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New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach

13/11/2019

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 […]

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13/11/2019

Harvard engineers demonstrate resilient robot bee

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 […]

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12/11/2019

Call for UK-RAS Strategic Task Groups

The UK-RAS Network is seeking to fund a number of Strategic Task Groups to organise a variety of activities over the next two years.

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12/11/2019

Multimillion-pound robotics hub unveils latest research

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 […]

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12/11/2019

Boston Dynamics boss learned by unbalancing toddler

The boss of robotics company Boston Dynamics has confessed he once nudged his one-year-old daughter over to work out how people balance.

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11/11/2019

Robots that learn from mistakes

Practise makes perfect ­– it is an adage that has helped humans become highly dexterous, and now it is an approach that is being applied to robots.

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11/11/2019

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.

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