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January 14, 2019 | Source: FESTO, festo.com,
BionicFinWave's Undulating Fin Propulsion May Give Underwater Drones More Precise Control
Underwater robot with unique undulating fin drive. The marine planarian, cuttlefish and Nile perch have one thing in common: in order to propel themselves, they use their fins to...
December 17, 2018 | Source: Business Insider, nordic.businessinsider.com, Sten Lock, 29 May 2018
Reykjavik University Achieves Holy Grail of Airborne Technology-Drone That Looks and Flies Like a Bird
Drones are all the rage these days, but the technology still has its limitations. Drones can be noisy and easily spotted, which makes them difficult to use for surveillance...
Survivability and Vulnerability
November 5, 2018 | Source: IEEE Spectrum, spectrum.ieee.org, Evan Ackerman, 15 May 2018
Laser-Powered Robot Insect Achieves Lift-Off
Everything is better with lasers, especially tiny robot insects. For robots of all sizes, power is a fundamental problem. Any robot that moves is constrained in one way or another...
October 22, 2018 | Source: California Institute of Technology, caltech.edu, 15 May 2018, Robert Perkins
No Motor, No Battery, No Problem
New robot concept uses responsive materials to swim through water. Engineers at Caltech and ETH Zurich have developed robots capable of self-propulsion without using any motors,...
October 8, 2018 | Source: U.S. Army, arl.army.mil, 15 Mar 2018, ARL Public Affairs
Scientists Mimic Neural Tissue in Army-Funded Research
"Enabling a breakthrough in robotic augmentation of high-tempo military maneuver and operations requires disrupting the notion of an intelligent system as a rigid multi-body...
October 8, 2018 | Source: Harvard Paulson School, seas.harvard.edu, 28 Feb 2018, Leah Burrows
Novel 3d Printing Method Embeds Sensing Capabilities Within Robotic Actuators
Researchers at Harvard University have built soft robots inspired by nature that can crawl, swim, grasp delicate objects and even assist a beating heart, but none of these devices...
September 24, 2018 | Source: The Ohio State University, news.osu.edu, 1 June 2018, Jeff Grabmeier
Breakthrough in Controlling DNA-Based Robots
Researchers use magnets to move tiny nano-devices faster than ever before. Researchers have devised a magnetic control system to make tiny DNA-based robots move on demand—and much...
August 20, 2018 | Source: engineering.com, 22 February 2018, Ian Wright
What Is Industry 4.0, Anyway?
The four industrial revolutions: (1) Mechanization through water and steam power. (2) Mass production and assembly lines powered by electricity. (3) Computerization and automation...
August 17, 2018 | Source: i-scoop, www.i-scoop.com
Cobots: the Rise of the Collaborative Robot (Cobot) – What You Need to Know
As we move to the realization of more Industry 4.0 implementations as part of an ongoing industrial transformation journey, the use of collaborative robots (cobots), which are...
July 28, 2018 | Source: WYSS Institute at Harvard University, wyss.harvard.edu, 18 July 2018, Lindsay Brownell
Harvard Folding Polyhedron Robotic Arm Sampler For Non-Destructive Capture
Folding polyhedron sampler enables easy capture and release of delicate underwater organisms. The origami mechanism design could be scaled to just about any size, allowing it to...