Items tagged with robotics

A dog is man's best friend, or in the case of Boston Dynamic's robot dog Spot, everyone's best tour guide. The company utilized ChatGPT to create multiple personalities for Spot that use a Visual Question Answering (VQA) or "captioning" model to describe various objects in the environment and then elaborate on those... Read more...
A Japanese startup has built a 3-ton Gundam-like robot that anyone can wear if they have an extra $3M to purchase one. The ARCHAX was designed to maintain its unique look while not compromising function. Tsubame Industries developed a 4.5-meter tall, four-wheeled robot that gives onlookers the thought of being able... Read more...
New York's mayor just approved another robotic initiative to keep citizens safe while supposedly cutting costs for human law enforcers. The new robot called K5 is undergoing trials right now. Mayor Eric Adams and the New York Police Department (NYPD) have let loose a 420lb robot to patrol Times Square subway... Read more...
The process of in vitro fertilization (IVF) takes its first baby step toward becoming completely automated. Last spring, engineers utilized a microscope, a mechanized needle, a tiny petri dish, a laptop, and a Sony PlayStation 5 controller to fertilize more than a dozen eggs. Currently, a patient attempting to get... Read more...
NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit: Starting At $199 (4GB), $299 (8GB) The new NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Developer Kit offers a massive performance boost over the previous generation, at an affordable price point. More affordable than Jetson AGX Orin Low power and small form factor Huge improvement over Jetson... Read more...
AMD Xilinx KR260 Robotics Starter Kit: MSRP $349 AMD Xilinx upgrades the industrial robotics market with the KR260, an affordable starter kit that packs a whole lot of I/O. Affordable entry point for robotics  Powerful, programmable logic gate array Plenty of IO, both legacy and modern Compact daughterboard... Read more...
Boston Dynamics shows off its Atlas robot helping out on a construction site, with a 540-degree flip and all. Atlas is the company's research platform designed to push the limits of whole-body mobility, even if OSHA may not wholly approve. Atlas is a robot with an advanced control system and state-of-the-art... Read more...
Mechanical engineers at Rice University have devised a method of turning dead spiders into tiny gripping robots. The repurposed spiders are being used as mechanical grippers that can easily blend into natural environments while hoisting objects that outweigh them. When you think about a group of engineers taking... Read more...
A group of Northwestern University engineers have developed the smallest-ever remote-controlled walking robot. The crab robot is just a half-millimeter wide, which is narrower than a US coin, but can bend, twist, crawl, walk, turn and even jump. The field of robotics has seen engineers and researchers finding new... Read more...
We are *this* much closer to getting a home very similar to the one featured in the Disney Channel Original Movie Smart House. Dyson revealed it is working on several robot prototypes (and has been, in secret, for the past decade) that would complete household chores. The hope is that these products will "[save]... Read more...
Boston Dynamics' robot dog, Spot, is well known for busting a move on the dance floor, but the company doesn't want you to forget it is not a one-trick pony. Er, umm, dog. Spot has become well known for its dance routines featured on Boston Dynamics' YouTube channel. In one video, Spot even mimics Mick Jagger as he... Read more...
Researchers at MIT are developing a new AI method that will allow robots to think more like a human as it makes pizza. The framework for the robotic system uses a two-stage learning process, which is aimed to enable a robot to perform complex dough-manipulation tasks over a long period of time. When someone thinks... Read more...
At the heart of every autonomous machine, modern industrial robot, and automated manufacturing apparatus is some form artificial intelligence. These things are amazingly complex, too—not only are there models to train, but there are sensors to interpret and reactions to formulate. NVIDIA has been at the forefront of... Read more...
If you have ever wished you could own a robot goat that you can ride to work, your dreams may be coming true. Kawasaki recently showcased Bex, its robotic goat, that can transport cargo up to 220 pounds. Last week at the 2022 International Robot Exhibition held in Tokyo, Kawasaki unveiled its 4-legged robot to the... 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...
Meta has not made it a secret it intends to expand its metaverse to include new projects and products. It seems Mark Zuckerberg wants one of those new ventures to include helping robots experience and understand the world as flesh and blood humans do, through touch interaction. Or maybe Zuck pines to be human. Either... Read more...
Back in June of this year, Hyundai Motor Group acquired a controlling interest in Boston Dynamics, the robotics experts who have put out several entertaining videos highlighting some remarkable robot capabilities (laugh now, cry later when the robot overlords flip the script). One of their more popular creations is... Read more...
We always love it when Boston Dynamics releases new videos showcasing its advanced robots. While the robots are meant to perform everyday tasks handled by humans, the company knows how to show its humorous side, as it did with Atlas and Spot robots dancing to "Do You Love Me" by The Contours back in December. Today... Read more...
While robots are cool, the jury is still out on whether they will want to kill us pesky humans if the robot uprising occurs. This is not helped by the fact that we are making more robust robots that can walk and move as well as if not better than humans. Enter Cassie: a bipedal legs-only robot devised at Oregon State... Read more...
Whatever plans you might have today, carve out around 16 minutes of your time to watch to a hilarious YouTube video that will be the greatest thing you view today, this week, and maybe even all month. What has us so excited? It's a dog that seeks out red Solo cups and then pees beer into them. Like, for real. What the... Read more...
The last time we saw Spot, an adorable robotic canine (of sorts) developed by Boston Dynamics, it was doing Fortnite victory dances alongside a couple of Atlas robots. Perhaps adding to its list of tricks, Spot has now spent some time with the French army as part of a two-day exercise, in which several robots are... Read more...
Be happy that you are alive now, and not 100 or 200 years into the future. Why is that? Eventually there are not going to be any jobs left for flesh and blood humans, not when robots rule the world. Perhaps nudging us in that direction, Boston Dynamics has announced Stretch, its second commercial robot that is right... Read more...
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