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Darn you, R2! When can we blame robots?
A recent study finds that people are likely to blame robots for workplace accidents, but only if they believe the robots are autonomous. (2019-10-17)
$411,000 grant to fund robot-replacing technology
A project of Florida Tech and the University of Dayton, funded by a $411,000 National Science Foundation grant, will create a new technology to replace robots in many automated assembly operations. (2004-08-25)
Increasing skepticism against robots
In Europe, people are more reserved regarding robots than they were five years ago. (2019-01-22)
Are robots designed to include the LGBTQ+ community?
Robot technology is flourishing in multiple sectors of society, including the retail, health care, industry and education sectors. (2020-02-12)
Shape-shifting robots perceive surroundings, make decisions for first time
A Cornell University-led team has developed modular robots that can perceive their surroundings, make decisions and autonomously assume different shapes in order to perform various tasks -- an accomplishment that brings the vision of adaptive, multipurpose robots a step closer to reality. (2018-10-31)
Hooray for Hollywood robots: Movie machines may boost robot acceptance
Remembering robots from film portrayals may help ease some of the anxiety that older adults have about using a robot, according to Penn State researchers. (2016-03-09)
Robots that act like rats
Robots that act like rat pups can tell us something about the behavior of both. (2005-02-14)
Robots have power to significantly influence children's opinions
Young children are significantly more likely than adults to have their opinions and decisions influenced by robots, according to new research. (2018-08-15)
Robots may need to include parental controls
Older adults' fears that companion robots will negatively affect young people may create design challenges for developers hoping to build robots for older users, according to Penn State researchers. (2014-04-30)
Senior citizens may accept robot helpers, but fear robot masters
Senior citizens would likely accept robots as helpers and entertainment providers, but are leery of giving up too much control to the machines, according to researchers. (2016-02-01)
Robots working as a group are able to determine the optimal order of their tasks
Could robots soon help rescue crews save the survivors of a natural disaster? (2018-07-19)
Soft skin-like robots you can put in your pocket
Stretchable skin-like robots that can be rolled up and put in your pocket have been developed by a University of Bristol team using a new way of embedding artificial muscles and electrical adhesion into soft materials. (2019-11-20)
Robots will never replace teachers but can boost children's education
Robots can play an important role in the education of young people but will never fully replace teachers, a new study suggests. (2018-08-15)
Simplicity is key to co-operative robots
A way of making hundreds -- or even thousands -- of tiny robots cluster to carry out tasks without using any memory or processing power has been developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield, UK. (2014-04-16)
Getting bot responders into shape
Sandia National Laboratories is tackling one of the biggest barriers to the use of robots in emergency response: energy efficiency. (2014-12-17)
AI -- Engineering: merging, morphing, mobile robots
Researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles have developed self-reconfiguring modular robots that can merge, split and even self-heal while retaining full sensorimotor control. (2017-09-12)
Developing long-term relations with robots
Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London are leading an international project which is set to advance the relationship between robots and humans, as part of new European project called LIREC -- Living with Robots and Interactive Companions. (2008-04-12)
Vivid online videos demonstrate Superbot progress
In reporting to NASA significant progress in developing (2007-02-21)
A researcher from the UGR created a system which makes robots see and interact with people
This study, conducted in the department of computer science and artificial intelligence has made it possible to develop a series of perception-motor skills which noticeably improve natural interaction between androids and humans. (2007-12-13)
Smooth robot movements reduce energy consumption by up to 40 percent
By minimizing the acceleration of industrial robots, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 40 percent -- while retaining the given production time. (2015-08-24)
Swarming robots avoid collisions, traffic jams
Researchers have developed the first decentralized algorithm with a collision-free, deadlock-free guarantee and validated it on a swarm of 100 autonomous robots in the lab. (2020-02-24)
York investigates evolving 'swarm' robots
A groundbreaking project involving 10 European partners including the University of York is to investigate how swarms of miniature robots can work and evolve together. (2008-03-12)
Safe, low-cost, modular, self-programming robots
Many work processes would be almost unthinkable today without robots. (2019-06-27)
Baby robots help humans understand infant development
To understand the world, human beings fabricate and experiment. To understand ourselves and how we come to be the way we are, researchers are currently building baby robots with mechanisms that model aspects of the infant brain and body. (2016-12-05)
Study shows Google favored over other search engines by webmasters
Web site policy makers who use robots.txt files as gatekeepers to specify what is open and what is off limits to Web crawlers have a bias that favors Google over other search engines, say Penn State researchers whose study of more than 7,500 Web sites revealed Google's advantage. (2007-11-15)
Scientists create world's first 'molecular robot' capable of building molecules
Scientists at the University of Manchester have created the world's first 'molecular robot' that is capable of performing basic tasks including building other molecules. (2017-09-20)
Cheery robots may make creepy companions, but could be intelligent assistants
Cheery robots may give people the creeps and serious robots may actually ease anxiety depending on how users perceive the robot's role in their lives, according to an international team of researchers. (2017-01-11)
Vanderbilt engineers open source medical capsule robot technology
A team of engineers at Vanderbilt University who have pioneered the technology of designing robot capsules small enough to swallow have developed a hardware/software development kit and made it freely available online so that other researchers who want to develop customized medical capsule robots don't have to start from scratch. (2015-11-09)
Computer scientist receives NSF CAREER award for robotics research
Srinivas Akella, assistant professor of computer science at Rensselaer, was awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation to develop software that will eventually allow industrial robots to do what they've never done before: manipulate flexible objects. (2001-06-26)
UTSA professor receives grant to create more versatile legged robots
Pranav Bhounsule, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has received a $160,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue his top-tier research on bipedal robots. (2016-05-03)
Humans can empathize with robots
Toyohashi Tech researchers in cooperation with researchers at Kyoto University have presented the first neurophysiological evidence of humans' ability to empathize with a robot in perceived pain. (2015-11-03)
That's one small step for a DNA robot, one giant leap for mankind
The future is here -- and it involves miniature robots made of DNA that can pick up particles and deliver them to a different area. (2017-09-14)
We Robot 2016 April 1-2 at University of Miami
We Robot 2016 is a conference at the intersection of the law, policy, and technology of robotics, to be held in Coral Gables, Florida on April 1-2, 2016. (2015-10-05)
Computers teach each other Pac-Man
Researchers in Washington State University's School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have developed a method to allow a computer to give advice and teach skills to another computer in a way that mimics how a real teacher and student might interact. (2014-04-01)
University of Illinois creates robot farmers
Farm equipment in the future might very well resemble the robot R2D2 of Star Wars fame. (2004-07-06)
Soccer robots compete for the title
Robot soccer is an ambitious high-tech competition for universities, research institutes and industry. (2008-04-01)
'Sister Mary' the robo-doc to start making ward rounds at St Mary's Hospital
St Mary's NHS Trust and Imperial College London are piloting a scheme where medical robots will cover ward rounds. (2005-05-18)
Emotional robot lets you feel how it's 'feeling'
Cornell University researchers have developed a prototype of a robot that can express 'emotions' through changes in its outer surface. (2018-07-16)
Team of robots learns to work together, without colliding
When you have too many robots together, they get so focused on not colliding with each other that they eventually just stop moving. (2016-09-07)
Get up and go bots getting closer, study says
Robotics researchers at the University of California San Diego have for the first time used a commercial 3D printer to embed complex sensors inside robotic limbs and grippers. (2019-07-16)
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