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Computer Science - Microtechnics - 02.07.2020
Crooked to the millimetre
Crooked to the millimetre
The technology pioneered by the ETH spin-off 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.

Computer Science - 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 - Microtechnics - 23.09.2019

Computer Science - 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 - Microtechnics - 23.08.2019

Computer Science - 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.

Computer Science - 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 - Microtechnics - 02.07.2019

Computer Science - 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.
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