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Shape Changing Soft Robot

Students at Stanford University have created a large soft robot that can change shape. Basically the robot uses soft inflated tubes with small robots that can crawl over the tube to change the shape.  The neat thing here is the … Continue reading

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Kyoto Temple Has Robot Priest

The robot is based on the Buddhist deity of mercy.  The robot leads services at the Kodaiji temple in Kyoto. “This robot will never die; it will just keep updating itself and evolving,” said priest Tensho Goto. The robot was … Continue reading

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Tertill Update

Two years ago Tertill, the garden weeding robot by Franklin Robotics, was on Kickstarter.  1200 backers pledged just over $300,000. The good news is they are finally shipping in two to three weeks.  You can also buy one now for … Continue reading

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Robot Recreates Walk Of A 300 Million Year Old Fossil

Scientists at EPFL’s Biorobotics Laboratory and the Interdisciplinary Laboratory Image Knowledge Gestaltung at Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin set out discover how a 300 million year old animal walked. Orobates-Pabsti is the oldest-known vertebrate for which scientists have been able to … Continue reading

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Autonomous Robot Swarm

Some very interesting work was published earlier this week in Sciencemag.org. Sabine Hauert from the Bristol Robotics Lab and James Sharpe at EMBL and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona along with others have created a natural robotic swarm. … Continue reading

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