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Researchers develop a soft robotic finger with self-perception

February 20th, 2019 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

Soft robotics is a rapidly growing field that has a huge amount of potential in applications where traditional rigid robots would be unsafe or unwieldy. But, building a soft robot comes with a number of unique challenges, particularly when it comes to actuation and position sensing. Fortunately, a newly-developed soft robotic finger with its own […]



Carlo Ratti designs driverless robotic bar called Guido

February 10th, 2019 at 3:39 am » Comments Off

  Italian architect Carlo Ratti has revealed his concept for an autonomous robotic cafe and bar that would make on-demand cocktails for city-dwellers wherever they are. The driverless drinks cart, called Guido, has a unit with two mechanical arms – one for shaking and stirring and another for pouring and serving – that can accurately […]



Robot dogs are the weirdest package delivery system we’ve seen

January 15th, 2019 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

A mailman’s fever dream at CES 2019 Germany automotive firm Continental is best know for its tires, but at CES 2019 the company is demonstrating something a little different: package delivery by robot dog. As part of its research into the future of mobility, Continental has partnered with robotics company ANYbotics (a spin off from […]



Japan’s latest home robot isn’t useful — it’s designed to be loved

December 24th, 2018 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

A pair of Lovot robots at their unveiling this week. Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images It’s not been a great year for home robots, with two high-profile projects — Jibo and Kuri — shuttering operations. But a new competitor from Japan is entering the market with a different approach. Lovot, created by Kaname Hayashi, a […]



Bio-inspired swarm robots can form structures without a blueprint

December 22nd, 2018 at 12:41 pm » Comments Off

  Each individual robot is as replaceable and programmable as a biological cell. Hivemind A new network of autonomous swarm robots can work together to form various structures and shapes, all without receiving any big-picture instructions or design blueprints.



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