Robotics

  • A robotic hip exoskeleton for amputees

    Autonomous, powered hip exoskeleton could help with mobility for people with above-knee amputations.

    Researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Center at the University of Utah, US, have eng...

    Robotics October 12, 2021
  • Think small

    Australia produces fantastic talent in quantum technology – to solve our biggest problems, we mus...

    It’s my sister’s fault that I ended up working in the area of AI and robotics. She is the managing director of Silico...

    Weekly October 1, 2021
  • The surprisingly complicated technology that goes into picking winners

    Choosing and gathering an apple is simple for humans, but it’s a task that has frustrated robotic...

    This article first appeared in Cosmos Weekly on 4 June 2021. For more stories like this, subscribe to Cosmos Weekly. ...

    Australia June 14, 2021
  • The surprisingly complicated technology that goes into picking winners

    Choosing and gathering an apple is simple for humans, but it’s a task that has frustrated robotic...

    Can robots be trained to pick up after us? A recent breakthrough in machine learning could point the way toward a muc...

    Robotics June 4, 2021
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    What does a robot think? Talking to yourself isn’t just for humans – it’s for robots, too. Alexa, Google and Si...

    News April 26, 2021
  • Video: Soft robot withstands ocean depths

    Inspired by deep sea creatures, a soft robot can withstand underwater pressure.

    A team of engineers have announced that their deep-sea exploration vessel can operate at the bottom of the Mariana Tr...

    News March 4, 2021
  • School of fishy little robots

    Fish-like Bluebots use LED lights and cameras to swarm like the real thing.

    Why have a school of fish when you can have a school of robots? This is a question recently answered by a team of ...

    News January 15, 2021
  • Creating nanobots like they do in movies

    Design theory seeks to control how they assemble.

    Researchers in Australia and the UK are bringing a sci-fi concept closer to reality as they work to overcome a major ...

    News December 8, 2020
  • Diving with Clio is quite an adventure

    New AUV works hard and travels far and wide.

    Engineers in the US have built an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that appears to up the ante in terms of underwa...

    News December 2, 2020
  • Making robots useful in the warehouse

    Researchers try adding a little deep learning.

    Working in a warehouse is tough for robots. Unlike on a production line, where the same motion is constantly repeated...

    News November 19, 2020
  • New school of thought on how fish swim

    Robots reveal the value of vortex phase matching.

    Do fish save energy by swimming in schools? New technology suggests the answer to this old question is yes. German...

    News October 27, 2020
  • Can robot cars drive more like us?

    Researchers develop a model based on managing risk.

    Robot cars would be a bit less robotic if they drove a bit more like us, Dutch researchers suggest. And they may have...

    News October 2, 2020
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