing a robot to learn how to play ...

Read more

Panasonic Tests a Hair Washing Robot

Panasonic Tests  a Hair Washing Robot

Panasonic’s robot in action Panasonic recently demonstrated the first ever robotic hair washing machine which is now being tested at a hair salon in Japan and might replace human hair washers in the future. Should hair stylists have anything to ...

Read more

Robotic Space Travel with Spidernaut

Robotic Space Travel with Spidernaut

Robotic space research steps into the new age of exploration at Purdue University with Spidernaut. Purdue University has long been associated with high-tech science-based research and currently there is nothing more out of this world than the work being conducted ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more