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September 23, 2022

Video Friday: Humans Helping Robots

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion. IROS 2022: 23–27 October 2022, KYOTO, JAPAN ANA Avatar XPRIZE Finals: 4–5 November 2022, LOS ANGELES CoRL 2022: 14–18 December 2022, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND Enjoy today’s videos! Until robots achieve 100% autonomy (HA), humans are going to need to step […]
September 23, 2022

Advanced robotics to address the translational gap in tendon engineering: Review paper

A review paper by scientists at the University of Oxford discussed possible benefits of using humanoid musculoskeletal robots and soft robotic systems as bioreactor platforms in producing clinically useful tendon constructs. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
September 23, 2022

Soft robots that grip with the right amount of force

Tool use has long been a hallmark of human intelligence, as well as a practical problem to solve for a vast array of robotic applications. But machines are still wonky at exerting just the right amount of force to control tools that aren’t rigidly attached to their hands. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
September 23, 2022

MODULAR AND ROBOTICS PIONEERS UNVEIL SYSTEM P4–PREDESIGNED HOUSING FACTORY SOLUTION

Waypaver International and KUKA offer predesigned factory automation solution to build housing with car-factory efficiency and precision Source: Robotics Tomorrow
September 23, 2022

Robot sleeves for kids with cerebral palsy

UC Riverside engineers are developing low-cost, robotic “clothing” to help children with cerebral palsy gain control over their arm movements. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
September 22, 2022

A swarm of 3D printing drones for construction and repair

Researchers have taken bees as a model to develop a swarm of cooperative, 3D-printing drones. Under human control, these flying robots work as a team to print 3D materials for building or repairing structures while flying. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
September 22, 2022

TE Connectivity – Hungary Case Study

Back in 2019, TE’s Hungarian plant was experiencing problems in material handling due to the inefficiency of their existing material handling systems, which had reached the limit of its capabilities. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
September 22, 2022

Smart microrobots walk autonomously with electronic 'brains'

Researchers have installed electronic ‘brains’ on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size — smaller than an ant’s head — so that they can walk autonomously without being externally controlled. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
September 22, 2022

People who distrust fellow humans show greater trust in artificial intelligence

A person’s distrust in humans predicts they will have more trust in artificial intelligence’s ability to moderate content online, according to a recently published study. The findings, the researchers say, have practical implications for both designers and users of AI tools in social media. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
September 21, 2022

Smart microrobots walk autonomously with electronic 'brains'

Cornell University researchers have installed electronic “brains” on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size—smaller than an ant’s head—so that they can walk autonomously without being externally controlled. Source: Phys Org – Robotics