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Four-Legged Robot Traverses Tricky Terrains Thanks to Improved 3D Vision

June 13, 2023

Researchers led by UC San Diego have developed a new model that trains four-legged robots to see more clearly in 3D. The advance enabled a robot to autonomously cross challenging terrain with ease—including stairs, rocky ground and gap-filled paths—while clearing obstacles in its way.

3D-printed Soft Four Legged Robot Can Walk on Sand and Stone

May 17, 2017

…developed the first soft robot that is capable of walking on rough surfaces, such as sand and pebbles. The 3D-printed, four-legged robot can climb over obstacles and walk on different terrains. Researchers led by Michael Tolley, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of California San Diego, will present the…

Soft Robots, Tough Problems

May 2, 2024

Robots that can assist physicians during surgery. Robots that can swim. Robots that can grip delicate objects. These were some of the demonstrations on display at Robosoft, the biggest conference in the field of soft robotics, in San Diego this year.

Transparent Eel-like Soft Robot Can Swim Silently Underwater

April 24, 2018

An innovative, eel-like robot developed by engineers and marine biologists at the University of California can swim silently in salt water without an electric motor. Instead, the robot uses artificial muscles filled with water to propel itself. The foot-long robot, which is connected to an electronics board that remains on…

The Robotic Force Awakens at UC San Diego

January 14, 2016

The Robotic Force Awakens at UC San Diego New Experience Engineering Initiative aimed at giving students more hands-on experience The movie premiere was still more than a week away, but Star Wars fever was already peaking at UC San Diego Dec. 9 during the campus’ semi-annual robotics competition. This year,…

3D-printed Robot is Hard at Heart, Soft on Outside

July 9, 2015

…have created the first robot with a 3D-printed body that transitions from a rigid core to a soft exterior. The robot is capable of more than 30 untethered jumps and is powered by a mix of butane and oxygen. Researchers describe the robot’s design, manufacturing and testing in the July…

UC San Diego Takes Part in RoboCup Competition for the First Time

July 27, 2017

A team of computer scientists from the University of California San Diego are taking part for the first time in the international RoboCup @ Home competition, which this year takes place July 27 to 31 in Nagoya, Japan.

Coding with Colorful Cards: Kids Learn Arduino-based Code with Tinker the Robot

May 13, 2015

Meet Tinker the Robot. UC San Diego mechanical engineering alumnus (2007) Kay Yang created him to teach and inspire young children to play with robots.

Using Everyday WiFi To Help Robots See and Navigate Better Indoors

May 20, 2022

UC San Diego engineers have developed a low cost, low power technology to help robots accurately map their way indoors, even in poor lighting and without recognizable landmarks or features. The technology uses WiFi signals, instead of light, to help the robot “see” where it’s going.

These flexible feet help robots walk faster

June 2, 2020

Roboticists at the University of California San Diego have developed flexible feet that can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips. The work has applications for search-and-rescue missions as well as space exploration.

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