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Microtechnics - 05.01.2021

Life Sciences - Microtechnics - 11.12.2020
"The machine as extension of the body"
Prof. Gordon Cheng on the challenges of fusing robotics and neuroscience Combining neuroscience and robotic research has gained impressive results in the rehabilitation of paraplegic patients.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 07.12.2020
The Smellicopter is an obstacle-avoiding drone that uses a live moth antenna to seek out smells
The Smellicopter is an obstacle-avoiding drone that uses a live moth antenna to seek out smells
One huge advantage of drones is that these little robots can go places where people can't, including areas that might be too dangerous, such as unstable structures after a natural disaster or a region with unexploded devices.

Art and Design - Microtechnics - 04.12.2020
Art in Construction reflects on research
Art in Construction reflects on research
ETH Zurich supports art in construction, and, as part of a project competition, has selected art projects by Maya Rochat and Yves Netzhammer that take an innovative approach to reflecting on teaching and research in the two ETH buildings BSS and ML-FHK.

Microtechnics - 27.11.2020
Electronic skin could help robots get in touch with their feelings
A new type of energy-generating synthetic skin could create more affordable prosthetic limbs and robots capable of mimicking the sense of touch, scientists say. In an early-view paper published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Robotics , researchers from the University of Glasgow describe how a robotic hand wrapped in their flexible solar skin is capable of interacting with objects without using dedicated and expensive touch sensors.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 18.11.2020
Deep learning helps robots grasp and move objects with ease
In the past year, lockdowns and other COVID-19 safety measures have made online shopping more popular than ever, but the skyrocketing demand is leaving many retailers struggling to fulfill orders while ensuring the safety of their warehouse employees.

Microtechnics - Health - 09.11.2020

Microtechnics - 28.10.2020
Raptor-inspired drone with morphing wing and tail
Raptor-inspired drone with morphing wing and tail
EPFL engineers have developed a drone with a feathered wing and tail that give it unprecedented flight agility. The northern goshawk is a fast, powerful raptor that flies effortlessly through forests. This bird was the design inspiration for the next-generation drone developed by scientifics of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems of EPFL led by Dario Floreano.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 28.10.2020
Multi-drone system autonomously surveys penguin colonies
A new multi-drone imaging system was put to the test in Antarctica. The task? Documenting a colony of roughly 1 million Adélie penguins. Stanford University researcher Mac Schwager entered the world of penguin counting through a chance meeting at his sister-in-law's wedding in June 2016. There, he learned that Annie Schmidt, a biologist at Point Blue Conservation Science, was seeking a better way to image a large penguin colony in Antarctica.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 26.10.2020
Multidisciplinary Bristol team receives £3m to investigate trustworthiness of future robots
Would you trust a robot surgeon? What about a robot pilot, shop assistant or emergency responder? Would you trust them if they had the ability to adapt and change how they functioned? What would it t

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 09.10.2020
The algorithm on my team
The algorithm on my team
The automation of work is increasing at a tremendous pace. But how well do technology and humans really work together in a digitised world?

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 17.09.2020
Robots to Help Children Touch the Outside World
UC team developing better telepresence robots, equipped with robotic arms A team of University of California researchers is working to improve telepresence robots and the algorithms that drive them to help children with disabilities stay connected to their classmates, teachers and communities.

Microtechnics - 01.09.2020

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 31.08.2020
Three ways to do hands-on and lab classes remotely
Three ways to do hands-on and lab classes remotely
One of the challenges of teaching online is how to create meaningful hands-on experiences, but this fall University of Michigan engineering students will build their own pulse oximeters, control a rob

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 28.08.2020
Amateur Drone Videos Could Aid in Natural Disaster Damage Assessment
It wasn't long after Hurricane Laura hit the Gulf Coast Thursday that people began flying drones to record the damage and posting videos on social media.

Microtechnics - 27.07.2020
Offers View Into Window Installations Using Robots
Most people might not know what the group YKK does, but they've certainly seen their logo on the zipper of their favorite winter coat.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 20.07.2020
Which Way to the Fridge? Common Sense Helps Robots Navigate
Carnegie Mellon's winning strategy speeds up robotic searches A robot travelling from point A to point B is more efficient if it understands that point A is the living room couch and point B is a refrigerator, even if it's in an unfamiliar place.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 15.07.2020
"Alexa, go to the kitchen and fetch me a snack"
New model aims to give robots human-like perception of their physical environments. Wouldn't we all appreciate a little help around the house, especially if that help came in the form of a smart, adaptable, uncomplaining robot? Sure, there are the one-trick Roombas of the appliance world.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 14.07.2020
Transparent, Reflective Objects Now Within Grasp of Robots
Carnegie Mellon researchers teach robots to infer shapes from color images Kitchen robots are a popular vision of the future, but if a robot of today tries to grasp a kitchen staple such as a clear measuring cup or a shiny knife, it likely won't be able to.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 13.07.2020
Machine Learning Helps Robot Swarms Coordinate
At a Glance Leadership President Provost Board of Trustees Legacy History & Milestones Historic Awards & Honors Caltech Archives Interactive History Map News Publications This is Caltech Calte

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 02.07.2020
Crooked to the millimetre
Crooked to the millimetre
The technology pioneered by the ETH spin-off incon.ai allows blocks to be positioned with pinpoint accuracy, creating structures with aesthetic designs and augmented acoustics. Shadow plays, wavelike patterns or acoustic effects: bricks can be placed at special angles to create aesthetic architectural designs.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 01.06.2020
A good egg: robot chef trained to make omelettes
A team of engineers have trained a robot to prepare an omelette, all the way from cracking the eggs to plating the finished dish, and refined the 'chef's' culinary skills to produce a reliable dish that actually tastes good. Cooking is a really interesting problem for roboticists, as humans can never be totally objective when it comes to food, so how do we as scientists assess whether the robot has done a good job?

Astronomy / Space Science - Microtechnics - 14.05.2020
Iris Lunar Rover Meets Milestone for Flight
CMU's student-designed robot will land on the moon in 2021 Carnegie Mellon University students who designed and built a small, boxy robot, named Iris, have achieved a major milestone: their robot passed its critical design review by NASA and is on track to land on the moon in the fall of 2021.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 13.05.2020

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 13.05.2020

Microtechnics - 08.05.2020
Delivery robots help Ann Arbor restaurants weather COVID crisis
Until the robots roll up, Korean eatery Miss Kim looks like any other COVID-stilled storefront in downtown Ann Arbor, with chairs upended on tables and hastily scrawled signs papering the windows.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 01.05.2020
Oxford University and Amazon Web Services create a test-bed for cloud-based research
Oxford University and Amazon Web Services create a test-bed for cloud-based research
Today the University of Oxford is delighted to announce a new strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 20.04.2020

Health - Microtechnics - 09.04.2020
How robots can help fight pandemics
Robots allow people to interact with each other without physical contact. This means they can protect us from infectious diseases, which has been given too little consideration in robotics, says Brad Nelson. The most popular phrase that has entered our vocabulary in the past few months is "social distancing", more accurately termed, "physical distancing".

Astronomy / Space Science - Microtechnics - 23.03.2020
Small, precise and affordable gyroscope for navigating without GPS
Small, precise and affordable gyroscope for navigating without GPS
A small, inexpensive and highly accurate gyroscope, developed at the University of Michigan, could help drones and autonomous cars stay on track without a GPS signal.

Microtechnics - 18.03.2020
Squishy, shape-changing bot roams untethered
Squishy, shape-changing bot roams untethered
A new type of robot combines traditional and soft robotics, making it safe but sturdy. Once inflated, it can change shape and move without being attached to a source of energy or air. Advances in soft robotics could someday allow robots to work alongside humans, helping them lift heavy objects or carrying them out of danger.

Microtechnics - 12.03.2020
Disaster relief project DAREs to think different with drones
In disaster zones has had its first successful demonstration. The Distributed Autonomous and Resilient Emergency Management System (or DARE) project took to the skies in the University of Glasgow's Stevenson Building today (Thursday 12 March).

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 09.03.2020

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 27.02.2020
Team CoSTAR Takes First Place in Underground Robot Competition
A team including Caltech researchers from campus and JPL earned top honors in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge Whether robots are exploring caves on other planets or disaster areas here on Earth, they

Microtechnics - 19.02.2020
Leading center for robotic assistance for the elderly
Leading center for robotic assistance for the elderly
Geriatronics Research Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen With leading local representatives and TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann in attendance, scientists from the Technical University of Munich (

Microtechnics - 18.02.2020
New local MP visits South Kensington campus
New local MP visits South Kensington campus
Imperial welcomed the new MP for Kensington, Felicity Buchan MP, to talk teaching, research and innovation on campus.

Microtechnics - 13.02.2020
Team Explorer Adds Capabilities for Latest DARPA Robotics Contest
Robots negotiate stairs, fly through narrow doorways, bounce off obstacles Maneuvering wheeled robots up and down stairwells and flying drones slim enough to slip through narrow doorways and tough en

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 29.01.2020

Microtechnics - 21.01.2020
How Bristol drones could help save our most endangered species
How Bristol drones could help save our most endangered species
With funding from Cabot Institute for the Environment , BZS and the EPSRC 's CASCADE grant, a joint team flew to Cameroon in December to trial the use of drones, sensor technologies and deployment techniques to monitor populations of the Critically Endangered Kordofan giraffe at Bénoué National Park.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 21.01.2020
The robot that grips without touching
The robot that grips without touching
ETH Pioneer Fellow Marcel Schuck is developing a robotic gripper that can manipulate small and fragile objects without touching them. The technology is based on sound waves. The small installation that Marcel Schuck has assembled on his workbench is reminiscent of a school physics lesson: an arrangement, comprising two semi-spheres and resembling a pair of headphones, is connected to a circuit board carrying microchips.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 16.01.2020
Shaping the Future of Human-Robot Interaction at Davos
In the Human and Robot Partners (HARP) Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, a robot mounted to a table must choose between three candy dishes.

Microtechnics - Materials Science - 14.01.2020
Vertical take-off
Vertical take-off
Mirko Kovac is heading the new Materials and Technology Center of Robotics of Empa and Imperial College London.

Microtechnics - 07.01.2020

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 07.01.2020
EPFL spin-off's tiny robots turn heads in Las Vegas
Yesterday evening, tiny robots developed by EPFL spin-off Foldaway Haptics were the center of attention at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Microtechnics - 26.11.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Microtechnics - 26.11.2019
An EPFL robot in space
An EPFL robot in space
The crew of the International Space Station has taken delivery of a haptic interface designed by EPFL spin-off Force Dimension. Astronauts could one day use the device, based on the famous delta robot developed at EPFL by Reymond Clavel, to control unmanned Martian and lunar rovers from afar. In a project called METERON, the European Space Agency (ESA) is exploring how advanced robots could be used to repair satellites in orbit or probe hostile environments like the Martian and lunar surfaces.

Physics - Microtechnics - 25.11.2019
A Winning Pitch for 3D Radiation-Mapping Tech: Q&A With Berkeley Lab's Erika Suzuki
A Winning Pitch for 3D Radiation-Mapping Tech: Q&A With Berkeley Lab’s Erika Suzuki
Mobile platform for finding and mapping radioactive and nuclear materials shares top prize at National Lab Accelerator Pitch Event Erika Suzuki of the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley Nationa

Microtechnics - 20.11.2019
Soft skin-like robots you can put in your pocket
Soft skin-like robots you can put in your pocket
Stretchable skin-like robots that can be rolled up and put in your pocket have been developed by a University of Bristol team using a new way of embedding artificial muscles and electrical adhesion into soft materials.
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