Using Biomimicry in Robot Design

Jumping is easy, landing is hard. Having a robot jump—or fly—and then consistently stick the landing in one piece remains one of the standout challenges in robotics. Some drones are large enough to pack landing gear....

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Mars Robotics Tech is Great for Cars on Earth

Space is hard. Anything from a stuck valve to a tiny mistake in a single line of code can turn a $100 million spacecraft into a pile of space dust. Not only does success or failure turn on a dime, but these factors...

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Robots Aren't Going to Replace Your Mailman

Anyone who's ever had a misdelivered package knows that the business of logistics is tricky. Boxes can get lost or damaged midway through the delivery process, and sometimes a two-day delivery turns into a couple of...

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Robotics: The future for the disabled

It's been a long struggle, but researchers are finally developing robots that can begin to navigate human environments with the same agility as humans themselves. This is important, because the first use of these new...

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Using Competition in Advanced Robotics

Robot design isn't easy. Materials science, mechanical engineering, biology, physics, and machine learning (plus other disciplines too numerous to mention) are all combined in the creation of robotics. As such, it's...

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Finding a Role for Robots in Sports

In the modern era of sportsmanship, athletes have carefully individualized training regimes, a monitored caloric intake, and they regularly endure a thorough battery of tests.

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Get Started With Robotics By Trying These Beginner Robot Projects

Many observers have noted that the world of robotics in the mid-2010's strongly mirrors the world of computers in the mid-1980s. Like computers back in the day, a moderately skilled individual can put together a...

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Designing Robots - With Bugs??

Learn More About Jibo Designing Robots—With Bugs??

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The 4 Coolest Robots from NASA

NASA may be known for sending men to the moon, establishing the International Space Station, and planning for a base on Mars—but apart from astronauts, its best known spokesmen aren't men at all—they're robots.

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Robotics 101: Teaching Robotics into Today’s Education

Learning about Tom Sawyer, the quadratic equation and the American Revolution are a given in schools. Giving students a basic foundation of knowledge is supposed to help them navigate life—but the foundation of...

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