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Using 3D printers to print out self-learning robots

When the robots of the future are set to extract minerals from other planets, they need to be both self-learning and self-repairing. Researchers at Oslo University have already succeeded in producing self-instructing robots on 3D printers.

Making robots work out where they are and where they’re going

Most people can quite easily find their way outdoors or inside a building – a robot has no idea.

New robot will help scientists turn pee into electricity

Danish scientists have created a new member of staff: the robot EVOBOT. Among other things, EVOBOT will help scientists find out how pee can be turned into electricity.

Industrial robots now also for small companies

Danish scientists have developed a robot operating system that can mimic human movement. The system will make it easier for small companies to use robots, argues researcher.

DIY kit makes building robots easy

A new do-it-yourself kit makes it much easier to build robots. The kit will help researchers develop and refine human-like walking robots, say the inventors.

Hand prosthesis with a sense of touch

A new hand prosthesis enables an amputee to feel a handshake for the first time in years. A quantum leap in prosthesis research, says scientist.

Filleting robot helps the Norwegian fishing industry

A newly developed white fish filleting machine could give this Norwegian industry a much-needed boost.

Robot picks out wheels as fast as blueberries

The robot effortlessly picks up one castor after another from the pile in the box and puts them into the channel. No matter how the wheels are lying, the robot manages to get an exact grip.

Advanced humanoid robot takes first steps

A new robot that walks as dynamically as a human took its first steps this week. Watch the first steps here.

Controlling robots with your thoughts

Robots move in new ways, via electrodes attached to a person's head or a camera.