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Anki's wild journey from WWDC star to consumer robot innovator

Anki's wild journey from WWDC star to consumer robot innovator

20 Aug, 2018 - By ADMIN

A new entry into the field is Anki's Vector. Vector is a small tabletop robot with big features. First and foremost, unlike other "robots" like those from Sphero or even WowWee, Vector doesn't need a smartphone to control it. It's fully autonomous and loaded with sensors, enabling it to interact with and learn from its environment from the get-go.

Boston Dynamics four-legged SpotMini robot to go on sale next year

Boston Dynamics' four-legged SpotMini robot to go on sale next year

20 Aug, 2018 - By ADMIN

SpotMini's could be useful for security patrols, surveying building work and various other sundry tasks since they can be customised with attachments and extra software for particular jobs.

China shows off automated doctors, teachers and combat stars

China shows off automated doctors, teachers and combat stars

19 Aug, 2018 - By ADMIN

Robots that can diagnose diseases, play badminton and wow audiences with their musical skills are among the machines China hopes could revolutionise its economy, with visitors to a Beijing exhibition offered a glimpse of an automated future.

Robots that can diagnose diseases, play badminton and wow audiences with their musical skills are among the machines China hopes could revolutionise its economy, with visitors to a Beijing exhibition offered a glimpse of an automated future.

“Unorthodox” AI Helps Identify Best Cancer Treatments

“Unorthodox” AI Helps Identify Best Cancer Treatments

17 Aug, 2018 - By ADMIN

AlphaGo became the first household AI name by teaching itself to play the ancient Chinese game Go and then beating the world’s best human player. Self-driving cars use AI systems to learn to park or merge into traffic by practicing the maneuvers over and over until they get it right.

Robot cars start delivering groceries in Arizona

Robot cars start delivering groceries in Arizona

16 Aug, 2018 - By ADMIN

Grocery giant Kroger and autonomous vehicle startup Nuro launched their driverless delivery service Thursday in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is the first market for the two companies, which first announced their partnership back in June. To start out, only one store is involved in the experiment: the Kroger-owned Fry’s Food Store on East McDowell Road. Customers can place orders via Fry’s website or mobile app.

Haru: An Experimental Social Robot From Honda Research

Haru: An Experimental Social Robot From Honda Research

16 Aug, 2018 - By ADMIN

Social robots have had it tough recently. There are lots of reasons for this, but a big part of it is that it’s a challenge to develop a social robot that's able to spark long-term user interest without driving initial expectations impractically high.

Aerial biped is a quadrotor with legs that can fly walk

Aerial biped is a quadrotor with legs that can fly walk

13 Aug 2018 - By ADMIN

Researchers from the University of Tokyo have developed a quadrotor with legs called Aerial-Biped. Designed primarily for entertainment, Aerial-Biped enables “a richer physical expression” by automatically generating walking gaits in sync with its quadrotor body.

Harvard's Peacock Spider Robot

Harvard's Peacock Spider Robot

10 Aug, 2018 - By ADMIN

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months.

Robots can learn a lot from nature if they want to 'see' the world

Robots can learn a lot from nature if they want to 'see' the world

July 31,2018 - By ADMIN

Vision is one of nature’s amazing creations that has been with us for hundreds of millions of years. It’s a key sense for humans, but one we often take for granted..

A drone register to ensure privacy and safety

A drone register to ensure privacy and safety

July 24, 2018 - By ADMIN

Requiring drones to identify and authorise themselves before they can fly, which could be achieved by fitting them with SIM cards, could help to protect people’s privacy by providing an effective way to register both users and machines, according to air traffic management expert Robin Garrity.

Teaching robots how to move objects

Teaching robots how to move objects

June 14, 2018 - By ADMIN

With the push of a button, months of hard work were about to be put to the test. Sixteen teams of engineers convened in a cavernous exhibit hall in Nagoya, Japan, for the 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge.

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