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32-Legged Spherical Robot Moves Like an Amoeba

32-Legged Spherical Robot Moves Like an Amoeba

11 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

Making a one-legged robot that moves is very hard. Two-legged robots are a little bit more straightforward in some ways, and four-legged robots are statically stable much of the time. 

Robots in Photos SpotMini, iCub, and More from IROS 2018

Robots in Photos SpotMini, iCub, and More from IROS 2018

10 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

IROS is over, and we have a huge pile of shiny new robotics research to bring you over the next few weeks. Before we start in on that, here’s a gallery of some pictures from the IROS keynotes and expo floor, featuring robots.

A Long Goodbye to Baxter, a Gentle Giant Among Robots

A Long Goodbye to Baxter, a Gentle Giant Among Robots

09 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

For a serious research robot, Baxter is a charmer. It’s sports-car red, with two big and deliberate arms. Its face is a flat screen that telegraphs “feelings” like embarrassment (rosy cheeks, upturned eyebrows).

Increasingly human-like robots spark fascination and fear

Increasingly human-like robots spark fascination and fear

07 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

She and others like her are a prime focus of robotic research, as their uncanny human form could be key to integrating such machines into our lives, said researchers gathered this week.

 

Video Friday Ladder-Climbing Snake Robot, and More

Video Friday Ladder-Climbing Snake Robot, and More

06 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

IROS has just ended in Spain but our coverage continues and we’ll be bringing you more stories over the next week or two. Today we have a special edition of Video Friday, featuring some of the best videos from the conference.

Give your phone the finger with this creepy, versatile robotic attachment

Give your phone the finger with this creepy, versatile robotic attachment

06 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

There was a time in history when we thought that selfie sticks were the weirdest smartphone accessory that could ever exist. Now, an unusual, altogether unsettling new phone attachment will make you reconsider.

HyQ Steps Across Gaps Despite Getting Yanked Around

HyQ Steps Across Gaps Despite Getting Yanked Around

05 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

If your robotics lab has a quadruped, it’s become almost a requirement that you post a video of the robot not falling over when walking across some kind of particularly challenging surface.

Rethink Robotics, Pioneer of Collaborative Robots, Shuts Down

Rethink Robotics, Pioneer of Collaborative Robots, Shuts Down

05 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

The Bad Boy of Robotics was in high spirits. Rodney Brooks had a lot to show us as we zigzagged through Rethink Robotics’ office in Boston on a June morning in 2012.

Submarines now have soft, robotic arms

Submarines now have soft, robotic arms

04 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

The human arm can perform a wide range of extremely delicate and coordinated movements, from turning a key in a lock to gently stroking a puppy's fur.

Jumping Robot Salto-1P Now Goes Where You Tell It To

Jumping Robot Salto-1P Now Goes Where You Tell It To

04 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

Last time we saw UC Berkeley’s Salto-1P, the robot was bouncing all over the place, able to hop continuously without any trouble. It was impressive to watch, especially when it occasionally exploded itself.

Meet the robotic museum guide that will turn art into sound for the visually impaired

Meet the robotic museum guide that will turn art into sound for the visually impaired

03 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

Some art institutions get so wrapped up in preserving the past that they fail to properly engage the future. The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) is not one of those institutions.

Working toward partner-aware humanoid robot control

Working toward partner-aware humanoid robot control

02 Oct, 2018 - By ADMIN

Researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) have recently proposed a coupled-dynamics formalism and a new approach for exploiting helpful interactions with humanoid robots.

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