Robotics

Putin's robo-nauts 'to be in space by 2019'

Putin's robo-nauts 'to be in space by 2019': Russia says androids could join International Space Station crew as early as next year<p><b>Russian scientists</b> …

Space Exploration

DARPA’s latest endeavor is a tiny robotics challenge called the SHRIMP Olympics

With an invention history that can claim a pioneering role in the development of the internet, Siri, GPS and other world-changing inventions, the …

Robots

UK Space Agency unveils contest to name robot that will seek life on Mars

The UK Space Agency is inviting space enthusiasts to name a Mars Rover that will be launched into space in 2020.<p>The competition was announced by European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake at the Farnborough International Airshow on Friday.<p>“Mars is a fascinating destination, a place where …

European Space Agency

Video Friday: Japanese Androids, Rolls-Royce Microrobots, and Robotic Racecar

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videosVideo Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. …

Robots

Fans claim the new Doctor's redesigned sonic screwdriver resembles a ‘sex toy’

DOCTOR Who fans reckon the show’s re-designed sonic screwdriver is a bit time-lewd — as it resembles a sex toy.<p>It was unveiled this week in a …

Celebrity (UK)

“Blind” Robot Can Climb Stairs and Traverse Rough Terrain

Creating robots that can operate independently and react to unexpected terrain or external behavior is something that many engineers strive to …

Robots

Meet the man behind the world’s first AI cardboard robot

Smartibot is the world’s first cardboard robot that can think for itself. We’ve been talking to the man behind it to find out how you’ll be able to …

Artificial Intelligence

Catch & Release: Gentle Robot Hand Studies Underwater Organisms

The rotary actuated dodecahedron (RAD) sampler has five origami-inspired "petals" arranged around a central point that fold up to safely capture …

Harvard

Hack Can Turn Robotic Vacuum Into Creepy Rolling Surveillance Machine

Illustration: Dell Cameron, Gizmodo<p>Buying a robotic vacuum cleaner probably sounds like a great idea. Who the hell likes to vacuum? But if it was …

Robots

We’ve got a racism problem with our robots, too

If there was any chance that robots would skirt humanity’s tendency towards skin color-based judgments, we were wrong. It turns out humans have a …

Gear & Gadgets

History

The Kleenex® story began during the First World War when we developed a crepe paper used as a filter for<br>gas masks.<p>In the early 1920's that<br>crepe paper …

Selling

Will A 'Moat' Continue Protecting This Big Cap 20 From Rivals?

<b>Intuitive Surgical</b> (ISRG) is building a "moat" to protect itself from surgical robotics rivals like <b>Johnson & Johnson</b> (JNJ) and <b>Medtronic</b> (MDT), one …

Business

The world's largest cruise ship has robot bartenders and a nine-story zip-line — here's a look inside

Zip-lines

Insect Biomechanics Special Collection

This special collection of articles from the <i>Journal of Insect Science</i> brings together some recent papers that focus on insect biomechanics. …

Biomechanics

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'Robotic' frozen-yogurt vending machines in the works for central Ohio

At least a dozen robotic vending machines serving up frozen yogurt may soon be on the way to locations in the Columbus area.<p>San Diego-based …

Apple Pay

This AI robot chemist could cut cost of drug discovery

london, July 20 (IANS) Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), researchers have trained a robot to automatically explore a very large number of chemical …

Artificial Intelligence

Focus rests on service

As the installation of the new office-bearers of the Lions Club comes up, the continuity of current projects and dedication to the service path that …

Robots

How to Fly a Drone With Your Body

For real and simulated drones, piloting with torso movements outperforms a joystick every time—and it’s easier to learnUsing only the movements of …

Drones

Watch Dive Under the Ice With the Brave Robots of Antarctica | WIRED Video | CNE

Dive Under the Ice With the Brave Robots of Antarctica<p>Sending a robot into the icy depths and getting it back alive can be more challenging than …

Mars Rover

Robot drinks stir man vs machine debate

<b>Innovative Shanghai bistro poses questions on future of food and beverage sector</b><p>Located in the basement of the K11 Art Mall in downtown Shanghai is …

News (China)

YetiBorg v2 review - The MagPi Magazine

Recently at The MagPi we took a look at the DiddyBorg v2 robot kit from PiBorg. This relatively large kit from the PiBorg team is a fantastic, robust …

Raspberry Pi

Home - Radarai

Introducing RADAR<p>RADAR is a new service which harnesses the power of technology to deliver incisive, fact-based news stories to local media across …

Robots

This company specialises in talking, AI-powered sex dolls

China’s online sex toy market is worth nearly $3 billion. That includes a factory that pumps out sex dolls with artificial intelligence.<p><i>CONTENT ADVISORY: This video contains images of a sexual nature.</i><p>The cavernous warehouses in TV series Westworld are filled with fleshy, realistic, AI-powered …

Artificial Intelligence

Meet the robot snakes and bugs that will repair your car's engine

Rolls-Royce is showing off a brigade of nature-inspired robots tailored for vehicle maintenance.<p>Ripping apart the engines of planes and road vehicles …

Robots

DARPA's tiny robots to have a big impact on disaster relief

Sometimes big problems require little robots, so DARPA has instituted a new program to advance the technologies needed to build micro-robots on the …

Robots

Autodesk’s Lego model-building robot is the future of manufacturing

The software giant’s BrickBot project shows how robots can learn to autonomously do complex tasks. For now it’s with Legos. The next step is in factories.<p>Sitting at opposite corners of a small white table in a bright Autodesk lab with high ceilings inside a maritime building adjacent to San …

Robots

Rolls-Royce is building cockroach-like robots to fix plane engines

DEBUGGING. Typically, engineers want to get bugs <i>out of</i> their creations. Not so for the U.K. engineering firm (not the famed carmaker) Rolls-Royce — …

Robots

A vacuum vulnerability could mean your Roomba knockoff is hoovering up surveillance

Yet again we are reminded that the mild conveniences of the smart home are all well and good, right up until someone decides to turn one of those Wi-Fi-connected things you invited in against you.<p>But you probably didn’t think it was going to be the vacuum, did you?<p>Two researchers with enterprise …

Roomba

DARPA's insect-sized SHRIMP robots could aid disaster relief

DARPA's efforts to propel military technology forward often manifest in a diverse fashion, spanning everything from drone submarine development to a biostasis program that aims to buy more time to rescue soldiers on the battlefield. The SHRIMP program, short for SHort-Range Independent Microrobotic …

Robots