Robotics

  • Driverless dynamics and fiddling with fingers

    The promise of robots, and of human-robot societies, seems as elusive as ever. What are the main ...

    Dr Nicole Robinson spends her days working with robots. But not just today’s robots – she is working with the robots ...

    Robotics January 14, 2022
  • Fish robots put a scare into invasive species

    Researchers engineer a robot that may help turn the tide against invasive mosquitofish.

    Invasive mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) have been wreaking havoc in Australian freshwater systems since their arri...

    Australia December 17, 2021
  • Robotic hand dexterous enough to use tweezers

    Human hands are extremely difficult to replicate robotically – but this robot comes closer than e...

    Humanoid robots are a staple of science fiction, from C-3PO in Star Wars to Data in Star Trek, and they’re also now u...

    Robotics December 15, 2021
  • Bubble casting: it's not hard to make soft robots

    “Fancy balloons” could accelerate the development of the bots.

    Soft robots – made from malleable material – can get into and around thousands of places their hard counterparts cann...

    Robotics November 11, 2021
  • A robotic hip exoskeleton for amputees

    Autonomous, powered hip exoskeleton could help with mobility for people with above-knee amputations.

    Researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Center at the University of Utah, US, have eng...

    Robotics October 12, 2021
  • Think small

    Australia produces fantastic talent in quantum technology – to solve our biggest problems, we mus...

    It’s my sister’s fault that I ended up working in the area of AI and robotics. She is the managing director of Silico...

    Weekly October 1, 2021
  • Robot ‘Olympians’ bring home the silver and $1.3million prize

    Australian team wins historic top two spot in DARPA challenge

    Six Aussie robots – Rat and Bear (track robots), Bluey and Bingo (four-legged robots) and H1 and H2 (flying drones) –...

    Robotics September 27, 2021
  • Beware the robot bearing gifts

    Study shows people open to manipulation by robots pretending to be their friend.

    In a future filled with robots, those that pretend to be your friend could be more manipulative than those that exert...

    News September 23, 2021
  • Meet the robots representing Australia at the ‘robot Olympics’

    Six robots will compete in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge.

    Even robots have dreams of winning gold - and now Australia has a chance at the DARPA Subterranean Challenge. This...

    Australia September 20, 2021
  • Crashlanding geckos rely on their tails to get a grip

    High-speed cameras reveal the extraordinary dynamics of gecko flight – and landing.

    Crash landings are quite normal for geckos – it is their habit to launch themselves into leaps between trees to trave...

    Animals September 3, 2021
  • Colour-changing chameleon-bot

    Artificial ‘skin’ the first step towards colour-blending military camo.

    Artificial camouflage may sound more like science fiction than science, but the possibility of donning a colour-chang...

    News August 11, 2021
  • Magazine

    How do mass drone displays work?

    The Tokyo Olympic Opening Ceremony showed the spectacular potential of drones to join the party. ...

    As Australia burned through 2019’s devastating Black Summer, a Change.org petition circulated calling for the cancell...

    Features July 24, 2021
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