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Pleurobot

Scientists from the EPFL’s Biorobotics Laboratory have created a new version of  the salamander like robot called Pleurobot. Using x-rays and up to 64 tracking points, the scientists are able to accurately mimic a salamander’s gate. Pleurobot uses 27 motors … Continue reading

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Boston Dynamics SpotMini

Boston Dynamics, makers of BigDog, unveiled a new robot today called SpotMini. SpotMini weighs 55 lbs and 65 lbs with the arm attachment, runs for 90 minutes on a charge and is all electric with no hydraulics. In the screen … Continue reading

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Sphero’s Spark+

Sphero, makers of the rolling ball robot, have released a new version of Spark called Spark+. Spark+ is programmable through the Lightning Lab app and comes with an inductive charging base.  After a full charge Sphero should last about 1 … Continue reading

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Georgia Tech’s Emergency Robot

Earlier this year Georgia Tech tested how people react to robots during emergencies. The study used 42 volunteers and a robot with two brightly lit arms and the words “Emergency Guide Robot” on it. The robot made mistakes on purpose, … Continue reading

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A Better Warehouse Robot?

German firm Magazino has invented a warehouse robot called Toru. A 3D map of the warehouse is created to help Toru navigate.  Toru uses laser sensors to help navigate, then employs a variety of grippers to select individual objects from … Continue reading

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