Robots
Should robots ever look like us?  BBC · 8 hours
Some think humanoid robots will be easier to interact with, but others think we'll find them creepy. more
Police investigate if crashed car was partially self-driving  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
Authorities say a woman was arrested after running a red light in a rented Tesla in San Francisco and causing a crash that killed a tourist and left his wife critically injured. more
Robots roaming in Antarctic waters reveal why Ross Ice Shelf melts rapidly in summer  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A new paper offers fresh insight into the forces causing the world's largest ice shelf to melt. more
Meet the robots Toyota is bringing to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games  TechCrunch · 17 hours
Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games are fast-approaching, and Toyota is playing a key role in on-site mobility and transportation. The Japanese automaker... more
Amazon is opening a pair of new robotic fulfillment centers in Ohio  TechCrunch · 17 hours
Amazon this morning announced its intentions to open a pair of robotic-powered fulfillment centers in Ohio. The two warehouses — both larger than 700,000... more
Waiting for an undersea robot in Antarctica to call home  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
"Call! Just call!" I think loudly in my head. "Did something happen? Are you okay?" more
Chandrayaan-2: Watch live as India launches mission to moon's south pole - CNET  CNET · 23 hours
Three robotic explorers will be launched by the Indian space agency Monday morning, attempting to land at the lunar south pole for... more
UVeye snaps up $31M for its hyper-detailed, AI-based drive-thru vehicle-scanning platform  TechCrunch · 23 hours
The race is on for the car of the future, equipped with self-driving capabilities, on-board personalised information and entertainment, and an ever-smaller carbon footprint. Today, however,... more
Chandrayaan-2 launch: How to watch first mission to the moon's south pole - CNET  CNET · 1 day
Three robotic explorers will be launched by the Indian space agency Monday morning, attempting to land at the lunar south... more
I walked on the moon 50 years after Apollo 11 - CNET  CNET · 1 day
At Comic-Con, an impressive virtual reality experience starts aboard a space station, where you're led by a flying robot. more
Doom Patrol renewed for season 2 on DC Universe - CNET  CNET · 2 days
DC Comics superhero outcasts Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman and Crazy Jane will return for more adventures on both DC Universe and HBO Max in 2020. more
Fortnite's giant monster and robot fight in latest event  Windows Central · 2 days
An epic fight! What you need to know Fortnite's giant has finally awoken, and was ready to destroy the world of Fortnite as we know it. After teasing the completion... more
SpaceX to Launch Used Dragon Cargo Ship for NASA on July 24  SPACE.COM · 3 days
The next SpaceX launch is just days away as the California-based rocket builder is targeting Wednesday, July 24, for the launch of its next... more
Quantum interference in the service of information technology  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists from the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, in collaboration with the University of Oxford and NIST, have shown that quantum interference enables processing of large sets of data faster and... more
Self-driving startup AutoX expands beyond deliveries and sets its sights on Europe  TechCrunch · 4 days
AutoX, the Hong Kong and San Jose, Calif.-based autonomous vehicle technology company, is pushing past its grocery delivery roots and into the AV supplier... more
Helping robots to build new antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A team from The University of Manchester have engineered a common gut bacterium to produce a new class of antibiotics by using robotics. These antibiotics, known as class II polyketides, are also naturally produced by soil... more
Pedestrian collision puts Vienna’s driverless bus trial on hold  THE VERGE · 4 days
Image: Wiener Linien A self-driving bus trial taking place in Vienna, Austria, has been paused after an incident... more
Shaken or stirred: robotic bartender serves up cocktails for Prague clubbers  REUTERS · 4 days
For revelers at one Prague megaclub, gone are the days of being squashed at... more
Researchers identify previously unknown pathways for sensory learning in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
We've all heard the saying that individuals learn at their own pace. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an automated, robotic training device that allows... more
How autonomous vehicles and hyperloop are scooting along  TechCrunch · 4 days
Will transportation technologies become the industry disruptors many pundits suggested they would? more
New laws of attraction: Scientists print magnetic liquid droplets  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have made a new material that is both liquid and magnetic, opening the door to a new area of science in magnetic soft matter. The new material could lead... more
China Eyes Robotic Outpost at the Moon's South Pole in Late 2020s  SPACE.COM · 5 days
The moon's south pole could be getting pretty busy a decade from now. more
Chinas present and future lunar exploration program  Science Magazine · 5 days
Since the beginning of the 21st century, the pace of lunar exploration has accelerated, with more than a dozen probes having undertaken scientific exploration of the Moon. Prominent among these have been the robotic... more
New pathways for sensory learning in the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have developed an automated, robotic training device that allows mice to learn at their leisure. The technology stands to further neuroscience research by allowing researchers to train animals under more natural... more
New e-skin innovation gives robots and prosthetics an exceptional sense of touch  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have developed an ultra responsive and robust artificial nervous system for e-skins. more
Tiny vibration-powered robots are the size of the world's smallest ant  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have created a new type of tiny 3D-printed robot that moves by harnessing vibration from piezoelectric actuators, ultrasound sources or even tiny speakers. Swarms of... more
Draper developing technologies for lunar landings  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
A half-century after developing the computers that guided the Apollo missions to the moon, Draper is working on technologies that it says can enable... more
Tertill is a robot weed trimmer that's like a Roomba for your garden - CNET  CNET · 5 days
The Tertill will patrol your garden, knocking down weeds where it finds them -- with a few limitations. more
Tertill hunts down garden weeds like a Roomba chases dirt - CNET  CNET · 5 days
The Tertill robot weed trimmer really can keep garden weeds in check. You just need to give it regular TLC and lots of sunlight. more
Latest e-skin innovation gives robots and prosthetics an exceptional sense of touch (w/video)  nanowerk · 5 days
Unique sensor system responds 1,000 times faster than the human sense of touch, the fastest ever achieved for an e-skin. more
New electronic skin system may give robots, prosthetics exceptional sense of touch  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Robots and prosthetic devices may soon have a sense of touch equivalent to, or better than, the human skin with the Asynchronous Coded Electronic... more
Mr. Robot Season 4 First Teaser Considers the Human Consequences of Elliot’s Actions  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
The first teaser for Mr. Robot season 4 is here. USA Network has released a 30-second clip for the final season of... more
Georgia Tech’s ant-sized micro-robots move through vibration  TechCrunch · 5 days
The above image is a shot of Georgia Tech’s latest robot posed next to a penny. The 3D printed bot is roughly two millimeters in length — or about the size of the world’s... more
5G Network: How It Works, and Is It Dangerous?  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
5G is the next generation of cellular broadband, promising to bring mobile users into a future where Full-HD movies can be downloaded in seconds and emerging technologies such as self-driving... more
Robotic fish helps protect native species from invasive pests  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers at the University of Western Australia have developed a robotic fish that behaves like a bodyguard for native species and safeguards them against the aggressive attitudes of invasive pests. more
There’s a giant pink robot in Fortnite now  THE VERGE · 6 days
We’re nearing the end of season 9 of Fortnite, which can only mean one thing: another massive live event is... more
Recent nanobook publications overview  nanowerk · 6 days
Here are some interesting books on nanotechnology topics that just got published. more
Sex Tech In, Skimpy Outfits Out as CES Gadget Show Seeks Diversity  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
CES gadget show is cracking down on its dress code, introducing more sessions focused on women and minorities and creating a new "sex tech"... more
Tiny vibration-powered robots are the size of the world's smallest ant  nanowerk · 6 days
Researchers have created a new type of tiny 3D-printed robot that moves by harnessing vibration from piezoelectric actuators, ultrasound sources or even tiny speakers. more
Tesla to charge $1,000 more for ‘full self-driving’ Autopilot package in August  THE VERGE · 7 days
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla will increase the price of the “full self-driving” version of its Autopilot driver assistance system by... more
New model illuminates why some greater sage grouse males 'strut' better than others  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
When it comes to mating displays, a little persistence can go a long way, at least for the greater sage grouse. In... more
Voyant Photonics raises $4.3M to fit lidar on the head of a pin  TechCrunch · 7 days
Lidar is a critical method by which robots and autonomous vehicles sense the world around them, but the lasers and sensors generally... more
Robot control system for grasping and releasing objects under both dry and wet conditions  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers have developed a control system for deformable robot-fingertips for grasping and releasing objects. Previously developed robot fingertips with high... more
Robot control system for grasping and releasing objects under both dry and wet conditions  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A control system for deformable robot-fingertips was developed for grasping and releasing objects. Previously developed robot fingertips with high friction... more
Get up and go bots getting closer  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Robotics researchers have for the first time used a commercial 3D printer to embed complex sensors inside robotic limbs and grippers. But they found that materials commercially available for 3D printing still need to... more
#nofilter  ESA · 7 days
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface, taken by Neil Armstrong after Apollo 11 Moon landing more
To the Moon – down south  ESA · 7 days
Half a century ago humans stepped on the Moon for the first time in a set of sorties that awed the world. Over the... more
Robots to Install Telescopes to Peer Into Cosmos From the Moon  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
As the United States races to put humans back on the Moon for the first time in nearly 50 years, a NASA-funded lab in Colorado aims... more
Automated system generates robotic parts for novel tasks  nanowerk · 1 week
When designing actuators involves too many variables for humans to test by hand, this system can step in. more
iRobot Roomba 980: $550 for a high-end robot vacuum - CNET  CNET · 1 week
$350 off makes this Roomba deal a great entry point for a cutting edge robot vac, or find a lower-end model with similar aggressive pricing. more
Amazon Prime Day: Best Deals for Science Lovers  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Here are some of the nerdiest science deals we're watching for Amazon Prime Day, including DIY robots, chemistry sets, molecule jewelry and more. more
Politics of automation: Factory workers and robots  BBC · 1 week
Humans and robots working together in a factory may excite some tech geeks, but worry others who fear job losses. more
Chandrayaan 2: Watch India launch historic moon landing attempt live - CNET  CNET · 1 week
India will launch three robotic explorers to the moon Sunday, aiming to become the first ever nation to make a soft landing at the... more
Chandrayaan 2 launch: How to watch India's historic moon landing attempt live - CNET  CNET · 1 week
India will launch three robotic explorers to the moon Sunday, aiming to become the first ever nation to make a... more
Reef rescue: Could this robot help save corals?  BBC · 1 week
The submersible robot delivers baby corals to damaged areas allowing reefs to regenerate. more
The US Army will test armored robotic vehicles in 2020  THE VERGE · 1 week
The US Army says that it will conduct live-fire tests of a new Robotic Combat Vehicle... more
Personality of things  TechCrunch · 1 week
Tiffine Wang Contributor Share on Twitter Tiffine Wang is a senior investment manager at Singtel Innov8, the corporate venture capital arm of Singtel Group. Freddy Dopfel Contributor Share on Twitter Freddy Dopfel is a senior associate at Grishin Robotics. Humans... more
Archinaut, a Construction Robot for Space, Could Launch a Test Flight in 2022  SPACE.COM · 1 week
NASA has awarded California startup Made In Space $73.7 million to give the company's "Archinaut" spacecraft-assembly technology an orbital test. more
Archinaut, a Construction Robot for Space, Could Launch in 2022  SPACE.COM · 1 week
NASA has awarded California startup Made In Space $73.7 million to give the company's "Archinaut" spacecraft-assembly technology an orbital test. more
Archinaut, a Construction Robot for Space, Could Launch on Test Flight in 2022  SPACE.COM · 1 week
NASA has awarded California startup Made In Space $73.7 million to give the company's "Archinaut" spacecraft-assembly technology an orbital test. more
Nintendo announces Switch Lite, Amazon may be working on a home robot video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
In this week's most important stories, Nintendo unveils a more portable version of the Switch. Meanwhile, a report... more
These robo-ants can work together in swarms to navigate tricky terrain  TechCrunch · 1 week
While the agility of a Spot or Atlas robot is something to behold, there's a special merit reserved for tiny, simple robots that work not as... more
Automated system generates robotic parts for novel tasks  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
An automated system designs and 3D prints complex robotic parts called actuators that are optimized according to an enormous number of specifications. In short, the system does automatically what is virtually impossible... more
VW, Ford team up to make autonomous, electric vehicles  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as part of a broader partnership on electric and self-driving vehicles, the companies confirmed... more
The problem with recycling video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Since China implemented stricter purity standards on the recycled goods they're willing to buy, recycling facilities are turning to A.I. and robotics to reduce contamination and maximize profits in a transforming industry. more
Automated system generates robotic parts for novel tasks  MIT · 2 weeks
When designing actuators involves too many variables for humans to test by hand, this system can step in. more
'The way you move': Body structure brings coordinated movement  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A computer model shows that a starfish-like animal can coordinate rhythmic motion based on body structure without the brain telling them to do so. This provides insights useful for physiology... more
MIT’s human-mirroring robot nails the Bottle Cap Challenge  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has a robot that can mirror the actions of a human just by watching their bicep. This has a number of practical applications, including... more
VW, Ford broaden alliance to autonomous, electric vehicles  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Volkswagen will sink $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as part of a broader partnership on electric and self-driving vehicles, the companies confirmed Friday. more
VW, Ford broaden alliance to autonomous, electric vehicles  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Volkswagen will sink $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as part of a broader partnership on electric and self-driving vehicles, the companies confirmed Friday more
Drones
Chandrayaan-2: Watch a replay of India launching mission to moon's south pole - CNET
CNET
Westworld’s season 3 trailer questions the relationships between hosts and humans
THE VERGE
DARPA’s Squad X project pairs Marines and robots to eliminate the fog of war
THE VERGE
Boston Dynamics robots are preparing to leave the lab — is the world ready?
THE VERGE
The flamethrower drone will soon be a thing you can buy
THE VERGE
To the Moon – down south
ESA
This last-mile delivery startup wants to put robots in bike lanes
THE VERGE
For climbing robots, the sky's the limit
PHYS.ORG
Beyond sex robots: Erobotics explores erotic human-machine interactions
PHYS.ORG
New filter enhances robot vision on 6D pose estimation
SCIENCE DAILY
Programmable soft actuators show the great potential of soft robotics
PHYS.ORG
Jumping space robot ‘flies’ like a spacecraft
ESA
Gato Roboto is a streamlined Metroid starring a cat in a mech
THE VERGE
With Dragonfly, NASA is heading back to Saturn’s moon Titan
SCIENCE-NEWS
Google Home Essentials: Eufy RoboVac 30C — Ultimate automated cleaning [Video]
9to5Google
For less than $200, engineering students built a realistic robotic fish
PHYS.ORG
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