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Why are robotics so tricky?

What about the robotics?

... commands? Philip - Exactly.  It's almost like having your own recipe.  You have to do everything in the right order ... so this is actually where robots start to come into their own.  Because we can say for four buttons - pick up one ...

The cuckoo, perhaps the best known parasite, is reared by foster parents. After it hatches the chick pushes its adoptive brothers and sisters out of the nest.

Alzheimer's Protein Relieves MS Paralysis

... but cuckoo chicks have evolved to push out the host's own eggs in order to gain their foster parents' full ... of safely falling nose-first from heights of 2.7 times its own body length. Lawrence Steinman, Stanford University; ...

3D Printing Drone

Drones that can 3d-print...

... by swiftlets - tiny birds that build nests using their own spit. He brought in one of his Micro Aerial Vehicles, ...

Sidewinder Snake

Sidewinder snake inspires robot

... the motion of the sidewinder, and then program their own robotic snake to mimic this motion. "We have transferred ...

Robot Hugs

Breakthrough in soft robotics

... them with coming up with a new device and they, on their own, decided it would be great to impart light emitting ...

Robots play a role in post-disaster relief work in situations that are too dangerous for humans.

Robots readied to enter nuclear no-go zones

... allows them to see in 3D what the robot sees from its own perspective, he adds. Named Centauro, the 1.5-metre-tall ...

NASA’s Origami-Inspired Robot

... they might hide. Enter PUFFER. It might not get far on its own with those tiny wheels, but if it’s paired with ...

Family of robots

The Royal Society summer exhibition 2015

... because the sensors aren't fine enough. By developing our own sensor, we hope to be able to introduce gravity into the ...

An operation / surgery

World's first robotic eye surgery

... going on." Where robots will likely come into their own is in helping us to perform operations that are beyond ...

The K5 Robo-Cop

Robocops patrolling airports near you...

... batteries to charge it.  It does self-monitoring of its own health.  So, as the battery level drops, it will ...

Robot

Soft robots take a leap forward

... by explosions, they can leap at least 30 times their own height! Soft robots take a leap forward ...

World Robotic Sailing Championships, Cardiff, September 2012

The 5th World Robotics Sailing Championships

... in total.  The largest boat this week is actually our own which is called BeagleB and that's 3 ½ metres long and ...

All singing, all dancing robots

Making a chatty robot

...  At other times, it's trying to estimate feedback on its own and then what it does is it tries to analyse which ...

A robot in action in the lab

Robots in the lab

... and that then would talk to say, the arm that's got its own controller in, that's sort of coordinating the ...

A model of the ExoMars rover

Building a Mars Rover

... has refused most of the population. I think she likes her own company. So, I think the things that we get affected by, ...