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Robots sense human touch using camera and shadows

Researchers have created a low-cost method for soft, deformable robots to detect a range of physical interactions, from pats to punches to hugs, without relying on touch at all. Instead, a USB camera located inside the robot captures the shadow movements of hand gestures on the robot?s skin and classifies them with machine-learning software.

Feb 9th, 2021

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How modern robots are developed

Robots are interesting to neuroscience and neuroscience is interesting to robots. Such collaborative development contributes to progress in both fields, bringing us closer to developing more advanced android robots and a deeper understanding of the structure of the human brain.

Feb 3rd, 2021

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'Bleep-bloop-bleep! Say 'cheese', human'

Good portrait photography is as much art as it is science. There are technical details like composition and lighting, but there's also a matter of connecting emotionally with the photo?s subjects. Can you teach that to a robot?

Jan 29th, 2021

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Squid-inspired robot is a good swimmer (w/video)

Using the pulse-jet mode that squid and jellyfish use to propel themselves, researchers developed a flexible robot that is as efficient at swimming as its biological models. Further research could lead to robots that can move even more efficiently than aquatic animals.

Jan 22nd, 2021

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Bio-inspired robotics: learning from dragonflies

Scientists have completely decrypted the biomechanical functional principle of what is known as the labial mask of dragonfly larvae. The technology used here could lead to a significant enhancement of agile robot systems.

Jan 20th, 2021

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