Robot News

February 3, 2023

Piloting drones reliably with mobile communication technology

Drones are operating increasingly in areas out of sight of the person controlling them. However, conventional remote controls have a limited range, which makes them unsuitable for these flights. On the other hand, simple mobile network-based systems have so far been unable to guarantee a reliable connection when mobile network loads are high or where there is a lack of network coverage. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, HHI have joined forces with partners in the SUCOM project […]
February 3, 2023

Video Friday: ReachBot

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. Robotics Summit & Expo: 10–11 May 2023, BOSTON ICRA 2023: 29 May–2 June 2023, LONDON RoboCup 2023: 4–10 July 2023, BORDEAUX, FRANCE RSS 2023: 10–14 July 2023, DAEGU, KOREA IEEE RO-MAN 2023: 28–31 August 2023, BUSAN, KOREA CLAWAR 2023: 2–4 […]
February 3, 2023

A lizard-inspired robot to explore the surface of Mars

Technological advances have opened exciting possibilities for space exploration, which could potentially lead to new discoveries about the celestial bodies in our galaxy. Robots have proved to be particularly promising tools to explore other planets, particularly Mars, a terrestrial planet in the solar system that is known to host some similar elements to those found on Earth. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
February 2, 2023

How robots can regain the trust of humans after making mistakes

Humans are less forgiving of robots after multiple mistakes—and the trust is difficult to get back, according to a new University of Michigan study. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
February 2, 2023

Sea creatures inspire marine robots engineered to operate in extraterrestrial oceans

Scientists at the University of Bristol have drawn on the design and life of a mysterious zooplankton to develop underwater robots. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
February 2, 2023

This Muscular Robot Does the Twist

This article is part of our exclusive IEEE Journal Watch series in partnership with IEEE Xplore. When creating robots, it can be challenging to achieve the right combination of qualities, which sometimes contradict one another. For example, it’s difficult to make a robot that is both flexible and strong—but not impossible. In a recent study, researchers created a robot that yields high degrees of flexibility while still maintaining high tension within its “muscles,” giving it sufficient torsional motion to accomplish […]
February 2, 2023

Vine-inspired robot can turn toward a heat source

A group of robot engineers at the University of California Santa Barbara has designed and built a robot that mimics the way roots and vines move toward moisture sources. They describe their approach and robot prototype in a paper uploaded to the arXiv preprint server. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
February 2, 2023

Improving Materials Processing With Robotics

End users are looking to machine builders to provide innovative solutions that improve upon the speed and accuracy of manual-based applications while maintaining the same level of flexibility. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
February 1, 2023

Our future could be full of undying, self-repairing robots. Here's how

With generative artificial intelligence (AI) systems such as ChatGPT and StableDiffusion being the talk of the town right now, it might feel like we’ve taken a giant leap closer to a sci-fi reality where AIs are physical entities all around us. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
February 1, 2023

Humanoid robots to take centre stage at UN meet on AI

Eight humanoid robots will be the star attractions when the United Nations hosts its first summit since the start of the pandemic on the benefits of artificial intelligence, it said Wednesday. Source: Phys Org – Robotics