Did you manage to watch all the holiday robot videos of 2020? If you did but are still hungry for more, I have prepared this compilation of Science Magazine videos featuring robotics research that were released during last year. Enjoy!
Researchers developed an iron-based spray that sticks to surfaces like origami paper or cotton thread, and turns objects into tiny robots that could be maneuvered inside our bodies for future biomedical applications. You can read a bit more here, and see the research article here.
Reducing the amount of time that it takes to count penguins in Antarctica is crucial when you have to survive its extreme weather conditions. Researchers developed a new algorithm for multiple drones that cut the time from two days to three hours. You can read the story here.
By taking inspiration from the way some mosquitoes use changes in air flow to detect close objects, researchers created a sensor that can be fitted into flying robots to avoid crashes even when objects can’t be seen in the dark. You can read a bit more here, and see the research article here.
On 18 February, 2021, a NASA’s rover launched last summer will land on Mars to help researchers understand the planet’s climatic history. You can read the story here.
Cooling systems are important for robots in the same way they are for us. Indeed, researchers were inspired by the human best cooling system: sweat. You can read a bit more here, and see the research article here.
Maintaining connectivity while avoiding crashes during outdoor navigation is a difficult challenge for robots flying through forests. Researchers found the way to ease this task. You can read a bit more here, and see the research article here.