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Eve, the Robot Scientist, Can Screen 10,000 Drug Candidates a Day

Eve, the robot scientist. Photo courtesy of the University of Manchester.

Eve, an artificially intelligent drug-discovery robot, has discovered that a cancer drug might be good for treating malaria, too. Designed to speed up drug discovery and make it more economical, Eve can automatically develop and test hypotheses to explain observations, run experiments, record and interpret the …

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ComMotion Motor Driver Shield

The ComMotion Motor Driver Shield makes it easy to integrate 4 DC brushless motors with your Arduino. Photo courtesy of Sparkfun.

Easily control robots with omni or mecanum wheels using Sparkfun’s ComMotion Motor Driver Shield. This four-channel shield can control up to four DC brushed motors at once, read their encoders and monitor their current draw. It fits on any RedBoard, Arduino, other development board with an …

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Vineyard-Monitoring Robot Prototype Revealed

VineRobot is designed to help grapegrowers manage their crop remotely. Photo courtesy of Asociacion RUVID.

Researchers from several European countries have teamed up to develop an artificially intelligent robot capable of managing vineyards. The unmanned robot can gather information on production, water levels, grape composition and vegetative development and send it to grape growers. The robot is part of the European …

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R is for Robotics Coloring Book

Get creative! Give Dean Kamen any color hair you wish! (Picture taken from R is for Robotics.)

Ladyada’s new coloring book, R is for Robotics, is perfect for inspiring the youngest among us. The book goes beyond the obvious subjects, including everything from Jacquard looms, to prosthetics and hexapods. You can download all of the pages of the book and print them out …

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Exoskeleton to Help Astronauts with Muscle and Bone Density Loss

This exoskeleton suit uses motors to act as a force against an astronaut, so they can exercise much as the would on earth and avoid bone density and muscle loss. Photo courtesy of the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition.

The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition has developed a novel exoskeleton designed to stop muscle and bone density loss caused by long stays in a zero gravity environment. Known as the Grasshopper, the suit would be worn by astronauts while they exercise in space. It’s worn much …

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Care-O-Bot 4 Delivers Food, Assists with Cooking and Cleaning

The Care-O-Bot 4 is great at lifting heavy items without falling over. Photo courtesy of Fraunhofer IPA.

In need of a robot butler? The latest version of the Care-o-Bot is coming soon! The Care-O-Bot 4 is a rolling bot designed to help around the house or work in the service industry. It’s customizable, too, with six plug and play components. So customers can request …

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A Robot To Handwrite Your Letters

The robots at Bond can learn how to write just like you do. Photo courtesy of Bond.

Handwriting is truly a dying art. In many schools, cursive is no longer taught. If you still appreciate handwritten notes, or have clients who do, consider HelloBond.com. The robots at Bond are experts are handwriting, with real pen and ink. Simply type your message, send it …

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A Reliable, International Power Supply for Single-Board Computers

This 5V 2A Power Adapter from Adafruit was designed to eliminate brownouts. Photo courtesy of Adafruit.

A poorly made power supply can wreak havoc on a robotics project, particularly one that uses USB power. If the cable is too long, made with narrow gauge wire, and the project requires a lot of current, the adapter might not provide 5V reliably. This can cause brownouts …

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Bat-Inspired Robot Features Wings that Adjust to Walk

The DALER robot features wings that fold, much like those on a vampire bat.

Researchers in Europe have developed a robot that can fly and walk, by rotating wing segments. Named after one of the project’s lead researchers, Ludovic Daler, the Deployable Air Land Exploration Robot (DALER) features a unique design inspired by vampire bats. Triangular segments on the outer edge of …

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New Robot Helps NASA Build Lighter, Stronger Parts

Brian Stewart, system's integration manager at NASA, poses with ISAAC's rotating head. Photo courtesy of NASA/David C. Bowman.

A new robot at NASA will help the space agency develop stronger, lighter materials for aerospace vehicles. The multi-million dollar robot, called the Integrated Structural Assembly of Advanced Composites (ISAAC), is one of only three worldwide. “It changes how we look at composites,” saysBrian Stewart, integration …

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Add a Capacitive Touch Screen to Your Raspberry Pi

Adafruit's PiTFT Mini Kit makes a perfect console, X window port, or display on top of your Raspberry Pi A or B rev 2. Photo courtesy of Adafruit.

Raspberry Pi lovers will likely remember the old PiTFT Mini Kit resistive touchscreen, which required a stylus. This new kit, available from Adafruit, can be used with your fingerpad! Featuring at 2.8″ display, the new PiTFT Mini Kit offers 320 x 240 16-bit color pixels. The screen …

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New Glass Could Make Longer-Lasting Batteries

A new kind of glass could double the life of Li-ion batteries. Photo courtesy of ETH Zürich/Peter Rüegg.

Chemists and materials scientists at ETH Zurich have developed a new kind of glass they say could significantly improve batteries. The research team says the new material — vanadate-borate glass — could be used as the cathode to double the life of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. “One major …

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BeachBot Creates Huge Pictures in the Sand

BeachBot creates huge works of art in the sand using a special rake individually adjustable tongs. Photo courtesy of BeachBot.ch.

Disney Research and ETH Zürich teamed up to create an artistic robot that draws in the sand. BeachBot uses a rake with individually adjustable tongs to create lines in the sand, drawing abstract art and Disney characters. Three special balloon tires move the bot along with beach without a …

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