This tiny surgeon has a steadier hand than a human.August 26, 2020What you& 39;re seeing in the above photo is a miniature manipulator -- and no, we are not talking about your crazy ex-partner. Harvard researchers collaborated with Sony to build this teeny-tiny, origami-inspired surgical robot that can tackle surgical tasks on the micro-scale.
The good dog Spot has a new job as a telemedicine provider and he deserves all the belly rubs.April 24, 2020At Brigham and Women& 39;s Hospital, something remarkably cyberpunk is taking place: Boston Dynamics& 39; sweet robot dog Spot is helping doctors in Boston fight the coronavirus.The robotic pup is equipped with an iPad and a two-way radio which enables the healthcare workers to video conference with patients while remotely directing the robot.
The aim is to make robots more appealing to humans.May 03, 2020Those fearing a robot apocalypse may want to look away now. Researchers around the world are looking to give robots the sense of touch through artificial skin, reports CNBC.RELATED: & 39;ROBOTIC SKINS& 39; CAN NOW TURN INANIMATE OBJECTS INTO COMPLEX ROBOTSA sense of touchThis sense of touch could be used to allow robots to do everything from feel temperature rises to actually feel other humans.
There may be no reason to fear automation.May 05, 2020Many people fear the rise in automation may result in lower employment but that may not always be the case. According to new research, firms who were quick to add robots to their manufacturing also saw a rise in employees.RELATED: THE RISE OF AI AND EMPLOYMENT: HOW JOBS WILL CHANGE TO ADAPTAn additional dimension“When you look at use of robots at the firm level, it is really interesting because there is an additional dimension,” said study co-author and MIT economist Daron Acemoglu.
Whether you know it or not, robots are taking over the scientific research industry.May 08, 2020As robotic technology and the capabilities therein are advanced every day, so too are robots& 39; abilities to further scientific discovery enhanced. Robots are now being used to discover new novel treatments for diseases, new drugs, they& 39;re even being used to create artificial organs and perform surgery.
The new robots can also grab and lift objects.May 10, 2020In the past few years, we have become accustomed to rigid robots like Boston Dynamic& 39;s Spot. However, we seem to forget that there is a second type of robots: soft robots. And they are capable of some pretty impressive things.RELATED: SOFT ROBOTS PACK A PUNCH WITH ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES THAT CAN LIFT 1,000 TIMES THEIR OWN WEIGHTA novel robotResearchers at North Carolina State University have developed a novel soft robot inspired by cheetahs that can move with impressive speed on solid surfaces or in the water and can also grab objects delicately or with enough power to lift heavier objects.
The robotic dolphin is so life-like that the volunteers who swam with it were shocked to learn it wasn& 39;t real.May 11, 2020Whether zoos and aquariums are ethical or not is a slippery matter. While they provide educational opportunities, this classroom environment is provided by trapping creatures who normally have whole oceans to roam to environments the size of swimming pools.
The four-legged robot roams parks broadcasting social distancing measures.May 09, 2020SpotIn these trying times where social distancing is key, authorities are getting creative on how to apply these measures. One such way is through the use of robots.RELATED: WUHAN CORONAVIRUS HOSPITAL WARD STAFFED ONLY BY ROBOTSRobots, as you may know, don& 39;t risk getting contaminated or contaminating and are, therefore, a safe tool in this era.
If you& 39;re feeling lonely but don& 39;t quite want the full responsibility of owning a real dog, you can now build your own.May 13, 2020If you ever felt like you needed or wanted a robot dog in your life, you don& 39;t need to buy one — you can build your very own now. You can thank students at Stanford University for sharing their robo-dog details online.
In one sense, humans are already cyborgs. That& 39;s to say, that we& 39;re so closely tied to electronic devices at all times, that we largely couldn& 39;t maintain the lives that we live without their help.However, while may humans already look somewhat like cyborgs to the humans of past, we have a long way to go before most of us are using mechanical implants to extend our abilities.
Mimicking the eye& 39;s shape is a dream come true for many optical engineers.May 22, 2020Well, it& 39;s for sure that you won& 39;t see anything that& 39;s & 34;alive& 34; when you look into these eyes. Researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology built an artificial eye that could provide vision for humanoid robots, and more so, it has the potential to function as a bionic eye for visually impaired people in the future.
The feet filled with coffee grounds were found to perform better on natural, uneven terrain.June 03, 2020Scientists at the University of California San Diego have invented new coffee-filled robot feet that can help the machines walk up to 40 faster even on uneven terrain. This, it seems, is a very useful skill for robots.
The arm has three degrees of freedom.June 06, 2020Université de SherbrookeRoboticists from Université de Sherbrooke in Canada have invented a waist-mounted remote-controlled hydraulic arm that can help you with gentle tasks while also possessing the strength to smash through walls, reported IEEE Spectrum.
The researchers tracked moths who flew at speeds of 3 meters/second.June 11, 2020When it comes to engineering new robots, scientists are often inspired by insects. From acrobatic robots that mimic insect flight to cell-sized organisms, experts are always coming up with new robots that are somehow related to these tiny and yet marvelous pests.
The sale marks the first time that businesses can purchase a Boston Dynamics robot.June 16, 2020Fans of Boston Dynamics have been wondering when their robots would go on sale for years. Now they need not wait anymore.RELATED: BOSTON DYNAMICS& 39; ROBOT DOG SPOT WILL SOON START WORKING ON OIL RIGSThe firm has finally put one of their most popular robots on sale: Spot the robot dog.
The e-skin is able to decode complex human motion using only one sensor point.June 19, 2020A deep-learning powered single-strained electronic skin sensor has been developed by researchers at The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), that can capture human motion from a distance.
It& 39;s all in simulation at the moment, but plans are to test their method on real robots now.June 19, 2020Robots are a major part of our future, and researchers around the world have been working hard at enabling smooth locomotion styles in humanoid and legged robots alike.Now a team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland has put together a framework for training humanoid robots to walk just like us, humans, by using human demonstrations.
An adopted Boston Dynamics& 39; robot dog Spot named & 39;Zeus& 39; was spotted doing inspections at SpaceX test site.June 25, 2020It looks like Boston Dynamics& 39; robot dog Spot has been adopted by SpaceX, and now named & 34;Zeus& 34;, the man& 39;s best friend might accompany us to Mars and beyond.
Stay healthy and communicate better with the smart mask that can translate 8 languages, instantly.July 01, 2020As face masks become more and more a part of your daily apparel, a number of companies are creating novel versions of them, like this 3D sculpted and printed one.A Japanese startup, Donut Robotics, has developed a face mask that connects to the Internet to transmit messages and even translate from Japanese into eight different languages.
Festo& 39;s latest bionics is intended to help systems smoothly adapt to industrial changes.July 08, 2020MobileBionicAssistantFestoAs industrial changes move swiftly forward, the interactions between people, machines, and data have to keep pace. Robots and humans are working more and more closely together as time goes on, and in order for this process to keep working seamlessly, adaptations and changes need to happen.
Are you scared of robots taking your job? Should you be? Or perhaps you have caught a glimpse of the robots over at Boston Dynamics and have started preparing for the impending Skynet apocalypse. We admit that the potential for acrobatic, blindingly fast robots has us a bit spooked. However, this is partly because robots are set to disrupt multiple industries in the near future.