Self-reconfiguring modular robot

Self-reconfigurable modular robots are autonomous kinematic machines with variable morphology. Beyond conventional actuation, sensing and control typically found in fixed-morphology robots, self-reconfiguring robots are also able to deliberately change their own shape by rearranging the connectivity of their parts, in order to adapt to new circumstances, perform new tasks, or recover from damage. For example, … Continue reading Self-reconfiguring modular robot

Space Probe

Space probe, or simply probe, is a robotic spacecraft that doesn't orbit the Earth, but instead explores farther into outer space. A space probe may approach the Moon; travel through interplanetary space; flyby, orbit, or land or fly on other planetary bodies; or enter interstellar space. Once a probe has left the vicinity of Earth, … Continue reading Space Probe

Swarm Robotics

Swarm robotics is an approach to the coordination of multiple robots as a system which consist of large numbers of mostly simple physical robots. It is supposed that a desired collective behavior emerges from the interactions between the robots and interactions of robots with the environment. Miniaturization and cost are key factors in swarm robotics. … Continue reading Swarm Robotics

Robot-assisted Surgery

Robotic surgery are types of surgical procedures that are done using robotic systems. Robotically-assisted surgery was developed to try to overcome the limitations of pre-existing minimally-invasive surgical procedures and to enhance the capabilities of surgeons performing open surgery. The concept of using standard hand grips to control manipulators and cameras of various sizes down to … Continue reading Robot-assisted Surgery

Autonomous aircraft

Autonomous aircraft is an aircraft which flies under the control of automatic systems and needs no intervention from a human pilot. Most autonomous aircraft are unmanned aerial vehicle or drones, however autonomous control systems are reaching a point where several air taxis and associated regulatory regimes are being developed. ©Travel Daily One way to achieve autonomous control employs multiple control-loop layers, as … Continue reading Autonomous aircraft

Robot kinematics

Robot kinematics applies geometry to the study of the movement of multi-degree of freedom kinematic chains that form the structure of robotic systems. The emphasis on geometry means that the links of the robot are modeled as rigid bodies and its joints are assumed to provide pure rotation or translation. A fundamental tool in robot … Continue reading Robot kinematics

Bio-inspired robotic locomotion

Bio-inspired robotic locomotion is about learning concepts from nature and applying them to the design of real-world engineered systems. More specifically, this field is about making robots that are inspired by biological systems. Biomimicry and bio-inspired design are sometimes confused. Biomimicry is copying from nature while bio-inspired design is learning from nature and making a … Continue reading Bio-inspired robotic locomotion

Domestic Robot

Domestic robot is a type of service robot, an autonomous robot that is primarily used for household chores, but may also be used for education, entertainment or therapy. While most domestic robots are simplistic, some are connected to Wi-Fi home networks or smart environments and are autonomous to a high degree. ©Inventions World / YouTube … Continue reading Domestic Robot

Social Robot

Social robot is an autonomous robot that interacts and communicates with humans or other autonomous physical agents by following social behaviors and rules attached to its role. Like other robots, a social robot is physically embodied. Some synthetic social agents are designed with a screen to represent the head or 'face' to dynamically communicate with … Continue reading Social Robot

Autobot

Autonomous robot also known as autobot, is  a robot that performs behaviors or tasks with a high degree of autonomy (without external influence). ©Diversey The first requirement for complete physical autonomy is the ability for a robot to take care of itself. Many of the battery-powered robots on the market today can find and connect … Continue reading Autobot