Robotic Systems

Taking Cue from Invertebrates, New Materials to Make Robots Flexible

A recent project conducted jointly by the University of Minnesota and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory drew ideas from invertebrates to tackle material rigidity and limitations in actuation on robotic systems. 3-D Printed Active Materials Help Robots Achieve Flexibility The robots currently used by the U.S. army are inflexible and hence have difficulties in carrying out various military operations in crammed urban pockets. They usually cannot maneuver easily – something

MIT Engineers Develop Robotic Systems for Warehouse Sorting

Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in collaboration with those from the Princeton University, have invented a robotic system that promises to assist in warehousing activities such as picking and sorting of products. In the near future, as the prospects are harness further, the robots are Aexpected to help in household activities and even clear debris form a disaster zone. The pick and place robotic system developed by