robot

  • Researchers train robots to see into the future

    Researchers train robots to see into the future

    Robots usually react in real time: something happens, they respond. Now researchers University of California, Berkeley are working on a system that lets robots “imagine the future of their actions” so that they can interact with things they’ve never seen before. The technology is called visual foresight and it allows “robots to predict what their cameras will see if… Read More

  • Gomer is a soft robot that can bother your cat

    Gomer is a soft robot that can bother your cat

    If there’s any sort of trend in robotics this year it’s soft hands. Robots with soft pincers are quite useful in picking up – and not breaking – objects and now you can enjoy a soft-handed robot at home. The robot is called Gomer and it’s available now on Indiegogo. The little robot had an expressive face and a big claw on top. You can play games with Gomer –… Read More

  • Wandelbots wants to reinvent the way we program robots

    Wandelbots wants to reinvent the way we program robots

    Wandelbots has accomplished a lot for a startup that was founded officially only two weeks ago – the German company focuses on solving a key problem in robotics, using wearable technology and over two years of experience researching and designing adaptive software systems. So what does Wandelbots actually do? Its first product is a sensor-laden suit that a person can wear to… Read More

  • MIT and Harvard create cheap artificial muscles with super strength

    MIT and Harvard create cheap artificial muscles with super strength

    MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has teamed up with Harvard’s Wyss Institute to create a super strong, affordable artificial muscle that could be used to create soft robots with “superpowers,” including the ability to lift up to 1000 times their weight. The new soft robotic artificial muscles are inspired by origami, and can be constructed in… Read More

  • You can virtually inhabit Toyota’s new humanoid robot

    You can virtually inhabit Toyota’s new humanoid robot

    Toyota has a new, third-generation humanoid robot bears the charming name “T-HR3” and is designed to be a helpful and safe assistant to humans. It also features a so-called “master maneuvering systems,” which is essentially a VR-powered remote operating platform that a human can use to have the T-HR3 mirror its movements. Yes, kind of like a jaeger from kaiju movie… Read More

  • Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot is a parkour master

    Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot is a parkour master

    Parkour! That’s what we should all be devoting our combined robotics expertise towards. There’s no nobler human pursuit, so of course we should create a robot that can master the so-called ‘sport of kings.’ And yes, that is the true sport of kings. Boston Dynamics has shown off its new version of SpotMini, a robot dog that’s slightly less intimating cased in its… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Doppler Labs Shuts Down

    Doppler Labs shuts down, Sony releases V2 of the robot dog Aibo and Robinhood now has a web version. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Sony reboots Aibo with AI and extra kawaii

    Sony reboots Aibo with AI and extra kawaii

    The rumors had it right: Sony is rebooting its robot dog, Aibo, announcing a new four-legged companion AI-powered bot incoming with the same brand name but more rounded corners and visible facial features for extra kawaii, including a pair of expressive, puppy-dog eyes. Read More

  • Ford’s robot butt makes sure its cars can handle your butt IRL

    Ford’s robot butt makes sure its cars can handle your butt IRL

    Ford has a robotic butt it actually calls ‘Robutt’ (via MIT Technology Review) that it uses to test its car seats, helping to make sure they’re durable enough to withstand numerous backside encounters over their long useful lifetime. It’s not that surprising – car manufacturers use plenty of robots to mimic repeated stresses on car parts to make sure they can last… Read More

  • Honda’s new robot prototype could help mitigate future disasters

    Honda’s new robot prototype could help mitigate future disasters

    Honda has a new bipedal robot, which isn’t perhaps as charismatic as Asimo, but which could be a lot more useful. The robot is a disaster relief model, dubbed E2-DR (very Star Wars) which has flexible, articulating joints, a waterproof design and a 2km/h walking rate. The robot can climb ladders, crawl over debris, work in extreme temperatures and has a range of sensors that let it see… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Amazon’s New High-End Echo

    Amazon reveals its high-end Echo, MIT’s CSAIL developed a robot that can wear different exoskeletons, Ford and Lyft tie the knot and Delta gives people free messaging on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and iMessage on flights. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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