Keyword: Robotics

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new general-purpose optimizer can speed up the design of walking robots, self-driving vehicles, and other autonomous systems.
Briefs: Design
Interactive program aids motion planning for environments with obstacles.
Briefs: Design
The piezoelectric “meta-bot” is capable of propulsion, movement, sensing, and decision-making.
Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A team of engineers from the University of Glasgow led by Professor Ravinder Dahiya developed an artificial skin with a new type of processing system based on...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Robotic assistants are expected to become increasingly marketable as caregivers; however, the external hard structure of current caregiving robots prevents them from establishing a safe human-robot interaction....

Briefs: Imaging

Robots are good at making identical repetitive movements such as a simple task on an assembly line. But they lack the ability to perceive objects as they move through an environment. A...

Briefs: Materials

A fish-inspired robot that can travel 26 meters through the air after takeoff could be used to collect water samples in hazardous and cluttered environments,...

Briefs: Design

With a training technique commonly used to teach dogs to sit and stay, computer scientists showed a robot how to teach itself several new tricks including stacking blocks. With the...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

MBDA is one of the leading European manufacturers in the aerospace and armaments sector, specializing in the design of missiles and missile systems for the operational needs of the...

Briefs: Aerospace

In-space and planetary surface assembly for human exploration is a challenging domain that encompasses various technological thrusts to support human missions. NASA is developing autonomous assembly agents to...

Briefs: Imaging

Robotic vision has come a long way, reaching a level of sophistication with applications in complex and demanding tasks, such as autonomous driving and object...

Briefs: Medical

MIT engineers have developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Legged robots are very promising for use in real-world applications, but their operation in narrow spaces is still challenging. One solution for enhancing their environmental...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Georgia Tech researchers have shown that robots about the size of a particle of dust are capable of precise bidirectional control. By harnessing the power of a magnetic field generated...

Q&A: Robotics, Automation & Control

Professor Robert MacCurdy and his team at the University of Colorado at Boulder have developed and characterized a method to print 3D structures with the simultaneous use of...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers have developed a robot that uses radio waves, which can pass through walls, to sense occluded objects. The robot, called RF-Grasp, combines this powerful sensing with more traditional computer vision...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
How a German manufacturer of screening machines discovered a low-cost solution for a collaborative robot that assists in the welding process.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scientists develop a new approach for miniaturization of soft ultra-compact and highly integrated sensor units for directional tactile sensitivity in e-skin systems.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Elastic polymers, known as elastomers, can be stretched and released repeatedly and are used in applications such as gloves and heart valves, where they need to last a long time without tearing. But...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A carbon-based biosensor could drive new innovations in brain-controlled robotics.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Students designed important components for self-balancing two-wheeled robotic vehicle.
Briefs: Motion Control
The highly customizable robotic arm can be twisted and turned in all directions.
Briefs: Motion Control
These materials can detect when they are damaged, take the necessary steps to temporarily heal themselves, and then resume work.
Briefs: Materials
A new study challenges the conventional approach to designing soft robotics and metamaterials by utilizing the power of computer algorithms.
Briefs: Materials
This method prints 3D structures made of metal and plastic, paving the way for 3D electronics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Slinky-like sensor survives washing machines, cars, and hammers.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
NASA’s grip-strengthening glove technology aims to reduce workplace stress injuries.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A haptic thumb-shaped sensor uses machine learning to accurately estimate where objects come into contact with the sensor and how large the applied forces are.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A software makes industrial robots nimbler and almost as sensitive as human hands.