Category Archives: Robot News

Dobot

Dobot is a robotic arm currently up on Kickstarter.  While this doesn’t sound like much at first, keep in mind that Dobot can 3D print, laser engrave, solder as well as move objects around quickly. There is also a mobility platform … Continue reading

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WASEDA University’s Rubble Walking Robot

WASEDA University in Tokyo Japan has unveiled a 4 legged robot called WAREC-1. The robot is able to climb over rubble to assist in search and rescue operations. Sporting four limbs with seven degrees of freedom each, WAREC-1 weighs 150 kg … Continue reading

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Helsinki Embraces Driverless Buses

In Finland a driver is not legally required in a vehicle.  This fact has helped pave the way for a project in Helsinki called Sohjoa.  The goal of this project is to reduce private cars in Helsinki  and their emissions. … Continue reading

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Soft Robots Mimic Human Muscles

Three researchers at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Luasanne) are working on soft robots. Soft robots have a wide range of applications such as gripping, locomotion on uneven terrain, biomedical rehabilitation and more. Soft pneumatic actuators are a great choice … Continue reading

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Is Farming Ready for Robots?

Starting in 2009 we started seeing hints of robotic farming equipment.  Arduino forum user Lance posted about his automating a combine harvester. Lance was able to get the harvester to stay within 3 inches of the desired path which is … Continue reading

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