Courtesy: MIT CSAIL
Robotics May 16, 2022

Soft assistive robotic wearables benefit from rapid design tool

MIT researchers have created a design and fabrication tool for soft pneumatic actuators for integrated sensing, which can power personalized health care, smart homes, and gaming.

By Rachel Gordon
Courtesy: Max Planck Institute
Robotics May 13, 2022

Microrobot collectives display versatile movement patterns

Researchers have developed collectives of microrobots, which they can move in every formation they wish.

By Max Planck Institute
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Robotics May 6, 2022

Industrial robot market growth accelerating

Industrial robots used to be a mature market, but COVID-19 has turbo-charged factory automation and is attracting considerable new investment.

By Maya Xiao
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Robotics May 2, 2022

Easier ways to teach robots new skills

MIT researchers have developed a technique that enables a robot to learn a pick-and-place task with only a handful of human demonstrations.

By Adam Zewe
Robotics April 27, 2022

How eye imaging technology could help robots and cars see better

Researchers from Duke University are applying lessons learned from decades of perfecting eye-imaging technologies to tomorrow’s autonomous systems sensor technologies.

By Ken Kingery
Courtesy: Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
Robotics April 26, 2022

Six winners announced for annual robotics award

Six winners were named for the 2022 Engelberger Robotics Awards and will be honored at Automate 2022 and Automatica in June.

By Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Robotics April 14, 2022

Teaching robots to manipulate soft objects

Researchers have developed a technique that could enable a robot to manipulate squishy objects like pizza dough or soft materials like clothing.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Robotics April 13, 2022

Cobot market set for double-digit annual growth rates

The pandemic has encouraged more companies to try a cobot as a solution to virus-related disruption, on-going labor shortages and more.

By Maya Xiao
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Robotics March 27, 2022

Mobile robot sales poised for large increase

In 2021, global autonomous mobile robot (AMR) revenues surpassed 100,000 units and overall sales are expected to increase to more than 600,000 by 2025.

By Ash Sharma
Courtesy: FlexQube
Robotics March 25, 2022

Logistics 4.0 and the mobile industrial robot

Logistics 4.0 refers to the application of digitalization to create cyber-physical solutions and gain real-time control. Mobile industrial robots can help play a large role in that process.

By Brendon Turner