Keyword: Robotics

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5 Ws: Robotics, Automation & Control
A team of researchers at Cornell Engineering has developed a soft robot that can detect when and where it was damaged — and then heal itself on the spot.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Researchers have been able to successfully teach micro-robots how to swim via deep reinforcement learning, marking a substantial leap in the progression of micro-swimming capability.
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Briefs: AR/AI
The model allows robots to ask clarifying questions to soldiers.
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Briefs: Motion Control
A prototype version could be demonstrated on a large cargo lunar lander.
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Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The products of tomorrow.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Researchers designed a new type of soft robotic gripper that uses a collection of thin tentacles to entangle and ensnare objects.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A team has installed electronic “brains” on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size so that they can walk autonomously.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The new system learns directly from visual inputs to let a robot with a two-fingered gripper see, simulate, and shape doughy objects.
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Briefs: Unmanned Systems
A new robotic system fuses visual information and radio-frequency signals to efficiently find hidden items buried under a pile of objects.
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Briefs: Imaging
Traditional time-of-flight LiDAR has many drawbacks that make it difficult to use in many 3D vision applications.
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Articles: Electronics & Computers
The platform was developed to democratize programmable matter; to make prototyping, innovation, and research with soft robotics incredibly quick and easy; and to enable researchers, designers, and makers of all backgrounds to unleash their creativity and bring their ideas to life.
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Briefs: Materials
The fibers measure subtle and complex fabric deformations.
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NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
Aquanaut, built on lessons from NASA’s robot astronaut, will cut costs for ocean industries.
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Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robots have been widely used in industry for many years, but cobots, or collaborative robots, are a more recent arrival to the market.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Researchers have taken inspiration from origami to create inflatable structures that can bend, twist, and move in complex, distinct ways from a single source of pressure.
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Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Roose’s Chocolate World, based in Belgium, is using an automated solution, “ChocoMatic,” that doesn’t break the bank.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Scientists develop a new approach for miniaturization of soft ultra-compact and highly integrated sensor units for directional tactile sensitivity in e-skin systems.
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Facility Focus: Design
From artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and manufacturing to health sciences, robotics, and more, the Virginia Tech College of Engineering offers an advanced engineering curriculum.
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Briefs: Software
The technology could be useful in manufacturing and assembly plants for sorting packages, or in any environment where humans and robots collaborate.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new general-purpose optimizer can speed up the design of walking robots, self-driving vehicles, and other autonomous systems.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Interactive program aids motion planning for environments with obstacles.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The piezoelectric “meta-bot” is capable of propulsion, movement, sensing, and decision-making.
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Briefs: Unmanned Systems
The robots will be challenged to carry out work too dangerous for humans.
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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...

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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....

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

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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,...

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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...

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Application Briefs: Motion 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...

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