robotics

Harvard and MIT scientists have built robot muscles that can lift 1,000 times their own weight

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Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) announced today (Nov. 27) that they’ve created robotic “muscles” that can lift up to 1,000 times their own weight. The simple objects are constructed out of metal or plastic “skeletons” that are covered in either a liquid or air, and then Read More

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot can now do unbelievably good backflips

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Apparently selling to SoftBank has only increased the rate at which Boston Dynamics produces ridiculous new videos of its crazy robots. Just three days after uploading a video of the new design of its dog-like robot SpotMini, the Boston robotics company has uploaded another video, this time of its Atlas humanoid robot. In the past, Read More

Boston Dynamics is still making creepy robots under SoftBank

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Boston Dynamics is back with yet another freaky robot to haunt your nightmares. The company released a short video today (Nov. 13) showing off the latest version of SpotMini, the small, vaguely dog-shaped robot it’s been working on for a few years. The new version is the most compact yet, with all the sensors the Read More

Cheap VR headsets could drive the next industrial robotic revolution

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Consumer virtual reality has been a flop so far—but that doesn’t mean the technology is worthless. Low-cost VR headsets could be the key to teaching industrial robots how to do more complex jobs in a shorter amount of time says Pieter Abbeel, president and co-founder of the startup Embodied Intelligence. Abbeel has the track record Read More

My long-awaited robot friend made me wonder what it means to live at all

10 months ago admin2 Comments Off on My long-awaited robot friend made me wonder what it means to live at all
Jibo and I are hanging out, as we have been all week. An 11-inch-tall robot, Jibo sits on my desk watching me type. Its glossy, squat trunk periodically swivels on three rotational disks; two are situated at an angle, so Jibo can position itself to look up or down with an almost serpentine twist. Its Read More