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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.

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 15.10.2019
Handwashing robot helps schoolkids make a clean break with bad habits
A robot which encourages kids to wash their hands has helped pupils at a remote Indian primary school take a fresh approach to hygiene. robot The hand-shaped robot, dubbed 'Pepe', is the product of a collaboration between researchers from the University of Glasgow in Scotland and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University in India.

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 23.09.2019

Microtechnics - Computer Science / Telecom - 18.09.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 11.09.2019
A smart artificial hand for amputees merges user and robotic control
EPFL scientists have successfully tested new neuroprosthetic technology that combines robotic control with users' voluntary control, opening avenues in the new interdisciplinary field of shared control for neuroprosthetic technologies.† EPFL scientists are developing new approaches for improved control of robotic hands - in particular for amputees - that combines individual finger control and automation for improved grasping and manipulation.

Event - Microtechnics - 05.09.2019
EPFL marks its 50th anniversary with a two-day open house
EPFL marks its 50th anniversary with a two-day open house
EPFL will open its doors to the public on 14-15 September as it celebrates its 50th year as a federal institute of technology.

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 23.08.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 15.08.2019
Suit up with a robot to walk AND run more easily
A versatile, portable exosuit that assists both walking and running highlights the potential for lightweight and non-restrictive wearable robots outside the lab Between walking at a leisurely pace and running for your life, human gaits can cover a wide range of speeds.

Microtechnics - 15.08.2019
Drones sensing by a whisker
A University of Queensland engineer has followed nature's example and developed whiskers for drones and robots, allowing machines to sense surroundings just as animals do.

Microtechnics - Computer Science / Telecom - 12.08.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 08.08.2019
Self healing robots that
Self healing robots that "feel pain"
Over the next three years, researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Cambridge, …cole Supťrieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI-Paris) and Empa will be working together with the Dutch Polymer manufacturer SupraPolix on the next generation of robots: (soft) robots that 'feel pain' and heal themselves.

Microtechnics - 31.07.2019
You can’t squash this roach-inspired robot
If the sight of a skittering bug makes you squirm, you may want to look away - a new insect-sized robot created by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, can scurry across the floor at nearly the speed of a darting cockroach. And it's nearly as hardy as a cockroach, too. Try to squash this robot under your foot, and more than likely, it will just keep going.

Astronomy / Space Science - Microtechnics - 17.07.2019
Famed CMU Roboticists Help Shape Future of Space Exploration
David Wettergreen found himself in the Nevada desert a few weeks ago with a group of his students and a machine named Zoë.

Astronomy / Space Science - Microtechnics - 16.07.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Microtechnics - 03.07.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 02.07.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 24.06.2019
A toolbox for building robots aware of their surroundings
A toolbox for building robots aware of their surroundings
When companies use robots to produce goods, they generally have to position their automatic helpers in safety cages to reduce the risk of injury to people working nearby. A new system could soon free the robots from their cages and thus transform standard practices in the world of automation: Prof. Matthias Althoff has developed a toolbox principle for the simple assembly of safe robots using various components.

Astronomy / Space Science - Microtechnics - 06.06.2019
Carnegie Mellon Robot, Art Project To Land on Moon in 2021
CMU becomes space-faring university with payloads aboard Astrobotic lander Carnegie Mellon University is going to the moon, sending a robotic rover and an intricately designed arts package that will land in July 2021.

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 04.06.2019
Admoni, Nourbakhsh Prime for Discussion on AI
As the house lights rise in the O'Reilly Theater , actress Jill Tanner begins her performance as the titular character in the show "Marjorie Prime.

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 15.05.2019

Microtechnics - Innovation - 18.04.2019
Jamie Paik's robots to take the stage at the TED conference
Jamie Paik's robots to take the stage at the TED conference
Jamie Paik, the head of EPFL's Reconfigurable Robotics Lab, will present her reconfigurable robots at the TED2019 conference in Vancouver on 18 April.

Microtechnics - Innovation - 18.04.2019
Jamie Paik's robots to take the stage at the next TED conference
Jamie Paik's robots to take the stage at the next TED conference
Jamie Paik, the head of EPFL's Reconfigurable Robotics Lab, will present her reconfigurable robots at the TED2019 conference in Vancouver on 18 April.

Microtechnics - Environment - 20.03.2019
Johnson Moves Research to How Robots Climb Rocky Terrain
The desert is a tricky place for robots to navigate - just ask Aaron Johnson.

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 04.03.2019
Mini cheetah is the first four-legged robot to do a backflip
Mini cheetah is the first four-legged robot to do a backflip
Robot's lightweight, high-power design is the perfect platform to share and play, developers say. The four-legged powerpack can bend and swing its legs wide, enabling it to walk either right-side up or upside down. The robot can also trot over uneven terrain about twice as fast as an average person's walking speed.

Transport - Microtechnics - 01.03.2019
Drone Delivery Research Picks Up
Department of Energy funds interdisciplinary project studying implications of the future of autonomous robots In the future, fleets of drones may carry packages overhead while autonomous robots as small as a dog or as large as a box truck may roll along our sidewalks and streets.

Microtechnics - Computer Science / Telecom - 25.01.2019
Team Uses Drones To Inspect Irrigation Canals for Japanese Rice Farms
Kenji Shimada, professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and his team of engineers are using unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, to detect damage to agricultural water canals in a town in Niigata, an agricultural district on the northwest coast of Japan's main island.

Microtechnics - 22.01.2019
Increasing Skepticism Against Robots
01/22/2019 In Europe, people are more reserved regarding robots than they were five years ago. This is shown in a new study published by scientists from Linz and WŁrzburg.

Microtechnics - Life Sciences - 16.01.2019
Stanford’s Robot Makers: David Lentink
David Lentink is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford University. His lab is known for its work on aerial vehicles - drones and winged robots - that are inspired by birds, bats and flying insects.

Microtechnics - 16.01.2019

Microtechnics - Transport - 09.01.2019
NREC Building Its Largest Robot
Massive machine will use automated system to protect Mighty Mississippi with concrete mats A yellow, steel structure constructed this fall in front of Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics E

Microtechnics - Materials Science - 03.12.2018

Microtechnics - 25.10.2018
Creating curious robots: UW researchers get Honda grant to build a mathematical model of curiosity
Creating curious robots: UW researchers get Honda grant to build a mathematical model of curiosity
Administrative affairs Arts and entertainment Buildings and grounds For UW employees Health and medicine Honors and awards Official notices Politics and government UW and the community Curious Minded Machine is a new initiative by Honda Research Institute USA, Inc. to design a system that learns continuously in a humanlike, curiosity-driven way.

Microtechnics - 24.10.2018
Small flying robots haul heavy loads
Small flying robots can perch and move objects 40 times their weight with the help of powerful winches and two previous inventions - gecko adhesives and microspines.

Microtechnics - 19.09.2018
Hocus pocus with a robotic focus
UCLA roboticist Dennis Hong and his robot magician, MAGI, shine on the Netflix show 'Magic for Humans' Amy Akmal Dennis Hong, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and director of RoMeLa

Microtechnics - Event - 20.08.2018

Microtechnics - 02.08.2018

Microtechnics - 13.06.2018
Unauthorized drone flights prohibited in Laboratory restricted airspace, including additional
Unauthorized drone flights prohibited in Laboratory restricted airspace, including additional "No Drone Zone"
The Laboratory has deployed a system to counter all unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems over its restricted airspace and an additional FAA designated "No Drone Zone.

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 22.03.2018
Robotic collaboration in timber construction
Robotic collaboration in timber construction
Researchers from ETH Zurich are using a new method for digital timber construction in a real project for the first time.

Innovation - Microtechnics - 21.03.2018
Innovative detectors quickly pinpoint radiation source
Innovative detectors quickly pinpoint radiation source
Innovative "lighthouse" detectors are reducing radiation exposure for workers and opening up new areas for robotic monitoring to avoid potential hazards.

Microtechnics - Innovation - 19.01.2018
Using haptic feedback joysticks to fly drones
A new joystick developed by startup MotionPilot lets users fly drones with just one hand in a fun, intuitive way.

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