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Scientists invent new, faster gait for six-legged robots


Brooks HaysFeb. 17 (UPI) -- Robotics engineers often find their inspiration from nature. For six-legged robots, a nature-inspired gait proved an impediment to maximum speed. (UPI Science News) More More

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Posted on 21 May 2018 | 11:19 pm | Google News

Pollination Drones Seen as Assistants for Ailing Bees - Robotics Business Review


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Scientists estimate that 90% of the world's wild plants and 30% of the world's crops are cross-pollinated by bees, bats, birds, and other insects. But as populations of bees drop due to Colony Collapse Disorder, many researchers are turning to robotics ...

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Posted on 27 March 2018 | 12:23 pm | Google News

Tokyo Tech's six-legged robots get closer to nature - Phys.Org


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A study led by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) has uncovered new ways of driving multi-legged robots by means of a two-level controller. The proposed controller uses a network of so-called non-linear oscillators that enables ...

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Posted on 12 March 2018 | 4:26 am | Google News

Chimpanzees help researchers improve machine learning of animal simulations - Phys.Org


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Professor Bill Sellers, from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, says: "Starting from an animal's skeleton, computers using machine learning can now reconstruct how the animal could have moved. However, they don't always do a good job.

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Posted on 6 March 2018 | 7:00 pm | Google News

Cockroaches, Turtles And Worms: Israeli Scientists Develop Nature-Inspired Robots For Space, Search & Rescue ... - NoCamels - Israeli Innovation News


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Another robot can climb vertically between two structures, walk horizontally between two walls and features a “turtle gait,” while a third, the RStar, is a smaller version of the STAR and is built for outdoor environments. Dr. Zarrouk .... Building on ...

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Speedy cockroaches help researchers train robots to walk - UPI.com


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Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Scientists have identified a shift in the gaits of speedy cockroaches as the insects kick it into high gear. The discovery could help engineers train robots to walk more stably and efficiently. The latest research -- published this week ...

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