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Flight of the RoboBee

One of the more unexpected robotics applications in recent years comes from the RoboBees project, which aims to create autonomous robotic insects capable of sustained, independent flight.

Posted: Jun 7th, 2016

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Robots get creative to cut through clutter

Clutter is a special challenge for robots, but new software is helping robots cope, whether they're beating a path across the Moon or grabbing a milk jug from the back of the refrigerator.

Posted: May 18th, 2016

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Gentle strength for robots

A soft actuator using electrically controllable membranes could pave the way for machines that are no danger to humans.

Posted: May 13th, 2016

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Robots battle it out, revolutionary-style

On Thursday evening, just before nightfall, a revolution was afoot at MIT. The battleground was set, the munitions were stocked, the targets were marked, and the soldiers were... robots.

Posted: May 7th, 2016

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Humanoid robotics and computer avatars could help treat social disorders

A collaborative research team has found humanoid robotics and computer avatars could help rehabilitate people suffering from social disorders such as schizophrenia or social phobia. It is thanks to the theory of similarity, which suggests that it is easier to interact socially with someone who looks, behaves or moves like us.

Posted: Apr 11th, 2016

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