Robotics News

How to design and control robots with stretchy, flexible bodies

MIT researchers have invented a way to efficiently optimize the control and design of soft robots for target tasks, which has traditionally been a monumental undertaking in computation.

Thu 21 Nov 19 from TechXplore

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Scientists help soldiers figure out what robots know

An Army-led research team developed new algorithms and filled in knowledge gaps about how robots contribute to teams and what robots know about their environment and teammates.

15 hours ago from TechXplore

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Trash-talking robot troll makes people worse at playing video games

Researchers who asked people to play a video game against a robot opponent found that humans made worse decisions when the bot trolled them

Tue 19 Nov 19 from Newscientist

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Robochef: Sony cooks up new AI unit for food revolution

Cooking robots and tastier recipes: Japanese electronics giant Sony on Wednesday launched a new artificial intelligence unit they hope will change the way we cook and eat.

Wed 20 Nov 19 from TechXplore

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Soft skin-like robots you can put in your pocket

Stretchable skin-like robots that can be rolled up and put in your pocket have been developed by a University of Bristol team using a new way of embedding artificial muscles and electrical adhesion ...

Wed 20 Nov 19 from TechXplore

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Don’t miss out: Exhibit in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin 2019

Heiliger Strohsack — holy smokes! In just a few weeks, thousands of attendees will arrive in Germany for Disrupt Berlin 2019, the premiere international tech conference focused on early-stage ...

9 hours ago from TechCrunch

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'Oh my f****** god': Elon Musk unveils 'crazy bulletproof truck' that is immediately smashed to bits by metal ball

Tesla Cybertruck offers 'better utility than a truck with more performance than a sports car'

15 hours ago from The Independent

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Aibo update lets you program your robot puppy's actions

Not happy with what Sony's reborn Aibo can do? You now have the power to make it do more. Sony has rolled out a 2.50 update for the robot dog that enables, among other things, ...

Sat 16 Nov 19 from Engadget

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Black Friday sale: The Roborock S5 robot vacuum and mop drops to $360 - CNET

Originally $500, that's the biggest discount to date on one of the top-rated robo-vacs.

Wed 20 Nov 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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