Increasing a plant’s ability to locate and absorb water and nutrients through its roots could potentially lead to bigger and better crop yields. That
Introduced two decades ago for patients with neurological disorders, rehabilitation robotics is now a relatively widespread recovery method for
How can we help elderly people find their way around places which are new and completely unknown to them? At the Science Museum in Trento, northern
The world’s gadget makers have been promising us robot chefs almost as long as flying cars, and we are still waiting…but now the former may be on the
Kirobo the robot recently returned to Japan from the International Space Station (ISS). On Friday, he was awarded two Guinness World Records being
Building your own personal robot is the stuff of costly dreams for most people. But soon the know-how will be available to download for anyone keen
The aquatic android has been developed by students from ETH Zurich.
Boston Dynamics, a subsidiary of Google, has unveiled a new robot dog named Spot. The four-legged robot runs on an electric motor that powers a
Hector the stick insect robot is the brainchild of the Biomechatronics research group at Germany’s Bielefeld University. The robot can move all six
Want to make a salad without risking slicing your fingers? Just leave it up to Kodiak.
That’s the aim of a team of researchers at Cornell
Flying robots can help people out in dangerous situations. Unmanned vehicles with dexterous arms can pick up and carry objects, or build simple
A cobot is a “collaborative robot” or exoskeleton which can help people run or walk while carrying heavy objects.
In France the ‘Hercules’
Scientists in Italy are working on creating robots that mimic the properties of plant roots, including the capacity for growth. They believe the
ASIMO – which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility – was first presented to the public in 1996. But now Honda Robotics has unveiled a
Underwater robots can explore seas and rivers, gathering in groups to solve problems together, if they learn to cooperate.
How can we teach
Everybody knows flying drones, but have you seen a diving one? A new robotic submarine can be controlled with an Android smartphone to carry out
British firm Shadow Robot has designed a prosthetic hand that can analyse the shape of an object and how best to pick it up.
It is called the
Scientists in London have developed a system that enables wheelchair users to move around by simply looking in the direction they want to
Passengers flying out of Germany’s Düsseldorf airport are being offered a new kind of service. A robot valet that will park your car.
Giorgio Metta is an explorer in the field of humanoid robotics. The Italian professor is best known for developing the iCub robot platform