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Robot Artist

People have always thought of drawing and art as a creative subject, one requiring a person there to draw. But that’s all about to change. Developed by Fraunhofer IOSB, AutoPortrait is a robot that can draw people in caricature. Utilizing a sensor that detects the reflection of light, the robot puts the pen to the […]

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Can Robots Clean Up Our Mess?

By autonomously navigating the water’s surface, Seaswarm proposes a new system for ocean-skimming and oil removal.
Seaswarm uses a photovoltaic powered conveyor belt made of a thin nanowire mesh to propel itself and collect oil. The nanomaterial, patented at MIT, can absorb up to 20 times its weight in oil. The flexible conveyor belt softly rolls […]

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Lego Mindstorms Automate Lab-work

Scientists from the University of Cambridge are using robotics from the LEGO MINDSTORMS robot set to help produce samples of synthetic bone tissue. The team uses hydroxyapatite-gelatin composites to create the synthetic bone, which has low energy costs and improved similarity to the tissues they are intended to replace. Synthetic bone can provide a vast […]

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Cute Robot Interviewer

Imagine a cardboard version of Pixar’s Wall-e character, but with added über-cute human voice, and you’ve got a fair picture of Boxie, Alexander Reben’s documentary-video-making robot. “The idea was to create a robot that was interesting enough for people to engage with it and offer to help it, carrying it around and up and down […]

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Robotics Suspension System


The use of ground robots in military explosive-ordinance-disposal missions already saves many lives and prevents thousands of other casualties. If the current limitations on mobility and manipulation capabilities of robots can be overcome, robots could potentially assist warfighters across a greater range of missions. DARPA’s Maximum Mobility and Manipulation (M3) program seeks to create and […]

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Cube Gear

This video left me speechless. Some amazing geometry going on here. +50   

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Robotic Adhesion

For a while, researchers have had tools to stick onto a surface. One of the cooler ways, however, is to use a robot that utilizes the Bernoulli’s principle. What Bernoulli’s principle states is simple: as a liquid moves faster, its pressure decreases. When used in the robot, air technically counts as a fluid, so if […]

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