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Robotics

Machine Learning Enables Robot to Grab Transparent and Shiny Objects

Gripping robots struggling to pick up transparent objects might become a thing of the past.July 14, 2020Here is a thing you probably haven& 39;t thought of before: How do robots really see transparent and reflective objects? Well, trick question — they actually don& 39;t really see them properly which is why they can& 39;t grasp kitchen stables such as a shiny knife.
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Ex-Google Employee's Startup Unveils Simple but Clever Domestic Robot

With the fraction of the weight and cost of its counterparts, this robot might just find real-world use.July 14, 2020Well, both Aaron Edsinger and Charlie Kemp were once pupils of Rodney Brooks at MIT, so it is not a big surprise that they share some common beliefs about what robots should be and what robots should bring to people& 39;s lives.
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Killer Robots Could Cause Mass Atrocities

Robots will be used as soldiers in the future. In fact, some robots as well as drones are already being deployed by the military. Intelligent and autonomous robots programmed by humans to target and kill could commit crimes in the future. Unless, there is a treaty for robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to be responsibly used.
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These Origami-Inspired Microbots Can Execute Complicated Tasks

The new bots can fold at large angles of 90 degrees and more.July 31, 2020Microbots, robots no more than a centimeter in size, could have many applications but they are hampered by limited movements. Now, inspired by origami, researchers from the University of Michigan have succeeded in creating microbots that can fold at large angles, 90 degrees and more, allowing them to execute more complicated tasks.
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Remote Razor Shaving: The Ultimate Test of Human-Robot Trust

Watch as brave roboticist, John Peter Whitney, is shaved by a robot arm with a straight razor.July 31, 2020Sweeney Todd is a fictional Victorian barber, featured in a 2007 Tim Burton movie, who would murder his customers using a straight razor. Skynet is a fictional killer AI from the Terminator movies that brought humanity doom with killer robots.
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Japanese Company Employs Robots to Build Huge Dam

Obayashi Corp. is testing out the new system to make up for labor shortage and an aging workforce.August 06, 2020Imagine a world built by robots. That may well be the future that awaits the construction industry, and a Japanese contractor is testing out that method.Obayashi Corporation is employing the use of robots to assist in building a concrete dam in Mie Prefecture in Japan.
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Tiny Robot Gets Drunk For Science

This tiny insect called RoBeetle knows how to enjoy itself while on duty.August 20, 2020It is not the first time science took its inspiration from little insects getting in places that humans can& 39;t. After mounting cameras on insects to explore around, it is now time for robot-insects to take over a similar mission.
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Tiny Surgeon Robot Inspired by Origami to Take over Surgical Tasks

This tiny surgeon has a steadier hand than a human.August 26, 2020What you& 39;re seeing in the above photo is a miniature manipulator -- and no, we are not talking about your crazy ex-partner. Harvard researchers collaborated with Sony to build this teeny-tiny, origami-inspired surgical robot that can tackle surgical tasks on the micro-scale.
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Spot the Robot Dog to Measure COVID-19 Patients' Vitals

The plan is to minimize any potential contagious contact between patients and health care workers.September 01, 2020Spot the medical robotMITHealth care workers are coming face to face with the COVID-19 virus regularly by being in close contact with patients, or people potentially contagious.A team of MIT and Brigham and Women& 39;s Hospital researchers is looking to reduce that contact by using robots that can take patients& 39; vitals and send the results directly to a remote doctor.
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That Time When US Army Developed Six-Legged Walking Robots in the 1980s

The project was dropped in the early 1990s.September 08, 2020The 1980s wasn& 39;t just the era of synthpop, bright clothing, and huge hairdos. It was also a time when the U.S. Army was thinking ahead of its time to develop new technologies to carry its troops to the next step, quite literally.And so it worked on the development of a massive six-legged hydraulic robot truck that was operated by one person.
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Boston Dynamics's Spot Now Available in Europe and Canada

The robot first became commercially available in September 2019, and it walked a long way already.September 10, 2020People living in Europe and Canada can now buy Spot the robot dog, one of Boston Dynamics& 39; well-known and all-rounder robots, as per Boston Dynamics& 39; official press release.Spot has been developed for a number of uses.
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Team Gets Robots to Reason If They Can Lift a Box Safely or Not

No more lost robot workdays due to bad robot backs.September 08, 2020The future seems bright for humanoid robots, there are a plethora of ongoing projects to get them to help humans with different tasks. Many of these projects focus on getting robots to pick up and carry objects for us.There are many robots out there that can pick up and haul light objects of different shapes and sizes.
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New Project to Clear the Seabed of Plastic with Autonomous Robots

Freeing the Earth from underwater waste is not an easy feat, but this project might actually tidy up our mess.September 07, 2020Plastics, plastics everywhere! From the water that we drink to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, plastics and all sorts of trash are quite literally everywhere; so the fact that the seabed houses even more of those probably won& 39;t come off as a surprise for you.
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