Robotics

Robot makers slow to address danger risk, say researchers

Robot makers slow to address danger risk, say researchers

Researchers who warned half a dozen robot manufacturers in January about nearly 50 vulnerabilities in their home, business and industrial robots, say only a few of the problems have been addressed.

Aug 23, 2017, 10:50 AM IST

Father of Afghan robotics girl killed in mosque attack

It was the latest deadly attack on the minority community in Afghanistan.

Aug 03, 2017, 16:41 PM IST

Asia's largest computer fair showcases latest AI technology

Computex Taipei, Asia`s largest computer fair, is presenting the latest in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), with the creation of a new section dedicated to this area of innovation.

May 30, 2017, 12:44 PM IST
'Robotics, AI affecting jobs; staff needs to adapt, reskill'

'Robotics, AI affecting jobs; staff needs to adapt, reskill'

Rise in adoption of new digital technologies will have a significant impact on the job market and employees need to adapt to changing technologies and develop fresh skills to make themselves relevant, say experts.

Mar 19, 2017, 12:48 PM IST
UAE's first robot pharmacy – This is how robotics will change healthcare in near future!

UAE's first robot pharmacy – This is how robotics will change healthcare in near future!

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has inaugurated its first "robot pharmacy" at Rashid Hospital in Dubai, as per a media report on Friday.

Jan 14, 2017, 10:15 AM IST
Earwax may inspire high-tech filters, adhesives in robotics

Earwax may inspire high-tech filters, adhesives in robotics

The thickness, the way it flows, and even the appearance is highly similar. This indicates that those properties of earwax seem to be a solution that works well across species.

Jan 08, 2017, 23:53 PM IST
NIIT to train 20,000 students on IoT, robotics, VR

NIIT to train 20,000 students on IoT, robotics, VR

The company will launch the new courses from next month to be offered from its centres and later extend them to engineering colleges later.

Apr 17, 2016, 13:40 PM IST
Paper-based multifunctional artificial skin could transform medicine, robotics

Paper-based multifunctional artificial skin could transform medicine, robotics

The flexible, paper-based skin is layered onto a post-it note, with paper, aluminium foil, lint-free wipes, and pencil lines acting as sensing components.  

Feb 22, 2016, 11:10 AM IST

New lab to provide researchers remote access to robots

Aimed at boosting research in robotics, the Georgia Institute of Technology is building a new laboratory that would allow roboticists from around the US to conduct experiments remotely.

Jan 18, 2016, 11:24 AM IST
Indian-origin teen creates low-cost robotic arm

Indian-origin teen creates low-cost robotic arm

A 17-year-old Indian-origin teenager has won accolades for an inexpensive robotic arm he created for his school science fair project in California state of the US.

Aug 04, 2015, 16:10 PM IST

Seahorse-inspired robots to assist in surgeries

The little seahorse is inspiring researchers to build robots that have capabilities sometimes at odds with one another - flexible, but also tough and strong.

Jul 04, 2015, 00:25 AM IST

Russia, China sign pact on robotics, high-tech innovations

In a significant instance of BRICS cooperation ahead of Russia assuming the group's chair in July, its Skolkovo Foundatiion and China's Cybernaut Investment Group signed an agreement on Tuesday to jointly develop, finance and market high-tech innovations.

Apr 21, 2015, 15:03 PM IST
NASA space apps challenge to spark innovation

NASA space apps challenge to spark innovation

NASA and other space agencies are preparing for the fourth annual "International Space Apps Challenge" which will be held online at more than 135 locations worldwide April 10-12.

Mar 10, 2015, 11:02 AM IST

Indian IT firms eye robotics, driverless cars for next round of growth

After decades of low-margin work like server maintenance, India`s information technology services firms are moving upscale in search of lucrative contracts for driverless cars and other advanced projects as online innovation changes clients` needs.

Feb 20, 2015, 14:23 PM IST

Now, 'soft' Robot Octopus that can swim

Scientists have developed a soft "Robot Octopus" that is not only capable of swimming swiftly, but is also capable of carrying objects in its tentacles and crawling.

Sep 26, 2014, 11:41 AM IST
Interested in soft robotics? Download this toolkit

Interested in soft robotics? Download this toolkit

Experienced and aspiring researchers interested in soft robotics can now avail of a4 toolkit that is an online treasure trove of downloadable, open-source plans, how-to videos and case studies to assist them in controlling soft robotic devices.

Sep 20, 2014, 12:40 PM IST

New algorithm allows robots to walk with broken legs

Researchers have developed an algorithm that allows a robot to teach itself to walk with a broken or damaged leg.

Aug 01, 2014, 18:51 PM IST

`Soft machines` to power new-age robots

Researchers have developed a technique that might be used to produce "soft machines" made of elastic materials and liquid metals for potential applications in robotics, medical devices and consumer electronics.

Jun 19, 2014, 18:53 PM IST

The robo maker

The developing robotics industry has some lucrative jobs in store. Prachi Regespeaks to experts about the need for professionals who will create future Wall-Es.

Jan 30, 2014, 13:17 PM IST

A visiting robot 

Foreign universities are looking at India for talent to work on their ambitious robotics projects. Gauri Rane chats with representatives of Ireland’s Aberystwyth University to find out more about their Autonomous Sailing Robot or ASR project.

Jan 30, 2014, 13:01 PM IST