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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 / Telecom - Microtechnics - 09.03.2020

Microtechnics - Computer Science / Telecom - 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 / Telecom - 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 / Telecom - 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 / Telecom - 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 - 07.01.2020

Computer Science / Telecom - 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.

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.

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, École Supérieure 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 Würzburg.

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