Scientists use underwater robot created by Northeastern researcher to spy on zooplankton at night

Zooplankton are the foundation of the marine food chain. These tiny organisms provide food and energy to fish, sea birds, and other marine mammals—including the bowhead whale, which feeds exclusively on zooplankton. What do zooplankton eat? They feed on phytoplankton, which rely on sunlight. But in the Arctic Ocean during winter months, there is little to … Continue reading “Scientists use underwater robot created by Northeastern researcher to spy on zooplankton at night”

Japan’s Human Mimetic Humanoid Robots “Kenshiro & Kengoro” follow Human anatomy

Japanese researchers have created Human Mimetic Humanoid Robots named as Kenshiro and Kengoro. These robots are desinged based on the Human anatomy. Musculoskeletal systems of these human mimetic humanoids are as close as possible to that of a human. Human mimetic humanoids were designed on the basis of the mechanisms in the human body, in … Continue reading “Japan’s Human Mimetic Humanoid Robots “Kenshiro & Kengoro” follow Human anatomy”

Amputee Controls Individual Prosthetic Fingers, like Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand in Star Wars

Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand is a step closer to reality for amputees in this galaxy. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created an ultrasonic sensor that allows amputees to control each of their prosthetic fingers individually. It provides fine motor hand gestures that aren’t possible with current commercially available devices. The first amputee … Continue reading “Amputee Controls Individual Prosthetic Fingers, like Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand in Star Wars”

Toyota unveils T-HR3, a Humanoid Robot that mirrors User

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) revealed T-HR3, the company’s third generation humanoid robot. Toyota’s latest robotics platform, designed and developed by Toyota’s Partner Robot Division, will explore new technologies for safely managing physical interactions between robots and their surroundings, as well as a new remote maneuvering system that mirrors user movements to the robot. T-HR3 reflects Toyota’s … Continue reading “Toyota unveils T-HR3, a Humanoid Robot that mirrors User”

Artificial muscles give soft robots superpowers

Origami-inspired muscles are both soft and strong, and can be made for less than $1 Researchers at Harvard and MIT have created origami-inspired artificial muscles that add strength to soft robots, allowing them to lift objects that are up to 1,000 times their own weight using only air or water pressure. Specifically, one of the … Continue reading “Artificial muscles give soft robots superpowers”