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This drone shrinks to fit

By | drones, EPFL, Gadgets, TC

Researchers at the University of Zurich and EPFL have created a robot that shrinks to fit through gaps, a feature that could make it perfect for search and rescue missions. The researchers initially created a drone that could assess man-made gaps and squeeze through in seconds using only one camera. This extra feature — a […]

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TWIICE One Exoskeleton furthers the promise of robotic mobility aids

By | EPFL, exoskeleton, Gadgets, Hardware, Robotics, Wearables

Few things in the world of technology can really ever be said to be “done,” and certainly exoskeletons are not among their number. They exist, but they are all works in progress, expensive, heavy, and limited. So it’s great to see this team working continuously on their TWIICE robotic wearable, improving it immensely with the guidance of motivated users.

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The Envirobot robo-eel slithers along the shore for science

By | biomimetic, Envirobot, EPFL, Gadgets, l’École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Robotics, robots, Science, TC

 The next time you’re swimming in Lake Geneva, don’t be surprised when you feel something eel-like and yet artificial touch your leg. That would be Envirobot, the latest biomimetic creation from Swiss researchers that autonomously swims around bodies of water and tests them for toxins and other factors. Read More

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