TEO the robot shows off ironing skills
Jun 23, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—You can see an ironing robot in a video.
Researchers suggest adding self-doubt to robots to keep them from overstepping bounds
Jun 07, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A team of researchers from the University of California at Berkeley has found some evidence that suggests making robots less self-assured might make them easier to integrate into society. In their paper uploaded ...
Giving robots a sense of touch
Jun 05, 2017
Eight years ago, Ted Adelson's research group at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) unveiled a new sensor technology, called GelSight, that uses physical contact with an object to provide ...
Robot arm can work out how to stack stones
Jun 04, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—We are not surprised by now to watch the progress being made in robots doing the heavy lifting for construction sites.
Is it time to assess the ethical impact of real cyborgs on modern society?
Jun 02, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A trio of authors involved in writing about or researching robot and cyborg technology has published an editorial piece in the journal Science Robotics raising the question of whether it is time to start discussing ...
How to hold AI accountable for its actions
Jun 01, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A trio of academics has written and published a Focus piece in the journal Science Robotics on the need to hold artificial intelligence systems accountable for their actions. Sandra Wachter, Brent Mittelstadt ...
Extra arms, manipulated by feet, designed for performing tasks
May 31, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A team from Japan has been developing an interesting project called "MetaLimbs: Multiple Arms Interaction Metamorphism." They posted a video recently showing their work. This is set of artificial arms, designed ...
Meet the most nimble-fingered robot ever built
May 29, 2017
Grabbing the awkwardly shaped items that people pick up in their day-to-day lives is a slippery task for robots. Irregularly shaped items such as shoes, spray bottles, open boxes, even rubber duckies are easy for people to ...
An artificial Venus flytrap that operates on light
May 24, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A trio of researchers with Tampere University of Technology in Finland has designed and built a simple robot that mimics the actions of a Venus flytrap plant. In their paper published in the journal Nature ...
Researchers show off omnicopter with ball-catching skills
May 23, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A little flying device is drawing attention in the media this month on two counts, the way it moves and what it can do, which is fetching a ball in a pouch.