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Algorithm tells robots where nearby humans are headed
A new tool for predicting a person's movement trajectory may help humans and robots work together in close proximity. (2019-06-12)
'Slothbot' takes a leisurely approach to environmental monitoring
For environmental monitoring, precision agriculture, infrastructure maintenance and certain security applications, slow and energy efficient can be better than fast and always needing a recharge. (2019-05-29)
Army project develops agile scouting robots
In a research project for the US Army, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley developed an agile robot, called Salto that looks like a Star Wars Imperial walker in miniature and may be able to aid in scouting and search-and-rescue operations. (2019-05-28)
The new quadruped robot HyQReal tested by pulling 3 tons airplane
Researchers at IIT presented at ICRA 2019 the new version of the hydraulic quadruped robot HyQ: HyQReal. (2019-05-23)
Soft, social robot brings coziness to homes -- and classrooms
A new social robot that can be customized with handcrafted material, such as wood and wool, brings simplicity and fun to home robotics -- and will soon be used to help teach math to fourth graders. (2019-05-22)
With a hop, a skip and a jump, high-flying robot leaps through obstacles with ease
First unveiled in 2016, Salto the jumping robot stands at little less than a foot, but can vault over three times its height in a single bound. (2019-05-21)
New flying/driving robot developed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Possible commercial uses are package deliveries since it can quickly fly to a target zone and then drive using its wheels safely and quietly to reach the recipient's doorstep. (2019-05-20)
Dog-like robot made by students jumps, flips and trots
Stanford students developed a dog-like robot that can navigate tough terrain -- and they want you to make one too. (2019-05-20)
Robot therapists need rules
Interactions with artificial intelligence (AI) will become an increasingly common aspect of our lives. (2019-05-15)
Brown undergraduate researcher teaches robots handwriting and drawing
Working with a Brown University faculty member, an undergraduate student developed an algorithm that enables robots to reproduce human-like pen strokes just by looking at images of handwriting or sketches. (2019-05-15)
Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot
Researchers create a remote-controlled soft robot that can transform itself to conduct targeted drug delivery against cancer cells. (2019-05-15)
New AI sees like a human, filling in the blanks
Computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have taught an artificial intelligence agent how to do something that usually only humans can do -- take a few quick glimpses around and infer its whole environment, a skill necessary for the development of effective search-and-rescue robots that one day can improve the effectiveness of dangerous missions. (2019-05-15)
Helping robots remember: Hyperdimensional computing theory could change the way AI works
A paper by University of Maryland researchers just published in the journal Science Robotics introduces a new way of combining perception and motor commands using the so-called hyperdimensional computing theory, which could fundamentally alter and improve the basic artificial intelligence (AI) task of sensorimotor representation -- how agents like robots translate what they sense into what they do. (2019-05-15)
Inspired by a soft body of a leech -- a wall-climbing robot
A research team led by Associate Professor Tomoaki Mashimo at Toyohashi University of Technology has successfully developed a leech-shaped robot, 'LEeCH,' which can climb vertical walls. (2019-05-10)
Tech-saavy people more likely to trust digital doctors
Would you trust a robot to diagnose your cancer? According to researchers at Penn State, people with high confidence in machine performance and also in their own technological capabilities are more likely to accept and use digital healthcare services and providers. (2019-05-10)
Hummingbird robot uses AI to soon go where drones can't
Purdue University researchers have engineered flying robots that behave like hummingbirds, trained by machine learning algorithms based on various techniques the bird uses naturally every day. (2019-05-09)
Illinois researcher Amy LaViers introduces novel perspective in robotic capability
University of Illinois Assistant Professor Amy LaViers has introduced a new point of view from which to observe robotic capabilities in her paper, 'Counts of Mechanical, External Configurations Compared to Computational, Internal Configurations in Natural and Artificial Systems.' (2019-05-09)
DGIST acquired the first KELAF Certification as a Daegu-Gyeongbuk Educational Institution
Designated as a KELAF and held signboard hanging ceremony as organized by the Ministry of Drug and Food Safety. (2019-05-08)
Nanoparticles take a fantastic, magnetic voyage
MIT engineers have designed tiny robots that can help drug-delivery nanoparticles push their way out of the bloodstream and into a tumor or another disease site. (2019-04-26)
A first in medical robotics: Autonomous navigation inside the body
Bioengineers at Boston Children's Hospital report the first demonstration of a robot able to navigate autonomously inside the body. (2019-04-24)
A speedier pipeline to diagnosing genetic diseases in seriously ill infants
Building on previous research, scientists have made improvements to an artificial intelligence pipeline used to diagnose genetic diseases via blood samples obtained from gravely ill infants in a San Diego-based children's hospital. (2019-04-24)
Snake-inspired robot slithers even better than predecessor
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new and improved snake-inspired soft robot that is faster and more precise than its predecessor. (2019-04-22)
When the physics say 'don't follow your nose'
Engineers at Duke University are developing a smart robotic system for sniffing out pollution hotspots and sources of toxic leaks. (2019-04-18)
Giving robots a better feel for object manipulation
A new learning system developed by MIT researchers improves robots' abilities to mold materials into target shapes and make predictions about interacting with solid objects and liquids. (2019-04-17)
Lab tests of blu e-vapor show no evidence of damage to human lung cells
New peer reviewed research commissioned by Imperial Brands was undertaken to investigate the potential adverse effects of blu e-vapor on human airway tissue, compared with conventional cigarette smoke. (2019-04-09)
First birth after robot-assisted uterus transplant
A boy 48 centimeters long, weighing 2900 grams, is the first baby born after the technological shift in the Swedish world-leading research on uterine transplantation. (2019-04-09)
Laying the ground for robotic strategies in environmental protection
Roboticists at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has developed a robot named 'Romu' that can autonomously drive interlocking steel sheet piles into soil. (2019-04-08)
Robots created with 3D printers could be caring for those in golden years
Purdue University researchers have developed a new design method to create soft robots that may help in caregiving for elderly family members. (2019-04-08)
When robots commit wrongdoing, people may incorrectly assign the blame
Last year, a self-driven car struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz. (2019-04-05)
Robotic 'gray goo'
Researchers at Columbia Engineering and MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), demonstrate for the first time a way to make a robot composed of many loosely coupled components, or 'particles.' Unlike swarm or modular robots, each component is simple, and has no individual address or identity. (2019-03-20)
'Particle robot' works as a cluster of simple units
Taking a cue from biological cells, researchers from MIT, Columbia University, and elsewhere have developed computationally simple robots that connect in large groups to move around, transport objects, and complete other tasks. (2019-03-20)
The robots that dementia caregivers want: robots for joy, robots for sorrow
A team of scientists spent six months co-designing robots with informal caregivers for people with dementia, such as family members. (2019-03-18)
Seeing through a robot's eyes helps those with profound motor impairments
An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves and perform routine personal care tasks such as scratching an itch and applying skin lotion. (2019-03-15)
Researchers create nano-bot to probe inside human cells
U of T Engineering researchers have built a set of magnetic 'tweezers' that can position a nano-scale bead inside a human cell with unprecedented precision. (2019-03-13)
Speaking with a robot is not as pleasant as talking to a human
Scientists employed fMRI to record the brain activity of participants speaking with another human or with a robot. (2019-03-12)
Neurofeedback gets you back in the zone
Columbia Engineering researchers have shown--for the first time--that they can use online neurofeedback to modify an individual's arousal state to improve performance in a demanding sensory motor task, such as flying a plane or driving in suboptimal conditions. (2019-03-12)
How to train your robot (to feed you dinner)
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a robotic system that can feed people who need someone to help them eat. (2019-03-11)
A robotic leg, born without prior knowledge, learns to walk
A team of researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering believe they have become the first to create an AI-controlled robotic limb driven by animal-like tendons that can even be tripped up and then recover within the time of the next footfall, a task for which the robot was never explicitly programmed to do. (2019-03-11)
Faster robots demoralize co-workers
A Cornell University-led team has found that when robots are beating humans in contests for cash prizes, people consider themselves less competent and expend slightly less effort -- and they tend to dislike the robots. (2019-03-11)
Ultra-low power chips help make small robots more capable
An ultra-low power hybrid chip inspired by the brain could help give palm-sized robots the ability to collaborate and learn from their experiences. (2019-03-06)
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