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Sensing with purpose

Fadel Adib uses wireless technologies to sense the world in new ways, taking aim at sweeping problems such as food insecurity, climate change, and access to health care.
29 January 2023, by

Robot Talk Episode 34 – Interview with Sabine Hauert

In this week's episode of the Robot Talk podcast, host Claire Asher chatted to Dr Sabine Hauert from the University of Bristol all about swarm robotics, nanorobots, and environmental monitoring.
28 January 2023, by

Special drone collects environmental DNA from trees

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal research institute WSL have developed a flying device that can land on tree branches to take samples. This opens up a new dimension for scientists previously reserved for biodiversity researchers.
27 January 2023, by

The robots of CES 2023

Robots were on the main expo floor at CES this year, and these weren’t just cool robots for marketing purposes. I’ve been tracking robots at CES for more than 10 years, watching the transition from robot toys to real robots.
25 January 2023, by

Robot Talk Episode 33 – Interview with Dan Stoyanov

In this week's episode of the Robot Talk podcast, host Claire Asher chatted to Professor Dan Stoyanov from University College London all about robotic vision, surgical robotics, and artificial intelligence.
20 January 2023, by


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When a professor meets a farmer

There's a clear need for technology in farming but its problems are systemic, finds a critical design professor when she visits a flower bulb farmer. Watch this new episode of FRAIM in the Field.
19 January 2023, by

New robots in Europe can be workers’ best friends

More sophisticated robots are on the way, accelerating a drive to ensure they help workers rather than take their place.
17 January 2023, by

Interview with Hae-Won Park, Seungwoo Hong and Yong Um about MARVEL, a robot that can climb on various inclined steel surfaces

We are happy to introduce the climbing robot, MARVEL (magnetically adhesive robot for versatile and expeditious locomotion), which can climb on various inclined steel surfaces.
15 January 2023, by

CES unveiled 2023 all access with Brian Tong (+ interviews & keynotes)

If you are curious about what happened at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show, here we bring you a behind-the-scenes look with Brian Tong at some innovations showcased, plus this year's interviews and keynotes.

Robot Talk Episode 32 – Interview with Mollie Claypool

In this week's episode of the Robot Talk podcast, host Claire Asher chatted to Mollie Claypool from Automated Architecture about robot house-building, zero-carbon architecture, and community participation.
13 January 2023, by

Get ready to robot! Robot drawing and story competitions for primary schoolchildren now officially open for entries

2023 “Draw A Robot” design challenge and “Once Upon A Robot” writing competition have launched, offering unique prizes; entries invited from all Key Stage 1 & 2 children.
12 January 2023, by

Futuristic fields: Europe’s farm industry on cusp of robot revolution

From oxen to horses to tractors to robots: the European farm industry is poised to undergo another innovative disruption - this time brought about by artificial intelligence.
08 January 2023, by

Smart ‘Joey’ bots could soon swarm underground to clean and inspect our pipes

Researchers from the University of Leeds have developed the first mini-robot, called Joey, that can find its own way independently through networks of narrow pipes underground, to inspect any damage or leaks.
06 January 2023, by

Science Magazine robot videos 2022 (+ breakthrough of the year)

Did you manage to watch all the holiday robot videos of 2022? If you did but are still hungry for more, I have a few more videos from Science Magazine featuring robotics research that were released during last year.
03 January 2023, by

Robot Talk Podcast – November & December episodes (+ bonus winter treats)

Here we bring you the Robot Talk Podcast episodes from November and December, in topics such as artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, renewable energy, medical robotics, social robots, soft robotics, robotic prostheses, self-driving cars, industrial robots, multi-robot systems, robotic grippers, software development, testing and verification, and autonomous mobile robots.

Holiday robot videos 2022 updated (+ how robots prepare an Amazon warehouse for Christmas)

Happy holidays everyone! Here are some robot videos of this year to get you into the spirit of the season.
29 December 2022, by

In search for the intelligent machine

Elvis Nava teaches robots to carry out oral and written commands. To this end, he sends them to “training camps” where they learn to combine image, text and motion data.
28 December 2022, by

12 years of NCCR Robotics

We can proudly say that NCCR Robotics has had a truly transformational effect on the national robotics research landscape, creating novel synergies, strengthening key areas, and adding a unique signature that made Switzerland prominent and attractive at the international level.
18 December 2022, by

Soft robots gain new strength and make virtual reality gloves feel more real

A team of Penn Engineers has devised a new electrostatically controlled clutch which enables a soft robotic hand to be able to hold 4 pounds – about the weight of a bag of apples – which is 40 times more than the hand could lift without the clutch.
16 December 2022, by

2nd call for robot holiday videos 2022 (with first submissions!)

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

Featured video: Creating a sense of feeling

Biomedical engineer and dancer Shriya Srinivasan PhD ’20 explores connections between the human body and the outside world.
11 December 2022, by

China overtakes USA in robot density, according to World Robotics 2022 Report

China’s massive investment in industrial robotics has put the country in the top ranking of robot density, surpassing the United States for the first time.

Looking beyond “technology for technology’s sake”

Whether building robots or helping to lead the National Society of Black Engineers, senior Austen Roberson is thinking about the social implications of his field.
08 December 2022, by

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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