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Hardhat bots take over construction sites

RobotLabNYC’s third installment will be on June 13, in New York City with Howard Morgan (FirstRound Capital) and Tom Ryden (MassRobotics); together, we will be “Exploring The Autonomous Future...
02 May 2017, by

Worm-inspired material strengthens, changes shape in response to its environment

A new material that naturally adapts to changing environments was inspired by the strength, stability, and mechanical performance of the jaw of a marine worm. The protein material, which was designed ...
21 March 2017, by

Beyond 5G: NSF awards $6.1 million to accelerate advanced wireless research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $6.1 million, five-year award to accelerate fundamental research on wireless communication and networking technologies through the foundation's Platfo...

$60 million committed to Smart Cities Initiative

From autonomous vehicles to flash flood alert systems, technology transforms how people lead their daily lives and how local cities and communities function. Last September, the Administration laun...

Using soft robots for artificial muscles

Forget steel and aluminum. The robots of tomorrow may be able to squish, stretch and squeeze. [focus11] Novel robotic devices, part of the emerging field of soft robotics, offer many advances ov...

Infographic: The making of a collaborative robot

By: Nisha Cooch, NSF This month marks the fifth anniversary of the National Robotics Initiative (NRI). The National Science Foundation (NSF) has been an active leader in the program since it was l...



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Self-driving cars, meet rubber duckies

MIT has offered courses on everything from pirate training to “street-fighting math,” but a new robotics class is truly one for the birds....
21 April 2016, by

Speedy robots may someday run to the rescue

Rescuers in Turkey are working tirelessly to free this young boy, one of the many victims of Sunday's devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake. He's not yet been freed, but some have been lucky. Rescue w...

NSF and partners award $37M to advance nation’s co-robots

Yesterday, the National Science Foundation (NSF) -- in partnership with the Department of Defense (DOD), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Aeronautics and Space Admi...

NSF’s 40-year history supporting US robotics research

The fundamental research in computing and engineering that has enabled robotics to develop in the US has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) since its inception. Yet despite these ...

National Science Foundation and federal partners award $31.5M to advance co-robots in US

From disaster recovery to caring for the elderly in the home, scientists and engineers are developing robots that can handle critical tasks in close proximity to humans, safely and with greater resili...

Funding high risk proposals at the National Science Foundation: A brief history

National Science Foundation (NSF) efforts to develop a mechanism to fund research proposals that had a high risk of failure, but which also had the potential for high return, began in 1980. In that ye...
03 July 2013, by

Multilateral manipulation by human-robot collaborative systems

Robot surgeons promise to save lives in remote communities, war zones, and disaster-stricken areas. A grant from the National Science Foundation will allow researchers to design the optimum workplace ...
09 January 2013, by

Multilateral manipulation by human-robot collaborative systems

Robot surgeons promise to save lives in remote communities, war zones, and disaster-stricken areas. A grant from the National Science Foundation will allow researchers to design the optimum workplace ...
09 January 2013, by

DARPA-led consortium casts a wide net

A consortium of U.S. government agencies, lead by DARPA, has jointly issued a solicitation for small business proposals: Joint-Agency SBIR Funding Opportunity Announcement.   The participating ...
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