News & Events
Imagine being able to build and use a robotic device without the need for expensive, specialist kit or skills. That is the vision that researchers from the University of Bristol have turned into reality, creating a lightweight, affordable and simple solution for everyday users. While multiple robotic arm devices already exist, most are heavy, expensive […]
A robot bee that can crash into walls and collide with other objects without being damaged is believed to be the first microrobot powered by soft actuators to achieve controlled flight. Developed by researchers at Harvard the RoboBee, which is described in a paper in Nature, is powered by soft artificial muscles made using dielectric elastomers, soft […]
A consortium of five universities, including Heriot-Watt University, working with 35 industrial and innovation partners, has unveiled the latest results from its multimillion-pound research collaboration. The largest academic centre in the world for research into robotics technology for offshore energy infrastructure, the ORCA Hub’s aim is to advance robotics and Artificial Intelligence technologies for the […]
The boss of robotics company Boston Dynamics has confessed he once nudged his one-year-old daughter over to work out how people balance.
Industry Challenge – Developing new robotic solutions for CUI inspection on non-magnetic piping systems
Quasset, on behalf of the project sponsors, is requesting proposals for an Industry Challenge, which focuses on demonstrable robotic solutions that can access susceptible locations for CUI on non-magnetic piping systems and can reduce the maintenance cost and safety risks associated with piping system maintenance. Shortlisted participants will receive funding to demonstrate their solution, with the winning solution provider will receive a reward of €25.000, and the opportunity to further their solution and its application through the next phases of the multi-year CUI development program.