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Robot Ray Swims Using High-Voltage Artificial Muscles

Robot Ray Swims Using High-Voltage Artificial Muscles

This transparent, soft robot fish propels itself by flapping fins made of dielectric elastomers This robotic ray, developed at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, is propelled by soft flapping wings made of dielectric elastomers , which bend when electricity is applied to them. Dielectric elastomers respond very quickly with relatively large motions, but they require(…)

Ohmni: An Easy-to-Use Telepresence Robot That’s (Sort of) Affordable

Ohmni: An Easy-to-Use Telepresence Robot That’s (Sort of) Affordable

At-home telepresence gets significantly more affordable, although it’s still not cheap Photo: Ohmni Yesterday, OhmniLabs (a robotics startup based in Santa Clara, Calif.) launched a new consumer telepresence robot on Indiegogo called Ohmni. With a lightweight design, integrated screen, and easy to use software, Ohmni is designed to be the most accessible (and affordable) mobile(…)

Video Friday: Pepper’s Fish Mode, Deep Learning in the Warehouse, and Stealing From a Delivery Robot

Video Friday: Pepper’s Fish Mode, Deep Learning in the Warehouse, and Stealing From a Delivery Robot

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Image: SoftBank Robotics via YouTube Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next two months; here’s what we have so far (send us your events!): ITU Robot(…)

Video Friday: Robot Tentacle, Mars Flyer, and Destructive Drone Competition

Video Friday: Robot Tentacle, Mars Flyer, and Destructive Drone Competition

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Image: Festo via YouTube Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next two months; here’s what we have so far (send us your events!): WeRobot 2017 – March(…)

Video Friday: Robotics for Happiness, Drone Films, and Jeff Bezos’ Robot Suit

Video Friday: Robotics for Happiness, Drone Films, and Jeff Bezos’ Robot Suit

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Photo: Jeff Bezos via Twitter Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next two months; here’s what we have so far (send us your events!): Automate – April(…)

DIY Lego Robot Brings Lab Automation to Students

DIY Lego Robot Brings Lab Automation to Students

Stanford researchers design Lego robot kit so students can automate their chemistry experiments Photo: Lukas Gerber and Ingmar Riedel-Kruse Photo: Lukas Gerber and Ingmar Riedel-Kruse In an attempt to get robotics-minded kids more interested in life sciences—and vice versa—Stanford researchers have designed DIY robot kits for automating chemistry experiments. Using a Lego Mindstorms EV3 set and some(…)