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An underwater robot is investigating the site of the Fukushima nuclear plant which was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami that hit the coast of Japan in 2011. The “swimming robot” is called “the little sunfish” and is about the size of a loaf of bread. (Photo via irid.or.jp )   In March 2011, the northeastern coast of Japan was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami that destroyed the Fukushima nuclear plant and caused the most devastating nuclear incident of i ...
These bots are narrow enough to move through small spaces and cluttered areas (Photo via L.A. Cicero & Stanford)   Robots have a lot of movement and capabilities, but ever think they can actually grow? A team of scientists has created a soft robot inspired by plants that “grow” as a way of movement. Plants have the ability to adapt to their surroundings in order to receive the nutrients they need. Think about ivy climbing up brick walls. The scientists took this as inspirat ...
A security robot at Washington DC’s MRP Realty rolled itself into a fountain in an unfortunate accident. What a way to quit a job. (Photo via MRP Realty)   When Washington, DC’s MRP Realty hired an autonomous robot to be part of their security team, they couldn’t have guessed it would quit in the most dramatic fashion. The security K5 robot, lovingly dubbed Steve, was designed to patrol car parks and buildings. While on the job, it rolled itself down four steps into a fou ...
Blanca Li’s Robot aims to explore humans’ relationship with robots and AI technology. A robot and its human dance partner make art together (Photo via Blanca Li)   When you scroll past news stories about the latest companion robot, ever think to ask one to dance? Most likely not, but one dancer Blanca Li has, and she’s created a choreography routine, dubbed Robot, for her dance company. Working with Softbank’s robotic vision and Japanese artist Maywa Denki, the new ...
(Image credit Dani Clode)   Having an extra limb can come in handy, even if it’s just an extra digit- in this case, another thumb. Think of all the extra words you could type per-minute, playing complex chords on a guitar or finally being able to palm a basketball. The Third Thumb Project designed by Royal College of Art graduate Dani Clode can allow you to do those things and more.   The thumb was created to change the way we view prosthetics as Dani explains, “The Third ...
Researchers from Ben M’sik Hassan II University create a new robot that easily milks scorpions for their venom. A mockup of the device that clamps the scorpion’s tail (Picture via Ben M’sik Hassan II University)   Did you know that scorpions can be milked? And if that wasn’t terrifying enough, their venom is actually used in a variety of medical fields. As you can imagine, this isn’t an easy task and isn’t necessarily the safest. A team of researchers at ...
Sphero is looking to develop intelligent robots through their spinoff company Misty Robotics. (Image credit Sphero)   Sphero is largely known for their connected robots- Sphero, SPRK+, OLLIE and Pixar/Marvel toy-bots, which are successful in their own right but the famed robotics company is looking to branch out into something more intelligent through their recent spin-off startup Misty Robotics. More precisely, they are looking to bring intelligent robots to your homes and offices.   ...

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