Researchers in Switzerland are developing a flying robot designed to navigate and collect data in cluttered environments. The robot is equipped to stick to vertical surfaces, as well recover and continue flying after a crash.
Reuters (May 3, 2013) Scientists at Harvard University have demonstrated the first controlled flight of an insect-sized robot drone. Called Robobee, the machine was designed to mimic flying insects for use in a number of ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 26, 2015) A robot based on a stick insect can navigate difficult terrain autonomously and adapt to its surroundings. Tara Cleary reports.
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TheStreet (June 11, 2014) Google is planning to disrupt the US power delivery system by developing tools that can transmit and distribute electricity more efficiently.The internet giant runs the most popular search engine and ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Apr. 9, 2015) Scientists in China produce droplets of liquid metal that can change shape and move of their own accord, bringing researchers a step closer to creating a "Terminator-style" shape-shifting robot. ... watch video
Reuters (Nov. 4, 2013) Swiss-based researchers have devised a spherical flying robot that can withstand multiple collisions and continue to transmit live video footage in hard-to-reach environments. The lightweight Gimball ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 9, 2015) A drone called the "Infinium Serve" could revamp your dining out experience. The flying robot is part of the wait staff at a Singapore restaurant and delivers food directly to patrons. Sharon Reich ... watch video
July 2, 2015 Engineers have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature. There may be broad applications in microelectronics, ... read more
July 2, 2015 Researchers have identified a class of materials that displays clear evidence for stable skyrmions at room temperature and above, paving the way for the development of useful ... read more
June 29, 2015 A student has developed a computerized learning system that can detect emotional sentiments, such as sarcasm and irony, in text messages and emails. It could help detect content that suggests ... read more
June 30, 2015 Pension funds around the world could be losing out on billions of euros and dollars of the stock market gains they would have made because they are obliged to sell part of their portfolios before the ... read more
Oct. 10, 2014 Scientists at the University of Twente are working on robots that are expected to save lives in calamity situations in the Alps. The emphasis within this SHERPA project is on cooperation between ... read more
Oct. 30, 2013 Gimball bumps into and ricochets off of obstacles, rather than avoiding them. This 34-cm in diameter spherical flying robot buzzes around the most unpredictable, chaotic environments, without the ... read more
Nov. 2, 2011 A flying robot as small as a dinner plate that can zoom to hard-to-reach places and a fleet of eco-friendly robotic farm-hands are just two of the exciting projects a robotics team in Australia is ... read more