Items tagged with Humanoid

A group of Japanese scientists have conjured up a way to attach living skin to robot faces to make them more lifelike. The skin equivalent is a “living skin model composed of cells and extracellular matrix” which is said to be “an ideal covering for robots due to its biological functionalities.” As artificial... Read more...
Attention all humans: Figure AI, in collaboration with OpenAI, is well on its way to developing a humanoid robot capable of taking over the world. OK, while it may not be ready to take over the world (yet) the company’s Figure 01 robot running a new Visual Language Model (VLM) does put on a mind-blowing demonstration... Read more...
Dire warnings from leaders in the area of AI technology continue to be voiced around the world. The latest comes from Jaan Tallinn, who founded two organizations, the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk and the Future of Life Institute, to study and mitigate the risks of advancing AI technologies too... Read more...
A new study finds that robots can learn from other robots, much the same as humans learn from one another. The paper takes a deep dive into a new approach to growing an area of machine learning (ML) research known as Lifelong Learning (LL). Humans have learned from one another since the beginning of time. Whether... Read more...
Intel Capital has made a $9 million equity investment into Figure, an AI Robotics company building general-purpose humanoid robots. Today's announcement follows the Figure 01 robot taking its first steps, among other technical milestones. Hollywood actors recently joined writers on the picket line protesting how... Read more...
The United Nations (UN) held a press conference with the intent of showcasing the future of artificial intelligence by allowing reporters to ask a group of AI robots questions. However, some of the answers from the nine robots on the panel were more alarming than reassuring. The world has been caught up in how fast... Read more...
Robots have long brought both amazement and fear into our imagination,and Hollywood has capitalized on those emotions with futuristic movies about robots taking over the world. Now a robotics company in the UK is eliciting both of those emotions in present time with its own robot, named Ameca. The movie I, Robot... Read more...
Hard to believe, but we think we just found the perfect date for the Robotic Einstein that was unveiled earlier this year at TED. Einstein, meet HRP-4C. (Psst... you can call her Harley.) The "female" humanoid was recently introduced by a team of Japanese scientists at Tsukuba City, and while it'd be easy to take one glance, affirm that she's... Read more...