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On June 1, 2022, Intel introduced the Intel RealSense Depth Camera D435f, a high-precision, mid-range stereo camera built to enhance the performance of Intel’s industry-leading Intel RealSense Depth Camera D435 through the addition of infrared (IR) pass filters. (Credit: Intel Corporation)   What’s New: Today, Intel introduced the Intel® RealSense™ Depth Camera D435f, a high precision, …

An autonomous spacecraft exploring the far-flung regions of the universe descends through the atmosphere of a remote exoplanet. The vehicle, and the researchers who programmed it, don’t know much about this environment.   With so much uncertainty, how can the spacecraft plot a trajectory that will keep it from being squashed by some randomly moving …

As 5G proliferates beyond the smartphone, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has acted as a catalyst in enabling 5G to scale and revolutionize the robotics industry. At the annual Qualcomm® 5G Summit event, the Company is unveiling an expanded roadmap of cutting-edge 5G and edge-AI robotics solutions with the introduction of the Qualcomm Robotics RB6 Platform and …

With e-commerce orders pouring in, a warehouse robot picks mugs off a shelf and places them into boxes for shipping. Everything is humming along, until the warehouse processes a change and the robot must now grasp taller, narrower mugs that are stored upside down. Reprogramming that robot involves hand-labeling thousands of images that show it …

Soft, pneumatic actuators might not be a phrase that comes up in daily conversations, but more likely than not you might have benefited from their utility. The devices use compressed air to power motion, and with sensing capabilities, they’ve proven to be a critical backbone in a variety of applications such as assistive wearables, robotics, …

From “Star Wars” to “Happy Feet,” many beloved films contain scenes that were made possible by motion capture technology, which records movement of objects or people through video. Further, applications for this tracking, which involve complicated interactions between physics, geometry, and perception, extend beyond Hollywood to the military, sports training, medical fields, and computer vision …

  With e-commerce orders pouring in, a warehouse robot picks mugs off a shelf and places them into boxes for shipping. Everything is humming along, until the warehouse processes a change and the robot must now grasp taller, narrower mugs that are stored upside down.   Reprogramming that robot involves hand-labeling thousands of images that …

The notion of a large metallic robot that speaks in monotone and moves in lumbering, deliberate steps is somewhat hard to shake. But practitioners in the field of soft robotics have an entirely different image in mind — autonomous devices composed of compliant parts that are gentle to the touch, more closely resembling human fingers …

OpenAI’s latest picture-making AI is amazing—but raises questions about what we mean by intelligence. When OpenAI revealed its picture-making neural network DALL-E in early 2021, the program’s human-like ability to combine different concepts in new ways was striking. The string of images that DALL-E produced on demand were surreal and cartoonish, but they showed that the …

The lunar rover of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) and the University of Zurich (UZH) is one of the winners in a competition by the European Space Agency and the European Space Resources Innovation Centre. The rovers will enable further exploration of the Moon. Teams in ESA competition are developing rovers …