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Five incredible animal robots

Take a look at five highly advanced robots which were inspired by nature.
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Robot Club goes Eurobot

The Robot Club Rapperswil has designed an autonomous robot for competing at the Eurobot Championship.
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Creating a humanoid robot - piece by piece

In a long-term project, the Polytechnique Montréal is building a humanoid robot. Every year, new parts will be added to the body.
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Lab automation with maxon DC motors

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Why robots were the actual winners at the Winter Olympics

Jessica Kang about a robot that was given a special honour at the Games in South Korea.
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driven: The fruits of research

The current issue of driven – the maxon motor magazine – is all about bionics. Featuring modern prostheses, exoskeletons for children, and even a salamander with a spine. Find out more!
The art of building a robot
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The art of building a robot

Philip Norman used to be an architect and a painter. Then he made an invention that could prove to be a game-changer for the way robots are built in the future.
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Get a move on, furniture!

Modular robotics is offering a wealth of new possibilities. A team at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne has declared war on boring and static interior design.
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Power density in robotics - a question of torque

Inspection robots for pipes and ducts, rescue robots in disaster areas, or humanoid robots – they all have one thing in common: They are mobile robots that aid humans. We explain some of their requirements for drive technology in detail.
Stepping it up a notch
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Stepping it up a notch

Stairs are still unsurmountable obstacles for many robots. Yet a young team at ETH Zurich is building a vehicle designed to negotiate steps with ease – by hopping.
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The high-tech baby that saves lives

The chest of the tiny body slowly moves up and down, veins and arteries are visible under the thin skin. The heartbeat is regular.
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The delivery robots are coming!

People look up at the sky and see more and more drones. Yet the breakthrough for delivery robots will take place on the ground.
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How to build an autonomous rover

Computer Vision. Rover. Humans. A not so daily combination.
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Nature as prototype

Roland Siegwart professor for autonomous mobile robotics at the ETH Zurich about the next evolution in robotics.
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Run, dino, run...

The Raptor walking robot, developed by researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) can run at up to 46 km/h. He is therefore the fastest two-legged walking robot in the world. The robot design was based on the model of a velociraptor dinosaur. Raptor is just under 50 centimeters in height and weighs just 3 kilograms. He can balance him­self and jump over obstacles of up to 10 centimeters in height with ease. Each leg of the robot is driven by a brushless maxon motor. The drive systems consist of a high-performance EC-4pole 30, combined with a planetary gearhead GP 32 HP and an MR encoder. The controller consists of a maxon ESCON module 50/5. The robot was developed by Prof. SooHyun Kim, Prof. KyungSoo Kim, Prof. Daigil Lee, Dr. JongWon Park, Jinyi Lee and Jinwoo Lee.
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