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Russia is planning a “ground force” of armed military robots

April 1st, 2019 at 11:06 am » Comments Off

WAR MACHINE BattleBots The Russian military’s research division is working to develop ground-based, combat-ready robots to assist its infantry. The heavily-armed robots, first displayed in a state-produced video last month, resemble miniature tanks that can be deployed alongside infantry or swarms of quadrotor drones — either of which, according to C4ISRNET, can send targeting information […]



The Robots are coming: What Colorado’s Artificial Intelligence boom means for workers

March 30th, 2019 at 1:59 am » Comments Off

  Rob Carpenter, founder of Valyant A.I., stands next to his creation at a Good Times in South Denver.  For as long as there have been robots, there’s been the fear that they will take our jobs, or even worse — take over everything. Well, reality is more nuanced than most Sci-Fi movies’ depiction of […]



This robot can park your car for you

March 22nd, 2019 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

French startup Stanley Robotics showed off its self-driving parking robot at Lyon-Saint-Exupéry airport today. While I couldn’t be there in person, the service is going live by the end of March 2019. And here’s what it looks like.



MIT’s speedy Mini Cheetah robot learns to backflip

March 14th, 2019 at 11:47 am » Comments Off

  MIT’s Cheetah team has built some incredibly impressive electric robots, capable of jumping hurdles and navigating blindly, but in some ways the new Mini Cheetah might be the most impressive to date.



The future is here. Robots can now 3D print…themselves

March 8th, 2019 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

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The big American robot push

March 7th, 2019 at 12:14 pm » Comments Off

  In a challenge to the narrative of a declining American advantage in the global tech race, U.S. factories are installing record numbers of robots — and elite universities, endowed with huge new contributions, are adding vast centers to study artificial intelligence. Why it matters: As we have reported previously, China has a massive global […]



Researchers develop a soft robotic finger with self-perception

February 20th, 2019 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

Soft robotics is a rapidly growing field that has a huge amount of potential in applications where traditional rigid robots would be unsafe or unwieldy. But, building a soft robot comes with a number of unique challenges, particularly when it comes to actuation and position sensing. Fortunately, a newly-developed soft robotic finger with its own […]



Carlo Ratti designs driverless robotic bar called Guido

February 10th, 2019 at 3:39 am » Comments Off

  Italian architect Carlo Ratti has revealed his concept for an autonomous robotic cafe and bar that would make on-demand cocktails for city-dwellers wherever they are. The driverless drinks cart, called Guido, has a unit with two mechanical arms – one for shaking and stirring and another for pouring and serving – that can accurately […]



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 […]



Japan’s latest home robot isn’t useful — it’s designed to be loved

December 24th, 2018 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

A pair of Lovot robots at their unveiling this week. Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images It’s not been a great year for home robots, with two high-profile projects — Jibo and Kuri — shuttering operations. But a new competitor from Japan is entering the market with a different approach. Lovot, created by Kaname Hayashi, a […]



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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