Tagged: Robotics

Watch DARPA Robotics Challenge finals online

If you’re like me and like all things related to robotics, AI, machine learning and the sorts then congratulations because tomorrow you’ll be able to enjoy some online real time streaming for free ūüėČ...

Snakebot and quadcopter combo makes for a go-anywhere rescue drone 0

Snakebot and quadcopter combo makes for a go-anywhere rescue drone

A University of Pennsylvania Mod Lab team created a snake drone-quadcopter invention. Check this video. Rest of the news at the site. http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/26/snakebot-quadcopter-drone/

MIT’s underwater robot can sniff out contraband hidden underneath ships 0

MIT’s underwater robot can sniff out contraband hidden underneath ships

Designed by a couple of researchers at MIT, this underwater robot looks like an interesting project. It does remind me of that show “SeaQuest” from the 90’s where I dreamt one day it could...

Robotic fabric acts like a muscle, makes foam blocks wriggle 0

Robotic fabric acts like a muscle, makes foam blocks wriggle

The guys¬†at Purdue University are developing a robotic fabric that can be used to make “soft” robots out of foam and other lightweight material by using¬†fabric with an embedded flexible polymer that changes shape...

Fingertip sensor lets robots ‘see’ what they’re touching 0

Fingertip sensor lets robots ‘see’ what they’re touching

http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/ed3967017da7e4214fe8074cc74ab152/200787149/MIT-GelSight-01-press.jpg Researchers at MIT and Northeastern University are showing off a new fingertip version of the¬†GelSight¬†sensor, that uses a camera and a sensitive rubber film to 3D map the objects they’re grabbing. They say...