Robotics
Researchers have developed an electronic skin (e-skin) with magnetosensitive capabilities, sensitive enough to detect and digitize body motion in the Earth's magnetic field. As this e-skin is extremely thin and malleable, it can easily be affixed...
The technology giant will close its Schaft robotics division after failing to find a buyer.
Until autonomous vehicles are here, ride-hailing companies like Lyft and Uber have to attract and retain human drivers if they hope to sustain their...
VIDEO Back in 2013, Google went on a robotics shopping spree with seven acquisitions that included Boston Dynamics and a company called Schaft. That effort...
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The market for RPA — Robotic Process Automation — is getting a hat trick of news this week: Automation Anywhere has today announced that...
Scientists with different scientific backgrounds, working in the field of nanotechnology, have cooperated with the main objective to provide as broad an overview as possible about the young and rapidly evolving field of nanoinformatics.
Apex.ai is emerging out of stealth today with quite the claim — an operating system for autonomous vehicles that will never fail Founded by long-time automated systems engineers Jan Becker and Dejan...
VIDEO Touch, or tactile sensing, is fundamentally important for a range of real-life applications, from robotics to surgical medicine to sports science. Tactile sensors are modeled on the biological sense of touch and can help...
For a small, bold subset of "grinders," the next sexual revolution may come from supercharging the body, cyborg-style.
Looking for something cool for kids this holiday? Bridgie the Elf has the scoop on the latest robot pet tricks, a programmable Avengers gauntlet and how to capture Hot Wheels...
You may find some surprises with this year’s popular tech toys for kids.
Robotics more... CNET 5 hours
Join us for a trip to Miami where Ford and Argo AI are demonstrating the current state of their self-driving cars. They're not ready...
Join us for a trip to Miami where Ford and Argo AI are demonstrating the current state of their self-driving cars. They're not ready...
Self-driving cars aren't quite ready for prime-time, but we're getting close and Ford's work with Argo AI in Miami is helping get...
google shuts down bipedal robot team schaft
VIDEO Google continues to scale back its robot ambitions with the news that it’s shutting down Schaft, a little-known Japanese robotics team purchased...
"Please enjoy your meal," says Nepal's first robot waiter, Ginger, as she delivers a plate of steaming dumplings to a table of hungry customers.
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Sad news for anyone into giant robots: Google is closing down Schaft, its secretive unit that develops bipedal robots aimed at helping out...
T lymphocytes release exosomes containing specific microRNAs that cause apoptosis of pancreatic β cells in type 1 diabetes.
DiabetesRobotics more... Science Magazine 23 hours
Two years after launching the original Hover, Zero Zero Robotics has returned for the sequel. In spite of landing a $25 million Series A back in 2016, the startup is going to the crowdfunding...
UiPath, a startup that works in the growing area of RPA, or robotic process automation — where AI-based software is used to...
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In the future the country's sewer systems will be inhabited by surveillance robots. Using robots, big data and artificial intelligence (AI), a new Danish research project will save hundreds of millions of kroner on...
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Thanks to our robotic emissaries, we humans know what a sunrise on Mars looks like without ever having set foot on the Red Planet ourselves — but what does it...
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ford teaming up with walmart and postmates on robot deliveries
Ford is joining forces with Walmart and Postmates to create a grocery delivery service using self-driving...
Waymo will open the service up to more people and give riders "more autonomy" in what they can do with it.
Ford is partnering with Walmart and Postmates to test the business of delivering goods like groceries and pet food using self-driving vehicles. The pilot project is...
A self-driving car service being tested by Alphabet-owned Waymo will be opened up to more people in the Phoenix, Arizona, area, chief John Krafcik said Tuesday.
VIDEO What will you do when you don't have to drive?
Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College, along with corporate partners GE Global Research and Acoustic MedSystems Inc., have received...
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And it will be decades before self-driving cars are all over the roads, John Krafcik says.
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Astronaut photos of Earth from space shine a light on light pollution
RideCell, a transportation software startup, has doubled its previously announced Series B funding round to $60 million, a sign that investors believe demand for cloud-based mobility platforms will grow as more companies try to scale...
A novel nanoscale additive manufacturing technique termed Nanotribological Printing creates structures through tribomechanical and tribochemical surface interactions at the contact between a substrate and an atomic force microscope probe, where...
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Driverless cars will usher in a transport utopia, at least according to many of their proponents. Concept art for these futuristic vehicles often show passengers sat...
waymo s paid driverless taxi service could launch next month says report
Waymo is reportedly planning to take the next step towards offering a commercial driverless...
This simple spreadsheet of machine learning foibles may not look like much but it’s a fascinating exploration of how machines “think.” The list, compiled by researcher Victoria Krakovna, describes various situations in which robots...
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A mind is a terrible thing to waste, they say, and in the aftermath of Rethink Robotics shutting down last month there were plenty...
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Primary pupils in Manchester take on design projects to boost creativity and problem solving skills.
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A new study outlines the effects that autonomous cars could have on tourism -- even the seedier parts.
Scientists have developed a means of printing transistor-based glucose sensors directly onto a catheter attached to a wearable pump. Diabetics can program the pump to deliver insulin and glucagon, the hormones they...
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ifixit shares full teardown of 11 inch ipad pro and new apple pencil
Following teardowns of the new MacBook Air and Mac mini, the repair experts at iFixit have today published their teardown of the 11-inch iPad...
Some 78 million miles (126 million kilometers) from Earth, alone on the immense and frigid Red Planet, a robot the size of a small 4x4 wakes up just after sunrise. And just as it...
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At NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, about two dozen men and women make up the team that drives Curiosity.
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teaching robots body language offers common ground for humans and machines
VIDEO Anyone who’s been up close and personal with an industrial robot will tell you...
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scientists capture the sound of sunrise on mars
Scientists have created the soundtrack of the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by the robotic exploration rover, Opportunity, using data sonification...
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After suffering a couple technical glitches that put NASA's Curiosity rover off its duties on Mars, the robotic explorer is back to work, having driven to a new...
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overlord is a gloriously entertaining piece of b movie schlock
VIDEO For some people, labeling a film as a B-movie is a crushing bit of condescension, but for others,...
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It will instead use a modified version of its development car, which has space for a human.
VIDEO Scientists have created the soundtrack of the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by the robotic exploration rover, Opportunity, using data sonification techniques to create a two-minute piece of music.
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Scientists have designed a portable and affordable mobile diagnostic tool, utilizing a cellphone and nanotechnology, with the ability to detect HIV viruses and monitor its management in resource-limited regions.
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Disney Imagineering animatronics wizard Dr. Martin Buehler is a legend in the robotics world. His work leading development of the galloping Big Dog quadruped at Boston Dynamics both...
The motorcyclist was hospitalised, and Waymo said "we're sorry that a member of the community was injured in a collision...
The 3D-printed Habitat Challenge is a five-year competition hosted by NASA and its partners to design housing for deep-space exploration, including trips to Mars.
If you have seen science fiction television series such as Humans or Westworld, you might be imagining a near future where intelligent, humanoid robots...
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A concept for tiny robots shows how they could travel through arteries to remove blockages and save lives.
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Researchers have developed a new method for treating and preventing acute kidney injury. Their technique involves the use of tiny, self-assembling forms measuring just billionths of a meter in diameter.
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Using an innovative robotic platform to observe bees' behavior, researchers showed that, following exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides -- the most commonly-used class of pesticides in agriculture -- bees spent less time nursing larvae and were less social that other bees....
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Neonicotinoid pesticides can negatively affect bee colonies, but the behavioral mechanisms by which these compounds impair colony growth remain unclear. Here, we investigate imidacloprid’s effects on bumblebee worker...
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Abbyy has been around for a long time helping companies with scanning and workflow tools, but like many older vendors it has been looking...
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designer brings imac g3 to life with cute ibot g3 toy
Hong Kong-based designer Philip Lee turns Apple's Macs into figurines, and his latest project,...
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Abbyy has been around for a long time helping companies with scanning and workflow tools, but like many older vendors it has...
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Another autonomous ride-hailing test project has popped up in the U.S. This time, Daimler and Bosch, one of the largest automotive tech and hardware suppliers in the world, are...
Researchers describe a new method for treating and preventing acute kidney injury. Their technique involves the use of self-assembling nanostructures.
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Each year, there are some 13.3 million new cases of acute kidney injury (AKI), a serious affliction. Formerly known as acute renal failure, the ailment produces a rapid buildup of nitrogenous wastes and decreases urine output, usually within hours or...
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Autonomous vehicles can follow the general rules of American roads, recognizing traffic signals and lane markings, noticing crosswalks and other regular features of the streets. But they work only on well-marked roads that are...
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Active sensors are incorporated into a number of technologies, such as meteorology devices and self-driving cars, and use the echo from sound, radio or light waves to locate...
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The development of self-propelled micro- and nanomachines able to emulate the intricate inner workings of the human body and/or the natural environment has captured the imagination of an ever expanding...
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A team of researchers have developed an artificial tactile sensor that mimics the ability of human skin to detect surface information, such as shapes, patterns and structures. This may be one step closer to...
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Mushrooms for lunch inspire scientists to try to generate electricity from a fungus covered in bacteria.
A robot that can clean your house, a blockchain-powered social network and 18 other startups presented to investors at SkyDeck's 8th demo day.
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A robotic Japanese cargo ship cast off from the International Space Station Wednesday (Nov. 7) for a weekend date with oblivion to wrap up a successful resupply mission to the...
VIDEO Scientist use magnetic field to drive spiral nanobots
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In a new study, researchers examine how Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) may have a substantial impact on the future of urban tourism.
A team of researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology has developed bionic mushrooms patterned with energy-producing cyanobacterial colonies and an electrode...
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VIDEO Apple’s Clips app for iPhone and iPad has been updated with new creative assets including content from Pixar’s Incredibles 2 movie. The latest update...
In this week's What The Future, Elon Musk walks through the Boring Company's new LA tunnel. We also look at a robot that changes its shape...
In the first study of its kind, published in the Annals of Tourism Research, academics from the University of Surrey and the University of Oxford have examined how Autonomous Vehicles...
what the new congress means for space self driving cars and regulating facebook
Last night, Democrats claimed the majority in the House of Representatives, and Republicans were able to keep a stronghold over the Senate, making some...
Think of it as mathematics with a bite: Researchers have uncovered the statistical rules that govern how gigantic colonies of fire ants form bridges, ladders and floating rafts. The findings...
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Researchers have developed a novel type of immunotherapy based on innovative nanotechnology that induces long-term organ transplant acceptance in mice. Their study could transform patient care and help to overcome barriers that prevent successful...
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Researchers take an ordinary white button mushroom and supercharge it with clusters of tightly-packed cyanobacteria and swirls of graphene nanoribbons to make electricity.
Typically, navigation systems for autonomous cars use visible light to identify foreign objects. This works most of the time. But in misty, foggy, or rainy conditions, self-driving cars...
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Researchers have taken an ordinary white button mushroom from a grocery store and made it bionic, supercharging it with 3D-printed clusters of cyanobacteria that generate electricity and swirls of graphene nanoribbons that can collect...
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In their latest feat of engineering, researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have taken an ordinary white button mushroom from a grocery store and made it bionic, supercharging it with 3-D-printed clusters of cyanobacteria...
Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine have developed a new nanotechnology-based immunotherapy that promotes long-term transplant acceptance in an animal model.
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Study could transform care for organ transplant recipients.
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Few things in the world of technology can really ever be said to be "done," and certainly exoskeletons are not among their number. They exist, but they are...
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Waymo just announced that it was granted permission to autonomously test vehicles in California. Though widely regarded as having the lead in self-driving, the...
Self-Driving CarsCars more... 9to5Google 1 week
Luminar, the buzzy LiDAR startup founded by Austin Russell, has added another high-profile executive to its ranks. This time, Luminar has hired Uber executive Brent Schwarz...
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Stephen Pettitt suffered multiple organ failure and died days after the procedure at a Newcastle hospital.
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Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Optical phenomenon seen by ESA’s Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station
In cooperation with French and Greek researchers, scientists from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI have found a simple way to lower the production costs of...
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The Google sister company says its technology could have prevented the accident.
Researchers have uncovered the statistical rules that govern how gigantic colonies of fire ants form bridges, ladders and floating rafts.
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Think of it as mathematics with a bite: Researchers at CU Boulder have uncovered the statistical rules that govern how gigantic colonies of fire ants form bridges, ladders and floating...
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To study what is accelerating our universe's expansion, scientists will use a new experiment that employs choreographed robots to watch millions of galaxies every 20 minutes.
Drones
Alphabet shutting down bipedal robot company Schaft bought in 2013 robotics spree
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Google shuts down bipedal robot team Schaft
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Feeling the pressure with universal tactile imaging
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Top 5 things you'll do in a self-driving car - Roadshow
CNET
Teaching robots body language offers common ground for humans and machines
THE VERGE
Scientists capture the sound of sunrise on Mars
PHYS.ORG
Overlord is a gloriously entertaining piece of B-movie schlock
THE VERGE
Apple’s Clips app gains six Selfie Scenes, Incredibles 2 content, much more
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Watch tiny robots swim through an eyeball to deliver medicine
Science Magazine
Physicists name and codify new field in nanotechnology: 'electron quantum metamaterials'
PHYS.ORG
Overwatch gets a McCree animated short and new character called Ashe
THE VERGE
Reef RangerBot becomes 'LarvalBot' to spread coral babies
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A new robot decides how and when to transform to get the job done
SCIENCE-NEWS
FLOURISH: User-focused driverless car project releases latest research findings
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How to mass produce cell-sized robots
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VIDEO: 5,000 robots merge to map the universe in 3-D
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Boston Dynamics’ four-legged robot can now do the Running Man
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