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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

#IJCAI invited talk: engineering social and collaborative agents with Ana Paiva

In her invited talk at IJCAI, Ana Paiva talked about some of her work on social robots and agents.
04 September 2022, by and

Spotlights on Three Exhibitors from CVPR 2022

Short interview spotlights with three inspiring startups that exhibited at CVPR2022.
01 September 2022, by



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Robot therapy pets get a starring role in Lightyear and in real Life

Roboticists are working on real-world versions of Sox, a robot companion in Lightyear, to play therapeutic roles.
28 August 2022, by

Robot helps reveal how ants pass on knowledge

Scientists have developed a small robot to understand how ants teach one another.
24 August 2022, by

Using reinforcement learning for control of direct ink writing

Improving the printing technique of viscous materials using reinforcement learning and numerical simulation.

Debrief: The Reddit Robotics Showcase 2022

Once again the global robotics community rallied to provide a unique opportunity for amateurs and hobbyists to share their robotics projects alongside academics and industry professionals.
18 August 2022, by

New programmable materials can sense their own movements

Engineers 3D print materials with networks of sensors directly incorporated.
16 August 2022, by

Robochop makes garden trimming a snip

Automation and computer-aided designs are seeding the future of home gardens. With the onset of designer gardens as a service and rose-pruning robots, weekends spent toiling in the garden will be more productive and personalised.
09 August 2022, by

Two hands are better than one

The HOPE hand is a hand orthosis with powered extension to better serve individuals who need assistance opening their hand, to provide them with improved capabilities to perform activities of daily living, and to help them re-gain their independence.
01 August 2022, by

#ICRA2022 awards finalists and winners

In this post we bring you all the paper awards finalists and winners presented during the 2022 edition of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).

r/Robotics Showcase: An event for members of all ages and abilities to share and discuss their passion for robotics

This post shows the proceedings for the 2nd annual Reddit Robotics Showcase. The primary purpose of this event is to showcase the multitude of projects underway in the r/Robotics Reddit community.
28 July 2022, by

Q&A: Warehouse robots that feel by sight

More than a decade ago, Ted Adelson set out to create tactile sensors for robots that would give them a sense of touch. The result? A handheld imaging system powerful enough to visualize the raised print on a dollar bill.
27 July 2022, by

Cooperative cargo transportation by a swarm of molecular machines

Researchers showed it is possible to collectively transport molecular cargo by a swarm of artificial molecular robots responding to light.
23 July 2022, by
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Underwater Human-Robot Interaction #ICRA2022, with Michael Fulton

Michael Fulton describes his unique robot-to-human communication system using exaggerated body language.
22 July 2022, by

Emergency-response drones to save lives in the digital skies

Uncrewed aircraft responding to fire and medical emergencies will be used to save lives - if digitalised air-traffic control can help them navigate safely in the skies over Europe.
20 July 2022, by

Bees’ ‘waggle dance’ may revolutionize how robots talk to each other in disaster zones

A recent study presents a simple technique whereby robots view and interpret each other’s movements or a gesture from a human to communicate a geographical location.
18 July 2022, by

Why do Policy Gradient Methods work so well in Cooperative MARL? Evidence from Policy Representation

Some recent empirical studies demonstrate that with proper input representation and hyper-parameter tuning, multi-agent PG can achieve surprisingly strong performance compared to off-policy VD methods.
16 July 2022, by

RoboCup2022 underway – where to find the livestream action

Find out how and where you can catch up on the action from RoboCup.
14 July 2022, by

Exhibitors from ICRA 2022

We give a spotlight to four exhibitors from ICRA 2022: Tangram Vision, FLX Solutions, Exyn Technologies, and Pollen Robotics. Each speak to the value their companies bring to robotics and give live demos.
11 July 2022, by

Robot sales surge in Europe, Asia and the Americas

Sales of industrial robots have reached a strong recovery: A new record of 486,800 units were shipped globally – an increase of 27% compared to the previous year.

Robotic lightning bugs take flight

Inspired by fireflies, researchers create insect-scale robots that can emit light when they fly, which enables motion tracking and communication.
07 July 2022, by

Dan Mantz: Growing Interest in STEM, Soft Skills, and Labor Shortages | Sense Think Act Podcast #21

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to Dan Mantz, who is the CEO of the Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation. The REC Foundation is a nonprofit that works with VEX Robotics to build int...
05 July 2022, by and

#ICRA2022 networking events

This year at ICRA there were great number of opportunities to involve and engage as well including networking events.
04 July 2022, by

ROS Awards 2022 results

The intention of these awards is to express recognition for contributions to the ROS community and the development of the ROS-based robot industry, and to help those contributions gain awareness.
02 July 2022, by

The one-wheel Cubli

Researchers Matthias Hofer, Michael Muehlebach and Raffaello D’Andrea have developed the one-wheel Cubli, a three-dimensional pendulum system that can balance on its pivot using a single reaction wheel. How is it possible to stabilize the two tilt angles of the system with only a single reaction wheel?
30 June 2022, by and

At the forefront of building with biology

Raman is, as she puts it, “a mechanical engineer through and through.” Today, Ritu Raman leads the Raman Lab and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
28 June 2022, by







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