MIT and Harvard researchers developed a laser-cut robot that when powered up folds itself into a 3D shape and walks away.
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“The exciting thing here is that you create this device that has computation embedded in the flat, printed version,” says MIT professor Daniela Rus. “And when these devices lift up from the ground into the third dimension, they do it in a thoughtful way.”
Researchers from Germany’s University of Bielefeld presented their OUROBOT, a “Self-Propelled Continuous-Track-Robot for Rugged Terrain,” at the recent IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. From their technical paper: Adapting the concept of continuous tracks that are propelled and guided by wheels, a self-propelled continuous-track-robot has been designed and built. The robot consists of actuated […]
A 5-foot-tall, 300 pound security robot at a Palo Alto, CA shopping mall ran over a 16-month child last Thursday, hitting the toddler in the head. From KPTV: “The robot hit my son’s head and he fell down facing down on the floor, and the robot did not stop. And it just kept on moving […]
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