Robertson Construction has deployed facial recognition technology on its prestigious National Robotarium project in Edinburgh to support contactless site entry for the workforce.
Scientists from the University of South Australia drew inspiration from a 300-million-year-old flying machine—the dragonfly—to illustrate why future flapping-wing drones will perhaps look like the insect in wings, shape, and gearing.
Living tissue is known to heal itself even after several injuries. However, it has been highly difficult to impart similar abilities to artificial systems like robots.
A flexible underwater robot with the ability to propel itself through the water quite similar to the Aurelia aurita jellyfish—nature’s most efficient swimmer—has been developed by researchers from the University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh.
Schools of fish exhibit complex, synchronized behaviors that help them find food, migrate and evade predators. No one fish or team of fish coordinates these movements nor do fish communicate with each other about what to do next. Rather, these collective behaviors emerge from so-called implicit coordination -- individual fish making decisions based on what they see their neighbors doing.
Scientists from Italy and Japan have been using chaos and nonlinear physics to develop insect-like gaits for small robots, which are complete with a locomotion controller to offer a brain-machine interface.
Taking a cue from nature, UNSW Sydney engineers have developed a novel soft fabric robotic gripper that acts similar to an elephant’s trunk to grip, pick up, and release objects without damaging them.
Cephalopods such as squids use a kind of jet propulsion that is not clearly understood, specifically with respect to their hydrodynamics under turbulent flow conditions.
Inspired by the way lizards and cockroaches move, a new high-speed amphibious robot with the capability to swim and run on top of water at high speeds and crawl on tough landscape has been built by scientists from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU).
A fish school is a striking demonstration of synchronicity. Yet centuries of study have left a basic question unanswered: