From shipping and construction to outer space, origami could put a folded twist on structural engineering. Researchers have developed a new ‘zippered tube’ configuration that makes paper structures that are stiff enough to hold weight yet can fold flat for easy shipping and storage.
Paper tubes make stiff origami structures
A team of researchers has developed “an autobiographical memory” for the robot Nao, which enables it to pass on knowledge learnt from humans to other, less knowledgable humans. This technological progress could notably be used for operations on the International Space Station, where the robot, which is the only permanent member, would liaise between the different crews that change every six months in order to pass on information.
A humanoid robot to liaise between space station crews
Hopping, tumbling and flipping over are not typical maneuvers you would expect from a spacecraft exploring other worlds. Traditional Mars rovers, for example, roll around on wheels, and they can’t operate upside-down. But on a small body, such as an asteroid or a comet, the low-gravity conditions and rough surfaces make traditional driving all the more hazardous. Enter Hedgehog: a new concept for a robot that is specifically designed to overcome the challenges of traversing small bodies.
'Hedgehog' robots hop, tumble in microgravity
An experiment conducted over six days at a large public garden in Singapore demonstrated self-driving golf carts that ferried 500 tourists around winding paths trafficked by pedestrians, bicyclists, and the occasional monitor lizard.
Self-driving golf carts
A 39-year-old man who had had been completely paralyzed for four years was able to voluntarily control his leg muscles and take thousands of steps in a robotic device during five days of training with the aid of the robotic device combined with a novel noninvasive spinal stimulation pattern that does not require surgery, a team of scientists reports.
Completely paralyzed man voluntarily moves his legs, scientists report
Au menu de cette chronique : la journée de la paix célébrée par Burger King qui propose à son grand concurrent, McDonald de combiner leurs talents pour la création d’un burger commun. Et des robots presque aussi doués que des humains pour retourner des crêpes….
Cuisine : le futur est dans l'assiette
Early September will see the very first force-feedback-based teleoperation of a rover-based robotic arm system on Earth from
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HAMBURG (IT-Times) – Kuka gilt als Hauptprofiteur des Megatrends Industrie 4.0. Nun präsentiert der deutsche Roboterhersteller auf der International Conference on…
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