Robotics News

MIT lets its robotic cheetah off the leash

Researchers at MIT have announced the latest developments in their robotic cheetah project. The project aims to provide insights into how cheetahs can move so quickly. The cheetah is now "wireless" ...

12 hours ago from Gizmag

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Squishy Pink Robot Makes Explosive Jumps

This soft robot uses an "explosive actuator" to propel itself upward

10 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Will tomorrow's robots move like snakes?

Over the last few years, researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have developed biologically inspired robots designed to fly like falcons, perch like pigeons, ...

14 hours ago from

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Ethical trap: robot paralysed by choice of who to save

Can a robot learn right from wrong? Attempts to imbue robots, self-driving cars and military machines with a sense of ethics reveal just how hard this is

Sun 14 Sep 14 from Newscientist

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Robot Boris learning to load a dishwasher (w/ Video)

Researchers at the University of Birmingham in the U.K. have set themselves an ambitious goal: programming a robot in such a way as to allow it to collect dishes, cutlery, etc. from a dinner ...

Fri 12 Sep 14 from

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In pictures: Wonders and oddities from Interbike 2014

Interbike is North America's largest bicycle industry trade show, so it's definitely a fun place to be if you're into bikes. This year's event, which we attended last week at the Mandalay Bay ...

3 hours ago from Gizmag

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Cutting the cord on soft robots

When it comes to soft robots, researchers have finally managed to cut the cord.

Thu 11 Sep 14 from

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Deep-sea diver hand offers freedom and feedback

Bodyskins and goggles are hardly the solution for divers who need to reach extreme depths. The Atmospheric Dive Suit (ADS) gives them the protection they need. Recently, The Economist detailed ...

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MIT ATLAS robot demo shows advanced moves (w/ Video)

The bipedal robot ATLAS from MIT is moving on. Reacting to the recent video of "MIT Atlas truckin' with a truss," TechCrunch said, "We've seen the cute little guy walk, toddle, and climb over ...

Sun 7 Sep 14 from

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Dyson vacuum's vision system knows where it's yet to clean

Dyson after numerous years of work has released its first robot vacuum cleaner. The Dyson 360 Eye took 16 years but Dyson's engineers think the time has come, entering a market where, as Dyson ...

Sun 7 Sep 14 from

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