All-night study sessions on college campuses may soon have a new addition: delivery robots. Starship Technologies has announced a plan this week to launch delivery robots this month at George Mason University and Northern Arizona University with the University of Pittsburgh and … [Read more...] about This robot delivers pizza, groceries and medicines – coming soon to a college campus near you!
For centuries, rice farmers in Asia have been using birds as a natural solution to weeds and pests on their rice fields. While paddling around in flooded paddy fields, ducks tear up weeds and snack on insects, with their manure even acting as additional fertilizer. In the 21st … [Read more...] about Robot ‘duck’ helps farmers in Japan keep rice fields clear of weeds
From mowing lawns and cleaning windows to lending a hand to astronauts aboard the International Space Station, robots are being designed to do an ever-expanding set of tasks. Now, Squishy Robotics, a Berkeley-based startup, has come up with squishy shape-shifting, sensory robots, … [Read more...] about Engineers develop squishy robots designed to aid rescue in disaster areas
A visit to the dentist typically involves time-consuming and sometimes unsettling scraping with mechanical tools to remove plaque from teeth. Plaque deposits are usually the product of biofilms – little communities of micro-organisms, bacterial and otherwise, that gather together … [Read more...] about Tiny teeth-cleaning robots could soon calm your fears of the dentist
Nowadays, the adoption of automated robots is a common practice among many industries that seek to improve their effectiveness – from automated robots that are tightening the knots and bolts on cars to automated hoovers that clean your home. Now, in efforts to stop the use of … [Read more...] about This robot could eventually rid the agricultural sector of pesticides