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Robot Gets Artificial Skin

Robot Gets Artificial Skin

European researchers have collaborated to develop artificial skin for robots. The purpose of the project is to help investigate the manner in which robots can help children with autism learn about social interaction. This is the first time that such ...

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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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Little House on the Moon

Little House on the Moon

Researchers from Malardalens University in Sweden and artist Mikael Genberg have collaborated to develop a robot that can build houses on the moon. The project, aptly named “The House on the Moon,” intends to construct a miniature red cottage on ...

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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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HEXBUG Micro Robotic Ant

HEXBUG Micro Robotic Ant

At the NY International Toy Fair 2009, the Texas based manufacturer Innovation First introduced the HEXBUG Ant, a 6cm long new micro robotic insect featuring front and rear touch sensors that allow it to maneuver around objects in its path ...

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Kuka HA 60-3 Automatic Super Arm

Kuka HA 60-3 Automatic Super Arm

Yale School of Architecture is using an advanced robotic arm called Kuka HA 60-3 which is capable of multiple tasks as well as learning new actions. The robotic arm assists students to create 3D models in unprecedented precision and accuracy. ...

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Helicopter UAV Designed for Digital Photography

Helicopter UAV Designed for Digital Photography

DraganFly Innovations of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, has created a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed specifically for remote controlled digital photography and digital video streams. The helicopter is designed to self-stabilize during flight, making it much easier to control than ...

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RoboClam Smart Anchor

RoboClam Smart Anchor

Researchers in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Mechanical Engineering are developing the biomimetic RoboClam smart anchor. The RoboClam is a lightweight anchor that can be clamped, unclamped, and moved easily even in reverse (which can be quite ...

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Micro-Flying Robot

Micro-Flying Robot

Seiko Epson Corporation has developed a “microrobot” named FR-II. The robot is the successor to the original FR, which used to be the world’s smallest and lightest micro-flying robot; the newer version includes Bluetooth wireless control and independent flight capability. ...

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IBM ‘Cat Brain’ Project

Scientists from IBM and five university partners will head a US government-funded collaboration to create electronic circuits that mimic brains. Their ultimate goal will be to understand the complex wiring system of the brain and to build a computer that ...

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