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The tech incubator Lumi Labs starts out with a bit of Silicon Valley magic on its side
Anleitungen für Ikea-Möbel – wer hasst sie nicht? Forscher haben nun Roboterarme mit der Montage betraut – und selbst die Hightech-Geräte hatten zunächst Probleme. Obwohl es nur um einen Stuhl ging.
Ikea-Möbel zu bauen, fällt auch Robotern schwer
Scientists have developed a robot that can autonomously assemble IKEA’s Stefan chair in 8 minutes and 55 seconds.
A robot autonomously assembles an IKEA chair
Engineers discovered that tiny crystal lattices called ‘self-assembling molecular nanosheets’ expand when exposed to light. The advancement could form the backbone of new light-powered actuators, oscillators and other microscopic electronic components useful in the development of artificial muscles and other soft robotic systems.
This 2-D nanosheet expands like a Grow Monster
If Star Wars’ R2-D2 is your idea of a robot, think again. Researchers have reported a new class of soft robot, composed of ultrathin sensing, actuating electronics and temperature-sensitive artificial muscle that can adapt to the environment and crawl, similar to the movement of an inchworm or caterpillar.
Researchers design 'soft' robots that can move on their own
These robots are slow, careful, and successful, making them way better than humans at assembling an Ikea chair
Engineers have developed a robot that can identify, collect, and manipulate two-dimensional nanocrystals. The robot stacked nanocrystals to form the most complex van der Waals heterostructure produced to date, with much less human intervention than the manual operations previously used to produce van der Waals heterostructures. This robot allows unprecedented access to van der Waals heterostructures, which are attractive for use in advanced electronics.
Robot developed for automated assembly of designer nanomaterials
Strapping some gear to an Alaskan Malamute produces data that can train deep learning algorithms to navigate the world like a dog
EPFL’s FlyJacket exosuit allows you to embody a fixed-wing drone, making it feel like you’re flying