Compressor and turbine blades are important components in aircraft engines and gas turbines. When they become damaged, it is often cheaper to repair them than to buy replacements. Now there is a new robotassisted technique that is boosting efficiency.
Students and teachers will have the opportunity to develop programming skills, design virtual game levels, animate stories, earn badges that lead to certifications, and win prizes for free this summer through the Robotics Summer of Learning. The initiative will focus on providing step-by-step lessons to make programming easy and prepare students for a STEM future. The program is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Academy and hosted online at the Computer Science Student Network.
Eleven teams from across the country and around the globe are preparing to compete for $1.5 million during NASA's 2013 Sample Return Robot Challenge, June 5-7 at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass.
This year's RoboCup, the world championship series for intelligent robots, will be held from 26-30 June in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). The competition expects around 2500 contestants from around 40 countries, competing with their rescue robots, service robots, dancing robots and of course soccer robots.
Inspired by the way plants grow toward light sources, a phenomenon known as phototropism, bioengineers from the University of California, Berkeley have created a hydrogel that could be manipulated by light.
Robots could become a lot more 'sensitive' thanks to new artificial skins and sensor technologies developed by European scientists. Leading to better robotic platforms that could one day be used in industry, hospitals and even at home.
DARPA envisions Warrior Web augmenting the work of soldiers' own muscles to significantly boost endurance, carrying capacity and overall warfighter effectiveness - all while using no more than 100W of power.
DreamHammer today announced the pre-general release launch of Ballista, its drone control software. Ballista is an intelligent control platform that for the first time integrates unrelated unmanned drones and robots from different manufacturers into one system.
Liquid Robotics, an ocean data services provider and developer of the Wave Glider, announced it has been officially awarded the Guinness World Record for the longest journey of an unmanned autonomous surface vehicle.