ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Robotics in the Second Machine Age

We are entering an age of robots that are infiltrating many areas of work and life in general – robots are everywhere. This department is following the development of robotics, from the nanorobotics being developed in the health sector to humanoid robots that some hope will evolve to be a new sub-servient species for our comfort, safety and prosperity. There are both huge technical challenges, social and ethical concerns, and even the fear that we may be creating something that will one day supersede us.

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Lyro Robotics Gets Packing!

Lyro Robotics Gets Packing!

We (the Perfekt Studios arm of our company) recently did a video shoot for Brisbane local robotics company Lyro Robotics and their picking and packing robotic system. Using and advanced vision system developed by the group, Lyro Robotics are aiming at industry where...

Helpful, engineered ‘living’ machines in the future?

Helpful, engineered ‘living’ machines in the future?

Engineered, autonomous machines combined with artificial intelligence have long been a staple of science fiction, and often in the role of villain like the Cylons in the "Battlestar Galactica" reboot, creatures composed of biological and engineered materials. But what...

How Tiny Machines Become Capable of Learning

How Tiny Machines Become Capable of Learning

Living organisms, from bacteria to animals and humans, can perceive their environment and process, store and retrieve this information. They learn how to react to later situations using appropriate actions. A team of physicists at Leipzig University led by Professor...

Soft Robotic Dragonfly Signals Environmental Disruptions

Soft Robotic Dragonfly Signals Environmental Disruptions

Electronics-free DraBot uses air pressure, microarchitectures and self-healing hydrogels to watch for changes in pH, temperature and oil Engineers at Duke University have developed an electronics-free, entirely soft robot shaped like a dragonfly that can skim across...

AI algorithm designs soft robot

AI algorithm designs soft robot

Using a specifically designed deep learning neural network, researchers were able to develop a new type of soft robot - one with optimised sensor placement resulting in superior efficiency. The majority of work we see handed off to robots are technically complex or...

Centre researchers teach new dog new tricks!

Centre researchers teach new dog new tricks!

Australian Centre for Robotic vision researchers have been using a dog robot called Miro to test visual navigation research – specifically a technique called teach and repeat.   Created by the University of Sheffield, Miro can often be seen being driven around...

Why Soft Robots?

Why Soft Robots?

Traditional Robots Versus Soft Robots When we think about robots, we usually imagine smart and sophisticated machines in different forms that are made of connected metal or plastic parts which their sole purpose is to perform repetitive tasks in isolated environments...