Octopus inspires new suction mechanism for robots

Suction cup grasping a stone. Credit: University of Bristol A new robotic suction cup that can grasp rough, curved and heavy stone, has been developed by scientists at the University of Bristol. The team, based at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, studied the structures of octopus biological suckers, which have superb adaptive suction abilities enabling them to […]

Joint Statement: Policymakers Must Stimulate Advanced Connectivity and Digitalization to Secure Europe’s Competitiveness

• Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Nokia, and Vodafone call for policymakers to stimulate advanced connectivity and digitalization to secure Europe’s competitiveness • Policymakers should strive to achieve a true Digital Single Market, address the digital connectivity investment gap, and avoid introducing unnecessary regulatory burdens on businesses • Joint statement comes ahead of a meeting between D9+ […]

Cybernetix Ventures partners with the Pittsburgh Robotics Network

Take heed to this text Jennifer Apicella (left) of the PRN and Fady Saad (proper) of Cybernetix Ventures have introduced a strategic partnership. | Supply: Pittsburgh Robotics Community Cybernetix Ventures yesterday introduced a strategic partnership with the Pittsburgh Robotics Community. The early-stage enterprise capital agency mentioned it’s a part of its long-term robotics cluster engagement […]

An ink for 3D-printing flexible devices without mechanical joints

The lab’s DNGE prototype “finger” with rigid “bones” surrounded by flexible “flesh.” Credit: Adrian Alberola EPFL researchers are targeting the next generation of soft actuators and robots with an elastomer-based ink for 3D printing objects with locally changing mechanical properties, eliminating the need for cumbersome mechanical joints. For engineers working on soft robotics or wearable […]