Robotic News:

16:58 - 2017/05/02

FlexShapeGripper Robot: Inspired By a Gecko's Tongue

There have actually been grippers that function similar to Festo's FlexShapeGripper before, but they use a soft material filled with small granular particles to change shape. Festo's silicon gripper instead features a pressurized double-chambered designed filled with water and air. As varying amounts of liquid and gas are pumped into those chambers using pneumatics, the gripper changes shape allowing it to grasp, pick up, and hold onto objects.
13:52 - 2017/05/02

TAF20 Robot: Firefighting Robot

The TAF 20—short for Turbine Aided Firefighting—is a robot built in partnership by the Italian engineering firm EmiControls and the German firefighting firm Magirus. The fire-fighting robot can shoot out mists of water or foam from 60 meters (197 feet) or jets of water from 90 meters (295 feet) away.
09:55 - 2017/05/02

Bearbot Robot: Unbearably Cute Bear Bot

Home automation has never been so cute. Bearbot, an emotive universal control, is not only sleek and tiny but also shaped like a bear! Created by Mu Design in Luxembourg, the motion control device can be taught to control numerous household devices such as air conditioning, TV, connected light bulbs, thermostat, alarm and more!
07:27 - 2017/05/02

Puffer Robot: Origami-inspired Robot

The Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) in development at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, was inspired by origami. Its lightweight design is capable of flattening itself, tucking in its wheels and crawling into places rovers can't fit.
14:27 - 2017/05/01

Gemini-Scout Robot: Mine Rescue Robot

Mine rescue robots are designed to replace humans in the most dangerous, early stages of rescue planning and response during a mining accident. When mines collapse, speed in reaching those affected is important. Search and rescue teams need information, and that’s where robotic rescue offers key capabilities.
08:58 - 2017/05/01

Deebot M85 Robot: Vacuum Cleaning Robot

The Ecovacs Deebot DM85 Automatic Floor Cleaning Robot is a smart vacuum cleaning robot with many of the features of the original Deebot family plus the ability to clean even deeper with its advanced mopping system. This robot is able to adjust to the surfaces it cleans and is equipped with a wide range of accessories for a thorough 3D cleaning.
07:30 - 2017/05/01

Deebot Slim Robot: Floor Cleaning Robot

Deebot Slim is - as its name already promises – designed very slim, offering a thorough cleaning under low furniture. It is easy to operate and offers a dry mop function. The robot vacuum cleans carpets and hard floors (hardwood floors, tiles and so on). It masters surfaces of up to 150 m2. Ecovacs Deebot scores especially in households with pets thanks to its direct suction inlet (brushless).
15:30 - 2017/04/30

Hermes Robot: A Bipedal Robot

Robotics research is moving along at such a fast pace that it can be difficult to spot the major milestones of innovation in the technology as they go by. One significant step forward is in evidence at MIT in the form of Hermes. Physically it's all robot, but its actions and reflexes are controlled by a human being.
11:44 - 2017/04/30

Musio Robot: Adorable AI-powered

Musio is an artificially intelligent (A.I.) robot designed to learn, adapt and grow with you. Great to simply hang out with or to assist with basic tasks, Musio can be also be used as a learning tool for children.
08:25 - 2017/04/30

RoboHon Robot: The Robot Smartphone

Most phones look very similar these days, but Sharp doesn’t want to follow the crowd with a phone it has announced is now available. It’s called the RoBoHon, and it takes the concept of a modern smartphone and the almost ubiquitous virtual assistant, and stuffs it all inside the body of a robot. If the video is anything to go by, RoBoHon is going to be the robotic pal you’ve always wanted.