Robotics

  • Magazine

    How do mass drone displays work?

    The Tokyo Olympic Opening Ceremony showed the spectacular potential of drones to join the party. ...

    As Australia burned through 2019’s devastating Black Summer, a Change.org petition circulated calling for the cancell...

    Technology July 24, 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. ...

    Robotics June 14, 2021
  • Looking ‘weird’ protects robot lizards from predation

    Turns out predators don’t like odd-looking prey.

    It’s often thought that prey animals face a complicated biological paradox: how do they stand out to attract potentia...

    Robotics June 9, 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
  • Where’s my flying car?

    The Jetsons cartoons gave a boomer generation a vision of seemingly magical powered flying vehicl...

    Backed by billions in venture capital and a recent IPO, one startup aims to have its flying taxi on the market in thr...

    Robotics May 14, 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...

    Robotics April 26, 2021
  • Mars and Moon geology: past, present and future

    Mars landers and Moon rocks star at this year’s LPSC.

    One month after it landed on Mars and beamed back its first “I made it” messages, NASA’s Perseverance rover is limber...

    Space March 19, 2021
  • Strolling and learning: multi-terrain robots

    Artificial intelligence helps inform robot’s balance.

    A team of researchers, including Australian scientists, have developed a robot that learns to walk across different t...

    Robotics March 16, 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...

    Robotics March 4, 2021
  • Newton in the pilot’s seat

    How to land a Mars rover when you’re many, many millions of kilometres away.

    It takes a lot of thought and a lot of work to land a rover on Mars. It’s not as if you’re on Earth, where you can ch...

    Physics March 2, 2021
  • Video

    Rover’s eye view

    NASA releases thrilling film of Perseverance landing.

    In a staggering series of images that allow viewers to relive landing day from a new perspective, NASA’s Perseverance...

    Space Exploration February 23, 2021
  • Perseverance pays off

    NASA rover successfully down in Jezero Crater on Mars.

    NASA's perseverance rover- It started with the type of chatter you might hear from someone setting up a complex sound...

    Space Exploration February 19, 2021
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