Using electricity and water, a new kind of motor can slide microrobots into motion
Look around and you’ll likely see something that runs on an electric motor. Powerful and efficient, they keep much of our world moving, everything from our computers to refrigerators to the automatic windows in our cars. But these qualities change for the worse when such motors are shrunk down to sizes smaller than a cubic centimeter.

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AdaSearch: A successive elimination approach to adaptive search
In many tasks in machine learning, it is common to want to answer questions given fixed, pre-collected datasets. In some applications, however, we are not given data a priori; instead, we must collect the data we require to answer the questions of interest.

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Robotically fabricated concrete façade mullions installed in DFAB House
To celebrate the installation of the concrete façade mullions digitally fabricated using Smart Dynamic Casting in the DFAB House, we have released a new extended video showing the entire process from start to finish.

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Robotics Flagship: What the community thinks
In February we asked for input from the robotics community regarding a potential Robotics Flagship, a pan European interdisciplinary effort with 1B EUR in funding, if successful! The goal of the flagship is to drive the development of future robots and AIs that are ethically, socially, economically, energetically, and environmentally responsible and sustainable.

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Robots in Depth with Richard Voyles
In this episode of Robots in Depth, Per Sjöborg speaks with Richard Voyles about rescue robotics and advising politicians about robotics.

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ANYmal robot tested on offshore platform
A crucial task for energy providers is the reliable and safe operation of their plants, especially when producing energy offshore. Autonomous mobile robots are able to offer comprehensive support through regular and automated inspection of machinery and infrastructure. In a world’s first pilot installation, transmission system operator TenneT tested the autonomous legged robot ANYmal on one of the world’s largest offshore converter platforms in the North Sea.

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Fleets of drones could aid searches for lost hikers
Finding lost hikers in forests can be a difficult and lengthy process, as helicopters and drones can’t get a glimpse through the thick tree canopy. Recently, it’s been proposed that autonomous drones, which can bob and weave through trees, could aid these searches. But the GPS signals used to guide the aircraft can be unreliable or nonexistent in forest environments.

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Machines that learn language more like kids do
Children learn language by observing their environment, listening to the people around them, and connecting the dots between what they see and hear. Among other things, this helps children establish their language’s word order, such as where subjects and verbs fall in a sentence.

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Robots in Depth with Stefano Stramigioli
In this episode of Robots in Depth, Per Sjöborg speaks with Stefano Stramigioli about the Robotics and Mechatronics lab he leads at University of Twente. The lab focuses on inspection and maintenance robotics, as well as medical applications.

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Small flying robots able to pull objects up to 40 times their weight
Researchers from EPFL and Stanford have developed small drones that can land and then move objects that are 40 times their weight, with the help of powerful winches, gecko adhesives and microspines.

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Two new robots for the nursing sector
As part of the “SeRoDi” project (“Service Robotics for Personal Services”), Fraunhofer IPA collaborated with other research and application partners to develop new service robotics solutions for the nursing sector. The resulting robots, the “intelligent care cart” and the “robotic service assistant”, were used in extensive real-world trials in a hospital and at two care homes.

  Date: October 30, 2018     Powered by Robohub Read more..
Drilling down on depth sensing and deep learning
This post explores two independent innovations and the potential for combining them in robotics. Two years before the AlexNet results on ImageNet were released in 2012, Microsoft rolled out the Kinect for the X-Box. This class of low-cost depth sensors emerged just as Deep Learning boosted Artificial Intelligence by accelerating performance of hyper-parametric function approximators leading to surprising advances in image classification, speech recognition, and language translation.

  Date: October 24, 2018     Powered by Robohub Read more..
Robots in Depth with Sebastian Weisenburger
In this episode of Robots in Depth, Per Sjöborg speaks Sebastian Weisenburger about how ECHORD++ works, with application-oriented research bridging academia, industry and end users to bring robots to market, under the banner “From lab to market”.

  Date: October 24, 2018     Powered by Robohub Read more..
How to mass produce cell-sized robots
Tiny robots no bigger than a cell could be mass-produced using a new method developed by researchers at MIT. The microscopic devices, which the team calls “syncells” (short for synthetic cells), might eventually be used to monitor conditions inside an oil or gas pipeline, or to search out disease while floating through the bloodstream.

  Date: October 24, 2018     Powered by Robohub Read more..
How should autonomous vehicles be programmed?
A massive new survey developed by MIT researchers reveals some distinct global preferences concerning the ethics of autonomous vehicles, as well as some regional variations in those preferences.

  Date: October 24, 2018     Powered by Robohub Read more..
  Maryland Test Confirms Drones Can Safely Deliver Human Organs 19 Nov

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  Video Friday: Japanese Child Robot Affetto, and More 16 Nov

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  Robots Finally Learning to Clean the Bathroom 15 Nov

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  Robots Getting a Grip on General Manipulation 13 Nov

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  Octopus-Inspired Camouflage for Soft Robotics 18 Oct 2017

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  This Mind-Bending Actuator Could Make Robots Safer and More Energy Efficient 14 Oct 2017

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  Kuri Robot Brings Autonomous Video to a Home Near You 1 Aug 2017

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  Robots Learn to Speak Body Language 22 Jul 2017

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  Anki Makes Programming Easy With Drag and Drop Coding 1 Jul 2017

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  Watch This Robot Navigate Like a Rat 21 Jun 2017

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  How Political Campaigns Weaponize Social Media Bots 18 Oct

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  AI Could Provide Moment-by-Moment Nursing for a Hospital’s Sickest Patients 24 Sep

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  This AI Hunts Poachers 6 Jan

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  Your Next T-Shirt Will Be Made by a Robot 5 Jan

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  Zipline Expands Its Medical Delivery Drones Across East Africa 2 Jan

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  Henry Markram Talks Brain Simulation 21 Jun 2017

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  Zume, the Robotic Pizza Company, Makes Pies Only a Robot Could Love 13 Nov

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  Arm Leads Project to Develop an Armpit-Sniffing Plastic AI Chip 13 Nov

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  Video Friday: Collaborative Humanoid Robot, and More 9 Nov

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  Video Friday: Cassie's Star Wars AT-ST Costume, and More 2 Nov

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  Jurassic Park for Perfume: Ginkgo Bioworks Reconstructs Scents From Extinct Plants 1 Nov

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  Flex Logix Says It Has Solved Deep Learning’s DRAM Problem 31 Oct

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  This Robot Transforms Itself to Navigate an Obstacle Course 31 Oct

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  How NASA Will Use Robots to Create Rocket Fuel From Martian Soil 30 Oct

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  Schools Enlist AI to Detect Vaping and Bullies in Bathrooms 30 Oct

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  Video Friday: Open Source Robotic Kitten, and More 27 Oct

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  Tiny Drones Team Up to Open Doors 24 Oct

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  Baidu’s AI Can Do Simultaneous Translation Between Any Two Languages 23 Oct

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  SponsoredRobotic Raven Gains Altitude

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  “AI Clinician” Makes Treatment Plans for Patients With Sepsis 22 Oct

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  Video Friday: TALOS Humanoid Robot, and More 19 Oct

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  Explore the World’s Coolest Robots, All in One Place 18 Oct

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