Robotics

  • 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 ...

    Robotics January 15, 2021
  • Magazine

    It’s hip to be square

    Why CubeSats are the coolest things in space.

    By Bianca NogradyLike orbiting LEGO bricks crammed with tech, CubeSats are simple, customisable and the next big ...

    Robotics December 15, 2020
  • 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 ...

    Robotics 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...

    Robotics December 2, 2020
  • Swift by design, drone by nature

    Ornithopters not just a flight of fancy.

    Hovering, darting, gliding, diving and braking, the fleet-winged contraption in the video below is at the cutting edg...

    Robotics November 27, 2020
  • Next-gen drones could bee like this

    Agility and perception the keys to navigating tight spots

    An Australian-led team says it has uncovered the secret to the agile flight of the bumblebee, which could influence t...

    Robotics November 25, 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...

    Robotics November 19, 2020
  • Hold it softly like an elephant would

    Robotic gripper design takes its cues from nature.

    Engineers in Australia have gone back to nature in the quest to design a robotic gripper that can deal with tight spa...

    Robotics November 10, 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...

    Robotics 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...

    Robotics October 2, 2020
  • Curly’s a competitor

    Robot beats humans in that compelling sport on ice.

    Like most Australians, I know next to nothing about curling, the sport in which competitors slide a polished stone ac...

    Robotics September 24, 2020
  • These bots were made for walkin’

    Taking baby steps with standard electronic signals.

    A Cornell University collaboration is trying to up the ante on walking robots by developing some you can control with...

    Robotics August 28, 2020
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