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Computer Science - Microtechnics - 22.12.2021
Robots collect underwater litter
Robots collect underwater litter
Removing litter from oceans and seas is a costly and time-consuming process. As part of a European cooperative project, a team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is developing a robotic system that uses machine learning methods to locate and collect waste under water.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 08.12.2021
NREC at 25: 25 Technologies That Changed the World
Experts at Carnegie Mellon's National Robotics Engineering Center have been pushing the field of robotics for more than 25 years. NREC partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop "ARMOR 1 ," the largest yet of NREC's robots. The robot automates the assembly and placement of large mats along the Mississippi River to prevent erosion and stabilize the vital commercial waterway.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 19.11.2021
Sense of Touch
Carnegie Mellon University Picking up a blueberry or grape without squishing it isn't hard, but try teaching it to a robot.

Microtechnics - 02.11.2021
Cybathlon 2024 to include the visually impaired and robot aides
Cybathlon 2024 to include the visually impaired and robot aides

Campus - Microtechnics - 27.10.2021
New salad robot serves up fresh meals at SFU's Burnaby campus
New salad robot serves up fresh meals at SFU’s Burnaby campus

Microtechnics - Environment - 26.10.2021
Cambridge-led Ceres Agri-Tech launches first three spin-outs | University of Cambridge
Cambridge-led Ceres Agri-Tech launches first three spin-outs | University of Cambridge

Microtechnics - 06.10.2021
LEONARDO, the Bipedal Robot, Can Ride a Skateboard and Walk a Slackline
LEO carves out a new type of locomotion somewhere between walking and flying Researchers at Caltech have built a bipedal robot that combines walking with flying to create a new type of locomotion, making it exceptionally nimble and capable of complex movements. Part walking robot, part flying drone, the newly developed LEONARDO (short for LEgs ONboARD drOne, or LEO for short) can walk a slackline, hop, and even ride a skateboard.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 24.09.2021
Team Explorer Places Fourth in DARPA SubT Challenge
Carnegie Mellon University Members of Team Explorer stood in an open cavern deep into DARPA's final course of the Subterranean Challenge.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 13.09.2021
Team Explorer Prepares for Final Round of DARPA SubT Challenge
Carnegie Mellon University A fleet of robots will venture into the unknown darkness of a cave in Carnegie Mellon University's attempt to win $2 million in the final round of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 13.09.2021
$1M for open-source first-responder robots
$1M for open-source first-responder robots

Campus - Microtechnics - 10.09.2021
A first road test for EPFL Xplore's space rover
A first road test for EPFL Xplore's space rover

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 31.08.2021
$2M 'robot assistants' project aims to reinvent construction industry
$2M ’robot assistants’ project aims to reinvent construction industry
With the aim of enabling robots to learn from human partners on construction sites, the National Science Foundation is providing $2 million to a University of Michigan-led research team.

Environment - Microtechnics - 18.08.2021
Package delivery robots’ environmental impacts: Automation matters less than vehicle type
Whether a robot or a person delivers your package, the carbon footprint would essentially be the same, according to a University of Michigan study that could help inform the future of automated delivery as the pandemic fuels a dramatic rise in online shopping.

Campus - Microtechnics - 11.08.2021
CFI invests $3.9 M in McGill research

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 02.08.2021
Will drones define the future of aviation?

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 30.07.2021
CMU Puts AI To Work in New NSF-funded Institutes
Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon researchers will contribute to four of the 11 new National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes announced today by the National Science Foundation.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 19.07.2021
Carnegie Mellon University Launches The Robotics Project
Carnegie Mellon University World-first attempt will preserve and promote field's legacy In a grainy video shot in the early 1980s on Carnegie Mellon University's campus, Ivan Sutherland rides on top o

Economics - Microtechnics - 15.07.2021
Innovate UK funds University of Glasgow and eCom Scotland joint project
The University of Glasgow is collaborating with the digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Scotland is collaborating in a six-month project, funded by Innovate UK.

Microtechnics - Materials Science - 02.07.2021
Insect-sized robot navigates mazes with the agility of a cheetah
Many insects and spiders get their uncanny ability to scurry up walls and walk upside down on ceilings with the help of specialized sticky footpads that allow them to adhere to surfaces in places where no human would dare to go. Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have used the principle behind these some of these footpads, called electrostatic adhesion, to create an insect-scale robot that can swerve and pivot with the agility of a cheetah, giving it the ability to traverse complex terrain and quickly avoid unexpected obstacles.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 29.06.2021
Robots for comfort and counsel
Robots for comfort and counsel
From robots that offer solace to algorithms that help judges make fact-based decisions, robotics and machine learning are entering new domains that were once the preserve of humans. Five years ago, while studying in Pennsylvania for a Master's degree in robotics, Alexis E. Block was asked to choose a topic for her thesis.

Health - Microtechnics - 05.06.2021
T-rays could 'revolutionise cancer treatment'
T-rays could ’revolutionise cancer treatment’
Researchers are investigating whether a kinder form of radiation known as T-rays could be used to image and treat patients with skin or bowel cancer.

Microtechnics - 20.05.2021
A book co-edited by Giovanni Geraci updates knowledge on drones and their applications
The researcher with the Department of Information and Communication Technologies and an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer, has published the work UAV Communications for 5G and Beyond (Wiley IEEE, December 2020).

Microtechnics - 10.05.2021
’You did watch Ironman - that’s my job’

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 08.04.2021
Smart robots need intelligent materials
Smart robots need intelligent materials

Health - Microtechnics - 04.03.2021
Robots in the Surgical Sphere
Surgical robots, which were rare only 20 years ago, are increasingly present in hospitals despite their high cost.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 25.02.2021
A prototype of an intelligent underground robotic system for urban environments has been developed
A prototype of an intelligent underground robotic system for urban environments has been developed
The European research project BADGER, coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), has presented a prototype of an autonomous underground robot with intelligent navigation for urban environments.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 03.02.2021
Sloan Foundation Provides Funding for Robot Archive

Microtechnics - 05.01.2021
Cable robot builds and renovates facades
Cable robot builds and renovates facades

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
Medical microrobots score the Breakthrough of the Year
Medical microrobots score the Breakthrough of the Year

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
Aerial Video: Berkeley Lab From Above

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
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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 - 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.