Ocean XPrize finalists dive deep with undersea swarms, drones

… underwater robotic swarms to aerial drones and advanced autonomous vehicles. … to testing the finalists’ technologies in a rigorous real-world world … : CNET dives deep into how tech can help save Australia… VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author:

Soft robots that can sense touch, pressure, movement and temperature

This soft robotic gripper is the result of a platform technology developed by Harvard researchers to create soft robots with embedded sensors that can sense inputs as diverse as movement, pressure, touch, and temperature. Credit: Ryan L. Truby/Harvard University By Leah Burrows Researchers at Harvard…

Robo-picker grasps and packs

The “pick-and-place” system consists of a standard industrial robotic arm that the researchers outfitted with a custom gripper and suction cup. They developed an “object-agnostic” grasping algorithm that enables the robot to assess a bin of random objects and determine the best way to grip…

From drones to robots to rope access, owners and contractors are finding new ways to reduce ‘at-risk’ labor hours

… lot of buzz around drones and robotic technology in recent months. Among … technology with no formal training. By law, any pilot flying a drone … Systems International, helped develop a drone safety course the Alliance Safety … , Vocollect relies upon voice activation…

Robotic interiors

MIT Media Lab spinout Ori is developing smart robotic furniture that transforms into a bedroom, working or storage area, or large closet — or slides back against the wall — to optimize space in small apartments.Courtesy of Ori By Rob Matheson Imagine living in a…

Robots are Learning to Pick up Objects Like Babies – Robotics Trends

UC Berkeley researchers have developed a robotic learning technology that enables robots to imagine the future of their actions so they can figure out how to manipulate objects they have never encountered before. In the future, this technology could help self-driving cars anticipate future events…