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Environment - Microtechnics - 03.08.2023
Towards new ecologies of automation: Robotics and the re-engineering of nature

Health - Microtechnics - 03.08.2023
Four UT researchers receive Veni grant
NWO, the Dutch Research Council, has awarded Veni grants to four UT researchers. Rick Hogeboom, Harijot Singh Bindra, Maria Carla Piastra and Sihao Sun will receive a contribution of up to EUR 280,000 to further develop their research ideas.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 28.07.2023
Supporting safer cities with 5G technology
UWaterloo and Rogers partnership helps transform infrastructure inspections Office of Research Smart cities are moving towards the automation of many essential services. Quality of life for city residents relies on the safety of its buildings, roads, bridges and other infrastructures. Manual inspection of these infrastructures, besides being costly, is a tedious task that requires special skills and intense labour - especially when access to some sites, like bridges, is not easy.

Microtechnics - Life Sciences - 20.07.2023
AI, Automation Aid Science Exploration
During the COVID-19 pandemic, robots helped Carnegie Mellon University students in the Computational Biology Department complete lab assignments.

Environment - Microtechnics - 18.07.2023
Robotically manufactured timber construction as a model for resource-efficient construction
Robotically manufactured timber construction as a model for resource-efficient construction
Scientists from the Universities of Freiburg and Stuttgart research new approaches to sustainable construction at the "livMatS Biomimetic Shell @ FIT" As the world's population continues to grow, the

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 17.07.2023
Robot snake slithers brilliantly after much trial and error
STUDENT PROJECT - Intelligent robots - for search and rescue, exploration and surveillance - are a new and challenging field. Unique and versatile, could robot snakes advance the abilities of machines in these fields? Serpentine robots are a ground-breaking innovation in robotics. These flexible and slithering machines excel at navigating complex and confined spaces, offering immense potential in various fields.

Microtechnics - 11.07.2023
University of Bonn Soccer Robots Defend World Championship Title
University of Bonn Soccer Robots Defend World Championship Title
The humanoid robots of Team NimbRo from the University of Bonn were victorious in the AdultSize category at the RoboCup in Bordeaux.

Microtechnics - 10.07.2023
3 Questions: Honing robot perception and mapping
Luca Carlone and Jonathan How of MIT LIDS discuss how future robots might perceive and interact with their environment.

Microtechnics - Environment - 26.06.2023
Heat-resistant drone could scope out and map burning buildings and wildfires
Heat-resistant drone could scope out and map burning buildings and wildfires
Imperial College London and researchers have built a drone that can withstand high enough temperatures to enter burning buildings.

Microtechnics - Health - 21.06.2023
AI-powered robotics system will increase access to diagnostic imaging, improving patient care

Innovation - Microtechnics - 21.06.2023
ChatGPT: reasoning machine needs to be regulated
ChatGPT: reasoning machine needs to be regulated
Robotics must be safe ChatGPT can make programming more efficient, write texts, act as a brainstorming partner or create design proposals.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 12.06.2023
Robotics and AI as the decathlon of engineering sciences
Robotics and AI as the decathlon of engineering sciences
Wide-ranging research on embodied intelligence at TUM A robot can be as small as a pill or as big as a (self-driving) car.

Microtechnics - 09.06.2023
Autonomous Robot To Stave Off Spotted Lanternflies
A team from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute (RI) has developed an autonomous robot to control the spread of spotted lanternflies, invasive insects known to destroy economically important crops.

Career - Microtechnics - 07.06.2023
Industrial robots create labour market inequality
Industrial robots create labour market inequality
Robotisation reduces the wages and hours worked of people who can easily be replaced by robots, while increasing the wages of those who control the machines, according to new research by Professor of Urban Economics Hans Koster.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 31.05.2023
A more effective way to train machines for uncertain, real-world situations
A more effective way to train machines for uncertain, real-world situations
Researchers develop an algorithm that decides when a "student" machine should follow its teacher, and when it should learn on its own.

Microtechnics - 26.05.2023
Sweater-Wrapped Robots Can Feel and React to Human Touch
The same qualities that make a knitted sweater comfortable and easy to wear might allow robots to better interact with humans.

Microtechnics - Astronomy / Space - 26.05.2023
The Monash Uni Pink Rover flies the Aussie flag at the Grand Prix of robotics competitions
A Pink Rover is this year's Monash University Nova Rover team entry into the 2023 University Rover Challenge from 31 May - 3 June at the Mars Desert Research Station, Hanksville, Utah, USA.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 24.05.2023
Helping robots handle fluids
Researchers create new simulation tool for robots to manipulate complex fluids in a step toward helping robots more effortlessly assist with daily tasks.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 19.05.2023
Interactive 'Stargazer' camera robot that can help film tutorial videos
Interactive ’Stargazer’ camera robot that can help film tutorial videos
A group of computer scientists from the University of Toronto wants to make it easier to film how-to videos.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 08.05.2023
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Design Four-Legged Robotic System That Can Walk a Balance Beam
Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have designed a system that makes an off-the-shelf quadruped robot nimble enough to walk a narrow balance beam - a feat that is likely the first of its kind. "This experiment was huge," said Zachary Manchester , an assistant professor in the Robotics Institute (RI) and head of the Robotic Exploration Lab.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 05.05.2023
Robotics Project Releases Toolkit, Digital Robotics Archive
The  Carnegie Mellon University Archives  has joined forces with a cross-campus team of faculty and subject matter experts to release research on the collection, preservation and presentation of robot artifacts and history. The Robotics Project 's  Digital Robotics Archive , one of the first in the field, and  Multimodal Archives Toolkit  kickstart the conversation about stewarding this complex, growing discipline for generations of researchers, historians and enthusiasts to come.

Microtechnics - 05.05.2023
New inspection drone uses wind to lengthen flight times
New inspection drone uses wind to lengthen flight times
Elythor, an EPFL spin-off, has developed a new drone whose wing shape can adapt to wind conditions and flight position in real time, reducing the drone's energy consumption.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 03.05.2023
Multi-university Team Building Actuators for Next Generation Sustainable Bio-bots
Animals have long served as inspiration for robotics. However, many of the mechanical properties, physical capabilities and the behavioral flexibility seen in animals have yet to be achieved in robotic platforms.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 02.05.2023
Tenure-track professorship for Soft Machines established
Engineer Edoardo Milana will research bioinspired soft robotic systems made of deformable and adaptive materials at the University of Freiburg Dr. Edoardo Milana has been appointed Tenure-Trac

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 02.05.2023
Open-source platform simulates wildlife for soft robotics designers
SoftZoo is a soft robot co-design platform that can test optimal shapes and sizes for robotic performance in different environments.

Microtechnics - Innovation - 27.04.2023
Spatial AI: how drones navigate
Spatial AI: how drones navigate
Mapping forests and inspecting ships People are able to perceive their surroundings in three dimensions and can quickly spot potential danger in everyday situations.

Microtechnics - 27.04.2023
Speedy robo-gripper reflexively organizes cluttered spaces
Speedy robo-gripper reflexively organizes cluttered spaces
Rather than start from scratch after a failed attempt, the pick-and-place robot adapts in the moment to get a better hold.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 18.04.2023
Girls' Day at the TU Ilmenau: Register now!
Girls’ Day at the TU Ilmenau: Register now!

Microtechnics - Innovation - 17.04.2023
Award-winning photonic sensor chip enables a materials sensor in everyone's pocket
Award-winning photonic sensor chip enables a materials sensor in everyone’s pocket

Microtechnics - Innovation - 07.04.2023
TU Ilmenau presents assistance robot for networking seniors and caregivers
TU Ilmenau presents assistance robot for networking seniors and caregivers
In a major collaborative research project, the Technische Universität Ilmenau and six partners have developed an assistance robot that enables people in need of care to communicate from home and thus stay connected with the people who care for them.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 03.04.2023
A four-legged robotic system for playing soccer on various terrains
"DribbleBot" can maneuver a soccer ball on landscapes such as sand, gravel, mud, and snow, using reinforcement learning to adapt to varying ball dynamics.

Microtechnics - Environment - 29.03.2023
New algorithm keeps drones from colliding in midair
New algorithm keeps drones from colliding in midair
Researchers create a trajectory-planning system that enables drones working together in the same airspace to always choose a safe path forward.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 28.03.2023
Tasking the 'bots
Tasking the ’bots
In a third-floor laboratory at UdeM's Department of Computer Science, Glen Berseth and his students are busy putting two robotic arms, a quadruped and a motorized toy truck through their paces.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 24.03.2023
Berkeley Talks: The sensorimotor road to artificial intelligence

Innovation - Microtechnics - 20.03.2023
Groundbreaking project at Taubman College involving novel 3D concrete printing method
A transformative development in 3D concrete printing promises innovation in the construction industry-with better and more environmentally friendly structures coming at a lower cost, say researchers at the University of Michigan. Architect Mania Aghaei Meibodi and researchers Alireza Bayramvand and Yuxin Lin of the DART lab at U-M's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, have developed a method for creating ultra-lightweight, waste-free concrete.

Microtechnics - 20.03.2023
L.A. Youth Robotics Competition Leaves Student Teams Energized
L.A. Youth Robotics Competition Leaves Student Teams Energized

Microtechnics - Campus - 17.03.2023
CMU Mechanical Engineering Student Works on Tiny Bio Robots
Lameck Beni wants to create things that can help people.

Microtechnics - Innovation - 17.03.2023
3 Questions: How automation and good jobs can co-exist
3 Questions: How automation and good jobs can co-exist
Work of the Future Initiative co-directors Julie Shah and Ben Armstrong describe their vision of "positive-sum automation.

Microtechnics - Career - 15.03.2023
Robots can help improve mental wellbeing at work - as long as they look right
Robots can help improve mental wellbeing at work - as long as they look right
Robots can be useful as mental wellbeing coaches in the workplace - but perception of their effectiveness depends in large part on what the robot looks like.

Microtechnics - Health - 14.03.2023
'I want to build medical robots that others really want to use.'
’I want to build medical robots that others really want to use.’
Georg Rauter develops micro robots as tools for brain surgeons and dentists, and for operations on bones.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 13.03.2023
New 'traffic cop' algorithm helps a drone swarm stay on task
New ’traffic cop’ algorithm helps a drone swarm stay on task
By keeping data fresh, the system could help robots inspect buildings or search disaster zones. Close How fresh are your data? For drones searching a disaster zone or robots inspecting a building, working with the freshest data is key to locating a survivor or reporting a potential hazard. But when multiple robots simultaneously relay time-sensitive information over a wireless network, a traffic jam of data can ensue.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 10.03.2023
ARTEMIS - UCLA’s most advanced humanoid robot - gets ready for action
Science + Technology 5-time RoboCup champ set to return to international competition in July Mechanical engineers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have developed a full-sized humanoid robot with first-of-its-kind technology.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 23.02.2023
KI.Fabrik: Robots as Teammates
KI.Fabrik: Robots as Teammates

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 07.02.2023
Carnegie Mellon’s AI-Powered FRIDA Robot Collaborates with Humans To Create Art
Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute has a new artist-in-residence. FRIDA, a robotic arm with a paintbrush taped to it, uses artificial intelligence to collaborate with humans on works of art.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 27.01.2023
CMU Pairs with Penguins on Autonomous Zamboni Machine
"It is a good example of how human-guided autonomous driving technology can be used in nonroadway domains." - John Dolan Robots in Carnegie Mellon University's Newell-Simon Hall can explore the moon, slither across the ground, crawl down pipes and drive autonomously through deserts and cities. With its latest inhabitant, CMU researchers are putting autonomy to work on ice.

Microtechnics - 26.01.2023
First Lego League Challenge at TU Ilmenau
On January 28, the First Lego League Challenge will take place at Technische Universität Ilmenau. In the research and robotics competition, students from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will compete against each other.

Microtechnics - 23.01.2023
It’s time for no-drone warnings as falcon nesting season nears on campus

Microtechnics - 16.01.2023
Turning robots into skilled waiters
Turning robots into skilled waiters
MIRMI researchers find solution in centuries-old equation Researchers at the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine intelligence (MIRMI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a

Health - Microtechnics - 03.01.2023
Could robots solve staff shortages?
Security guards at Schiphol Airport are in short supply, and the healthcare sector is on the verge of collapse due to staff shortages.

Microtechnics - Environment - 23.12.2022
Two grants for groundbreaking UT research projects through Open Competition ENW-XS