Soft robotic tool provides new ‘eyes’ in endovascular surgery

The magnetic device can help visualise and navigate complex and narrow spaces.

‘Brainless’ robot can navigate complex obstacles

Researchers who created a soft robot that could navigate simple mazes without human or computer direction have now built on that work, creating a “brainless” soft robot that can navigate more complex and dynamic environments.
21 September 2023, by

Battery-free origami microfliers from UW researchers offer a new bio-inspired future of flying machines

Researchers at the University of Washington present battery-free microfliers that can change shape in mid-air to vary their dispersal distance.

Virtual-reality tech is fast becoming more real

Touch sensations are improving to help sectors like healthcare and manufacturing, while other advances are being driven by the gaming industry.
16 September 2023, by

High-tech microscope with ML software for detecting malaria in returning travellers

Method not as accurate as human experts, but shows promise.
14 September 2023, by and

How drones are used during earthquakes

Drones are being used by responders in the terrible Morocco earthquake.
13 September 2023, by and

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Making life friendlier with personal robots

Sharifa Alghowinem, a research scientist at the Media Lab, explores personal robot technology that explains emotions in English and Arabic.
11 September 2023, by

Fiber-infused ink enables 3D-printed heart muscle to beat

The ink helps heart muscle cells align so that they can contract in coordination.
09 September 2023, by

Interview with Jean Pierre Sleiman, author of the paper “Versatile multicontact planning and control for legged loco-manipulation”

We had the chance to interview Jean Pierre Sleiman, author of the paper "Versatile multicontact planning and control for legged loco-manipulation".
06 September 2023, by

Tackling loneliness with ChatGPT and robots

In a recent study by the Surgeon General, more than half of the adults in the USA experience loneliness, with only 39% reporting feeling “very connected to others.”
05 September 2023, by

Robo-Insight #4

In this fourth edition, we are excited to feature progress in mobile applications, cleaning, underwater mining, flexibility, human well-being, depression treatments, and human interactions.
03 September 2023, by

MIT engineers use kirigami to make ultrastrong, lightweight structures

Produced with techniques borrowed from Japanese paper-cutting, the strong metal lattices are lighter than cork and have customizable mechanical properties.
01 September 2023, by

New dual-arm robot achieves bimanual tasks by learning from simulation

An innovative bimanual robot displays tactile sensitivity close to human-level dexterity using AI to inform its actions.
29 August 2023, by

AI helps robots manipulate objects with their whole bodies

With a new technique, a robot can reason efficiently about moving objects using more than just its fingertips.
27 August 2023, by

[UPDATE] A list of resources, articles, and opinion pieces relating to large language models & robotics

With the recent flurry of activity around large language models, we've collected some of the recent publications on the topic.
23 August 2023, by and

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