Robot News

July 26, 2021

What Technologies Is Amazon Developing to Keep Workers Safe?

The company has dedicated robotics and advanced technologies labs and hires specialists to develop and test possibilities. Here are some of the latest robotic creations made to improve worker safety at Amazon. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
July 23, 2021

Google parent launches new 'moonshot' for robotics software

Google’s parent Alphabet unveiled a new “moonshot” project to develop software for robotics which could be used in a wide range of industries. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
July 23, 2021

Better behaving bots: Researcher helps robots problem solve and care

ANU researcher Hanna Kurniawati is helping robots problem solve and care. Her work has not just shaped how AI works every day; it’s been recognized with a major global prize. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
July 23, 2021

Swarms of tiny dumb robots found to carry out sophisticated actions

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Europe has found that swarms of tiny dumb vibrating robots are capable of carrying out sophisticated actions such as transporting objects or squeezing through tunnels. In their paper published in the journal Science Robotics, the group describes experiments they conducted with tiny dumb robots they called “bugs.” Source: Phys Org – Robotics
July 22, 2021

An autonomous system to assemble reconfigurable robotic structures in space

Large space structures, such as telescopes and spacecraft, should ideally be assembled directly in space, as they are difficult or impossible to launch from Earth as a single piece. In several cases, however, assembling these technologies manually in space is either highly expensive or unfeasible. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
July 22, 2021

Finding the Staff Needed: Connected Factories Driving Demand for Robotics Engineers

A recent Gartner survey showed 57% of manufacturing leaders feel their organization lacks skilled workers to support smart manufacturing digitization plans. Most agreed a long-term strategy is necessary to develop the connected factory worker. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
July 21, 2021

New simulator helps robots sharpen their cutting skills

Researchers have unveiled a new simulator for robotic cutting that can accurately reproduce the forces acting on a knife as it slices through common foodstuffs, such as fruit and vegetables. The system could also simulate cutting through human tissue, offering potential applications in surgical robotics. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
July 21, 2021

New algorithm flies drones faster than human racing pilots can

For the first time an autonomously flying quadrotor has outperformed two human pilots in a drone race. The success is based on a novel algorithm that calculates time-optimal trajectories that fully consider the drones’ limitations. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
July 21, 2021

New algorithm flies drones faster than human racing pilots

For the first time, an autonomously flying quadrotor has outperformed two human pilots in a drone race. The success is based on a novel algorithm that was developed by researchers of the University of Zurich. It calculates time-optimal trajectories that fully consider the drones’ limitations. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
July 21, 2021

Nothing Can Keep This Drone Down

When life knocks you down, you’ve got to get back up. Ladybugs take this advice seriously in the most literal sense. If caught on their backs, the insects are able to use their tough exterior wings, called elytra (of late made famous in the game Minecraft), to self-right themselves in just a fraction of a second. Inspired by this approach, researchers have created self-righting drones with artificial elytra. Simulations and experiments show that the artificial elytra can not only help salvage fixed-wing […]