NASA's Rock Climbing Robot Could Tackle Everest With Ease
Unleash the Kraken! Robot octopus learning to swim The octopus is a natural escape artist. It can squeeze its soft body into impossibly tight spaces and often baffles aquarium workers with its ability to break out of tanks. These abilities could be very useful in an underwater robot, which is why the OCTOPUS Project, a consortium of European robotics labs, is attempting to reverse engineer it in all its tentacled glory. Now researchers from the Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), in Hellas, Greece are learning how the robot might use its tentacles to swim.
Sandia Robot Rodeo showcases the latest in bomb defusing robots The seventh annual Western National Robot Rodeo is set to get under way today in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The five-day event is hosted by Sandia National Laboratories, and will feature civilian and military bomb squad teams from across the land. The goal of the 10-event technical challenge is to find the best robot designs for diffusing dangerous situations. The indoor and outdoor challenges change and evolve each year, but typically involve some sort of explosive or hazardous material removal. Sandia National Laboratories is closely linked with the US Energy department. It has a .gov top-level domain, and is a governement-owned facility.
Swiss scientists develop 'cheetah-cub' robot that can run like a cat at 3mph Robot developed by Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, LausanneSprings replacing tendons and small motors used in place of musclesFour-legged device can run nearly seven times body length in a second By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 21:20 GMT, 17 June 2013 | UPDATED: 06:23 GMT, 18 June 2013 A robot which can run like a cat at speeds of up to 3mph has been developed by researchers.
Robotic hand can crack eggs, pour beer - FutureTech on NBCNews Innovation John Roach NBC News Nov. 7, 2012 at 1:24 PM ET YouTube Nigel Ackland demonstrates one of many tasks enabled by the bebonic3 robotic hand.
The Rollin' Justin robot and his counterpart DESIRE have been busy impressing humans since 2009, but Rollin Justin's latest achievements outshine his trash-tossing past. Rollin' Justin Robot Catches Balls, Makes Coffee
High-Speed Robot Hand
When you meet your robot overlord, it may be wearing super-intelligent skin designed by a Stanford researcher--a solar-powered, super-sensitive, chemical-sampling covering that makes your meatbag covering look pathetic. Zhenan Bao is behind the advances, and the recent development centers on a stretchable solar cell system that can expand and shrink along two different axes, making it perfect for incorporation into artificial skin for robots, human prosthetic limbs, or even clothing.
Actroid F can speak in your place, using webcams to watch and mimic your facial expressions and movements. When you speak with your family over a webcam they may be able to see your face, but they don’t have a real body in the room with which they can interact. Why not give them a creepy robot to to talk to instead? Actroid F Female Telepresence Robot Looks Super Real, Creepy
New Scientist TV: Mini robot helicopters build towers, pyramids or walls Sandrine Ceurstemont, video editor
Here at GeekTech, there have been a lot of great hacks for Microsoft’s Kinect, but this robot one has to be the best. This humanoid robot has been programmed to copy your every move via the Kinect. It does this by using the Kinect (connected to a PC) to map the human body; it then sends that data to Japanese robot Website V-Sido. Kinect Hack Makes Robot Mimic Its Master - PCWorld
Video: Robot moves like a senior citizen Today's humanoid robots are able to run, somersault and even dance – now comes a robot that walks like a senior citizen. It leans on objects in its environment for support to help it move around and complete tasks. Robots, and more importantly roboticists, are looking at objects in the wrong way, thinks Sébastien Lengagne of Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tsukuba. "Roboticists usually just see objects as obstacles to be avoided," he says "But they can help us." Lengagne and his colleagues are developing a system to allow humanoid robots to use their entire bodies, and any surrounding objects, to help them move around cluttered environments and complete complex balancing tasks without getting stuck or falling over. Robots learn to walk like a senior citizen - tech - 22 December 2010
Someday, This Robot Will Run Faster Than Us All
Magnetically-guided pill sends pictures from inside the stomach Siemens Healthcare and Olympus Medical Systems Corporation are collaborating on the development of a technology for a magnetically guided capsule endoscope (MGCE) system (Image: Siemens)