Amazon announces its first fully autonomous mobile warehouse robot

Amazon announces its first fully autonomous mobile warehouse robot

It can pick things up, put them down, and move them around It’s called Proteus Image: Amazon Amazon has announced its “first fully autonomous mobile robot,” meant to move large carts throughout its warehouses. The robot is called Proteus, and Amazon says it can safely navigate around human employees, unlike some of its…
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Engineers Develop Smallest-Ever Remote-Controlled Walking Robot

Engineers Develop Smallest-Ever Remote-Controlled Walking Robot

A team of engineers at Northwestern University have developed the smallest-ever remote-controlled walking robot, which is in the form of a tiny crab.  The tiny crab robots are only a half-millimeter wide, making them smaller than a flea. They can bend, twist, walk, crawl, turn, and jump. Besides the tiny…
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Magnetic slime ‘robot’ could help recover swallowed objects

Magnetic slime ‘robot’ could help recover swallowed objects

Soft robots may soon be more flexible than ever... and a tad creepy. As The Guardian reports, researchers have developed a magnetic slime "robot" that can shift into different shapes to grab objects. It can encircle a group of pellets, for instance, and even stretch out in multiple directions to grab items on opposite sides.…
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Scientists create cube robots that can shapeshift in space

Scientists create cube robots that can shapeshift in space

ElectroVoxels are cheap to make and use electromagnets for reconfiguration. Scientists from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the University of Calgary have developed a modular robot system that can morph into different shapes. ElectroVoxels don't have any motors or moving parts. Instead, they use electromagnets to shift around…
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