Robotics

Build Your Own Balancing Robot with Arduino

via Arduino Blog If you’re familiar with the Segway or other vehicles that balance in what is known as an “inverted pendulum” configuration, you may think that while interesting, creating something similar would be too complicated or out of your budget. Though perhaps still not simple, Joop Brokking takes you through his design for this type […]

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3D-printed ‘bionic skin’ could give robots the sense of touch #3DPrinting #Robotics #Sensors

From University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering: Engineering researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a revolutionary process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. The discovery is also a major step forward in printing electronics on real human skin. “This stretchable […]

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Mouse on Mars are using Robots to Expand Their Band

via CDM Analog and digital? That’s just a small slice of the pie. The post-digital / post-analog world uses those two ingredients but adds others, like biological, photochemical, optical, and perhaps most importantly, kinetic. Instead of electrifying screens and circuits, then, you can also make stuff move. Mouse on Mars, in collaboration with the Sonic […]

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A Short History of Soft Grippers #RoboHistory

Aiden Leitch over at Super Releaser shared this great history of soft grippers. The ability to softly handle objects is vital to integrating robotics into everyday life. During the past 50 years, the world has seen an enormous growth in robotic technology. From the creation of Unimate, the first industrial robot arm, to the introduction […]

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MIT teaches machines to learn from each other

Via Engadget: There are two typical ways to train a robot today: you can have it watch repeated demonstrations of what you want it to do or you can program its movements directly using motion-planning techniques. But a team of researchers from MIT’s CSAIL lab have developed a hybridized third option that will enable robots […]