Tag: Robots

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A Replacement For Traditional Motors Could Enhance Next-Gen Robots

A replacement for traditional motors could enhance next-gen robots Researchers at Stanford have designed a spring-assisted actuator – a device that can accomplish dynamic tasks using a fraction of the energy previously required. View video here. Whether it’s a powered prosthesis to…

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Robotics. The Digital Reaching Out To The Physical.

Robotics, an interdisciplinary branch intertwining engineering, computer science, and on occasions, biology, treads on the path to conceive, construct, and utilise robots. These programmable machines can manifest in a myriad of forms, each tailored to a unique purpose. From humanoid robots…

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Helping Robots Handle Fluids

Researchers create a new simulation tool for robots to manipulate complex fluids in a step toward helping them more effortlessly assist with daily tasks. By: Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL MIT News (https://news.mit.edu/2023/helping-robots-handle-fluids-0524) Imagine you’re enjoying a picnic by a riverbank…

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Biohybrid Robots: Recent Progress, Challenges, And Perspectives

AbstractThe past ten years have seen the rapid expansion of the field of biohybrid robotics. By combining engineered, synthetic components with living biological materials, new robotics solutions have been developed that harness the adaptability of living muscles, the sensitivity of living…

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Battling Bots

Industrial-size robots built by high school teams compete against each other in a game at Rocket City Regional, Alabama’s annual FIRST Robotics Competition, in this March 16, 2018, image. At this year’s competition, more than 1,000 high school students on 50 teams from…

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Robotic Hand Can Identify Objects With Just One Grasp

MIT researchers developed a soft-rigid robotic finger that incorporates powerful sensors along its entire length, enabling them to produce a robotic hand that could accurately identify objects after only one grasp. Image: Courtesy of the researchers Inspired by the human finger,…

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AI Could Make More Work For Us, Instead Of Simplifying Our Lives

There’s a common perception that artificial intelligence (AI) will help streamline our work. There are even fears that it could wipe out the need for some jobs altogether. But in a study of science laboratories I carried out with three colleagues…

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Titanic Robots Make Farming More Sustainable

MIT alumnus-founded FarmWise uses hulking, autonomous robots that resemble tractors to preserve crops while snipping weeds, eliminating the need for herbicides. Courtesy of FarmWise There’s a lot riding on farmers’ ability to fight weeds, which can strangle crops and destroy yields….

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How To Investigate When A Robot Causes An Accident – And Why It’s Important That We Do

Robots are featuring more and more in our daily lives. They can be incredibly useful (bionic limbs, robotic lawnmowers, or robots which deliver meals to people in quarantine), or merely entertaining (robotic dogs, dancing toys, and acrobatic drones). Imagination is perhaps…

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Delivery Robots Get Airbags To Protect You In Case Of Collision

But do they actually work? utonomous vehicle maker Nuro has added external airbags to its self-driving delivery robots to protect pedestrians — but there’s reason to be skeptical about their effectiveness. Drivers wanted: During the pandemic, more people started ordering their food, groceries, and other goods…

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