Article - 22 Oct 2021
Pulkit Agrawal and Gabriel Margolis from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) were part of a team that has developed a novel system that improves the agility and speed of legged robots as...
Article - 25 Feb 2020
The principles of fluid mechanics have started to be applied to robotics as a means to optimize performance.
Article - 11 Apr 2019
Robots are reliant on a complex system of power sources, wires, composite microstructures and circuitry to make them function.
Article - 22 Jun 2017
Large collective action is a sign of an industry trend; thus, Robots in Service of the Environment (RSE), a non-profit organization made up of Scientists, is signaling environmental robotic...
Article - 5 Aug 2016
Servo motors are capable of creating torque in a linearly expected fashion, which makes them suitable for use in closed loop systems. While servo motors are known to have excellent performance...
Article - 7 Jul 2014
Traditionally, one of the most challenging areas of robotics has been the ability to successfully emulate human behaviour. Now, products like the 'Dextrus' hand from the Open Hand Project may mean low...
Article - 24 Jul 2013
A compass is a navigational device capable of showing directions of reference which is relative to the earth’s surface. It can be a valuable sensor used in robots for navigation in an outdoor...
Article - 23 Jul 2013
An encoder is a sensor that is fixed to a rotating object such as wheel or motor to measure the rotation of the object. This measurement can help robots to determine the angle of a rotating sensor,...
Article - 19 Jul 2013
Industry-specific robots perform several tasks such as picking and placing objects, and movement adapted from a fully-functioning human arm.
Article - 4 Jun 2013
Millions of cars are sold annually by automobile manufacturers across the world, with nearly 8 and a half million vehicles being sold by Toyota alone each year. With the increasing number of vehicles...