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Crawling Robot

Using snakelike skin, this robot from Harvard researcher Ahmad Rafsanjani, has the ability to crawl. Using a technique similar to origami called kirigami, the skin is created using cutting as well as folding. The cut out skin is wrapped around … Continue reading

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Humanoid Does Push Ups and Sit ups

The robot called Kengoro can do push ups. Created by researchers from the University of Tokyo, Kengoro is a little different from most robots. Instead of using gearboxes, Gengoro uses actuators that pull on wires to mimic muscles. To combat the … Continue reading

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MantaDroid

MantaDroid is an underwater Manta ray shaped robot. Developed by researchers Chew Chee Meng and Yeo Khoon Seng from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Department of Mechanical Engineering, the robot is driven by flexible pectoral fins. The robot can swim for at 0.7m … Continue reading

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Artificial Muscles Lift 1,000 Times Their Own Weight

A study published this week in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) is authored by researchers from Harvard’s Wyss Institute and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). The researchers have developed artificial muscles capable of lifting 1,000 … Continue reading

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Secret Agent Fish

Researchers at EPFL’s Robotic Systems Laboratory have developed a “secret agent” fish robot.  The idea is that the robot will mimic the behavior of the fish and join in the school to better understand the fish behavior. Led by Professor Francesco … Continue reading

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