A morphology-changing robot is potentially a good platform to embody and evaluate simulated robot morphologies.
Category Archives: Research
Wireless although ‘tethered’ to a laser beam for power. A next evolution of Washington University’s RoboBees.
More information at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~christoy/Projects/Telescopes.html with link to the paper with some 3d printed examples and the source code.
Soft-body manta ray-inspired bot uses surrounding water as one of the electrodes to contract silicone pockets of hydrogel that flap the wings. It’s speedy, strong, temperature robust, wireless and almost invisible. Developed by Tiefeng Li of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. Article at ScienceMag and here’s the paper.
Qualcomm-backed Brain Corporation announce BrainOS, a development kit incorporating 3D printable designs, AI-software tools and Qualcomm-powered hardware, to make it easier for developers to build learning robots. I assume BrainOS will support Qualcomm’s Neuromorphic chips when they become available.
At The University of Southern California, Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis has built a colossal 3D printer that can build a house in 24 hours…