Estimating manipulation intentions to ease teleoperation

Introducing an intention estimation model that relies on both gaze and motion features.
06 December 2022, by and

Call for robot holiday videos 2022

That’s right! You better not run, you better not hide, you better watch out for brand new robot holiday videos on Robohub!
02 December 2022, by

The Utah Bionic Leg: A motorized prosthetic for lower-limb amputees

Lenzi’s Utah Bionic Leg uses motors, processors, and advanced artificial intelligence that all work together to give amputees more power to walk, stand-up, sit-down, and ascend and descend stairs and ramps.

Touch sensing: An important tool for mobile robot navigation

Proximal sensing often is a blind spot for most long range sensors such as cameras and lidars for which touch sensors could serve as a complementary modality.
29 November 2022, by

Study: Automation drives income inequality

New data suggest most of the growth in the wage gap since 1980 comes from automation displacing less-educated workers.
27 November 2022, by

Flocks of assembler robots show potential for making larger structures

Researchers make progress toward groups of robots that could build almost anything, including buildings, vehicles, and even bigger robots.
25 November 2022, by

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Holiday robot wishlist for/from Women in Robotics

Are you looking for a gift for the women in robotics in your life? Or the up and coming women in robotics in your family? Perhaps these suggestions from our not-for-profit Women in Robotics organization will inspire!
24 November 2022, by and

TRINITY, the European network for Agile Manufacturing

The Trinity project is the magnet that connects every segment of agile with everyone involved, creating a network that supports people, organisations, production and processes.
20 November 2022, by

Fighting tumours with magnetic bacteria

Researchers at ETH Zurich are planning to use magnetic bacteria to fight cancerous tumours. They have now found a way for these microorganisms to effectively cross blood vessel walls and subsequently colonise a tumour.
19 November 2022, by

Combating climate change with a soft robotics fish

We have fabricated a 3D printed, cable-actuated wave spring tail made from soft materials that can drive a small robot fish.
17 November 2022, by

#IROS2022 best paper awards

Here we bring you the papers that received an award this year at IROS in case you missed them.
14 November 2022, by

Robot Talk Podcast – October episodes

Here we bring you the Robot Talk Podcast episodes from October, in topics such as rehabilitation robotics, underwater robots, human-robot interaction, and aerial robots.

How shoring up drones with artificial intelligence helps surf lifesavers spot sharks at the beach

Australian surf lifesavers are increasingly using drones to spot sharks at the beach before they get too close to swimmers. But just how reliable are they?
05 November 2022, by

Robots come out of the research lab

This year’s Swiss Robotics Day – an annual event run by the EPFL-led National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Robotics – will be held at the Beaulieu convention center in Lausanne on 4 & 5 November.
02 November 2022, by and

Magnetic sensors track muscle length

Using a new technology, researchers hope to create better control systems for prosthetic limbs.
30 October 2022, by

Big step towards tiny autonomous drones

A new study in Nature magazine describes how flying insects and drones know the difference between up and down.
28 October 2022, by

Reprogrammable materials selectively self-assemble

Researchers create a method for magnetically programming materials to make cubes that are very picky about what they connect with, enabling more-scalable self-assembly.
26 October 2022, by

Battery-free smart devices to harvest ambient energy for IoT

Power management systems that harvest ambient energy will power billions of small devices on the Internet of Things.
24 October 2022, by

New walking robot design could revolutionize how we build things in space

Researchers have designed a state-of-the-art walking robot that could revolutionize large construction projects in space. They tested the feasibility of the robot for the in-space assembly of a 25m Large Aperture Space Telescope.
22 October 2022, by

A new type of material called a mechanical neural network can learn and change its physical properties to create adaptable, strong structures

A new type of material can learn and improve its ability to deal with unexpected forces thanks to a unique lattice structure with connections of variable stiffness.
20 October 2022, by

Tiny particles work together to do big things

Simple microparticles can beat rhythmically together, generating an oscillating electrical current that could be used to power microrobotic devices.
16 October 2022, by

World robotics report: “All-time high” with half a million robots installed in one year

The new World Robotics report shows an all-time high of 517,385 new industrial robots installed in 2021 in factories around the world.

50 women in robotics you need to know about 2022

Our Women in Robotics list turns 10 this year and we are delighted to introduce you to another amazing "50 women in robotics you need to know about" as we also celebrate Ada Lovelace Day. We have now profiled more than 300 women AND non-binary people making important contributions to robotics since the list began in 2013.

Bipedal robot achieves Guinness World Record in 100 metres

Cassie the robot, developed at Oregon State University, records the fastest 100 metres by a bipedal robot.
03 October 2022, by and

Breaking through the mucus barrier

A capsule that tunnels through mucus in the GI tract could be used to orally administer large protein drugs such as insulin.
02 October 2022, by

Women in Tech leadership resources from IMTS 2022

There’ve been quite a few events recently focusing on Women in Robotics, Women in Manufacturing, Women in 3D Printing, in Engineering, and in Tech Leadership. One of the largest tradeshows in the US is IMTS 2022. Here I bring you some resources shared in the curated technical content and leadership sessions.
29 September 2022, by and

MIT engineers build a battery-free, wireless underwater camera

The device could help scientists explore unknown regions of the ocean, track pollution, or monitor the effects of climate change.
27 September 2022, by

How do we control robots on the moon?

In the future, we imagine that teams of robots will explore and develop the surface of nearby planets, moons and asteroids - taking samples, building structures, deploying instruments.
25 September 2022, by , and

Robotics in the home

In this special live recording for the UK Festival of Robotics, Claire chatted to Dr. Patrick Holthaus, Prof. Praminda Caleb-Solly and Dr Mike Aldred (Dyson) about how social and assistive robots can offer company and help around the home, which can be game-changing for people with limited mobility or dementia.
11 September 2022, by

MiGriBot: a miniature robot able to perform pick-and-place operations of sub-millimeter objects

A research team has developed a miniature robot capable of manipulating micrometric objects at the speed of 720 pick-and-place operations per minute with about one micrometer accuracy.
06 September 2022, by

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