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Watch Japan's giant Gundam robot walk and kneel

The 59 foot-tall Gundam robot under construction at Gundam Factory Yokohama just took a few steps and kneeled, all with grace and power. Yes, the video is reportedly sped 2 to 4x. And it's a very controlled environment. But still… holy shit. Previously: • Japanese engineers built a 60-foot tall Gundam and let it walk free…
Tags: Post, Video, Japan, News, Robots, Gundam, Gundam Factory Yokohama

Robots gear up to march to the fields and harvest cauliflowers

Prototype technology could help alleviate growing shortage of human crop pickersThe job of harvesting cauliflowers could one day be in the mechanical hands of robots thanks to a collaboration between scientists and the French canned vegetable producer Bonduelle.Fieldwork Robotics, the team behind the world’s first raspberry-picking robot, is designing a machine in a three-year collaboration launched on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Technology, Environment, Vegetables, Farming, Food & drink industry, Robots, Computing, Artificial intelligence (AI, Bonduelle Fieldwork Robotics

A beginner’s guide to the AI apocalypse: Killer robots

Welcome to the fifth article in TNW’s guide to the AI apocalypse. In this series we examine some of the most popular doomsday scenarios prognosticated by modern AI experts. Previous articles in this series include: Misaligned Objectives, Artificial Stupidity, Wall-E Syndrome, and Humanity Joins the Hivemind. We’ve danced around the subject of killer robots in the previous four editions in this series, but it’s time to look the machines in their beady red eyes and… speculate. First things first: ...
Tags: Startups, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Evergreen, TNW, Neural

Quadruped robot patrols sidewalks to urge social distancing

University of Hong Kong researchers are testing a mobile robot to patrol sidewalks, track clusters of pedestrians, and encourage social distancing. At this point though, I think this approach is more likely to attract crowds, not disperse them. From their technical paper: We introduce a fully autonomous surveillance robot based on a quadruped platform that can promote social distancing in complex urban environments. Specifically, to achieve autonomy, we mount multiple cameras and a 3D LiDAR o...
Tags: Video, Automation, Robots, Robotics, University of Hong Kong, COVID-19, Social Distancing, Autonomous Social Distancing in Urban Environments

This Robotic Backpack Takes the Load Off

As we enter the fall hiking season, we may find ourselves carrying the bare necessities in a heavy backpack: a sleeping bag, a can of bug spray, a small stove, or even a case of White Claw. Until now, you and your muscles would have to lug all this junk through the woods. Now a robot can help.Read more...
Tags: Science, Backpack, Backpacks, Robots, Pack It In

Tokusatsu Nights Are Alright for Fighting

Giant robots are cool. Giant superheroes, too. Giant monsters? Also cool. But you know what makes them cooler? Fighting. At night.Read more...
Tags: Science, Robots, Pacific Rim, Vfx, Practical Effects, Kaiju, Ultraman, Tokusatsu, Ultraman Z

Alien-looking robot to stock convenience store shelves

This robot, named Model-T, is now stocking shelves at a FamilyMart convenience store in Japan. For this trial use, the alien-looking robot is controlled by an operator in a remote location. According to robot firm Telexistence, Model-T will enable stores to "operate with less number of workers and enable them to recruit employees regardless of the store's physical location." From their announcement: As the first step, TX will start remotely operating the restocking of PET plastic beverage...
Tags: Post, Japan, News, Robots, Robotics, Telepresence, TX, FamilyMart, model T, Telexistence Model T, FamiyMart

Would you let this robot swab your nose for a coronavirus test?

A Taiwanese Medtech company called Brain Navi has a new plan to speed up COVID-19 tests around the world: automated sinus swabs, adapted from a robot originally designed to prep patients for brain surgery. Here's how The Verge explains the roboprocess: To begin the procedure, a patient dons a nasal clip that the machine uses to orientate itself. They then place their head in a metal bracket similar to those used for eye examinations (gripping the handle bars like you're riding the world's...
Tags: Post, News, Robots, Robotics, NAVI, James Vincent The Verge, Good Robots, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus Testing, Covid testing, Robots and you, Robots Versus Humanity, Brain Navi, Koh Mobi Health News

Electronic skin that ‘feels’ pain could lead to smarter prosthetics and robots

A new electronic skin that reacts to pain like humans could provide the foundations for better prosthetics, smarter robots, and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts, according to the device’s inventors. The artificial skin was developed by scientists from RMIT University in Australia, who claim it reacts to painful sensations as quickly as it takes nerve signals to reach the brain. Lead researcher Professor Madhu Bhaskar said the feedback system could pave the way for next-generation biomedi...
Tags: Startups, Australia, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, RMIT University, Neural, Madhu Bhaskar

I was excited for Neuralink. Then I watched Elon Musk’s stupid demo

Last week Elon Musk’s Neuralink, a startup working on creating a brain computer interface (BCI) for consumers, held a “tech demo” to show off the company’s progress over the last year. Let me sum it up for you: Musk and Neuralink have figured out how to do basic brain surgery. What’s that you say? Humans have been doing basic brain surgery for hundreds of years? Yeah, that’s my point. Musk got me again. I should have known better. After all, I once believed Tesla would reach level five autonomy ...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Science, Opinion, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Musk, Neural, Neuralink

Want to drive a giant, four-legged racing mech? This is your chance

Company aims to fulfill your dream of being a mech pilot
Tags: News, Trends, Robots, Kickstarter, Exosuits

This robotic tank will crawl through your gut

Endoculus is a miniature robotic that can drive through your intestines on treads, streaming video and grabbing tissue samples with its electromechanical forceps. Developed by University of Colorado engineers, Edoculus or its descendants could someday replace the tubular scopes that physicians snake up our rectums during a colonoscopy. Evan Ackerman writes in IEEE Spectrum: Endoculus gets around with four sets of treads, angled to provide better traction against the curved walls of your gut....
Tags: Post, Technology, News, Robots, Robotics, University Of Colorado, Evan Ackerman, Medical Robotics

Can a robot guess what you're thinking?

What on earth are you thinking? Other people think they know, and many could make a pretty decent guess, simply from observing your behavior for a short while.We do this almost automatically, following convoluted cognitive trails with relative ease, like understanding that Zoe is convinced Yvonne believes Xavier ate the last avocado, although he didn't. Or how Wendy is pretending to ignore Victoria because she thinks Ursula intends to tell Terry about their affair.Thinking about what other peopl...
Tags: Berlin, Intelligence, Brain, Robots, Innovation, Machine Learning, Victoria, Estonia, Ai, Ursula, Mind, Terry, Wendy, Xavier, Sapiens, Zoe

Tiny robot can be made to ‘walk’ using pulsed laser beams

Robot is so tiny, it's not visible with the naked eye
Tags: News, Trends, Robots, Cornell University

New microscopic robots could one day be injected into human bodies

Scientists have created microscopic robots that could one day be injected into human bodies to perform surgery. They’re the first microscopic robots made of semiconductor components, according to their creators from Cornell University. This means they can be made to walk using standard electronic signals. Each robot has four legs comprised of tiny actuators, which are connected to patches of solar cells on the device’s chassis. When laser beams are shined on these patches, the legs bend to make ...
Tags: Startups, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Cornell University, Neural

Giving robots a layer of fat could help supercharge their battery life

Robots could be on course to get fatter — for their own good
Tags: News, Trends, Robots, Batteries

This tiny robot could help surgeons perform ultra-delicate procedures

Some tasks are a challenge even for a trained surgeon's hands
Tags: News, Trends, Robots

Why Facebook’s plan to give virtual assistants bodies is both awesome and terrifying

Facebook recently showed off the progress its AI research team has made in the realm of household robotics. The dream is to take the virtual assistant out of the speaker and put it into an autonomous body capable of traversing your house. If you’re thinking “Rosie the Robot” from The Jetsons, you’re not far off. Just think smaller. Per a Facebook AI blog post: To accomplish a task like checking to see whether you locked the front door or retrieving a cell phone that’s ringing in an upstairs bedr...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Rosie, Neural

Pandemic-fueled automation is gobbling up jobs, and we’ll never get them back

We knew COVID-19 would boost automation. We didn't know it would happen this fast
Tags: Jobs, Trends, Economics, Features, Automation, Robots, Ai, Emerging Tech

This tiny robot tank could one day help doctors explore your intestine

It might sound uncomfortable, but it's for your own good
Tags: News, Trends, Robots

This Tiny Robo-Beetle Is Powered by Booze

Screw batteries and charging cables—2020 has been such a rough year that even the robots are turning to drink.Read more...
Tags: Science, Robots, Beetles, Robotics, Beep Boop Beep

How Intel helped give the ‘world’s first’ cyborg a voice

On a cold November day in 2016, Dr Peter Scott-Morgan was having a long, hot soak in the bath. After stepping out of the tub, he gave his foot a shake to get the water off. But his foot wouldn’t move. Peter was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND), the same incurable illness that killed Stephen Hawking. The disease degenerates the nerve cells that enable us to move, speak, breathe, and swallow. In time, it can render a person physically paralyzed while their brain remains alert, locked int...
Tags: Startups, Science, Intel, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Stephen Hawking, Peter, Mnd, Neural, Peter Scott Morgan

Beyond batteries: Beetle bots

A tiny robot is vaping methanol to power up its artificial muscles and punch above its weight The post Beyond batteries: Beetle bots appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Science, Robots, Robotics, Openaccess, Sci-tech, Methanol, Top Six, Science Robotics, Shuguang Li, Microrobot, RoBeetle, Ryan Truby, Xiufeng Yang

Are carebots ’empathetic’ enough to replace human doctors?

Research shows that doctors who offer empathic and positive messages can reduce a patient’s pain, improve their recovery after surgery, and lower the amount of morphine they need. But it doesn’t mean that telling a patient something simple, such as “this drug will make you feel better,” will have an effect. It’s more complicated than that, as our latest research shows. Positive messages are usually repeated, definite, specific, and personal. They should also be communicated by an authority figur...
Tags: Startups, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Syndication, Neural

This Lightning Fast Robotic Tongue Ensures You'll Snatch the Last Container of Clorox Wipes

Watch any kid play with a tape measure and you’ll understand where researchers from the Seoul National University of Science and Technology found the inspiration for their new chameleon-like robot that can snag objects with its artificial tongue over 30 inches away in less than 600 milliseconds.Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Robots, Chameleons, Tongues, Clorox Wipes, Snatcher

Snatcher: a superfast robotic tongue inspired by chameleons

Chameleons have evolved a superfast and long tongue to grab insects in an instant. Inspired by this marvelous bit of nature, engineers at Seoul National University of Science and Technology created "Snatcher," a robotic tongue design that could someday be mounted on drones to pick up packages. From IEEE Spectrum: "For example, a quadrotor with this manipulator will be able to snatch distant targets, instead of hovering and picking up," explains Gwang-Pil Jung, a researcher at Seoul National ...
Tags: Video, Technology, News, Robots, Robotics, Biomimicry, Gwang Pil Jung

This Case Gives Your Phone Robotic Legs So It Can Crawl to a Wireless Charging Pad

By now our brains are all wired with smartphone battery anxiety, and panic starts to set in when power drops below 50%. In one of the more bizarre ways to keep those stresses at bay, a team of researchers have developed a new smartphone case with a set of tiny robotic legs that allow a phone to crawl to a wireless…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Research, Smartphones, Cases, Robots, Seoul National University, Casecrawler

This Little AI-Powered Robot Pet Is So Cute It Hurts

I’m not sure if Moflin is supposed to be a robotic hamster, guinea pig, baby bunny, or some alternate take on a Tribble, but goddamn this robo-pet is cute.Read more...
Tags: Science, Robots, Kickstarter, Consumer Tech, Moe Robots, Moflin, Ai Pets

Why ‘human-like’ is a low bar for most AI projects

Show me a human-like machine and I’ll show you a faulty piece of tech. The AI market is expected to eclipse $300 billion by 2025. And the vast majority of the companies trying to cash in on that bonanza are marketing some form of “human-like” AI. Maybe it’s time to reconsider that approach. The big idea is that human-like AI is an upgrade. Computers compute, but AI can learn. Unfortunately, humans aren’t very good at the kinds of tasks a computer makes sense for and AI isn’t very good at the kin...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Neural