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Oh, the humanoid! Don’t worry, this blimp-bodied robot can’t crash

romela_ballustatic Generally one thinks of robots as powerful, rigid things packed with motors and actuators. But they don’t have to be like that, and in fact it may be freeing for engineers to work outside those constraints. What if, for example, your robot was almost lighter than air? That’s the concept tested in this highly buoyant prototype created by roboticists at UCLA. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

November 16th

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Oh, the humanoid! Don’t worry, this blimp-bodied robot can’t crash

romela_ballustatic Generally one thinks of robots as powerful, rigid things packed with motors and actuators. But they don’t have to be like that, and in fact it may be freeing for engineers to work outside those constraints. What if, for example, your robot was almost lighter than air? That’s the concept tested in this highly buoyant prototype created by roboticists at UCLA. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

November 16th

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Piccolissimo joins the ranks of ultra-tiny flying robots

6h0a3703_1 Big robots like Spot may be great for carrying things or trotting out onto stages, but just as much sophisticated engineering goes into creating tiny ones as well — and this little flyer from the University of Pennsylvania is one the tiniest yet. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

October 31st

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Piccolissimo joins the ranks of ultra-tiny flying robots

6h0a3703_1 Big robots like Spot may be great for carrying things or trotting out onto stages, but just as much sophisticated engineering goes into creating tiny ones as well — and this little flyer from the University of Pennsylvania is one the tiniest yet. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

October 31st

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Swarms of tiny, cute robots will one day bring you your phone, like this

tinybots Robots are taking over factories and warehouses, but their next stop might be your desktop or kitchen counter. These tiny “Zooids” work together at high speed to act as tools, display information or move things around like little ants. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

October 20th

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Swarms of tiny, cute robots will one day bring you your phone, like this

tinybots Robots are taking over factories and warehouses, but their next stop might be your desktop or kitchen counter. These tiny “Zooids” work together at high speed to act as tools, display information or move things around like little ants. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

October 20th

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Disney builds a jolly, one-legged hopping robot

giphy Researchers at Disney Research in Pittsburgh have built a single-legged hopping robot that can currently bounce around 19 times without falling over. The project by Zachary Batts, Joohyung Kim, and Katsu Yamane began as a computer simulation and finally a hardware product. The researchers based their system on Marc Raibert’s hopping controller and it’s controlled by a linear… Read More

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John Biggs

October 10th

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This ‘ballbot’ is like a real-life BB-8

ballbot_simbot It isn’t quite as lovable as the spherical droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but this robot from Carnegie Mellon University has the benefit of being more than a special effect (however cool). And believe it or not, it basically has no moving parts. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

October 5th

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The vivacious, acrobatic Minitaur robot will definitely improve your day

ghost-robotics-minitaur Mondays, as we all know, are the worst. That’s why it’s important to keep an eye out for heart-warming videos like puppies sliding on hardwood floors, otters holding hands, or energetic robots doing flips and climbing fences. It helps if, as in this case, the background music is a jam. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 19th

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Magazino’s TORU inventory-grabbing robot rolls into major German logistics center

toru-mit-roman-im-gang If you work in any kind of storage facility or warehouse, there’s a better chance every day that you’re going to be working alongside robots. Magazino’s TORU is a good example of the latest generation: navigating by sight, safe around humans, and simple to put to work. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 7th

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