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Shape-shifting robot built from ‘smarticles’ shows new locomotion strategy

Five identical “smarticles” — smart active particles — interact with one another in an enclosure. By nudging each other, the…

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Investigating robot illusions and simulations of reality

September 17, 2019 feature An illustration of different modes of fakery matched with appropriate intellectual positions: the orthodox view (left)…

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A robot with a firm yet gentle grasp

A robotic gripper developed in the lab of University at Buffalo engineer Ehsan Esfahani uses repulsion between magnets to adjust…

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‘Flying fish’ robot can propel itself out of water and glide through the air

Illustration of the robot leaping out of the water. Credit: Aerial Robotics Lab/Imperial College London A bio-inspired bot uses water…

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That muffled voice on the other side of the McDonald’s drive-thru could be replaced by a robot

Credit: CC0 Public Domain McDonald’s on Tuesday announced plans to acquire a voice technology company to help speed up ordering…

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A soft phototactic swimming robot built using a self-sustained hydrogel oscillator

September 10, 2019 feature Credit: Zhao et al. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the California…

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New study presents real-time biodynamic knee OA evaluation training robot

Professor Sang Hoon Kang in the School of Mechanical Aerospace & Nuclear Engineering at UNIST. Credit: Kyoungchae Kim (Public Relations…

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The wall-climbing robot inspired by a leech

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A soft and flexible leech-shaped robot that can climb vertical walls has been developed as part…

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The ISS’ spherical robot helper has returned to Earth

The partners have been working on a successor that should build on the lessons learned from the first-generation robot. The…

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Engineers show off Astro the robot dog

Using deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI), FAU scientists are bringing to life one of about a handful of these…

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