PopSci Recognizes Wheel-Track With “Best of What’s New” Award

A wheel that can transform into a triangular track, developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is a winner of a Popular Science “Best of What’s New” Award for 2018. The reconfigurable wheel-track can [...]

November 28th, 2018|

Corps seeking shipyard to build its mat boat

By Ken Hocke WorkBoat.com on November 20, 2018 Bristol Harbor Group rendering The Army Corps of Engineers Marine Design Center (MDC) will soon release a sources sought notice for the construction of a 188’x74’x10′ deck barge for its Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) located on the [...]

November 20th, 2018|

The Dream Labs of Future Robotics

by Tanya M. Anandan, Contributing Editor Robotic Industries Association Posted 10/30/2018 Tomorrow’s robotics are taking shape in today’s labs. From package delivery robots and self-driving cars, to surgical snakes and search and rescue robots, the innovations have profound implications. A year, 3 years, or maybe [...]

October 30th, 2018|

Researchers Reinvent the Wheel for Vehicles of the Future

Shape-Shifting Tires, Digital Driving Assistants Could Enable Safe Driving Over All Kinds of Terrain Byron Spice  Monday, October 29, 2018 NREC has developed a vehicle with wheels that transform into tracks on the fly and a digital assistant that helps drivers find the safest, surest [...]

October 29th, 2018|

Advancing Robotics to Boost U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness

A new report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), co-authored by Robotics Professor Howie Choset, argues that a thriving domestic robotics industry will help to enhance America’s competitivenessin the global economy, especially now that tensions are rising over global trade. The report, available online, suggests [...]

October 26th, 2018|