Article - 1 Oct 2012
Actuators are motors used in a control system. They are usually the final elements in the system. They use energy input and low power command signal to amplify the signal and produce the desired...
News - 10 Feb 2022
Robotics scientists at Virginia Tech have developed a multifunctional shape-morphing material that enables soft robots to adopt complex, load-bearing shapes without the use of motors or pulleys. A...
News - 29 Apr 2013
This week, more than 10,000 students from around the globe travelled to St. Louis, Mo., to put their engineering skills to the test at the annual FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science...
News - 6 Feb 2013
A small, two-wheeled robot has been driven by a male silkmoth to track down the sex pheromone usually given off by a female mate.
The robot has been used to characterise the silkmoth's tracking...
Article - 11 Mar 2022
A kinematics model and a primary prototype of a leg structure based on a spring-mass model are developed in this study.
Article - 3 Apr 2014
An actuator is an electromechanical device or a motor that controls a robotic system by converting electrical energy into motion.
The Shadow C6M Smart Motor Hand, compliments the Shadow Dextrous Air Muscle hands.The Shadow Hand is the closest robot Hand to the human Hand available. It provides 24 movements, allowing a direct...
News - 2 Jul 2019
The sudden increase in the number of drones across the world has been accompanied by growing reports of close misses with commercial aircraft.
In fact, in 2017, a Canadian passenger aircraft...
News - 1 Mar 2019
Verity Studios AG, a company specializing in autonomous drones, has recently introduced an integration program for its advanced Failsafe technology for quadcopters.
The Failsafe solution is...
News - 5 Oct 2016
More than a decade ago, Ralph Hollis invented the ballbot, an elegantly simple robot whose tall, thin body glides atop a sphere slightly smaller than a bowling ball. The latest version, called SIMbot,...