NASA's newest scientific rover was developed by students participating in summer engineering boot camps at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt. The robot known as GROVER will wander the Greenland's surface ice cover and it will collect measurements to study how snow accumulates over time.
A manual transmission system was introduced by Louis-Rene Panhard and Emile Levassor in 1894. The manual gearbox basically includes: clutch, gearbox (transmission), drive shaft (propeller shaft), universal joints and differential. The design developed is still used as a model in every modern transmission system.
IkeaBot is an automated assembly system that directs the actions of a team of heterogeneous robots in the completion of an assembly task. The robots perform geometric and symbolic planning, assume different roles, and coordinate actions to complete the assembly. The project is developed by MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory researchers.
In a Harvard robotics laboratory, inspired by the biology of a fly, robotic insect RoboBee achieves vertical takeoff, hovering, and steering. It is the world's smallest flying robotic insect and it has taken 12 years to get the robot into the air. The work was led by researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.
The Artas system enables hair restoration physicians to transplant hair without noticeable scarring. A minimally invasion is made possible by robotic procedure and advanced digital imaging. Coordinates are updated every 20 milliseconds and follicular units for transplant are harvested with micron-level precision.
Kinetiq Teaching is a system to teach a robot by hand-guiding its arm through required trajectory. It was shown at the conference Automate 2013, that the system makes automated arc welding intuitive to welders and machinists and it enables them to easily set welding parameters with no in-depth knowledge of programming. This technology is actually under final stage of development.