Robotics

  • Robo-skin mimics our neuro architecture

    Membrane lets let robots react to stimuli in milliseconds.

    Researchers from the University of Singapore have created an electronic skin which will permit robots to detect tempe...

    Robotics July 17, 2019
  • Robot harvests lettuce, and that’s impressive

    Machine learning may boost automation of agriculture.

    A British robot has harvested a lettuce. That might, at first glance, not appear terribly exciting, but it could repr...

    Robotics July 8, 2019
  • A jellyfish, but not…

    Scientists find marine inspiration for a multi-functional robots.

    German researchers have created a soft robot that looks and moves like a jellyfish. Metin Setti. Our image of the day...

    Robotics July 2, 2019
  • Creepy robots are all in your head

    Scientists have identified how the brain assesses robots.

    Researchers have mapped out the way our brain decides whether a robot is likeable or looks too human – and therefore ...

    Robotics July 1, 2019
  • Bacteria help robot to get a grip

    A robot with a handful of E.coli can do things other robots can’t.

    Fluorescent proteins expressed by bacteria on the bacteria-operated robotic gripper. Justus et al., Sci. Robot. 4, ...

    Robotics June 26, 2019
  • Meet the robot fish with battery fluid blood

    Development combines drive and power in liquid system.

    Scientists have created a robot lionfish that can swim against the current and has battery fluid for blood. Such a d...

    Robotics June 19, 2019
  • Breaking: robot makes breakfast

    It's more important than it sounds.

    Researchers have taught a robot to make breakfast using coordinated two-handed movements previously beyond robotic ab...

    Robotics May 29, 2019
  • Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s your retail delivery

    NASA builds drone-management software as numbers grow.

    Modelling suggests that within a year or so there will be about 400,000 commercial drones operating in the US, alongs...

    Robotics May 27, 2019
  • Meet the fly-drive drone

    Prototype has several forms of locomotion but one set of motors.

    This is a world-first flying, driving and squeezing drone, made by researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Ne...

    Robotics May 26, 2019
  • Robots to decide on beer quality

    AI may cut brewery product development time and costs.

    One day soon, perhaps, beer availability will be determined by robots. ianmcdonnell/Getty Images The international...

    Robotics May 14, 2019
  • The internet of thoughts is coming

    Bot-enabled interface between brains and cloud storage is likely.

    Before the century is out, advances in nanotechnology, nanomedicine, AI, and computation will result in the developme...

    Robotics April 16, 2019
  • Conversation

    Killer robots already exist

    Anxiety about autonomous weapons is rational.

    Humans will always make the final decision on whether armed robots can shoot, according to a statement by the US Depa...

    Technology April 1, 2019
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