Robot News

Self-Folding Soft Rollbot Created by Harvard Researchers (August 21, 2019): Researchers from Harvard created a self-folding soft robot called Robot using origami and 3D printing.

Robot Inspired by Cockroach is Hard to Squash (August 1, 2019): University of California, Berkeley have created a very thin robot that is hard to squash. It weighs less than one tenth of a gram.

Toyota's Basketball Robot Makes Over 2,000 Consecutive Free Throws (June 27, 2019): Toyota's basketball robot made over 2,000 free throws in a row setting a Guinness World Record.

HP Robocop is Ready for Duty (June 20, 2019): HP Robocop is a K5 robot from Knightscope. It is helping police protect Huntington Park, California.

Ford Envisions Headless Robots Delivering Packages (May 23, 2019): Ford sees headless robots delivering packages in the near future. The robot was built by Agility Robotics.

Atlas Robot Jumps Over Log and Bounds Up High Steps (October 17, 2018): Boston Dynamics is making it harder for humans to get away from its Atlas robot.

MobiLimb: Robotic Finger for Smartphones and Tablets (October 11, 2018): This robotic finger can be added to a smartphone to give it a limb. It is called MobiLimb.

Robotic Falcon Designed to Help Reduce Bird Strikes Near Airports (May 31, 2018): Researchers have developed a robotic falcon that was created to help reduce bird strikes near airports.

Samara Polytech Research Create the Glaideron (May 30, 2018): Researchers from Samara Polytech have created a semi-autonomous aeronautic marine device called the Glaideron

Scientists Build Scrabble Playing Robot (March 12, 2018): Scientists from ITRI Taiwan have built a Scrabble playing robot. It has an intelligent vision system.

Robot Dog Opens Door For Another Robot Dog (February 13, 2018): A robot dog can now open a door for another robot dog thanks to new technology developed by Boston Dynamics.

RoboBee Microrobot Can Now Dive, Swim and Burst Out of the Water (October 25, 2017): Harvard SEAS has upgraded its RoboBee. It can now dive into the water and swim around and then burst back out of the water.

Insect Inspired LAURON Robot Designed for Planetary Exploration (August 1, 2017): This insect inspired robot called Lauron was designed for planetary exploration. It was developed at FZI

Japanese Scientists Build a Dance Teacher Robot (June 21, 2017): Researchers at Tokohu University have created a dance instructor robot.

Scientists Plan to Destroy Weeds With Laser Equipped Robots (June 19, 2017): German scientists are developing lasers that will help kill weeds. The lasers will be carried by robots.

Scientists Make Robotic Backpacks for Dragonflies (June 8, 2017): Scientists have made robotic backpacks for dragonflies. These backpacks connect to the dragonfly's nervous system making it a steerable drone.

UC Berkeley Robot Demonstrates Precision Grasping (June 3, 2017): A new UC Berkeley robot is able to quickly grab and move irregularly shaped objects. It has a 99 percent success rate in picking up and moving unfamiliar objects.

Japanese Volleyball Association Unveils Volleyball Robot (April 16, 2017): The Japanese Volleyball Association has created a volleyball robot to help players improve their performance.

Flippy the Burger-Flipping Robot Begins Work at California Fast Food Chain (March 9, 2017): Flippy the burger-flipping robot is being used at CaliBurger, a fast-food chain based in California. The robot is from Miso Robitcs.

Boston Dynamics Unveils New Wheeled Robot Named Handle (February 28, 2017): Boston Dynamics has unveiled a new robot named Handle. The robot moves quickly on its two wheels. It can jump and lift heavy objects.

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