The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, will have a special guest taking selfies and playing “Simon Says” with visitors, courtesy of the Hoboken-based Stevens Institute of Technology. The LSC recently approached the school about 3D printing an interactive and educational robot for a new exhibition. Together, they settled on 3D printing the open sourced InMoov robot […]
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Futurists are accustomed to launching headfirst into some very complex subjects, but even the most high-minded and enthusiastic of prognosticators may take a pass when it comes to dealing with the future of sleep. That’s no cop out, it’s just that we humans — those in the developed world at least — maintain such a […]
A European airport will let travelers send their baggage to the plane with Leo, SITA’s baggage robot. Leo would bypass all the pedestrian traffic making the airport less congested and its obstacle avoidance system will help it to keep from crashing into anything in the high traffic environment and can carry a weight of 35kg.
Students at Georgia Institute of Technology found out that a teacher assistant giving them assistance they was actually Jill an artificially intelligent robot. Jill was created to provide faster answers and feedback to students and take some of the pressure of teaching large classes off the instructors.
Domino’s pizza chain have built an autonomous delivery robot with tech startup Marathon Targets. The Dominos Robotic Unit, or DRU, is making a push to be one of the first fast food chains to have an autonomous delivery service.
If two hands are better than one, then think of how much better it would be to have eight, especially when it comes to mass production. Engineers from electronics manufacturer Siemens have protyped a 3D-prinitng robot, that looks like a spider, and could be used to build car bodies and airplane fuselages. These robots could cut […]
The new Eelume robot is a self propelled aquatic mechanical snake. The Eelume is designed to do subsea repair and inspection work that is difficult or impossible for humans to do. This robot is perfect for the task because it emulates something that actually lives under the sea.
A gender designed robot is a deception and can lead to confusion and deception of vulnerable users. Designing robots to resemble men, women, boys or girls is immoral, and breaks one of the five principles of robotics, that robots should not be designed to be deceptive or exploit. Thier machine nature should always be transparent.
Researchers in California have determined that touching a humanoid robot can produce a physiological response in humans. Volunteers were put in a room with a small robot creature with human like features and could give commands to either touch or point to it.
Master roboticist Simone Giertz has already invented machines that serve breakfast and machines that chop vegetables. However, she has outdone herself with her latest project: a robot that writes insightful commentary on blog posts and automatically generates social media postings of the highest caliber.