Today in Japan, President Obama got a firsthand look at Honda's Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility (ASIMO) robot. The 14-year-old robot has incredible mobility and was designed to provide help to people who are in of need assistance daily.
"RoboClam" replicates a clam’s ability to burrow into soil while using very little energy.
The Defense Research Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA) is famous for their robotics contests. Through these contests the agency developed the autonomous car, and many are aware, yet concerned, that an autonomous robot might soon be developed.
Robots could scour avalanche sites, enter burning buildings or secure city streets contaminated by poisonous chemicals, saving lives and increasing the effectiveness of rescue missions.
A new robotic fish can change direction almost as rapidly as a real fish.
High-tech robots called PackBots will be unleashed during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil to help boost security and examine suspicious objects.
They are half a millimetre in size, have a star-shaped hydrogel shell and open when they are irradiated with laser light in the near-infrared range. The new micro-robots, developed in the laboratory of Professor Brad Nelson at ETH, will potentially aid the precision delivery of drugs.
It's a huge leap forward for robotic science. Researchers have created a robot that can effortlessly pick up castors no matter who the wheels are located. The findings could have implications for production processes, which could potentially be more effective and less costly.
As a squat, red-and-black robot nicknamed CHIMP gingerly pushed open a spring-loaded door a gust of wind swooped down onto the track at the Homestead-Miami Speedway and slammed the door shut, eliciting a collective sigh of disappointment from the audience.
Get a fir tree from the forest, drag it to the lab, decorate it festively and deliver gifts: this is how the Autonomous Systems Lab's robots celebrate Christmas.
A neglected statistical tool could help robots better understand the objects in the world around them.