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A family gathers around their kitchen island to unbox the digital assistant they just purchased. They will be more likely to trust this new voice-user interface, which might be a smart speaker like Amazon’s Alexa or a social robot like Jibo, if it exhibits some humanlike social behaviors, according to a new study by researchers …

Inspired by the dexterity of a human hand, the NUS team has developed a hybrid robotic gripper which can be reconfigured on demand to pick and place a wide range of delicate food items. Inspired by the natural dexterity of the human hand, a team of engineers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has …

A new survey by Ipsos for the World Economic Forum explores attitudes towards artificial intelligence (AI) in 28 countries around the world. The survey found that nearly two-thirds of adults expect products and services using AI will profoundly change their daily lives in the next 3-5 years. It also highlights differences between emerging and high-income …

When thinking of AI (artificial intelligence), mixed emotions often come to mind. For movie buffs, we might immediately see images of Will Smith battling it out with humanoid AI creatures in IRobot or the even more realistic looking depiction of artificial intelligence in the movie aptly called AI. In our human minds, AI is something …

When it comes to robots, bigger isn’t always better. Someday, a swarm of insect-sized robots might pollinate a field of crops or search for survivors amid the rubble of a collapsed building. MIT researchers have demonstrated diminutive drones that can zip around with bug-like agility and resilience, which could eventually perform these tasks. The soft actuators that …

Across a vast array of robotic hands and clamps, there is a common foe: the heirloom tomato. You may have seen a robotic gripper deftly pluck an egg or smoothly palm a basketball – but, unlike human hands, one gripper is unlikely to be able to do both and a key challenge remains hidden in …

One Intel CES News Conference – Gregory Bryant and Amnon Shashua: On the Road to the Future Join Intel senior leaders as they share new developments in two of Intel’s most important businesses: personal computing and automated driving/Mobileye. Gregory Bryant, executive vice president and general manager of Intel’s Client Computing Group, and Prof. Amnon Shashua, …

Like snowflakes, no two branches are alike. They can differ in size, shape and texture; some might be wet or moss-covered or bursting with offshoots. And yet birds can land on just about any of them. This ability was of great interest to the labs of Stanford University engineers Mark Cutkosky and David Lentink – now at …

ABB is entering into a strategic partnership with Swiss-based start-up Sevensense, founded in 2018 as a spin-off from ETH Zurich, to enhance ABB’s new autonomous mobile robotics (AMR) offering with artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D vision mapping technology. The technology will offer customers unprecedented levels of flexibility as mobile robots will be able to navigate …

From accelerating COVID-19 testing to disinfection and surveillance services, robots have demonstrated their crucial role in the pandemic—and how they can be helpful in the years ahead. The COVID-19 crisis has pushed organisations to innovate more than ever, paving the way for robotics to play a vital role—a role that will likely grow and increase …