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Walmart Buys Over 300 Aisle-Cleaning Robots

Walmart Buys Over 300 Aisle-Cleaning Robots

11 Dec, 2018 - By ADMIN

Walmart has signed a deal for aisle-cleaning robots. The retail giant has agreed to purchase 360 floor-scrubbing machines, built by the San Diego–based Brain Corp.

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Creepy Velox robot uses undulating fins to skate over solid ice

Creepy Velox robot uses undulating fins to skate over solid ice

10 Dec, 2018 - By ADMIN

We've seen quite a few interesting robot designs over the years that allow adventurous machines to negotiate difficult terrain, but few with the distinct style of the Velox robot from New York engineering firm Pliant Energy Systems.

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Video Friday: Space Station's New Robot Helper, and More

Video Friday: Space Station's New Robot Helper, and More

08 Dec, 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.

Drones collaboratively explore scenarios with limited communications

Drones collaboratively explore scenarios with limited communications

07 Dec, 2018 - By ADMIN

Communication is key for any team trying to collaboratively complete a task, whether it is comprised of people or autonomous robots. But while people can use intuition and experience to manage unforeseen circumstances.

IHMC Teaches Atlas to Walk Like a Human

IHMC Teaches Atlas to Walk Like a Human

06 Dec, 2018 - By ADMIN

Humanoid robots have a very distinctive walk. Knees bent, torso as stationary as possible. Even Boston Dynamics’ own Atlas uses this crouching sort of squat-walk to get around, because those perpetually bent legs are how it keeps from falling over.

This Plant Is Driving Its Own Robot

This Plant Is Driving Its Own Robot

05 Dec, 2018 - By ADMIN

Cybernetics usually refers to humans enhancing themselves with robotic parts. Sometimes, we heard about animal-robot cyborgs, or insect-robotcyborgs. It’s not all that often that we hear about plant-robot cyborgs.

Jibo Is Probably Totally Dead Now

Jibo Is Probably Totally Dead Now

04 Dec, 2018 - By ADMIN

In some very sad but not at all surprising news considering how things have been going for social robots lately, The Robot Report is, er, reporting that Jibo Inc. has completed the sale of its assets and intellectual property.

Video Friday InSight Mars Lander, and More

Video Friday InSight Mars Lander, and More

01 Dec, 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.

Occipital Announces Availability of Structure Core 3D Sensor

Occipital Announces Availability of Structure Core 3D Sensor

30 Nov, 2018 - By ADMIN

When Microsoft’s Kinect came out, it’s probably fair to say that it revolutionized robotics. As soon as folks figured out that they could get halfway decent 3D vision for cheap, Kinects started to get kludged on to every robot that moved.

North Sea Deployment Shows How Quadruped Robots Can Be Commercially Useful

North Sea Deployment Shows How Quadruped Robots Can Be Commercially Useful

28 Nov, 2018 - By ADMIN

As much as we like writing about quadrupedal robots, it’s always been a little bit tricky to see how they might be commercially useful in the near term outside of specialized circumstances like disaster response.

MoonBot Kit Does Sophisticated Vision That's Both Easy and Cheap

MoonBot Kit Does Sophisticated Vision That's Both Easy and Cheap

27 Nov, 2018 - By ADMIN

For those of us who aren’t already robotics experts, it’s been encouraging to see the recent variety of educational robotics kits that offer interesting and extendable capabilities at an affordable cost.

Drone standards get a first set and lasting nod as helpful guide

Drone standards get a first set and lasting nod as helpful guide

26 Nov, 2018 - By ADMIN

From taking pictures of crops, to delivering food and medical supplies to monitoring natural disasters, drones are becoming an increasingly important feature of daily lives, helping to transform businesses and industries.

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