Robots
Smart microrobots that can adapt to their surroundings  nanowerk · 8 hours
Scientists have developed tiny elastic robots that can change shape depending on their surroundings. Modeled after bacteria and fully biocompatible, these robots optimize their movements so as to get to hard-to-reach areas... more
Are these the faces of the future?  BBC · 22 hours
Are these the faces of the future? It's clear these robots are no ordinary machines. more
Smart microrobots that can adapt to their surroundings  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have developed tiny elastic robots that can change shape depending on their surroundings. Modeled after bacteria and fully biocompatible, these robots optimize their movements so as to get to hard-to-reach areas... more
Controlling iRobot’s Roomba vacuum with Siri, no HomeKit required  9to5Mac · 1 day
Robot vacuums remains one obvious category HomeKit should support in the future. HomeKit support would bring voice control... more
Microrobots could one day deliver drugs inside the body  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers have developed highly advanced miniaturized smart robots designed to change their shape as they encounter different bodily fluids. more
Stop & Shop's grocery pods will bring the store to your house - Roadshow  CNET · 1 day
It's a bit different than the grocery delivery robots we've covered in the past. more
Researchers develop smart micro-robots that can adapt to their surroundings  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
One day, hospital patients might be able to ingest tiny robots that deliver drugs directly to diseased tissue, thanks to research being carried out at EPFL and ETH... more
Biologists discover deep-sea fish living where there is virtually no oxygen  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Oxygen—it's a basic necessity for animal life. But marine biologists recently discovered large schools of fishes living in the dark depths of the Gulf of California... more
Amazon built an electronic vest to improve worker/robot interactions  TechCrunch · 1 day
Over the course of last year, Amazon began rolling out a new worker safety wearable to 25+ sites. From the looks of it, the Robotic Tech Vest is really more... more
INTEGRA Biosciences offers chance to win a VIAFLO 96/384 pipette  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
INTEGRA Biosciences is offering labs the chance to win a VIAFLO 96/384 pipette. Designed to simplify plate replication, plate reformatting or reservoir-to-plate transfers, the VIAFLO 96/384 allows labs... more
Study evaluates first-ever Robotic Visualization System for neurosurgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Operative microscopes have become fundamental to the success of modern neurosurgical and other surgical specialty procedures that they are requisite for a modern standard of care. Operative microscopes have become active platforms... more
Robot dinosaur sacked and other technology news  BBC · 1 day
BBC Click’s Stephen Beckett looks at some of the best tech news stories of the week. more
Robots can go all the way to Mars, but they can?t pick up the groceries  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers are studying the interaction between robots and humans - and teaching them how to do the very... more
Amazon Announces re:MARS Conference on Robotics, Space, and AI  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Amazon announced plans Thursday to hold a conference open to the public on robotics, space and artificial intelligence. more
Reinforcement learning expedites 'tuning' of robotic prosthetics  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed an intelligent system for 'tuning' powered prosthetic knees, allowing patients to walk comfortably with the prosthetic device in minutes, rather than the hours necessary if the device is tuned by a... more
Check out this robotic flying fox video - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The BionicFlyingFox bot is made by Festo, a company with a history of making animal-inspired robots. more
Amazon sets conference on robotics, artificial intelligence  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Amazon announced plans Thursday to hold a conference open to the public on robotics, space and artificial intelligence, as well as to discuss future applications of emerging technologies. more
Researchers ran a simulator to teach this robot dog to roll over  TechCrunch · 2 days
Advanced robots are expensive, and teaching them can be incredibly time consuming. With the proper simulation, however, roboticists can train their machines to learn... more
Amazon is holding a public version of its secretive MARS conference  TechCrunch · 2 days
All most of us will see from Jeff Bezos’s secretive MARS conference are a few photo shoots of the world’s richest man attempting to look as... more
Robots can go all the way to Mars but they can't pick up the groceries  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Cambridge researchers are studying the interaction between robots and humans – and teaching them how to do the... more
Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
How did the earliest land animals move? Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved ancient footprints to create a moving robot model of prehistoric life. more
Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved footprints to create a robot model of prehistoric life more
Stop & Shop is testing self-driving mini grocery stores  THE VERGE · 3 days
Grocery store chain Stop & Shop announced today that it will begin testing driverless grocery vehicles in Boston... more
Robots—like people— use ‘imagination’ to learn concepts  Science Magazine · 3 days
Learning framework detects abstract differences in images and re-create them in real life more
'Ambidextrous' robots could dramatically speed e-commerce  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Engineers present a novel, 'ambidextrous' approach to grasping a diverse range of object shapes without training. more
These robots can follow how-to diagrams  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
Robots capable of reading diagrams could work in more varied environments and be easier to communicate with. more
Robots learn to grab and scramble with new levels of agility  TechCrunch · 3 days
Robots are amazing things, but outside of their specific domains they are incredibly limited. So flexibility — not physical, but mental — is a constant area... more
A four-legged robot hints at how ancient tetrapods walked  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
Using fossils, computer simulations and a life-size walking robot, researchers re-created how an early tetrapod may have made tracks. more
Get a TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI demo table while you can  TechCrunch · 3 days
Innovation’s leading-edge lives at the intersection of robotics and AI. What could possibly be more exciting than attending TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI on... more
Clarks 'robot-assisted' shoe factory in Street may close  BBC · 3 days
The facility only opened in 2017 but 80 jobs are now at risk after production targets are not met. more
MTC in Rouen acquires Robocath’s R-One robot for future healthcare practitioner training  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Robocath, a company that designs, develops and commercializes cardiovascular robotic systems for the treatment of vascular diseases, announces today that the Medical Training and... more
Intel vet takes wheel of self-driving car startup Zoox  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Intel vet Aicha Evans will lead self-driving car startup Zoox from next month, becoming a rare high-profile black chief executive in a Silicon Valley. more
Intel Vet Takes Wheel of Self-Driving Car Startup Zoox  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Intel vet Aicha Evans will lead self-driving car startup Zoox from next month, becoming a rare high-profile black chief executive in a Silicon Valley. more
The Square Off chess board melds the classical with the robotic  TechCrunch · 4 days
CES crowds can be tough — especially toward the end of the week. You’re physically and emotionally drained, and you’re pretty sure you’ve seen everything the... more
Grocery robots detect spills - with some far-off human help  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A wheeled robot named Marty is rolling into nearly 500 grocery stores to alert employees if it encounters spilled granola, squashed tomatoes or a broken jar of mayonnaise more
VW, Ford team up on pickups, explore deal on electrics  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Volkswagen and Ford say they're forming a global alliance in which they will work together to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups while exploring broader cooperation on battery-powered... more
Spatial senses  ESA · 4 days
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano trains for a spacewalk for his upcoming Beyond mission more
VW, Ford team up on pickups, explore deal on electrics  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Volkswagen and Ford say they're forming a global alliance in which they will develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups together while exploring broader cooperation on future battery-powered and... more
Algorithm gives robots an instinctive understanding of how to use tools  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A*STAR researchers working with colleagues in Japan have developed a method by which robots can automatically recognize an object as a potential tool and use it,... more
Driverless car laser ruined camera  BBC · 4 days
A man took a photo of a lidar sensor system on display at a tech fair and found pink dots on all his photos afterwards. more
A solid-state nanopore platform for digital data storage  nanowerk · 4 days
Using DNA to directly store data is an attractive possibility because it is extremely dense and long-lasting. Currently, though, synthesizing and sequencing DNA molecules for storing large amounts of data involves complex... more
DNA origami: A precise measuring tool for optimal antibody effectiveness  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, in collaboration with researchers at University of Oslo, Norway, have demonstrated the most accurate distance between densely packed antigens in order to get... more
First elder care robot tested in a WSU smart home apartment  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A robot created by Washington State University scientists could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in their own homes. more
Self-driving car startup Zoox gets a new CEO  TechCrunch · 5 days
Self-driving car startup Zoox has selected its new CEO following the unexpected firing of co-founder and former CEO Tim Kentley-Klay in August. Aicha Evans, Intel’s now-former chief strategy officer, is joining Zoox as... more
Smart home tests first elder care robot  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers believe the robot, nicknamed RAS, could eventually help those with dementia and other limitations continue to live independently in their own homes. more
Scientists coax proteins to form synthetic structures with method that mimics nature  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists have long dreamed of creating synthetic structures out of the same raw material that nature uses in living systems—proteins—believing such an advance would... more
This Brooklyn man makes massive robotic costumes out of junk  TechCrunch · 5 days
One Man's Trash from We Are Films on Vimeo. Peter Kokis makes robots or, more correctly, he turns into robots. This Brooklyn artists takes parts from different things... more
Open Bionics closes $5.9M Series A for its affordable and cool bionic limbs  TechCrunch · 5 days
The world wowed a few years ago when a very clever startup from Bristol, UK, came up with 3D printed bionic limbs... more
Watch a Chinese probe land on the far side of the Moon  THE VERGE · 6 days
On January 2nd, China became the first country to land a spacecraft on the Moon’s far side (not the dark side) when its Chang’e-4... more
Steam-Powered Asteroid Hoppers Developed through UCF Collaboration  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Using steam to propel a spacecraft from asteroid to asteroid is now possible, thanks to a collaboration between a private space company... more
Makers of women’s sex toy accuse CES of double standard after award withdrawn  Global News · 1 week
The female-led team who made a robotic "personal massager" for women won a prestigious Consumer Electronics Show award. Then organizers took it away. more
A ping pong robot at CES 2019 made me wonder: Could I go pro? - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Commentary: CNET's Katie Collins gets a glimpse of the elite sporting career she might have had. more
Receive a free high-speed blender with the $300 Eufy RoboVac 30C vacuum  Windows Central · 1 week
Clean and blend. Blend and clean. You can do it all! Add the Eufy RoboVac 30C self-charging robot vacuum cleaner and the Eufy MiracleBlend... more
Retailers eye new tech, data to revive fortunes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
With robots, augmented reality displays and other advanced technologies, traditional retailers are taking a cue from the online world to find new ways to connect and keep customers. more
World’s most valuable AI startup SenseTime unveils self-driving center in Japan  TechCrunch · 1 week
The world’s highest-valued artificial intelligence startup SenseTime has set foot in Japan. The Beijing-based firm announced on Friday that it just opened a self-driving facility in... more
Taking a stroll with Samsung’s robotic exoskeleton  TechCrunch · 1 week
Samsung’s look but don’t touch policy left many wondering precisely how committed the company is to its new robots. On the other hand, the company was more than happy to let me take the... more
Is Samsung getting serious about robotics?  TechCrunch · 1 week
A funny thing happened at Samsung’s CES press conference. After the PC news, 8K TVs and Bixby-sporting washing machines, the company announced “one more thing,” handing over a few brief moments to announce a robotics division,... more
Alexa can now speak to you through a robot head video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Sick of talking to the smart speaker in the corner of your room? Oregon startup Robomodix wants to give it a face...... more
Here are the top car stories at CES 2019 - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
From self-driving motorcycles to walking concept cars, we round up all of the cool automotive news at CES 2019. more
Robot dogs are the weirdest package delivery system we’ve seen  THE VERGE · 1 week
Germany automotive firm Continental is best know for its tires, but at CES 2019 the company... more
Robots walk, talk, pour beer and take over CES tech show  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Robots that walk, talk, pour beer and play pingpong have taken over the CES gadget show in Las Vegas again more
Nanomaterials are changing the world—but we still don't have adequate safety tests for them  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Nanotechnology may well be one of the most talked about industries of the last few years. Predicted to value US$173.95... more
Robots walk, talk, brew beer and take over CES tech show  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Robots that walk, talk, brew beer and play ping-pong have taken over the CES gadget show in Las Vegas again more
Meet Caper, the AI self-checkout shopping cart  TechCrunch · 1 week
The Amazon boogie-man has every retailer scrambling for ways to fight back. But the cost and effort to install cameras all over the ceiling or into every shelf could block stores from entering the... more
Amazon to Invest in French Firm's Technology for Self-Driving Forklifts  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Amazon could build a stake of almost a third in warehouse robotics firm Balyo in the next seven years. more
CES 2019: Self-Driving Car Companies Advocate Safety First  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Autonomous car companies are touting their commitment to safety and public education at CES 2019. more
Robots to improve safety and efficiency of spinal procedures  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Robots will perform spinal surgery with greater accuracy than humanly possible as part of a ground-breaking research project led by Nottingham Trent University. more
LG Joins Microsoft to Accelerate Autonomous Vehicles Business  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
With help from Microsoft's Azure, LG's vehicle infotainment system will allow drivers to easily and quickly check traffic conditions, and more. more
A robot I met at CES 2019 showed me a future where we're not so lonely - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Commentary: Half of Americans say they're lonely, but Katie Collins finds hope... more
Meet all the cute, friendly, useful robots of CES 2019 - CNET  CNET · 1 week
This year at CES 2019, robots invaded on all fronts. Don't be alarmed. By in large they're friendly, cute, even lovable. And some it... more
Artificial bug eyes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Single lens eyes, like those in humans and many other animals, can create sharp images, but the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans have an edge when it comes to peripheral vision, light sensitivity and motion detection. That's why scientists... more
Sophia the Robot and Little Sophia stop by CES 2019 video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
You've seen Sophia before, and now she's got a tiny doppelganger. more
WATCH: This machine will fold all your laundry for you  ABC NEWS · 1 week
FoldiMate is the name of the company that created the robot, which premiered at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas. more
Drones
Robots can go all the way to Mars but they can't pick up the groceries
PHYS.ORG
Stop & Shop is testing self-driving mini grocery stores
THE VERGE
A four-legged robot hints at how ancient tetrapods walked
SCIENCE-NEWS
Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature
PHYS.ORG
Comment: Google Assistant’s ‘Pretty Please’ should not sacrifice utility in its quest to be kind
9to5Google
Japan’s robot hotel lays off half the robots after they created more work for humans
THE VERGE
Watch a Chinese probe land on the far side of the Moon
THE VERGE
Ford’s robot butt for testing car seats can now sweat
THE VERGE
Robots, poop sensors and a dog food cannon: The bold new tech of CES 2019 - CNET
CNET
Nanomaterials are changing the world—but we still don't have adequate safety tests for them
PHYS.ORG
Alexa talks to you through a disembodied robot head at CES 2019 - CNET
CNET
Robots to improve safety and efficiency of spinal procedures
NEWS MEDICAL
Hyundai is building a car that can walk on four legs
THE VERGE
The five types of robots you meet at CES
THE VERGE
CES 2019 opens to a flying car, a boxing robot and a Google Assistant ride - CNET
CNET
Ford's Robutt is a sweaty robot butt for testing vehicle seats - Roadshow
CNET
Hyundai shows off 'walking car' at CES
BBC
Video: Hands-on with Sphero’s Specdrums, a colorful way to make music
9to5Mac
Square Off is robotic chess with Harry Potter-like magic at CES 2019 - CNET
CNET
PepsiCo is rolling out a fleet of robots to bring snacks to college students
THE VERGE
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