robots News of 01/17/19
Robots Learn To Grab And Scramble With New Levels Of Agility
Robots are amazing things, but outside of their specific domains they are incredibly limited. So flexibility — not physical, but mental — is a constant area of research. A trio of new robotic setups demonstrate ways they can evolve to accommodate ...
Artificial Intelligence Is Powerful—And Misunderstood. Here’S How We Can Protect Workers
In 2015, a man named Nigel Richards won the title of French-language Scrabble World Champion. This was especially noteworthy because Richards does not speak French. What the New Zealander had done was memorize each of the 386,000 words in the ...
Is Samsung Getting Serious About Robotics?
A funny thing happened at Samsung’s CES press conference. After the PC news, 8K TVs and Bixby-sporting washing machines, the company announced “one more thing,” handing over a few brief moments to announce a robotics division , three new ...
Samsung Is Launching A Bunch Of New Robots And A Wearable Exoskeleton
Okay, this is a fun surprise. In addition to all of the standard TV and appliance talk, Samsung used its CES press conference today to announce a number of different robots — an entirely new field for the consumer electronics company. The ...
Robot Delivery Dogs Deployed By Self-Driving Cars Are Coming
Let’s hope you’re not afraid of dogs, because if Continental gets its way, autonomous robot dogs are going to be delivering your packages. At the Consumer Electronics Show today, Continental unveiled its Black Mirror-esque vision for how ...
Watch The ANYmal Quadrupedal Robot Go For An Adventure In The Sewers Of Zurich
There’s a lot of talk about the many potential uses of multi-legged robots like Cheetahbot and Spot — but in order for those to come to fruition, the robots actually have to go out and do stuff. And to train for a glorious future of sewer ...
Postmates Unveils Serve, A Friendlier Autonomous Delivery Robot
San Francisco partially banned delivery robots because they obstructed pedestrians, so Postmates built one with eyes, turn signals, and a mandate to yield. Serve is Postmates’ new cooler-meet-autonomous-stroller that it hopes can cut costs ...
Wandelbots Raises $6.8m To Make Programming A Robot As Easy As Putting On A Jacket
Industrial robotics is on track to be worth around $20 billion by 2020 , but while it may something in common with other categories of cutting-edge tech — innovative use of artificial intelligence, pushing the boundaries of autonomous machines ...
Watch This Little Robot Transform To Get The Job Done
Robots just want to get things done, but it’s frustrating when their rigid bodies simply don’t allow them to do so. Solution: bodies that can be reconfigured on the fly! Sure, it’s probably bad news for humanity in the long run, but ...