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.
The drive to decrease the ecological impact of production machines is leading manufactures to focus on novel ways to incorporate energy efficiency in the designing of new products. One answer is the first-ever badminton playing robot - designed to test a software application that optimises energy efficiency in machine design.
The team behind the pan-European research project NozzleInspect has built a remote controlled prototype robot that uses state of the art ultrasonic probes to detect tiny, millimetric defects in the nozzle, a crucial, sensitive component used to control the flow of water that cools the nuclear reactor.