Researchers have developed self-reconfiguring modular robots that can merge, split and even self-heal while retaining full sensorimotor control. The work may take us closer to producing robots that can autonomously change their size, shape and function.
An international group of researchers developed a technique that results in more accurate 3-D scanning for reconstructing complex objects than what currently exists. The innovative method combines robotics and water.
Instead of laws to restrict robot behaviour, a group of scientists think robots should be empowered to maximise the possible ways they can act so they can pick the best solution for any given scenario.