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Through the cooperation of multiple robots geometrically complex three-dimensional structures become buildable, enabling the design and fabrication of differentiable and material-efficient structures.

by   -   May 26, 2016

Harvard senior Serena Booth, a computer science concentrator at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, examines the issue of over-trusting robotic systems by conducting a human-robot interaction study on the Harvard campus.

by   -   May 25, 2016

After a natural disaster strikes, emergency workers can often struggle to cope with destroyed buildings obstructing routes to injured people, fires engulfing entire forests at a bewildering rate, and storms blinding search and rescue operations. Now with EU-funded RECONASS project, drones and satellite technology can help emergency workers in post-disaster scenarios.

by   -   May 25, 2016

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Robohub covered the Airbus Shopfloor Challenge that took place during #ICRA16 in Stockholm. Below, you can see an extensive photo gallery as part of our coverage. Check it out!

by   -   May 24, 2016

3… 2… 1… drill! Who would have thought that drilling could be so exciting. At the Airbus Shopfloor Challenge last week in Stockholm, 7 teams from around the world competed over 4 rounds of intense drilling. The event was part of the annual International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

by   -   May 24, 2016

New method extends energy life of insect-inspired flying microrobots.

The National Telecommunications & Information Administration released privacy guidelines for drone users. The voluntary “Best Practices” are the result of year-long study by a panel of consumer privacy advocates, industry representatives, and federal government regulators.

by   -   May 23, 2016

By mimicking the ways that queen bees vibrate, scientists have created robots that can fool bees into accepting them as members of the hive, and the results are giving beekeepers new insight into population behaviour.

by ,   -   May 23, 2016

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Autonomous exploration of unknown environments corresponds to a critical ability and a major challenge for aerial robots. In many cases, we would like to rely on the ability of an intelligent flying system to completely and efficiently explore the previously unknown world and derive a consistent map of it. On top of this basic skill, one can then work on several tasks such as infrastructure inspection, hazard detection, and more.

by   -   May 17, 2016
Lockheed Martin CTO Keoki Jackson '89, SM '92, ScD '97 (center, left) and MIT AeroAstro department head Jaime Peraire congratulate each other after signing a research collaboration agreement between the two organizations. Initial research will focus on robotics and autonomous systems. Photo: William Litant/MIT AeroAstro
Lockheed Martin CTO Keoki Jackson ’89, SM ’92, ScD ’97 (center, left) and MIT AeroAstro department head Jaime Peraire congratulate each other after signing a research collaboration agreement between the two organizations. Initial research will focus on robotics and autonomous systems.
Photo: William Litant/MIT AeroAstro

In a new collaborative initiative in autonomy and robotics, MIT and Lockheed Martin scientists will focus on innovations needed to enable generation-after-next autonomous systems. Improvements in human/machine teaming and navigation in complex environments are among the research challenges that Lockheed Martin is inviting MIT faculty and their students to help solve.

A D.C. Circuit panel denied a petition to order the Federal Aviation Administration to address privacy concerns posed by drones. The petition, which was filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, noted the absence of privacy protections in the FAA’s proposed small drone regulations. The circuit panel found that it could not rule on the FAA’s intent to omit privacy protections until the administration’s regulations for drones are finalized.

by   -   May 17, 2016
The Airbus Shopfloor challengers gearing up for the main event.
The Airbus Shopfloor challengers gearing up for the main event.

Seven teams from around the world go head-to-head in the Airbus Shopfloor Challenge in Stockholm. The challenge is one of the main highlights at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) this week.

by   -   May 16, 2016

icra2016-1024x508The next edition of IEEE 2016 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), is kicking off in Stockholm, Sweden. This 5-day event, from 16-21 May, is one of the leading international forums for robotics researchers to present their work.

by   -   May 16, 2016

Europe’s waters have never been busier. Between fishing boats, tourist cruisers, and underwater turbines, marine habitats around the continent have never before needed a more watchful eye.

by   -   May 13, 2016

Robot unfolds from ingestible capsule, removes button battery stuck to wall of simulated stomach.





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