Category Archives: Robotic design

Brain-Robot Interfaces: using brain-robot interfaces for controlling implicit social patterns

Several emerging computer devices read bio-electrical signals (e.g., electro-corticographic signals, skin biopotential or facial muscle tension) and translate them into computer-understandable input. We investigated how one low-cost commercially-available device could be used to control a domestic robot. First, we used … Continue reading

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Robots On Wheels… and what a wheel

And what a wheel! The inventive drive system enables a small robot to spin and turn on a dime. Ever since those four horsemen, our culture has long been concerned with the locomotion of the apocalypse. IEEE Spectrum has spotted the more likely means … Continue reading

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La forme des robots à venir

Au final, conclut Fumiya Iida, il est difficile de savoir si les robots à l’avenir ressembleront plus à des animaux plutôt qu’à R2D2 ou C6PO. Ce qui est certain, c’est que la dynamique mécanique joue un rôle important. “La forme des … Continue reading

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Surprising robot design to trigger interaction

For James Auger, the notion of domesticated robots is problematic. This difficulty is manifest in the fact that arguably only one service robot — the Roomba – has ever really taken off as a consumer product. To date, the robot … Continue reading

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Robots are on the march!

Do you know about this phenomenon that once you feel like you discovered something new, all of a sudden you find this something everywhere, springing up like mushrooms? Let me be more precise: Since I’m engaged in robotics, I see … Continue reading

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Robotic furniture shows emotion, acknowledges your presence

Isn’t it nice to be acknowledged for just being there? Ok, let’s consider here only the pure ‘physical’ presence … Imagine coming home from an exhausting day at work and neither your not present flatmate nor your nonexisting dog jump … Continue reading

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Robot puppies to vacuum your floors?

Vacuuming your floor is a quite annoying task for most of the people, so you are happy if you can source it out somehow … What if your hoover what do it’s work on its own while you are at … Continue reading

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