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Amazon built an electronic vest to improve worker/robot interactions

February 3rd, 2019 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

Over the course of the last year, Amazon began rolling out a new worker safety wearable to 25+ sites. From the looks of it, the Robotic Tech Vest is really more like a pair of suspenders attached to an electronic utility belt. The Amazon Robotics-designed product was created to keep workers safe when they need […]

Robot dogs are the weirdest package delivery system we’ve seen

January 15th, 2019 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

A mailman’s fever dream at CES 2019 Germany automotive firm Continental is best know for its tires, but at CES 2019 the company is demonstrating something a little different: package delivery by robot dog. As part of its research into the future of mobility, Continental has partnered with robotics company ANYbotics (a spin off from […]

Walmart is testing a robot to replace its fry cooks

December 23rd, 2018 at 12:26 pm » Comments Off

  The retailer wants to automate how its delis fry foods. A robot named Flippy could soon join the largest workforce in the U.S. On Monday, Yahoo Finance reported that retail giant Walmart is currently testing the robotic kitchen assistant’s ability to cook fried foods at its Culinary Institute and Innovation Center in Bentonville, Arkansas. […]

Bio-inspired swarm robots can form structures without a blueprint

December 22nd, 2018 at 12:41 pm » Comments Off

  Each individual robot is as replaceable and programmable as a biological cell. Hivemind A new network of autonomous swarm robots can work together to form various structures and shapes, all without receiving any big-picture instructions or design blueprints.

These walking robots could help humans get back on their feet again

December 19th, 2018 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

Bipedal robots could explore Mars one day. But first they’re teaching scientists at Caltech’s Amber Lab important lessons about helping humans here on Earth. Watching a robot trip and fall makes my heart sink. The worst part about it? I’m the one responsible. I’m standing in a Pasadena, California, lab filled with bipedal (or two […]

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