Robots
4D-printed materials can be stiff as wood or soft as sponge  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Imagine smart materials that can morph from being stiff as wood to as soft as a sponge - and also change shape. Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers... more
North Korea’s new website and pro rata rights  TechCrunch · 3 hours
From Extra Crunch We have published the transcript for Brian Heater’s conference call on robotics. Arman published report reviews on China’s luxury goods and consumer spending as well as on perceptions of... more
Researchers get humans to think like computers  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Computers, like those that power self-driving cars, can be tricked into mistaking random scribbles for trains, fences and even school buses. People aren't supposed to be able to see how those images trip up... more
How nanotechnology enables wearable electronics  nanowerk · 12 hours
Smart watches, fitness trackers, smart garments, smart medical attachments, data gloves - the market for wearable electronics is quickly evolving beyond health care, fitness and wellness into infotainment, and commercial and industrial applications. A review investigates the contribution... more
Star Wars director Jon Favreau teases Mandalorian role for Taika Waititi - CNET  CNET · 14 hours
Did Favreau give fans a clue on Instagram that Waititi could be the voice of robot bounty hunter IG-88? more
'Terminator'-like liquid metal moves and stretches in 3D space  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
In the blockbuster 'Terminator' movie franchise, an evil robot morphs into different human forms and objects and oozes through narrow openings, thanks to its 'liquid-metal' composition. Although current robots don't... more
Robots enable bees and fish to talk to each other  nanowerk · 18 hours
Through an imaginative experiment, researchers were able to get two extremely different animal species located far apart to interact with each other and reach a shared decision with... more
Dynamic hydrogel used to make 'soft robot' components and LEGO-like building blocks  nanowerk · 18 hours
Using a new type of dual polymer material capable of responding dynamically to its environment, researchers have developed a set of modular hydrogel components... more
Robotics process automation startup UiPath raising $400M at more than $7B valuation  TechCrunch · 20 hours
The company, which is more than doubling its valuation, is expected to do $450 million in ARR in 2019, TechCrunch has confirmed. more
Dynamic hydrogel used to make 'soft robot' components and LEGO-like building blocks  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Using a new type of dual polymer material capable of responding dynamically to its environment, Brown University researchers have developed a set of modular... more
Dynamic hydrogel used to make 'soft robot' components and LEGO-like building blocks  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
A new type of hydrogel material could soon make assembling complex microfluidic or soft robotic devices as simple as putting together a LEGO set. more
Discovery may lead to precision-based strategy for triple negative breast cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
A researcher in the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, working in collaboration with researchers from the... more
Tesla sues former employees, Zoox for alleged trade secret theft  TechCrunch · 22 hours
Tesla has filed a pair of lawsuits against a handful of former employees who went to work at self-driving vehicle startup Zoox and Chinese EV automaker Xiaopeng. The... more
How Amazon and Walmart are putting robots to work behind the scenes  TechCrunch · 23 hours
This week Brian Heater, fresh off a trip to Pittsburgh to visit a handful of robotics companies, led a discussion about the current state... more
Taxes on VC and electric buses harming oil prices  TechCrunch · 1 day
From Extra Crunch A lot of subscribers got to hear from TechCrunch hardware guru Brian Heater, who has been meeting with (too many) robotics companies as we prepare for TechCrunch... more
Tokyo 2020: Robots to feature at Olympic and Paralympic Games  BBC · 1 day
The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games are set to revolutionise the way spectators experience sporting events - by introducing robots more
Robotic 'gray goo' (w/video)  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers create new kind of robot composed of many simple particles with no centralized control or single point of failure. more
Want in on nanotechnology? Capitalize on collaborative environments  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Patent law experts demonstrate that private-public partnerships lead to promising innovation output measured in patents. Collaborations between private entities and public institutions have the potential to improve technology transfer in nanotechnology. Nations... more
Attend TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day event on the future of transportation  TechCrunch · 2 days
The way people and packages move from Point A to Point B is in the midst of a remarkable transformation driven by technological innovations... more
TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day session event on the future of transportation  TechCrunch · 2 days
The way people and packages move from Point A to Point B is in the midst of a remarkable transformation driven by technological innovations... more
Robotic 'gray goo'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have demonstrated for the first time a way to make a robot composed of many loosely coupled components, or 'particles.' Unlike swarm or modular robots, each component is simple, and has no individual address or identity. In their system,... more
“Particle robot” works as a cluster of simple units  MIT · 2 days
Loosely connected disc-shaped “particles” can push and pull one another, moving en masse to transport objects. more
This 'Speeder' flying motorcycle is ready for preorders video - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Jetpack Aviation is now taking preorders for its flying motorcycle that looks strikingly similar to Imperial Speeder bikes from Star Wars. Also, a robotic gripper that... more
This MIT robot is better at picking up mugs than you - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Researchers say the robot can interact with objects its never seen before in a meaningful way. more
'Terminator'-like liquid metal moves and stretches in 3-D space  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In the blockbuster Terminator movie franchise, an evil robot morphs into different human forms and objects and oozes through narrow openings, thanks to its "liquid-metal" composition. Although current robots don't... more
Want in on nanotechnology? Capitalize on collaborative environments  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The 21st century has been hailed the nano-century, and major technological breakthroughs are expected from the control of the matter at the nanoscale. However, despite its promises, nanotechnology still seems to be... more
Want in on nanotechnology? Capitalize on collaborative environments  nanowerk · 2 days
New study shows that partnerships could assist successful technology transfer and possibly, breakthroughs in innovation. more
Optimus Ride brings self-driving cars to private communities in NY and CA  TechCrunch · 2 days
If you live in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, you could be one of the first consumers to ride in a self-driving car in the... more
Spot failed Soviet Venus probe Kosmos 482 in Earth orbit  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A ghost from the old Soviet space program may return to Earth in the coming years. Mimicking a campy episode of the '70s series The Six Million Dollar... more
Future transport: How will we get around in 2050?  BBC · 3 days
The push for cleaner air will mean more electric vehicles that are driverless and shared, according to experts. more
Waymo is gearing up to put a lot more self-driving cars on the road  TechCrunch · 3 days
Waymo is opening another technical service center in the Phoenix area, an expansion that will allow the autonomous vehicle technology... more
Netflix is experimenting with different episode orders for ‘Love, Death & Robots’  TechCrunch · 3 days
You probably know that Netflix is big on data and personalization — it tailors the shows and movies recommended to each user, and even... more
Robot dog for seniors made cute by Jim Henson's Creature Shop - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The charming Tombot puppy on Kickstarter is meant to be a low-maintenance companion robot. more
Discount student tickets still available for TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2019  TechCrunch · 3 days
Here’s a shout-out to students fascinated by the world of robots and artificial intelligence. There’s a limited supply of discounted tickets left for TechCrunch... more
Sensor created to detect dopamine, brain disorders, in seconds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Using nanotechnology, researchers have developed the first rapid detector for dopamine, a chemical that is believed to play a role in various diseases such as Parkinson's, depression and some cancers. more
Researchers develop sensor to detect brain disorders in seconds  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Using nanotechnology, UCF researchers have developed the first rapid detector for dopamine, a chemical that is believed to play a role in various diseases such as Parkinson's, depression and some... more
BioRock and roll  ESA · 3 days
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Microbial experiment ‘dry run’ yields gorgeous results more
More robots, more work  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Robots will take over all jobs, so it is often thought. On the contrary, say Charissa Freese and Ton Wilthagen: robots will create jobs. It's just that these new jobs will be different, and the challenge is to anticipate which... more
Aibo learns a new trick with security upgrade  TechCrunch · 3 days
The new Aibo is impressive. Ultimately, however, it’s an extremely expensive toy that ultimately does very little. One of the upsides of opting for a robot dog over the real thing is... more
Robot arms with the flexibility of an elephant's trunk  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Unlike conventional robot arms with hinged and swivel joints, new flexible arms being developed by Professor Stefan Seelecke and his research group at Saarland University are constructed using muscles made... more
UK’s Automata raises $7.4M for its lightweight industrial ‘desktop’ robot  TechCrunch · 3 days
Manufacturing has been one of the biggest and earliest adopters of robotics innovations in the last several years, but with that early movement has also come entrenchment: the... more
New robot-guided video game may be effective and low-cost solution for caregivers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Two residents of Elmcroft Senior Living sat side-by-side facing a large screen, raising their hands in tandem as the watch-style devices on their wrists... more
Nvidia Drive Constellation is an online training ground for autonomous vehicles - Roadshow  CNET · 4 days
Nvidia's new cloud-based platform allows developers to test their self-driving cars in a highly-realistic, customizable virtual environment. more
Nvidia developing an 'autonomous car driver's license' based on its tech - Roadshow  CNET · 4 days
The company is working on standardized "driver's license" testing for self-driving cars based on a new open-source algorithm. more
Sony's robot dog Aibo has a new gig patrolling your home - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The robotic pup's latest software update gives users access to a new patrol feature, plus more. more
Toyota doubles down on Nvidia tech for self-driving cars  TechCrunch · 4 days
Toyota is deepening its relationship with Nvidia as the automaker, and its research arms in Japan and the U.S., ramps up its autonomous vehicle development program. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang... more
Nvidia announces $99 AI computer for developers, makers, and researchers  THE VERGE · 4 days
In recent years, advances in AI have produced algorithms for everything from image recognition to instantaneous... more
Is this robotic therapy pet the uncanny valley of dog?  THE VERGE · 4 days
There’s no shortage of social robots that promise to provide companionship, and the Tombot Puppy is... more
Trump’s views about ‘crazy’ self-driving cars are at odds with his DOT  TechCrunch · 4 days
President Donald Trump is an automated-vehicle skeptic, a point of view that lies in stark contrast with agencies within his own administration, including the... more
Dementia caregivers design robots for alleviating stress and increasing joyful moments  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Building robots that can help people with dementia has been a longtime goal for roboticists. Yet until now, no one has sought to survey informal caregivers,... more
Water-resistant electronic skin with self-healing abilities created  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Inspired by jellyfish, researchers have created an electronic skin that is transparent, stretchable, touch-sensitive, and repairs itself in both wet and dry conditions. The novel material has wide-ranging uses, from water-resistant touch screens to... more
The robots that dementia caregivers want: Robots for joy, robots for sorrow  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A team of scientists spent six months co-designing robots with informal caregivers for people with dementia, such as family members. They found that caregivers... more
Micro-robots could go inside the body and track vital signs, professor says  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Every time University of Pennsylvania engineer Marc Miskin speaks about his research on miniature robots, someone asks the question: How does it compare to... more
Apple Discontinues 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Following Launch of Lower-Priced 10.5-Inch iPad Air  MacRumors · 4 days
Apple has stopped selling the second-generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro, originally released in June 2017, after launching a new 10.5-inch iPad Air today. The 10.5-inch... more
Apple updates $399 iPad mini with Apple Pencil support  THE VERGE · 4 days
Apple has updated the iPad mini for the first time in three and a half years, refreshing the... more
Eufy's self-charging RoboVac 11+ is down to just $100 today only  Windows Central · 4 days
The RoboVac can switch between hard wood and carpet on the fly and knows when to charge itself. Woot is offering the eufy RoboVac 11+ for... more
Donald Trump is reportedly no fan of self-driving cars  THE VERGE · 4 days
US president Donald Trump, a man habituated to being driven everywhere he goes, is reportedly not a fan... more
These are the robots that help you get your Amazon packages on time  TechCrunch · 5 days
Months before the hard-fought battle for its second global headquarters in Queens, Amazon planted a massive, 855,000-square-foot flag in Staten Island. The... more
Sunday's best deals: a turntable, a robot vacuum, hard drives, and more!  Windows Central · 5 days
There are so many great deals each and every day, but there are also a lot of lame ones. Figuring out what's worth your... more
Clean up after your pets with $100 off the Eufy RoboVac 11C robot vacuum  Windows Central · 5 days
This deal sucks. The Eufy RoboVac 11c pet edition is down to $199.99 at Home Depot. The same vacuum cleaner... more
Can you murder a robot?  BBC · 6 days
Does it matter if we hurt a robot? And should we have rules to make sure they don't hurt us? more
Saturday's top deals: Robot vacuums, PlayStation Plus, & more  Windows Central · 6 days
There are so many great deals each and every day, but there are also a lot of lame ones. Figuring out what's worth your hard-earned dollars and what is just... more
Let Neato's app-controlled Botvac D4 in on spring cleaning at $230 off  Windows Central · 6 days
Control this vacuum with an app on your phone, or with your voice. Isn't the future cool? The start of spring is just a... more
How swarming drones will change warfare  BBC · 6 days
Flocks of airborne robots are being developed, able to collaborate and overwhelm enemy defences. more
Robot hand is soft and strong (w/video)  nanowerk · 7 days
Gripper device inspired by 'origami magic ball' can grasp wide array of delicate and heavy objects. more
Seeing through a robot's eyes helps those with profound motor impairments  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves and perform routine personal... more
Last day to save $100 on TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2019  TechCrunch · 7 days
Like all good things must, early-bird pricing for tickets to TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI comes to an end today. This is your last... more
Ask Alexa to clean with Ecovacs' Deebot N79S robot vacuum at $40 off  Windows Central · 7 days
Suck it in. The Ecovacs Deebot N79S robotic vacuum cleaner drops to $159.99 at Amazon when you enter promo code ECOVACSN79S during... more
Robot hand is soft and strong  MIT · 1 week
Gripper device inspired by “origami magic ball” can grasp wide array of delicate and heavy objects. more
Toyota and Panasonic will showcase assistive robotics during the Tokyo Summer Olympics  TechCrunch · 1 week
Next year, the world’s top athletes will compete in the Tokyo Summer Games. Some of Japan’s biggest companies will also happily be using the... more
Japan unveils robot assistants for 2020 Olympics  THE VERGE · 1 week
When the Olympics came to London in 2012, the organizers relied on a legion of unpaid volunteers to herd the crowds and... more
Tokyo's Olympics May Become Known as the 'Robot Games'  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Organisers on Friday showed off robots that will be used at the new National Stadium to provide assistance for fans using wheelchairs. more
Robot valets are now parking cars in one of France’s busiest airports  THE VERGE · 1 week
Next time you head to the airport in France there might be a robot waiting to pick up your car. French firm Stanley Robotics... more
Robot-assisted surgery widely embraced, but 'newer doesn't always mean better,' experts warn  CBC · 1 week
Robotic arms often allow surgeons to make smaller, more precise incisions, but experts say for some procedures, questions remain about whether they improve safety... more
Short circuit: Tokyo unveils chatty 'robot-eers' for 2020 Olympics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tokyo Olympic organisers on Friday rolled out a pair of chatty robots they will put to work to assist wheelchair users at the 2020 Games as they continue to plug... more
This robot wants to teach you Buddhist chants - CNET  CNET · 1 week
A robot named Mindar uses its voice, hand gestures and eye contact to bond with those who want to learn about Buddhism. more
This robot can park your car for you  TechCrunch · 1 week
French startup Stanley Robotics showed off its self-driving parking robot at Lyon-Saint-Exupéry airport today. While I couldn’t be there in person, the service is going live by the end of March 2019.... more
Only 1 more day to save on tickets to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2019  TechCrunch · 1 week
The shot clock’s running out on serious savings to TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI. You have just one... more
Apple’s WWDC 2019 will kick off on June 3rd  THE VERGE · 1 week
Apple has announced the dates for its Worldwide Developers Conference 2019: June 3rd–7th. At WWDC this year, we’re... more
Bus-size robot set to vacuum up valuable metals from the deep sea  Science Magazine · 1 week
Scientists will monitor trial next month to assess collector’s ecosystem damage more
Investors could pump $1 bn into Uber self-driving cars: report  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A group of investors including SoftBank Group is in talks to invest $1 billion or more into Uber's self-driving car unit, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. more
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Spot failed Soviet Venus probe Kosmos 482 in Earth orbit
PHYS.ORG
Robotic 'gray goo'
SCIENCE DAILY
'Terminator'-like liquid metal moves and stretches in 3-D space
PHYS.ORG
Robot valets are now parking cars in one of France’s busiest airports
THE VERGE
Robot hand is soft and strong
MIT
For the original take on love, death, and robots, stream Robot Carnival for free online
THE VERGE
This robot wants to teach you Buddhist chants - CNET
CNET
This robot gripper looks like a wilted flower, but it can lift 100 times its own weight
THE VERGE
An origami design helps this robot lift delicate and heavy cargo
SCIENCE-NEWS
Movie technology inspires wearable liquid unit that aims to harvest energy
PHYS.ORG
The US Air Force’s jet-powered robotic wingman is like something out of a video game
THE VERGE
Goodyear to unveil concept tires for flying cars at Geneva motor show
PHYS.ORG
These robots are small, shape-shifting, and they adapt to their surroundings
PHYS.ORG
Nanotechnology and sunlight clear the way for better visibility
PHYS.ORG
For Fukushima's nuclear disaster, robots may be the only hope - CNET
CNET
MIT's backflipping Mini Cheetah robot is too cute to fear - CNET
CNET
Building digitally, living digitally
PHYS.ORG
Hydro Bot ski jacket review: sweat-slurping robots keep you dry
THE VERGE
FedEx unveils autonomous delivery robot
THE VERGE
Is a robot coming for your job? Change comes quickly in the era of automation
CBC
You might see FedEx robots delivering packages this summer - CNET
CNET
Robotic glider makes first turbulence measurements beneath an Antarctic ice shelf
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