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Robotics startup Cosy uses 3D depth tracking to navigate store aisles

Why it matters to you<p>Cosy tracks the location of objects in three-dimensional space -- without the need for pricey, complex sensors.<p>Three-dimensional …

Augmented Reality

Ingestible Origami Surgeon Could Be Coming 'Soon' To A Pill Near You

When moviegoers took in the 1966 film <i>Fantastic Voyage</i>, they were introduced to a world where humans could transform into microscopic surgeons to cure patients from the inside. More than 50 years later, this concept remains sci-fi, but the influence of robotics in fields like farming makes one …

Medicine

Sphero's New Lightning McQueen Makes Me Excited For the Future of Robotic Toys

I might be the only person at Gizmodo that likes Sphero’s new <i>Cars</i> toy. My co-workers hate the way the robot announces it’s going to sleep, and the …

Robotics

Stanley Robotics created a robot that will pick up your car and park it for you

If parking your vehicle has been the bane of your existence, then relief is coming your way. French startup Stanley Robotics has created giant robots …

Robots

DJI’s New Drone Is as Small as a Soda Can and Costs $500

There’s a new drone on the market that’s the size of a can of Coca-Cola and can be controlled using one’s hand’s gestures.<p>China-based DJI, the …

Drones

These danger-seeking robots show how Microsoft could benefit from Trump's infrastructure boom

President Donald Trump has promised to unveil a $1 trillion infrastructure plan this year, a proposal that was in focus last week as Washington …

Robots

Soft 3D-Printed Robot Is Agile Even on Sand and Rocks

As a headless robot crawls over a pile of pebbles, its jointless, rubbery legs carefully but confidently sample the terrain in steady, yet unrushed …

Robotics

What You Need To Know About The Next Big, Scary Move In Robots

The Robot buzz is getting bigger by the moment, but it seems there are two major, opposing camps. One side embraces robots as industry saviors. Team Anti-Robot is fearful and sees them as nothing but controversial. Even just a few days ago, San Francisco supervisor Norman Yee proposed new …

Robots

Thomas The Autonomous Toilet Cleaning Robot (video)

Cleaning the toilet is never one of those tasks you can’t wait to do, but a team of engineers based in the UK has created a new robot toilet cleaning …

Robots

Stanley Robotics is building robots that can park your car for you

French startup Stanley Robotics just raised $4 million (€3.6 million) from Elaia Partners, Bpifrance and Idinvest Partners. The company is building giant robots that pick up your car at the entrance of a parking lot and park it for you.<p>If you drive your car to the airport, you know how expensive it …

Robots

This micro-robot mimics the ingenious grasp of a Venus flytrap

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.<p>From Charles Darwin, who once called it “one of the most wonderful plants in the world,” to the man-eating Audrey II of "Little Shop of Horrors", the Venus flytrap has inspired artists and scientists for more than a century. Into that canon enters a new …

Robotics

Autonomous robot security guard has a built-in drone to stop intruders

A Singapore startup has released a four-wheeled security robot that has its own built-in drone.<p>The O-R3, an autonomous robot created by Otsaw Digital, has a drone that can be launched after intruders.<p>Otsaw's drone-in-robot design extends the range of a typical ground-based autonomous robot by up to …

Robots

SITA Labs introduces moveable robotic check-in kiosks

SITA Labs has connected a selection of its own products to create KATE – a robotic check-in kiosk which can move autonomously to the most congested …

Airlines

CatNani Robot Guards Your Countertops Against Your Cats

If your cat’s been copping an attitude around the house, cruising all over your countertops with that Simba strut, then you may have to choose the …

Cats

Artificial Intelligence can now use a person's image and audio to create fake videos

<b>London</b>: Oxford scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can create fake videos of a person by using their still image and …

Artificial Intelligence

Should Robots Have Rights?

In the future, humans may need to afford rights and protections to artificial intelligence—as a way of protecting ourselves.<p>Humans have historically used race, religion, gender, and sexuality as justifications to deny others the right to vote, marry, own property, and live freely. While robots …

Robots

MIT's camera drones are smart enough to get the perfect shot

Over the last few years we've seen more camera drones than we can count, but getting the best footage out of them will take something extra. While many big budget productions are already using drone cameras, a system developed by MIT and ETH Zurich researchers goes beyond mere Steadicam or even …

Drones

Matey the product-hunting robot wants to make shops smarter

Fujitsu's robot moves up and down aisles to scan products and help retail stores keep items in stock<p>Robots and automation are already commonplace in …

Robots

A robot landed a plane, and nothing bad happened

We joke a lot about the eventual robot apocalypse — when mankind will inevitably be enslaved by our very own creations and forced to serve under …

Robots

Roomba-like tech heads for the garden

For people who hate vacuuming, there's already the Roomba robotic vacuum. However, what if weeding is the task that you hate? Well, there may soon be …

Gardening

Americans no longer have to register non-commercial drones with the FAA

Surprisingly, the drone industry isn’t thrilled.<p>If you buy a new drone in the U.S. to fly non-commercially, you no longer have to register your drone with the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a decision issued today by a federal court in Washington, D.C.<p>The court ruled that the FAA’s …

Drones

These 14 Stunning Works of Art Were Made by Robots

Results from the second-annual Robot Art Competition, a celebration of beautiful artwork created by A.I., are finally in. The winner and recipient of …

Robots

This Robot Can Complete a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Hello, future.<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the …

The Brain

​QUT to use SoftBank's Pepper for social robotics research

SoftBank Robotics' Pepper will take up residency at the Queensland University of Technology as it explores the future of social robotics.<p>The …

Robots

Watch: This Is the World's Most Sophisticated Humanoid Robot

This week, NatGeo premiered <i>Year Million</i>, a six-part miniseries that explores what our world will look like a million years from now. One exciting …

Robots

‘A robot doesn’t have to shoot back,’ Rodney Brooks says of machines in the military

Rethink Robotics co-founder and CTO, former CSAIL director and all-around robot luminary Rodney Brooks joined the Disrupt New York stage this afternoon to tackle some complex questions, ranging from robots place in the living room to the battlefield.<p>Brooks has a fair bit of experience in both …

Robots

Watch this 3D-printed robot walk on sand

This is the first soft robot that can walk on rough surfaces.<p>Lately, there has been lots of buzz about collaborative robots, or co-bots, which are …

Robotics

Elon Musk's OpenAI is teaching robots how to imitate humans after seeing them do a task once

"Infants are born with the ability to imitate what other people do," OpenAI researcher Josh Tobin said.<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk's $1bn non-profit OpenAI …

Artificial Intelligence

This swarm of drones uses virtual force fields to avoid crashing into each other

Why it matters to you<p>Swarms of drones working together opens up all kinds of new possibilities (like new crop-growing methods, for example).<p>The idea …

Drones