Robotics in the Second Machine Age
We are entering an age of robots that are infiltrating many areas of work and life in general. This department is following the development of robotics in this new machine age.
The ability to correctly order tasks is a skill that robots must possess in order to carry out complex missions. Researchers at ULB’s IRIDIA laboratory have shown, for the first time, that this ability can emerge from a group of robots.
A new highly maneuverable search and rescue robot that can creep, crawl and climb over rough terrain and through tight spaces has been developed.
Researchers have developed a prototype of a robot that can express ’emotions’ through changes in its outer surface. The robot’s skin covers a grid of texture units whose shapes change based on the robot’s feelings.
Researchers have demonstrated a novel synaptic architecture that could lead to a new class of information processing systems inspired by the brain.
Robotic surgery is as effective as traditional open surgery in treating bladder cancer, according to a new study.
Researchers report science fiction fans are positive about the potential to upload consciousness, neurotech and digitizing the brain.
The performance and exciting potential of a new brain-inspired computer takes us one step closer to simulating brain neural networks in real-time.
Improved design may be used for exploring disaster zones and other dangerous or inaccessible environments.
In nature, cockroaches can survive underwater for up to 30 minutes. Now, a robotic cockroach can do even better. Harvard’s Ambulatory Microrobot, known as HAMR, can walk on land, swim on the surface of water, and walk underwater for as long as necessary, opening up new environments for this little bot to explore.
Like the state animal of New York, the rover-like vehicle uses surroundings to build complex structures, overcome obstacles
Researchers are using stigmergy, a biological phenomenon that has been used to explain everything from the behavior of termites and beavers to the popularity of Wikipedia, to build new problem-solving autonomous robots.
Robotics Department Head