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Menschen können Roboter besser leiden, wenn diese sich nicht perfekt präsentieren, sondern kleine Schwächen zeigen. Das ist das Ergebnis von Experimenten mit Roboter “Erwin” (Emotional Robot with Intellige…
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Engineers have fabricated and tested a large-scale model of a harbor seal’s whisker, and identified a mechanism that may explain how seals sense their environment and track their prey.
Artificial whisker reveals source of harbor seal's uncanny prey-sensing ability
A small reversible gas generator could solve soft robotics’ actuation problem
Researchers have identified a way to teach robots how to fall with grace and without serious damage. The new algorithm tells a robot how to react to a wide variety of falls — from a single step to recover from a gentle nudge, to a rolling motion that breaks a high-speed fall.
How to fall gracefully, if you're a robot
Engineers have developed a method to re-create the arrangement of muscles of an octopus tentacle, using an elastomer and 3D printer.
3-D-printed ‘soft’ robotic tentacle displays new level of agility
Researchers have developed a new lightweight and stretchable material with the consistency of memory foam that has potential for use in prosthetic body parts, artificial organs and soft robotics. The foam is unique because it can be formed and has connected pores that allow fluids to be pumped through it.
Artificial foam heart created
Robots falling over is an inevitability, so let’s teach them how to do it without smashing themselves into pieces