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Shape-shifting modular robot is more than the sum of its parts

Researchers have developed modular robots that can perceive their surroundings, make decisions and autonomously assume different shapes in order to perform various tasks - an accomplishment that brings the vision of adaptive, multipurpose robots a step closer to reality.

Oct 31st, 2018

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New technique reveals limb control in flies - and maybe robots

A new neural recording technique enables for the first time the comprehensive measurement of neural circuits that control limb movement. Tested on the fruit fly, results from the technique may inspire the development of more sophisticated robotic control approaches.

Oct 22nd, 2018

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'Robotic Skins' turn everyday objects into robots

When you think of robotics, you likely think of something rigid, heavy, and built for a specific purpose. New 'Robotic Skins' technology flips that notion on its head, allowing users to animate the inanimate and turn everyday objects into robots.

Sep 19th, 2018

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