Robotics Beat

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Boston Dynamics Supports MA Bill on Responsible Use of Robots

The bill, An Act to ensure the responsible use of advanced robotic technologies, prohibits the manufacture, sale, a
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A Replacement For Traditional Motors Could Enhance Next-Gen Robots

A replacement for traditional motors could enhance next-gen robots Researchers at Stanford have designed a spring-assist
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Boston Dynamics AI Institute Coming To Zurich

The Boston Dynamics AI Institute of the Hyundai Motor Company will establish a presence in Zurich at the start of 2024.
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Heat-Resistant Drones To Support Firefighters

A new heat-resistant drone could support firefighters and minimise the risk of dangerous operations by analysing the sou
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Speaking Robot: Our New AI Model Translates Vision And Language Into Robotic Actions

RT-2, our new vision-language-action model, helps robots more easily understand and perform actions — in both familiar
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The Technical Architecture And Components Of A.I. Systems

An effective AI system relies on various technical, infrastructure, network, storage, compute, and service architecture
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The Geography Of Artificial Intelligence

There are some geographical advantages for nations when it comes to AI. Here are some of the leading levers geography is
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Open-Source Platform Simulates Wildlife For Soft Robotics Designers

Since the term “soft robotics” was adopted in 2008, engineers in the field have been building diverse repr
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Humanity VS Intelligence VS Artificial Intelligence, And Areas Of Study

Humanity refers to the collective qualities, characteristics, and behaviors that are associated with being human. It enc
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Biohybrid Robots: Recent Progress, Challenges, And Perspectives

AbstractThe past ten years have seen the rapid expansion of the field of biohybrid robotics. By combining engineered, sy
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Battling Bots

Industrial-size robots built by high school teams compete against each other in a game at Rocket City Regional, Alabama
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A Four-Legged Robotic System For Playing Soccer On Various Terrains

Researchers created DribbleBot, a system for in-the-wild dribbling on diverse natural terrains including sand, gravel, m
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Robotic Hand Can Identify Objects With Just One Grasp

MIT researchers developed a soft-rigid robotic finger that incorporates powerful sensors along its entire length, enabli
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Gods In The Machine? The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence May Result In New Religions

We are about to witness the birth of a new kind of religion. In the next few years, or perhaps even months, we will see
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ABB To Expand Robotics Factory In US

Today, ABB strengthened its commitment to one of its largest customer markets – the US – with construction starting
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Titanic Robots Make Farming More Sustainable

MIT alumnus-founded FarmWise uses hulking, autonomous robots that resemble tractors to preserve crops while snipping wee
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15 Things We Learned In 2022: Stuffed Puppies, Smart Birds And Self-Healing Robots

1. Mexican frogs are REALLY small Scientists (presumably searching very hard) discovered six new species of frog the siz
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Inside Two MIT Students’ Historic BattleBots Runs

First, there was music. Then lights began sweeping the smokey arena. The cage came alive with rotating steel blades and
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Teaching an AI to beat video games still takes human imagination

Digital workers are intelligent software bots that automate everyday business processes like data entry, invoicing, or s
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Helping Robots Learn From Each Other

We’ve often relied on technology to supplement — and even superpower — our human capabilities. We developed the pr
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These Smart Mini-Robots Could Soon Clean And Inspect Pipes

The maze of pipes underneath our homes and cities are tricky to access and therefore expensive to maintain. A mini-robot
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Flocks Of Assembler Robots Show Potential For Making Larger Structures

Researchers at MIT have made significant steps toward creating robots that could practically and economically assemble n
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Study: Automation Drives Income Inequality

When you use self-checkout machines in supermarkets and drugstores, you are probably not — with all due respect — do
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Reprogrammable Materials Selectively Self-Assemble

While automated manufacturing is ubiquitous today, it was once a nascent field birthed by inventors such as Oliver Evans
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ABB Robotics And Vyripharm To Automate Laboratory Testing

ABB Robotics and the U.S. biotech Vyripharm Enterprises are collaborating to develop an automated laboratory testing pla
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NTT Group Companies Begin Demonstration Experiment Of Autonomous And Efficient Food Delivery Using Robots

NTT Communications Corporation (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President & CEO: Toru Maruoka, “NTT Com”), and�
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MIT Engineers Build A Battery-Free, Wireless Underwater Camera

Scientists estimate that more than 95 percent of Earth’s oceans have never been observed, which means we have seen les
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AI-Generated Art Is Booming – But Who Really Owns It?

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is a growing trend in the art world, with some works made this way fetching huge
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Soft Robots That Grip With The Right Amount Of Force

Tool use has long been a hallmark of human intelligence, as well as a practical problem to solve for a vast array of rob
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HP Revolutionizes Construction Layout Process With New SitePrint Robotic Solution

HP Inc. has today announced HP SitePrint, a robotic solution that prints the most complex construction site layouts with
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Intel Labs Improves Interactive, Continual Learning For Robots With Neuromorphic Computing

Intel Labs, in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Technology and the Technical University of Munich, has introd
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Making Robots More Helpful With Language

Even the simplest human tasks are unbelievably complex. The way we perceive and interact with the world requires a lifet
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New Programmable Materials Can Sense Their Own Movements

MIT researchers have developed a method for 3D printing materials with tunable mechanical properties, that sense how the
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Amazon And iRobot Sign An Agreement for Amazon To Acquire iRobot

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under
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The Hub Of The Local Robotics Industry

The MIT spinout Ori attracted a lot of attention when it unveiled its shapeshifting furniture prototypes in 2014. But
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Why Banning Autonomous Killer Robots Wouldn’t Solve Anything

Autonomous weapons – killer robots that can attack without a human operator – are dangerous tools. There is no doubt
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Stanford’s OceanOneK Connects Human’s Sight And Touch To The Deep-Sea

As the underwater robot OceanOneK carefully navigated toward the upper deck railing of the sunken Italian steamship Le
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Introducing Theseus, A Library For Encoding Domain Knowledge In End To End AI models

What the research is: Meta AI is open-sourcing Theseus, a library for an optimization technique called differentiable n
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How To Investigate When A Robot Causes An Accident – And Why It’s Important That We Do

Robots are featuring more and more in our daily lives. They can be incredibly useful (bionic limbs, robotic lawnmowers,
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Robots Play With Play Dough

The inner child in many of us feels an overwhelming sense of joy when stumbling across a pile of the fluorescent, rubber
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Internet Data Produce A Racist, Sexist Robot

A robot operating with a popular internet-based artificial intelligence system consistently gravitates to men over women
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MIT Engineers Devise A Recipe For Improving Any Autonomous Robotic System

Autonomous robots have come a long way since the fastidious Roomba. In recent years, artificially intelligent systems ha
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Robotic Lightning Bugs Take Flight

Fireflies that light up dusky backyards on warm summer evenings use their luminescence for communication — to attract
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Stanford Engineers Develop Tiny Robots To Bring Health Care Closer To Precisely Targeted Drug Delivery

If you’ve ever swallowed the same round tablet in hopes of curing everything from stomach cramps to headaches, you alr
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Machine Learning Is Important, But Some AIs Just Want To Have Fun

This video by the French computer programmer Damien Henry is a clever visual demonstration of machine learning – a t
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How A Robotics Startup Switched Clouds And Reduced Its Kubernetes Ops Costs With GKE Autopilot

Don’t look now, but Brain Corp operates over 20,000 of its robots in factories, supermarkets, schools and warehouses
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Intel RealSense Depth Camera D435f: New Infrared Pass Filters For Better Range Performance

On June 1, 2022, Intel introduced the Intel RealSense Depth Camera D435f, a high-precision, mid-range stereo camera buil
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Charting A Safe Course Through A Highly Uncertain Environment

An autonomous spacecraft exploring the far-flung regions of the universe descends through the atmosphere of a remote exo