haptic technology

Haptic technology as non-contact technology to fight against Covid-19

With the importance of non-contact environments growing due to COVID-19, tactile electronic devices using haptic technology are gaining traction as new mediums of communication. Haptic technology is being applied in a wide array of fields such as robotics or interactive displays. haptic gloves are being used for augmented information communication technology. Efficient piezoelectric materials that Read more about Haptic technology as non-contact technology to fight against Covid-19[…]

Researchers develop low-cost artificial robotic skin with high-performance

Modern-day robots are often required to interact with humans intelligently and efficiently, which can be enabled by providing them the ability to perceive touch. However, previous attempts at mimicking human skin have involved bulky and complex electronics, wiring, and a risk of damage. In a recent study, researchers from Japan sidestep these difficulties by constructing Read more about Researchers develop low-cost artificial robotic skin with high-performance[…]

How robotics will transform urban biodiversity and ecosystems

Drones, robots and autonomous systems can transform the natural world in and around cities for people and wildlife. International research, involving over 170 experts and led by the University of Leeds, assessed the opportunities and challenges that this cutting-edge technology could have for urban nature and green spaces. The researchers highlighted opportunities to improve how Read more about How robotics will transform urban biodiversity and ecosystems[…]

Microrobots will one day revolutionise the field of medicine

Robots so tiny that they can manoeuvre through our blood vessels and deliver medications to certain points in the body – researchers have been pursuing this goal for years. Now, scientists at ETH Zurich have succeeded for the first time in building such “micromachines” out of metal and plastic, in which these two materials are Read more about Microrobots will one day revolutionise the field of medicine[…]

Robots learning new tasks from demonstrations

Imagine if robots could learn from watching demonstrations: you could show a domestic robot how to do routine chores or set a dinner table. In the workplace, you could train robots like new employees, showing them how to perform many duties. On the road, your self-driving car could learn how to drive safely by watching Read more about Robots learning new tasks from demonstrations[…]

Autonomous logistic tasks on construction sites

Researchers are working with a mobile robotic platform called Husky A200 that could be used for autonomous logistic tasks on construction sites. This mobile robot is one of many projects pursued by the Fraunhofer Italia Innovation Engineering Center to advance the cause of digitalization in construction and bridge the gap between robotics and the building Read more about Autonomous logistic tasks on construction sites[…]

The smallest 3D printed microrobot

The future of robotics might not be the industrial, metallic kind we are used to. Researchers at Linköping University are making strides in soft robotics, reaching smaller and smaller milestones for the field. We are all familiar with conventional robots, heavy arms of solid metal running on electric motors. Maybe for assembling a car. They Read more about The smallest 3D printed microrobot[…]

Flying Fish Robot collect water samples in hazardous and cluttered environments

A bio-inspired bot uses water from the environment to create a propelling gas and launch itself from the water’s surface. The robot had been developed by researchers at Imperial College London. It can travel 26 meters through the air after take-off and could be used to collect water samples in hazardous and cluttered environments, such Read more about Flying Fish Robot collect water samples in hazardous and cluttered environments[…]

Robotics in Application Areas

Specific Challenge: While robots originated in large-scale mass manufacturing, they are now spreading to more and more application areas. In these new settings, robots are often faced with new technical and non-technical challenges. The purpose of this topic is to address such issues in a modular and open way, and reduce the barriers that prevent Read more about Robotics in Application Areas[…]

Robotics – Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH)

Specific Challenge: The challenge is to provide a sustainable ecosystem of robotics stakeholders covering the entire value network to facilitate and accelerate a broad uptake and integration of robotic technologies, and supporting the digitisation of industry through robotics. Scope: a. Innovation Actions Proposals should address the provision of a network of robotics Digital Innovation Hubs Read more about Robotics – Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH)[…]

NASA Awards $14.3 Million to Small Businesses, Research Institutions to Develop Innovative Technologies

NASA has selected 19 proposals from American small businesses and research institutions for Phase II of its competitive Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, totaling $14.3 million in awards. These selections are for the 2016 STTR program, which supports NASA’s future missions into deep space, while also benefiting the U.S. economy. The STTR program stimulates partnerships between Read more about NASA Awards $14.3 Million to Small Businesses, Research Institutions to Develop Innovative Technologies[…]

New Company Receives $11.5M from Venrock and Foundry Group to Build the Robot for Everyone

Sphero, Inc., maker of the acclaimed connected play robot Sphero, announced today that it has successfully completed the spin-off of its advanced robotics division into the newly created Misty Robotics, Inc., which will build personal robots for the home and office. The new company is announcing that it has received $11.5 million in Series A Read more about New Company Receives $11.5M from Venrock and Foundry Group to Build the Robot for Everyone[…]