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Using robots to construct buildings

By Damir Beciri
One Comment3 December 2011

robot-architecture-1With each day, robots are becoming more popular and affordable, and they find new applications in various fields such as aid in manual labor or entertainment. Robots use in architecture hasn’t been around aside performing such tasks in video games and science fiction, but professorship of Gramazio & Kohler plans to change that fact and… »


High-precision robots modularized and available in kit form

By Damir Beciri
17 June 2011

epfl-legolas5-robotA doctoral student from EPFL’s Laboratory of Robotics Systems has developed a concept for modular industrial robots, based on the technology of parallel robots, whose precision is expressed in nanometers. Its developer named it Legolas, due to association to the precise elf of the same name from The Lord of the Rings, and due to… »


SQUSE’s robot hand designed to handle fragile goods

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments24 June 2009

kyoto-squse-robotic-hand-handles-sushiWe already wrote about a prosthetic arm and a toy robotic arm in our previous articles. In this article we’re going to write about a robotic hand designed in Japan. Although it resembles a lifelike hand in a great degree, its main application won’t be in prosthetics. Kyoto-based factory automation company Squse (yes, their page… »