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

SVR Guide to Robotics Research and Education 2023

This volume serves as a guide to students who are interested in studying the field of robotics in any way.
22 August 2023, by

Robo-Insight #3

In this third edition, we are excited to feature progress in motion, unfamiliar navigation, dynamic control, digging, agriculture, surgery, and food sorting.
20 August 2023, by

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Mobile robots get a leg up from a more-is-better communications principle

Adding legs to robots that have minimal awareness of the environment around them can help the robots operate more effectively in difficult terrain, my colleagues and I found.
19 August 2023, by

The Strange: Scifi Mars robots meet real-world bounded rationality

Did you like the Western True Grit? Classic scifi like The Martian Chronicles? Scifi horror like Annihilation? Steam punk? How about robots? If yes to any or all of the above, The Strange by Nathan Ballingrud is for you!
15 August 2023, by

3D display could soon bring touch to the digital world

A new, shape-shifting display can sense and respond to human touch.

Can charismatic robots help teams be more creative?

Scientists found that students given a task by a social robot with a voice programmed to be engaging and inspiring performed better and were more creative than students who received the task from an identical robot with a flat voice.
09 August 2023, by

An updated guide to Docker and ROS 2

2 years ago, I wrote A Guide to Docker and ROS, which is one of my most frequently viewed posts. Since then, I’ve had the chance to use Docker more in my work and have picked up some new tricks.
07 August 2023, by

Interview with Roberto Figueiredo: the RoboCup experience

"Every time I go to RoboCup I come out thinking about what I’m going to do next. I couldn’t be more inspired."
04 August 2023, by and

Oceans to get better protection with connected underwater technology

Amid rising sea levels, plastics pollution and overfishing, the emerging Internet of Underwater Things will vastly expand knowledge about the world’s seas.
31 July 2023, by

Enabling autonomous exploration

CMU-designed systems allow robots to explore on their own.
30 July 2023, by

Pangolin the inspiration for medical robot

Robot is made of metal and yet is soft and flexible.

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