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



Perception and Decision-Making for Underwater Robots, with Brendan Englot

Prof Brendan Englot, from Stevens Institute of Technology, discusses the challenges in perception and decision making for underwater robots - especially in the field.
21 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

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Robots will open more doors than they close

There is more that roboticists should be doing to advance the debate on robotic labor beyond the current obsessive focus on job-stealing robots.
14 August 2022, by and

The best sci-fi books that describe how robots really work

I have loved science fiction ever since I was a kid and read all my Dad’s ancient issues of Analog Science Fiction and Fact from the 1940s.
12 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

Building a python toolbox for robot behavior

This post describes pyrobosim, a ROS2 enabled 2D mobile robot simulator for behavior prototyping.
07 August 2022, by

UBR-1 on ROS2 Humble

It has been a while since I’ve posted to the blog, but lately I’ve actually been working on the UBR-1 again after a somewhat long hiatus.
04 August 2022, by



Softbank: How Large Companies Approach Robotics, with Brady Watkins

Brady Watkins gives insights into how a large company like Softbank Robotics approaches the Robotics market
03 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

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