Robotic competitions are a pretty effective way for both kids and adults to quickly learn the basic concepts of the technology. Robot contests bring together people of all ages — researchers, students, and hobbyists – who are working in distinct and possibly more difficult areas of robotics, providing rare and incredible opportunity to connect and learn from one another. As a technology that is set to rock tomorrow’s industry floors and workplaces, students as young as six years old have enrolled in robotics training institutes to learn the art.The growing…Read More
Robots that replicate the sense of touch..!
Numerous roboticists worldwide were trying to develop robotics systems that can replicate the human sense of touch. Researchers at Beihang University in Beijing created tactile sensing techniques that could be applied to robotic fingers made of soft materials. This technique is stimulated by proprioception, the biological mechanism that allows mammals to perceive or be aware of their body’s position and movements. “The idea behind our recent paper is based on the proprioception framework found in humans, which is what determines our body position and load on our tendons/joints,” Chang Cheng,…Read More