Monday, June 17, 2019

Tiny Little Multi-Modal Picobug Walks, Flies, Grabs Stuff

Bipedal walking has worked out pretty well for humans. I guess. We’re kind of stuck with it until someone comes up with something better. And...

What 17 Prominent Roboticists Think Google Should Do With Its Robots

These days, whenever a group of roboticists gets together to talk shop, the subject almost inevitably turns to Google and its secretive robotics division.What...

Robots are reshaping the U.S. economy

Few doubt that our future — both immediate and long term — will be heavily impacted by robots. With flashy AI technology like IBM’s Watson and...

Google Isn’t Giving up on Robots

Google is selling off a company working on the most advanced problems in robotics, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have robot dreams. In 2014,...

Driverless bus system showcases future of public transit

Commuters in two Netherlands communities will soon be able to board a driverless, electrically-powered shuttle that uses a public roadway. Read the source article at...

Google Asks DoT To Fast-Track Self-Driving Cars

Google wants to fast-track self-driving cars to market. The company sent a letter to the US Transportation Secretary on March 18 that outlines...

This Factory Robot Learns a New Job Overnight

The world’s largest industrial robot maker, Fanuc, is developing robots that use reinforcement learning to figure out how to do things. Read the source article...

Is Google planning on selling Boston Dynamics?

Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. isn’t happy with Boston Dynamics, its robotics subsidiary. According to a report from Bloomberg, Alphabet executives think that Boston...

The revolutionary chipmaker behind Google’s project Tango is now powering DJI’s autonomous drone

A small European startup, Movidius, is poised to emerge as a powerhouse in the age of computer vision A few weeks ago DJI unveiled its...

SRI’s Micro Robots Can Now Manufacture Their Own Tools

A few years ago, SRI International introduced their MicroFactory platform, which uses hundreds of tiny robots (each one smaller than a dime) that cooperate to...






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