Category: Robotics

This is a robot provided with microtentacles

Bionic microtentacles that are capable of deploying and manipulating small objects as if they were a natural limb have been developed by a team of researchers from the Ames Laboratory, in the United States Department of Energy and the Iowa State University (ISU). His finding has been published in the journal Scientific Reports.
This robot worm has been designed to explore the inside of a human brain
This robot worm has been designed to explore the inside of a human brain
Robotics engineers at MIT have built a robot worm that can be magnetically engineered to skillfully navigate the extremely narrow and sinuous arterial pathways of the human brain. Someday, this technology is expected to be able to quickly eliminate blockages and clots that contribute to strokes and aneurysms.
This is the first robot priest in the world and you can tell him your sins
This is the first robot priest in the world and you can tell him your sins
BlessU-2 is the first priest in the world, although his appearance is not sober as that of a priest. If the user tells you his worries on the touch screen on his chest, the robot will reassure him with his words. Robotic blessings come in five languages ​​and are accompanied by arm gestures like those of a priest (in addition to a significant eyebrow movement, in the purest Disney style).
The drone with the smallest camera has a mass of only 3 grams
The drone with the smallest camera has a mass of only 3 grams
The world's smallest camera drone is DelFly Micro, developed by the Delft University of Technology, and has a mass of just 3.07 grams and is 10 centimeters long. This type of drone is an MAV, of the English Micro Air Vehicle, a type of UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) of very small size.
These robots respond to different vibration frequencies and only have 2 millimeters
These robots respond to different vibration frequencies and only have 2 millimeters
Approximately two millimeters long, the size of the smallest ant in the world, these robots that respond to different frequencies of vibration depending on their configurations could work together to detect environmental changes, move materials, or perhaps one day repair injuries within the body .
Only five are the pieces that make up this micro-robot
Only five are the pieces that make up this micro-robot
Only five basic parts, which include a coil, a magnet and rigid and flexible structural parts, are what make up this MIT micro-robot and will be presented at the International Conference on Small-scale Manipulation, Automation and Robotics (MARSS) in Helsinki, Finland Micro-robot These five tiny fundamental parts (five millimeter scale, all of which can be joined together by a standard connector) can be assembled into a wide variety of functional devices.
This robot not only flies but is compressed to enter small spaces
This robot not only flies but is compressed to enter small spaces
The hybrid FSTAR (flying sprawl-tuned autonomous robot) is not only a robot capable of flying like a quadcopter, but of driving in difficult terrain and transforming to access in confined spaces, using the same engines, as you can see in the following video. FSTAR will be presented at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2019 in Montreal on May 21.
These 'robotic dogs' of Boston Dynamics drag are so strong that they drag trucks
These 'robotic dogs' of Boston Dynamics drag are so strong that they drag trucks
They measure 84 centimeters in height, 30 kilos of weight and operate by means of electric batteries. And, in addition, they are so strong that they can drag a truck. They are the 'robotic dogs' SpotMini, conceived by the robot builder Boston Dynamics. In the following video you can see how placing a shot of ten of them can move a truck.
Can hacked sex robots become murderers?
Can hacked sex robots become murderers?
We are facing a story that could appear on the day of the Holy Innocents or in April's Fool, but that is not the case. Artificial intelligence researchers have constantly warned about the security risks posed by robots connected to the Internet. Also of sex robots.
Spider web like robotic muscle? If possible
Spider web like robotic muscle? If possible
Spider silk is 5 times stronger than steel and 30 times more elastic than nylon. That is why it is not strange that we now think of this material for the preparation of robotic muscles. Envelope following the recent finding of a spider web property called supercontraction, in which thin fibers can suddenly contract in response to changes in moisture.
This robot is able to orient itself without using a GPS
This robot is able to orient itself without using a GPS
This robot can explore its environment at random and return home automatically, without GPS or maps, only equipped with a celestial compass, which makes it the first of its kind. Inspired by ants, this walking robot opens up new navigation strategies in autonomous vehicles and bionspirated robotics.
This robot not only learns by watching, but by playing, and has learned to play Jenga
This robot not only learns by watching, but by playing, and has learned to play Jenga
The Jenga or The Tower is a game of physical and mental ability, in which the participants have to remove the blocks from a tower in turns and place them on top, until it falls. In the following video you can see how a robot has learned to play. "Learn" thanks to its sensors Developed by MIT engineers, the robot is equipped with a clamp, a bracelet with force sensor and an external camera: thanks to all this you can see and feel the tower and its individual blocks.
See how HRP-5P, a construction worker robot, works
See how HRP-5P, a construction worker robot, works
HRP-5P, a fifth generation humanoid robot, has been developed by Japanese engineers with the purpose of carrying out heavy work autonomously or in hazardous environments. To see how well it works with precision (for example, by manipulating plasterboard, you can see it in action in the following video.
Watch how this robot maneuvers like a flying insect
Watch how this robot maneuvers like a flying insect
Developed by researchers at the Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory (MAVLab) at the Delft University of Technology, the details of a new robot inspired by insects, Delfly, have been published. Like insects, the robot is able to beat the wings 17 times per second. And they not only generate the necessary lifting force to stay in the air but also control the flight through small adjustments in the movement of the wing.
How a robot can emotionally manipulate a human being
How a robot can emotionally manipulate a human being
A team of researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen, in Germany, has discovered that humans may be susceptible to emotional manipulation by a robot. In their study, published PLOS ONE, the group describes experiments they conducted with human volunteers to interact.
This robot is the first to avoid falling down using your hands
This robot is the first to avoid falling down using your hands
As you can see in the following video, this robot has learned to lean with his hands in a reflex way every time he falls. The design of this humanoid robot has been carried out by the engineering professor at Duke University Kris Hauser. Reflex movement Hauser has programmed the software to focus only on the hip and shoulder joints of the robot.
The robots can have tact thanks to this artificial nervous system
The robots can have tact thanks to this artificial nervous system
An artificial sensory nervous system that can activate the contraction reflex in a cockroach and identify letters in the Braille alphabet has been developed by a group of researchers at Stanford University, in collaboration with the Seoul National University. The results of this work have been published in the journal Science.
Fly like an albatross and sail like a sailboat, so is this glider robot
Fly like an albatross and sail like a sailboat, so is this glider robot
This robot designed by MIT engineers can stay in the air when there is a lot of wind, just like an albatross, or it can put a keel in the water to sail like a highly efficient sailboat, when there are gentle winds. In fact, it can cover a given distance using a third of wind that requires an albatross and traveling 10 times faster than a typical sailboat.
Now we can silently explore the ocean with this robot without an eel-shaped motor
Now we can silently explore the ocean with this robot without an eel-shaped motor
Engineers and marine biologists at the University of California have designed a new type of ocean depth explorer that reminds of an eagle but can also swim silently in salt water without an electric motor. To achieve this, the robot uses artificial muscles filled with water to propel itself.
Now we can document marine life thanks to this robotic fish: SoFi
Now we can document marine life thanks to this robotic fish: SoFi
A robotic fish, made of silicone, which can swim independently along with real fish in the ocean, has been developed by a team of the Laboratory of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His name is SoFi.
New record: robot solves a Rubik's cube in 0.38 seconds
New record: robot solves a Rubik's cube in 0.38 seconds
So far, the world record recognized by the Guinness Book of Records is 0.637 seconds, which was set by German engineer Albert Beer and his Sub1 Reloaded robot. The new record cuts the time in half: 0.38 seconds. Below you can see the video of the feat (if you do not blink).