Soft multi-functional robots get really small

A new fabrication process enables the creation of soft robots at the millimeter scale with features on the micrometer scale as shown here with the example of a small soft robotic peacock spider with moving body parts and colored eyes and abdomens. Credit: Wyss Institute…

Robots in Depth with Hans Kimblad

In this episode of Robots in Depth, Per Sjöborg speaks with Hans Kimblad about 3D printing metal or MAM, metal adaptive manufacturing. Hans describes how the different technologies that are used for MAM work. He then talks through the opportunities and challenges and what one…

Robots may say NO to war

Robots become every day more ‘intelligent’. What if robots were intelligent enough to say NO to war? This would be a happier future. This short film is a light-hearted comedy that aims to launch an interesting discussion and motivate reflexion on the killer-robots topic. The…

Robots in Depth with Sven Schmidt-Rohr

In this episode of Robots in Depth, Per Sjöborg speaks with Sven Schmidt-Rohr about how he always wanted to be a robotics entrepreneur and how ArtiMinds makes programming robots easier. Like so many, Sven got interested in robotics early. He found robots exciting as they…

A robotics roadmap for Australia

VISION: Robots as a tool to unlock human potential, modernise the economy, and build national health, well-being and sustainability. Australia has released its first Robotics Roadmap following the example of many other countries. The roadmap, launched at Australia’s Parliament House on June 18, is a…

Robots in Depth with Spring Berman

In this episode of Robots in Depth, Per Sjöborg speaks with Spring Berman about her extensive experience in the field of swarm robotics. One of the underlying ideas of the area is designing robot controls similar to the ones used in nature by different types…

Robots in Depth with Dirk Thomas

In this episode of Robots in Depth, Per Sjöborg speaks with Dirk Thomas about his work with ROS at the OSR Foundation. We hear about how programmers and roboticists can benefit from being part of and contributing to the open source community. Dirk discusses the…

How to control robots with brainwaves and hand gestures

A system developed at MIT allows a human supervisor to correct a robot’s mistakes using gestures and brainwaves.Photo: Joseph DelPreto/MIT CSAIL By Adam Conner-Simons Getting robots to do things isn’t easy: Usually, scientists have to either explicitly program them or get them to understand how…

Robots in Depth with Andrew Graham

In this episode of Robots in Depth, Per Sjöborg speaks with Andrew Graham about snake arm robots that can get into impossible locations and do things no other system can. Andrew tells the story about starting OC Robotics as a way to ground his robotics…

Robots in Depth with Walter Wohlkinger

In this episode of Robots in Depth, Per Sjöborg speaks with Walter Wohlkinger from Blue Danube Robotics about their Airskin, a safety sensor covering robots and machines. Safety is critical in robotics and especially so in co-robotics where people work closely with robots. Walter tells…