Erico Guizzo

180 Flips | 1 Magazine | 4 Likes | 2 Followers | @erico_guizzo | Senior editor at IEEE Spectrum covering robots, drones, and AI.

Feel What This Robot Feels Through Tactile Expressions

Inflatable spikes and goosebumps help this robot communicate Photo: CornellWe humans think we’re pretty clever with all of the different ways that we …

Robotics

Laser-Powered Robot Insect Achieves Lift Off

Everything is better with lasers, especially tiny robot insects Photo: University of WashingtonFor robots of all sizes, power is a fundamental …

Clean Energy

Video Friday: Atlas Jogging, Drive.ai Launch, and Robotic Warehouse

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Image: Boston Dynamics via YouTubeVideo Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, …

Robotics

Ryan Hickman, who co-founded the Cloud Robotics group at Google and was an early part of the Toyota Research Institute Product team, describes how …

Robotics

Robots Continue Attempting to Master Ikea Furniture Assembly

These robots are slow, careful, and successful, making them way better than humans at assembling an Ikea chair Image: NTUApparently, one of the …

Video Friday: Robot With Scissors, Cassie on a Segway, and Atlas Kicking

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Image: RC2L/KITECH via YouTubeVideo Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, …

See Straight Through Walls by Augmenting Your Eyeballs With Drones

A drone combined with a HoloLens can simulate X-ray vision while offering easy and intuitive control Image: Graz University of TechnologyRobots make …

Augmented Reality

Don't Forget, It's National Robotics Week!

Hundreds of robotics events are taking place all over the country this week Image: IEEE Spectrum; Robot cards: National Robotics WeekIEEE Spectrum …

Robotics

What People See in 157 Robot Faces

The largest study of robot faces we've ever seen shows the right way to design an expressive robot Image: University of WashingtonIn recent years, an …

How Not to Order Water from a Robot Waiter

When we ask robots to do things, should they do what we say, or what we mean? Image: IEEE Spectrum; Robot: TurtleBot; Glass: Jan/FlickrResearchers …

Video Friday: Science Lab Robot, Will Smith's Android Date, and Soft Robotic Gripper

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Image: Soft RoboticsVideo Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your …

Festo's New Bionic Robots Include Rolling Spider, Flying Fox

The latest in weird and potentially useful robots from German automation giant Festo Photo: FestoWe love Festo because every year they invest an …

Helping Robots Express Themselves When They Fail

Researchers are designing robots that are capable of expressing what they aren't capable of doing Image: Cornell & UC BerkeleyWith some limited …

Watch This Robotic Intestine Puke Rocket Fuel

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency may start to manufacture solid rocket fuel with puking robot intestines Image: Kazumichi Moriyama via …

Video Friday: Robot Playdate, Big Drone, and Self-Driving Car in Snow

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Image: Agility Robotics via YouTubeVideo Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, …

Agility Robotics Raises $8 Million for Commercial Bipedal Robots

Playground Global leads a sizable round with the goal of turning walking robots into useful tools Photo: Agility RoboticsToday, Agility Robotics is …

MIT's Soft Robotic Fish Explores Reefs in Fiji

This soft robotic fish is reef friendly and won't scare away the real thing Robert Katzschmann et al. (Photo: Joseph DelPreto), MIT CSAILFish, like …

XPRIZE's $10 Million Telepresence Robot Challenge Is Not Challenging Enough

The Avatar XPRIZE is a compelling idea, but it needs to recalibrate in order to significantly advance the technology Image: XPRIZEAt the South by …

Bipedal Robot Uses Jet-Powered Feet to Step Over Large Gaps

Ducted fans in its toes help this robot to balance while taking giant steps Photo: Guangdong University of TechnologyThe ducted fans on Jet-HR1's …

Video Friday: Dexterous Humanoid, Self-Driving Car Naps, and Passenger Drones

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Image: Meltin via YouTubeVideo Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by …

Robotic Tortoise Helps Kids to Learn That Robot Abuse Is a Bad Thing

Shelly is fun to play with, but if you hit it, it'll hide inside its shell until it's safe to come out again Image: Naver LabsThis timid techno …

Ava Robotics Introduces Autonomous Telepresence Robot

Founded by ex-iRobot engineers, this startup is building a remote presence robot powered by sophisticated sensors and autonomous navigation Photo: …

Ubiquity Robotics Launches Beefy ROS Development Platform

With a payload of 100 kilograms, Magni aims to make it easy to prototype a useful mobile robot Image: Ubiquity RoboticsThere are any number of …

Keepon Helps Kids Learn to Argue Better

Social robots (especially cute ones) can help children resolve conflicts without all the screaming Photo: Randi Klett/IEEE SpectrumWith Keepon …

Research Proves Drones Sound Like Bees, Which Is Good News for Elephants

There isn't much that scares an elephant, but drones designed to sound like bees could help save them Photo: iStock PhotoThere isn’t much that scares …

Video Friday: Robot Roller Skating, BonsAI Tree, and Thor's Hammer

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Photo: ETH ZurichVideo Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your …

Skiing Robots Race Down Slopes, Warm Our Hearts

We check in with the Ski Robot Challenge organizers for details, winners, and the adorable battle cries of each competitor Photo: Ski Robot …

It's Dangerous When You Build Things You Klutz, but MIT's Robots Will Save You

MIT's AutoSaw takes the risk and skill out of creating custom furniture, so that even you can do it without losing an unnecessary number of limbs …

GhostRider: The Self-Driving Motorbike That Launched Anthony Levandowski

IEEE Spectrum unearths a 14-year-old press kit revealing the notorious engineer’s early ambitions Photo: Kim Kulish/Corbis via Getty …

OpenAI Releases Algorithm That Helps Robots Learn from Hindsight

It's not a failure if you just pretend that you meant to do it all along Image: OpenAIBeing able to learn from mistakes is a powerful ability that …