Soft Robotics – Helping to Keep Hearts Pumping

A team of researchers from Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a soft robot that helps a weakened heart beat and could potentially restore normal blood flow in patients suffering from heart failure. This opens the door to a potential new treatment for people suffering from heart failure and could possibly give a… Continue reading Soft Robotics – Helping to Keep Hearts Pumping

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Soft Robotics – What is it? A Short , Gentle Introduction

Soft robotics is an emerging sub-field of robotics that deals with the design and construction of robots that are not rigid. This is in contrast to traditional robots. The resulting soft robots are generally constructed with soft and deformable materials. These materials include silicone, plastics, fabrics, rubber, or compliant mechanical parts like springs. Soft robots,… Continue reading Soft Robotics – What is it? A Short , Gentle Introduction

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Google and Robots. Why?

Speaking at the Box developer conference on April 22, 2015, Eric Schmidt reveals that Google has a medium term strategy to make tangible big returns from the robotics technology it has acquired and continues to develop, and expects makes these returns on its investment in the next 5 to 10 years. As noted in this… Continue reading Google and Robots. Why?

Could Self-Driving Car Tech Help General Robots? – Mobileye New EyeQ4 Processor

Mobileye earlier this year announced the EyeQ4 system on a chip (SOC), their 4th generation camera-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) SOC for the automotive industry. The EyeQ4 has huge amounts of computing power and consists of 14 computing cores out of which 10 are specialized vector accelerators with extremely high utilization for visual processing… Continue reading Could Self-Driving Car Tech Help General Robots? – Mobileye New EyeQ4 Processor

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Very Fast Line Tracking Robot

Line tracking is probably the most widely used navigation system for robots especially in student level robot competitions. This robot though will most likely shock all those students with its sheer speed. Check out this hyper fast line following robot and see if you and your friends can build a robot to match its speed.… Continue reading Very Fast Line Tracking Robot

Insect Like Walking Robot Powered by a Single Motor and No Programming

This is a one motor powered walking robot that really resembles an insect, more nature inspired stuff. The design reminds me of BEAM (from Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics and Mechanics) robots that use a kind of analog system (Instead of the common digital systems) that was modeled  from the way our nervous systems work and commonly… Continue reading Insect Like Walking Robot Powered by a Single Motor and No Programming

Ice cream stick robot……Another easy to make at home robot

This is an ice cream stick robot: This instructional video will show you how to make it. Very cool, a good weekend project perhaps? It can also can serve as a reasonable introduction to electronics and robotics technology. Buy your parts on Amazon by through the links below and share with your friends and make… Continue reading Ice cream stick robot……Another easy to make at home robot