Spiders use silk tethers to help them make controlled jumps, and now robots do too
Some of the best robot videos from one of the best robot conferences
More details on Honda’s secretive humanoid project
A JRC invention initially stemming from its research in the nuclear sector will soon be used by hospitals for minimally-invasive robotic surgery. TELELAP ALF-X is an advanced multi-port robotic system that will empower surgeons with new technologies such as eye-tracking and haptics, allowing them eye-control of the camera and touch sensation during surgery. Hospitals will be able use the most advanced technology while running at low operational costs, as the system can use current surgical instruments.
From nuclear research to surgery technology
Researchers team up to study monitoring failures in the cockpit — even among experienced pilots.
With no sensors, motors, or actuators, hot feet are all this robot needs to walk
Researchers have presented a new way of doing machine learning that enables semantically related concepts to reinforce each other. So, for instance, an object-recognition algorithm would learn to weigh the co-occurrence of the classifications ‘dog’ and ‘Chihuahua’ more heavily than it would the co-occurrence of ‘dog’ and ‘cat.’
More-flexible machine learning
A otolaryngology resident and bioengineering student have used 3-D printing techniques to create more lifelike models to help aspiring surgeons — who currently practice on soap, apples, and vegetables — learn to perform ear reconstruction surgeries.
3-D printing techniques help surgeons carve new ears
Without any hardware modifications, the Harvard RoboBee learns to land in the water and go for a swim