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Pneumatic Actuators Give Robot Cheetah-Like Acceleration
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Pneumatic Actuators Give Robot Cheetah-Like Acceleration

Researchers at South Africa's University of Cape Town developed a legged robot that uses pneumatic actuators to accelerate and maneuver like cheetahs.

Will Robots Triumph Over World Cup Winners by 2050?
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Will Robots Triumph Over World Cup Winners by 2050?

The RoboCup dream has inspired generations of roboticists.

A Wearable Robotic Assistant That's All Over You
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A Wearable Robotic Assistant That's All Over You

The Calico assistive robot developed by researchers at the University of Maryland can be worn on the user's clothes, where it runs along a track to perform various...

Benchmarking Robots with Dog-Inspired Barkour
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Benchmarking Robots with Dog-Inspired Barkour

Scientists from Google DeepMind evaluated the agility of quadripedal robots with a dog-agility-inspired course called Barkour.

Nano-Tattoos Don't Need Batteries or Wires
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Nano-Tattoos Don't Need Batteries or Wires

Backscattering-based nano-tattoo sensor tattoos can communicate with nearby devices without needing batteries or wires.

Meet the Forksheet: Imec's In-Between Transistor
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Meet the Forksheet: Imec's In-Between Transistor

The architecture shrinks circuits in a valuable step toward the ultimate CMOS device.

U.S. Universities Building New Semiconductor Workforce
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U.S. Universities Building New Semiconductor Workforce

U.S. universities are training next-generation semiconductor engineers and technicians to fill the jobs needed for the CHIPS Act, signed by President Biden in August...

Ostrich-Inspired Robot Gives Its Neck a Stretch
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Ostrich-Inspired Robot Gives Its Neck a Stretch

Researchers at Japan's University of Tokyo have developed a robotic manipulator based on the muscles and tendons in an ostrich's neck.

Industry Out of Phase With Supercomputers
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Industry Out of Phase With Supercomputers

Chip-industry changes threaten U.S. supercomputing.

DIY Neurotech: Making BCI Accessible
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DIY Neurotech: Making BCI Accessible

The costs of hardware required for brain-computer interfaces, particularly electrodes and amplifiers, have made it difficult for researchers outside big tech companies...

Your Robotic Avatar Is Almost Ready
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Your Robotic Avatar Is Almost Ready

What the Avatar XPrize revealed about the future of telepresence robots.

Organoid Intelligence: Computing on the Brain
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Organoid Intelligence: Computing on the Brain

Researchers have proposed using brain organoids—spherical masses cultured from neural tissue—as computational systems.

Humans (Mostly) Love Trash Robots
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Humans (Mostly) Love Trash Robots

Simple robots wander NYC asking for trash and recycling, and it's adorable.
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