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#440987 New walking robot design could ...

Researchers have designed a state-of-the-art walking robot that could revolutionize large construction projects in space. They tested the feasibility of the robot for the in-space assembly of a 25m Large Aperture Space Telescope. They present their findings in Frontiers in Robotics and AI. A scaled-down prototype of the robot also showed promise for large construction applications on Earth. Continue reading

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#440923 New motion planner for wheeled robots to ...

Skoltech researchers have developed a method to enable wheeled robots to avoid obstacles in a fast, efficient, and natural way when moving in a crowded setting. Reported in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, the new motion planner leverages machine learning and could be useful for robotic disinfection, inventory counting, and car parking. Continue reading

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#440915 Erotophilia and sexual sensation-seeking ...

Advances in technology, in particular artificial intelligence (AI), are impacting our everyday lives in ever more ways—including our sex lives. Sex robots—life-size, lifelike machines powered by AI and used for sexual purposes—are one such emerging technological system. While they remain very niche, those who make, use and study them believe the market offers room for growth. Continue reading

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#440833 How a slender, snake-like robot could ...

Jessica Burgner-Kahrs, the director of the Continuum Robotics Lab at the University of Toronto Mississauga, and her team are building very slender, flexible and extensible robots, a few millimeters in diameter, for use in surgery and industry. You might call it “zoobotics.” Continue reading

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#440775 A new type of soft robotic actuator that ...

A team of researchers at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia's Bioinspired Soft Robotics Laboratory has developed a new pleat-based soft robotic actuator that can be used in a variety of sizes, down to just 1 centimeter. In their paper published in the journal Science Robotics, the group describes the technology behind their new actuator and how well it worked when they tested it under varied circumstances. Continue reading

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