Robots
The Square Off chess board melds the classical with the robotic  TechCrunch · 3 hours
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 hours
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 · 8 hours
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 · 9 hours
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 · 12 hours
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 · 12 hours
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 · 12 hours
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 · 14 hours
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 · 15 hours
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 · 1 day
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 · 1 day
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 · 1 day
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 · 1 day
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 · 1 day
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 · 1 day
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 · 2 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 · 2 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 · 4 days
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 · 4 days
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 · 4 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 5 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
FoldiMate is the name of the company that created the robot, which premiered at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas. more
First pregnancy after robot-assisted uterus transplant  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Research on uterine transplantation is now supported by robotic surgery. This change has made operating on the donors considerably less invasive. After the technical modification, a first woman is now pregnant. more
Vergecast roundup of new Google Assistant features  THE VERGE · 6 days
Our Vergecast CES 2019 coverage continues with part two of our roundup show. Dami Lee and Dan Seifert join Nilay and Dieter... more
This hole-digging drone parachutes in to get the job done  TechCrunch · 6 days
A new drone from the NIMBUS group at the University of Nebraska can fall out of a plane, parachute down, fly to a certain place, dig a hole,... more
The five types of robots you meet at CES  THE VERGE · 6 days
Robots are a staple of the CES show floor. They’re fun to film, they grab attention, and, most... more
Hyundai is building a car that can walk on four legs  THE VERGE · 6 days
CES typically attracts whacky ideas, especially from automakers that tend to use the electronics... more
China's Yutu-2 rover is on the move on the far side of the moon  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The China National Space Administration (CNSA) accomplished a historic feat last week (Thurs. Jan. 3rd) by landing a robotic mission... more
CES 2019: Toyota Wants World to Use Its Tech That Keeps Cars From Crashing  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Toyota has decided to share with rivals an automated safety system that uses self-driving technology to keep cars from crashing. more
Autonomous robot that interacts with humans using natural language and vision processing  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Purdue University researchers in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering are developing integrative language and vision software that may enable an autonomous robot... more
Artificial bug eyes  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
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
Tour Samsung's CES 2019 booth video - CNET  CNET · 7 days
At CES 2019, Samsung showed off The Wall, a 219-inch MicroLED screen, 8K screens and some service robots. more
First woman pregnant after robot-assisted uterine transplantation  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The well-known research on uterine transplantation in Gothenburg is now supported by robotic surgery. This change has made operating on the donors considerably less invasive. After the technical modification, a first woman is now... more
CES 2019: The robot that draws on walls  BBC · 7 days
Scribit can cover walls with elaborate drawings and later erase them. more
For auto tech at CES, 'user experience' becomes the key  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Technology firms tackling the challenge of autonomous driving are focusing on the "user experience" of vehicles that are increasingly becoming an extension of people's digital life. more
High-tech border wall plan on display at CES  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The same technology used in self-driving cars is being touted as a potential high-tech solution to the US border wall conundrum—with some added benefits. more
Baidu announces Apollo Enterprise, its new platform for mass-produced autonomous vehicles  TechCrunch · 7 days
Baidu made several big announcements about Apollo, its open-source autonomous vehicle technology platform, today at CES. The first is the launch of Apollo Enterprise for vehicles... more
CES 2019: What Bocco Emo robot lacks in eyeliner, it makes up for in empathy - CNET  CNET · 7 days
The robot offers companionship and home monitoring. Plus, it's still cute with the "E". more
Kiki the pet robot wants to be your best friend and doesn't shed fur - CNET  CNET · 7 days
With an adorable face and AI capabilities, Kiki adapts to its owner's personality. more
The cute, programmable Misty II robot is $800 cheaper than we thought  THE VERGE · 7 days
Misty Robotics, a spinoff of Sphero and the creators of the Misty programmable robot have announced that the Misty II will start shipping to... more
What Bocco Emo robot lacks in eyeliner, it makes up for in empathy - CNET  CNET · 7 days
The robot offers companionship and home monitoring. Plus, it's still cute with the 'E'. more
ElliQ is a robot helper for the elderly video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
She's friendly, she's smart, and she aims to be a companion/assistant for seniors who live alone. more
Riding in Daimler’s new semi-autonomous big rig  THE VERGE · 1 week
In 2015, Daimler told the world it was building the world’s first self-driving semi truck. It pulled out all the stops for... more
BMW's riderless, self-driving motorcycle goes for a spin at CES 2019 video - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
We've seen plenty of self-driving cars, but what about a self-riding motorbike? BMW modified an R 1200 GS to operate... more
Report: Self-driving car startup Aurora is raising capital at a $2B valuation  TechCrunch · 1 week
Early last year, LinkedIn co-founder and prolific venture capital investor Reid Hoffman called Chris Urmson “the Henry Ford of autonomous vehicles (AV).” The vote... more
Misty’s adorable robotics platform ships in April for $2,399  TechCrunch · 1 week
The road to consumer robots is littered with the remains of failed startups. Jibo and Kuri mark two recent examples of just how hard it is bringing such a device... more
We experience the safer Freightliner trucks of the future - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
Drivers of cars have enjoyed Level 2 semi-autonomous driver's aids for a few years. Truckers are now getting into the game. more
Great Wall Motors looks to integrate Mobileye’s L0-L2+ self-driving solutions  TechCrunch · 1 week
Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors is exploring strategic collaboration with Mobileye . Through this deal, GWM hopes to integrate Mobileye’s solutions into its vehicles. Starting with L0-L2+ within... more
Spar with the BotBoxer smart boxing trainer at CES 2019 video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
SkyTechSport's BotBoxer boxing robot has sensors that adapt to your stance and coach you through your workout. more
CES 2019: Daimler Class-8 trucks to get next-level ADAS features - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
Drivers of cars have enjoyed Level 2 semi-autonomous driver's aids for a few years. Truckers are now getting into the game. more
Great Wall Motors look to integrate Mobileye’s L0-L2+ self-driving solutions  TechCrunch · 1 week
Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors is exploring strategic collaboration with Mobileye . Through this deal, GWM hopes to integrate Mobileye’s solutions into its vehicles. Starting with L0-L2+ within... more
Drones
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
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Robots to improve safety and efficiency of spinal procedures
NEWS MEDICAL
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
Hyundai is building a car that can walk on four legs
THE VERGE
The five types of robots you meet at CES
THE VERGE
Hyundai shows off 'walking car' at CES
BBC
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
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
Lady Gaga teases an anime cyborg at her Las Vegas concert
THE VERGE
What will be the big science stories of 2019? Here are our predictions
SCIENCE-NEWS
3D-printed robot hand plays the piano
SCIENCE DAILY
DC Universe’s Doom Patrol arrives on February 15th
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