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Broken robots 'learn to keep going'
Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.
[BBC News]

Broken robots 'learn to keep going'
Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.
[BBC]

Optimum inertial self-propulsion design for snowman-like nanorobot
A new study investigates the effects of small but finite inertia on the propulsion of micro and nano-scale swimming machines. Scale plays a major role in locomotion. Swimming microorganisms, such as bacteria and spermatozoa, are subjected to relatively small inertial forces compared to the (...)
[Science daily]

Absent fans get robot to do cheering
A struggling Korean baseball team have invented a novel way to improve atmosphere at their matches - by bringing in a crowd of robot fans.
[BBC]

Absent fans get robot to do cheering
A struggling Korean baseball team have invented a novel way to improve atmosphere at their matches - by bringing in a crowd of robot fans.
[BBC News]

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines
Why robots are playing football in Brazil, plus other technology news
[BBC]

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines
Why robots are playing football in Brazil, plus other technology news
[BBC News]

Electronic nose could aid in rescue missions
Researchers have developed a device that allows multiple robotic platforms to follow the path of certain odors. A technology which could aid the search and rescue of people in case of natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes or (...)
[Science daily]

Astronauts to test free-flying 'housekeeper' robots
Inspired by science fiction, three bowling ball-size free-flying Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) have been flying inside the International Space Station since 2006. These satellites provide a test bed for development and research, each having its (...)
[Science daily]

Getting a grip on robotic grasp: New wrist-mounted device augments the human hand with two robotic fingers
Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly. Now a new wrist-mounted robot can provide a helping hand -- or rather, fingers. Researchers have developed a robot that enhances the grasping motion of (...)
[Science daily]

Scientists develop robotic fingers
A group of MIT scientists announces the development of supplementary fingers controlled by sensors attached to the human hand.
[BBC]

Scientists develop robotic fingers
A group of MIT scientists announces the development of supplementary fingers controlled by sensors attached to the human hand.
[BBC News]

Cutesy robot Asimo gets upgraded
Honda's Asimo robot has grown up - its latest upgrade gives it enhanced intelligence, added dexterity and the ability to run 5.6mph.
[BBC]

Cutesy robot Asimo gets upgraded
Honda's Asimo robot has grown up - its latest upgrade gives it enhanced intelligence, added dexterity and the ability to run 5.6mph.
[BBC News]

Anki robotics founder Boris Sofman on why it's a small leap from zippy toys to self-drive cars podcast
And the team discuss the implications of the Government's rushed legislation around the security services access to view and hold our phone and internet history Continue reading...
[The Guardian]

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