Optical fibers made from silk could detect chemicals
An MIT engineer and historian argues that self-driving cars and other robotic systems should still keep humans in the loop
Can computers be creative?
Researchers have developed a robot that adjusts its movements in order to avoid colliding with the people and objects around it. This provides new opportunities for more friendly interaction between people and machines.
A friendly robot: Robot adjusts path to keep out of the way of people
This robot harvests energy from water using a microbial fuel cell as an artificial stomach
Researchers have developed Talking-Ally, the novel robot that dynamically generate appropriate utterance and gestures based on the person’s attention as indicated by his or her actions. The experiments show that this new communicational approach significantly enhances the attention engagement with interactive user.
Robot adapts voice and gestures just to get attention from you
A robot made of cables and tubes can get all up in your ducts
For the first time, researchers have demonstrated a flying, swimming, insect-like robot — paving the way for future dual aerial aquatic robotic vehicles.
Dive of the RoboBee
Kamigami is a fast, durable, and easy-to-build hexapod that you can buy for under $50
The International Space Station (ISS) is in some ways like most homes — over time, it occasionally requires repairs. When the ammonia cooling system on the exterior of the ISS springs a leak, however, tracking down its location is by no means an easy task. So researchers and engineers from SRS, a manufacturer of test instruments, and NASA’s Johnson Space Center and Goddard Space Flight Center teamed up to create an “Ammonia Leak Locator.”
Ammonia leak locator heads to International Space Station