With 'Material Robotics,' Intelligent Products Won't Even Look Like Robots

Robots as inconspicuous as they are ubiquitous represent the vision of researchers in the new and burgeoning field of material robotics.

Drones for Delivery

Drone deliveries drastically reduce the cost of last-mile deliveries while meeting customers' demand for receiving their orders as quickly as possible. In Iceland, Flytrex's partner, e-commerce marketplace AHA, has experienced a 60% reduction in cost per delivery.

Wandelbots wants to reinvent the way we program robots

Darrell Etherington for TechCrunch: Its first product is a sensor-laden suit that a person can wear to demonstrate actions so that a robot can then replicate what they do.

Is That a Bug or a Robotic Spy?

Robotic bugs are a game changing technology, opening up possibilities that were fiction a generation ago.

Bioengineered Robotic Hand With Its Own Nervous System Will Sense Touch

With expertise in robotics, bioengineering, behavioral science, nerve regeneration, electrophysiology, microfluidic devices, and orthopedic surgery, the research team is creating a living pathway from the robot's touch sensation to the user's brain

Using Modular and Mobile Robotic Solutions in The Biotech Industry

Our approach is to drive modularity and mobility into the core system architecture so that the automation is less static and monolithic, and can adapt to the changing nature of scientific research.

SIA Launches Autonomous Security Robots Working Group

The group will bring together members of the security industry, end users, technology experts and other interested parties to promote best practices regarding the use of robots in security

With 'material robotics,' intelligent products won't even look like robots

Oregon State University via Science Daily: "The point here with something like a self-adjusting shoe is it no longer resembles a robot -- that's kind of the direction of ubiquity we're imagining."

UTA's Emotional Robotics Living Lab Will Research How Robots Can Be Integrated Into Homes as Companions and Caregivers

The University of Texas at Arlington has launched a new Emotional Robotics Living Lab to investigate what our future will look like with robots and how they can be integrated into the home to provide physical and emotional support.

Trucks First: Moving Goods Will Have A Larger Impact in Autonomy and Economy

The autonomy of trucking needs more governmental attention and support than personal vehicles or business and commerce will be stuck in some warehouse … somewhere.

Verizon Uses Drones During Disasters like Hurricane Harvey

We use drones to survey cell sites when our engineers are not able to safely access sites to visually survey them. In specific situations, drones can save time by surveying multiple sites during one flight and by sharing information in real time.

Soft robot muscles with origami skeletons can lift 1,000 times their own weight

James Vincent for The Verge: Each muscle consists of a sealed bag filled with air or fluid, containing a folding origami structure that functions as the skeleton.

Benefits of Collaborative Robots/Cobots!

Cobots, or Collaborative robots, take away some of the environmental, and spatial, dangers traditional robots may cause, allowing them to work alongside humans. Their interaction with humans is more natural, they share the same workspace, and Cobots are very easily reprogrammed.

OSU researcher part of DARPA grant for autonomous drone swarms

An Oregon State University computer science professor is part of a team that will receive up to $7.1 million to develop a drone swarm infrastructure to help the U.S. military in urban combat.

Case Study: ATI Tool Changers Transform Schmalz's Design-Test Center

Without tool changers, we have to manually detach the tool from the robot with bolts and thumbscrews, wheel the tool away on a cart, and attach a new tool the same way. This is tedious and not possible for one person to do by themselves.

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