A group from Floreano Lab, EPFL and NCCR Robotics has today published their novel variable stiffness fibre with self-healing capability. Soft “hardware” components are becoming more and more popular solutions within the field of robotics. In fact softness, compliance and foldability bring significant advantages to devices by allowing conformability and safe interactions with users, objects … [Read more…]
For scientists listening in on the faint whispers of brain neurons, a first-ever robotic technique for cleaning the The post Robotic Cleaning Technique Could Automate Neuroscience Research has been published on Technology Org. Robotic Cleaning Technique Could Automate Neuroscience Research
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Credit: Dr. Elena De Momi, Politecnico di Milano Robots won’t steal our jobs, but they will help us out conducting tiring and dangerous tasks, enabling humans to focus on creative and teaching activities where fantasy and sensitivity are needed. Think about how robots can help in nuclear plant management and decommissioning, bomb disposal, and humanitarian … [Read more…]
CB Insights Drone Quarterly Financing Trends to VC-Backed Companies shows a downward trend. The Robot Report’s monthly funding reports show something different: a change in the nature of drone applications getting funded. According to CB Insights, there was $55 million invested in eight VC deals for the drone industry in the third quarter, compared with almost … [Read more…]
Developed by a team at the University of Toronto, mROBerTO (milli-ROBot TORonto) is designed for swarm-robotics researchers who might wish to test their collective-behavior algorithms with real physical robots. With just a 16 mm x 16 mm footprint, mROBerTO can be used in a multitude of other miniature robot projects too—its modular design allowing for … [Read more…]