TU Delft robot Flame walks like a human

Researcher Daan Hobbelen of TU Delft has developed a new, highly-advanced walking robot: Flame. This type of research, for which Hobbelen will receive his PhD on Friday 30 May, is important as it provides insight into how people walk. This can in turn help people with walking difficulties through improved diagnoses, training and rehabilitation equipment.. […]

A Biomimetic jumping microrobot

Mechanical locomotion principles from jumping insects applied to microrobots. Researchers from the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at EPFL are unveiling a novel, grasshopper-inspired jumping robot at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation today in Pasadena, California.The robot weighs a miniscule 7 grams, and can jump 1.4 meters, or more than 27 times its […]

Wall-Climbing Robots Use SRI International’s Electroadhesion Technology

SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development organization, today announced that it has developed and demonstrated robust wall-climbing robots using a new electrical adhesive technology called compliant electroadhesion. SRI Senior Mechanical Engineer Harsha Prahlad, Ph.D. will provide an overview of SRI’s electroadhesion technology at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May […]

Georgia Tech Partnering to Create National Robotics Strategy

Academic Leaders in Robotics Research Announce Effort To Create National Strategy for Robotics Growth…Atlanta (April 24, 2008) Citing the critical importance of the continued growth of robotics to U.S. competitiveness, 11 universities are taking the lead in developing an integrated national strategy for robotics research. . The United States is the only nation engaged in […]

First Unveils New Robotics Platform for 2008 FIRST Tech Challenge Season

New system provides sustainable, scalable and affordable bridge between FIRST LEGO® League and FIRST Robotics Competition ATLANTA, April 17, 2008, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology),an organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, today revealed its new robotics platform for the 2008FIRST […]

New WowWee Flyer Flutters to Store Shelves this Spring

FlyTech(™)Butterfly Offers an Introduction to Flight for Novice Flyers HONG KONG, March 17, 2008, Just in time for spring, WowWee, an Optimal Group company (NASDAQ:OPMR), has announced the launch of FlyTech™ Butterfly, an elegant flying wonder designed for girls and butterfly lovers alike. Taking imaginative play to the skies, FlyTech Butterfly features graceful flight patterns […]

Berlin Robots To Patrol Stadiums

China wants to ensure safe Olympic Games. Berlin, 17/03/2008 The Olympic fire is about to be lit in the Chinese capital of Beijing in less than five months. In the run-up to the event, the security issue is receiving particular attention.This is not surprising, seeing as around 10,500 athletes will compete in 28 disciplines and […]

iRobot Receives Award for DARPA LANdroids Program

iRobot Receives Award to Develop Small Mobile Communications Relay Robot – Empowering Warfighters with Ad-Hoc Communications In Theater. BURLINGTON, Mass., March 3, 2008 – iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) today announced it has received an award under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) LANdroids program.Through this multi-year robotics research and development program, iRobot will develop […]

Killer military robots pose latest threat to humanity

A robotics expert at the University of Sheffield will today (27 February 2008) issue stark warnings over the threat posed to humanity by new robot weapons being developed by powers worldwide. In a keynote address to the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Professor Noel Sharkey, from the University´s Department of Computer Science, will express his […]

Breaking the robot barrier

Robots have long been considered an impossibility for the custom-driven steel fabrication industry, but in Canada, thanks to Burlington Automation, Azimuth Three Enterprises has now broken the robot barrier – in the process boosting productivity and creating the efficiency edge that will keep it ahead of the pack. The steel fabrication industry isn’t for the […]