With spinning hoops to detect obstacles combined with electromagnetic braking, this quadrotor safety system is both effective and cheap
An ingestible capsule pairs bacteria with electronics to monitor blood in the GI tract
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Disney Research is teaching this skinny robot how to perform a variety of somersaulting stunts
Researchers will present a new lane-change algorithm that splits the difference. It allows for more aggressive lane changes than the simple models do but relies only on immediate information about other vehicles’ directions and velocities to make decisions.
Driverless cars change lanes more like humans do
When it comes to things that are ultrafast and lightweight, robots can’t hold a candle to the fastest-jumping insects and other small-but-powerful creatures.
In the world of robotics, soft robots are the new kids on the block. The unique capabilities of these automata are to bend, deform, stretch, twist or squeeze in all the ways that conventional rigid robots cannot. Today, it is easy to envision a world in which humans and robots collaborate — in close proximity — in many realms. Emerging soft robots may help to ensure that this can be done safely, and in a way that syncs to human environments or even interfaces with humans themselves.
Soft machines: Fast, low-voltage actuator for soft and wearable robotics
Many natural organisms have the ability to repair themselves. Now, manufactured machines will be able to mimic this property. Researchers have created a self-healing material that spontaneously repairs itself under extreme mechanical damage.
Self-healing material a breakthrough for bio-inspired robotics
Working on an offshore oil rig comes with significant risks. Explosions have caused employee deaths and resulted in
New Research Testing How Automation Could Make Offshore Oil Rigs Safer
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