Robotic Cheetah is let off the leash at MIT

Researchers at MIT have developed an algorithm for bounding that has been successfully implemented in a Robotic Cheetah. The team recently took the MIT Cheetah 2 for a test run outside, where it bounded across the grass completely untethered. Scroll down for video. The quadruped ...Read More

News – Robotic Exoskeletons and Fire Detecting Robots

The US military is spending $2.9 million to develop a soft robot suit for soldiers – The Verge Harvard researchers are building a flexible exoskeleton based off human musculature. DARPA has issued a $2.9 million contract to researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired ...Read More

George the RAF Robot built in 1949

George is a 6 foot tall humanoid robot engineered and built by Tony Sale in 1949. The robot was constructed in 30 days using scrap metal from a crashed RAF Wellington bomber. At the time the robot cost £15 to build – in today’s ...Read More

Boris the Robot can load your Dishwasher

Tired of stacking the dishwasher? Scientists from Birmingham University have developed a robot which will do it for you. The robot, named Boris, is the first of its kind to have enough intelligence to figure out how to grip items put in front of it. Boris sees objects ...Read More

Meet VersaBall the Fingerless, Soft Robotics Gripper

Boston based Empire Robotics today showed off their commercially available version of the VersaBall – a new fingerless, flexible gripper able to adapt to multiple, automated manufacturing tasks. The VersaBall is a squishy balloon membrane full of loose sub-millimeter particles. The soft ball gripper easily conforms around a wide ...Read More

3D Robotics IRIS+ Drone Follows Your Every Move

GoPro cameras are great for capturing your view of what you’re doing, but recording yourself usually involves poles or another person. The IRIS+ from 3D Robotics now gives you the opportunity to have a UAV as your personal camera crew. According to 3D Robotics, their ...Read More

Four Legged Soft Robot can survive being Crushed by Car

Engineers have created a shape-changing ‘soft’ robot that can travel over snow, water and even flames – making them particularly useful in search and rescue operations. The robots, which can withstand the crushing force of being run over by a car, have been developed by engineers from Cornell and Harvard ...Read More

Robot Couch gets you to the Fridge Faster

A group of engineering students from the University of New South Wales have created a robotic couch which can be controlled with an Xbox gamepad. Robo Couch has a timber frame atop a steel chassis fitted with four independently controlled mecanum wheels, which allow for omnidirectional movement, at speeds ...Read More

Robot News Round-Up

Watch MIT’s Atlas humanoid robot drag a metal pillar like it’s nothing – Engadget A group of MIT researchers have been working to refine their Atlas robot’s capabilities since 2013 for DARPA’s Robotics Challenge. They’ve managed to program the machine to carry objects of different ...Read More

Dyson launches Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Last week Dyson teased a new product announcement, now they have unveiled, not surprisingly, their new robot vacuum cleaner – the Dyson 360 Eye. The 360 Eye features a unique 360° vision system, using complex mathematics, probability theory, geometry and trigonometry to survey and navigate a room. The system can ...Read More