Robots
How computing's first 'killer app' changed everything  BBC · 3 hours
Technology reshapes the workplace in much subtler ways than simply robots stealing jobs. more
Driverless cars: Cambridge University model cars 'talk' to avoid jams  BBC · 8 hours
Researchers say it shows driverless cars working together could improve traffic flow by at least 35%. more
New robot can fly, creep and leap off buildings  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Researchers have developed an experimental robot drone that flies like a typical quadcopter, drives on tough terrain and squeezes into tight spaces using the same motors. more
Watch this robotic bartender mix it up! video - CNET  CNET · 10 hours
Toni is a robotic bartender made by Makr Shakr, and it's available for purchase now for about $110,000. more
Some of our foods have nanoparticles in them - should we be worried?  nanowerk · 11 hours
Some people are concerned nanoparticles may present health risks. Here's what we know about nanotechnology in food. more
3-D grayscale digital light printing (g-DLP) highly functionally graded materials (FGM)  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Three-dimensional (3-D) printing or additive manufacture (AM) is a popular technique that has presently attracted tremendous attention as a promising method to revolutionize design and manufacture.... more
Astrobee's first robot completes initial hardware checks in space  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
NASA astronaut Anne McClain performs the first series of tests of an Astrobee robot, Bumble, during a hardware checkout. To her right is the docking station that was installed in... more
Self-driving truck startup TuSimple will haul mail for USPS in two-week pilot  TechCrunch · 14 hours
TuSimple, the self-driving truck startup that reached unicorn status earlier this year with a $1 billion valuation, is getting two weeks to prove its... more
Facebook's Robotic Arms and Legs Are Learning Faster Than Ever  Gadgets 360 · 17 hours
Facebook doesn't sell robots, but its researchers use plenty of them - and the company said its machines are getting a lot smarter, a lot faster. more
Zero-G Spiderman  ESA · 18 hours
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: A parabolic flight experiment tests perception in altered gravity states more
Driverless cars working together can speed up traffic by 35 percent  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35 percent, researchers have shown. more
Stanford’s Doggo is a petite robotic quadruped you can (maybe) build yourself  TechCrunch · 1 day
Got a few thousand bucks and a good deal of engineering expertise? You're in luck: Stanford students have created a quadrupedal robot platform called... more
Watch this hummingbird-inspired robot fly! video - CNET  CNET · 1 day
Researchers at Purdue University have created a hummingbird-inspired robot that offers advantages over drones in terms of scale and maneuverability. more
Dog-like robot made by students jumps, flips and trots  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Students developed a dog-like robot that can navigate tough terrain -- and they want you to make one too. more
'Spider-like senses' could help autonomous machines see better  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers are building 'spidey senses' into the shells of autonomous cars and drones so that they could detect and avoid objects better. more
Why is Facebook doing robotics research?  TechCrunch · 1 day
It's a bit strange to hear that the world's leading social network is pursuing research in robotics rather than, say, making search useful, but Facebook is a big organization with many competing priorities. And while these... more
Bacteria change behavior to tackle tiny obstacle course  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
It's not exactly the set of TV's "American Ninja Warrior," but a tiny obstacle course for bacteria has shown researchers how E. coli changes its behavior to rapidly clear obstructions to food.... more
This clever transforming robot flies and rolls on its rotating arms  TechCrunch · 1 day
There's great potential in using both drones and ground-based robots for situations like disaster response, but generally these platforms either fly or creep along the ground.... more
Meet Doggo: Stanford’s cute open-source four-legged robot  THE VERGE · 1 day
Students from Stanford University have welcomed a new addition to their campus: Doggo, a four-legged robot that hopes to find a home... more
Driverless cars working together can speed up traffic by 35%  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35%, researchers have shown. more
Watch the first Westworld 3 trailer  THE VERGE · 2 days
The buildup to the hotly anticipated Game of Thrones finale featured a suitably high-profile trailer from HBO: the debut of a Westworld III video... more
Machine learning speeds modeling of experiments aimed at capturing fusion energy on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Machine learning (ML), a form of artificial intelligence that recognizes faces, understands language and navigates self-driving cars, can help bring to Earth... more
Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers create a remote-controlled soft robot that can transform itself to conduct targeted drug delivery against cancer cells. more
This AI-generated Joe Rogan fake has to be heard to be believed  THE VERGE · 5 days
Artificial intelligence isn’t creating fake photos and videos — it can do fake voices, too. Up until now, these voices have been noticeably stilted... more
Macroscopic electron quantum coherence in a solid-state circuit  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team of researchers at the Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N, CNRS/Univ. Paris-Saclay) has experimentally achieved the coherent propagation of electrons in circuits over macroscopic distances through a novel nano-engineering... more
Helping robots remember: Hyperdimensional computing theory could change the way AI works  nanowerk · 5 days
New research could fundamentally alter and improve the basic artificial intelligence task of sensorimotor representation - how agents like robots translate what they sense... more
NTSB: Autopilot was in use before Tesla hit semitrailer  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The National Transportation Safety Board says Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system was in use when one of its cars drove beneath a semitrailer in Florida in March, killing the driver more
China’s Tesla wannabe Xpeng starts ride-hailing service  TechCrunch · 6 days
There’re a lot of synergies between electric vehicles and ride-hailing. Drivers are able to save more steering an EV compared to a gas vehicle. Environmentally conscious consumers will choose to hire an electric car.... more
Self-Driving Shuttle Gets Pulled Over by Police on Its First Day Carrying Passengers  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Police chief said an officer pulled over the odd-looking autonomous vehicle because he had never seen one before. more
Robot-farmed greens are heading to grocery stores video - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Robotic farming company Iron Ox has started selling its produce in California. more
Helping robots remember: Hyperdimensional computing theory could change the way AI works  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new article introduces a new way of combining perception and motor commands using the so-called hyperdimensional computing theory, which could fundamentally alter and... more
New AI sees like a human, filling in the blanks  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Computer scientists have taught an artificial intelligence agent how to do something that usually only humans can do -- take a few quick glimpses around and infer its... more
Self-driving vehicle pulled over by curious police officer  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route more
Robot therapists need rules  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Interactions with artificial intelligence (AI) will become an increasingly common aspect of our lives. A team has now completed the first study of how 'embodied AI' can help treat mental illness. Their conclusion: Important ethical questions of this technology remain... more
This cockroach-inspired robot is made to climb video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The T-RHex robot, made by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, is also agile on the ground. more
Robotic pets designed to care for older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
It's no secret that pets bring joy to their owners' lives. Caring for animals keeps us active, gives us purpose, provides stress relief and builds a loving bond -- studies show pets... more
All-terrain, driverless Lego construction vehicle could be our future - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The Volvo Rottweiler, which won a design contest, is at the heart of an exhibit imagining tomorrow's building equipment. more
Gamma flash  ESA · 1 week
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: first ever image of a terrestrial gamma-ray flash more
Groundbreaking driverless car project showcases vision for a connected transport future  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The multi-organisational team behind the £5.5 million FLOURISH connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) project is today [Monday 13 May] celebrating the completion of three years of... more
Supreme Court rules against Apple, Amazon using robots to box items video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Today's major tech stories include a blow to Apple via a Supreme Court ruling, Amazon's using of robots to scan... more
In robotics classes, Armenian teens dream of high-tech future  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a sleek classroom in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, one of the poorest post-Soviet republics, 14-year-old Nazeli Ter-Petrosyan peers at the screen of her Apple Mac. more
Underwater power generation  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Underwater vehicles, diving robots, and detectors require their own energy supply to operate for long periods independent of ships. A new, inexpensive system for the direct electrochemical extraction of energy from seawater offers the advantage of also being able to... more
Energy from seawater: Power generator autonomously switches between two functional modes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Underwater vehicles, diving robots, and detectors require their own energy supply to operate for long periods independent of ships. A new, inexpensive system for the direct... more
Advancement in driverless aircraft could direct the future of drones, flight  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Billions of dollars are being spent by aviation giants and aerospace startups to create driverless flying vehicles that can meet the growing need for rapid and... more
Robots Thrive in the Forest on Jobs That Humans Find Too Boring  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Swedish forest companies are creating new jobs they would never ask a human to do. more
Cat vs best and worst robot vacuum cleaners   TechCrunch · 1 week
If you’ve flirted with the idea of buying a robot vacuum you may also have stepped back from the brink in unfolding horror at the alphabetic soup of branded discs popping into... more
Tech-savvy people more likely to accept and use digital healthcare providers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Would you trust a robot to diagnose your cancer? According to researchers at Penn State, people with high confidence in machine performance and also in their... more
Walmart's robot zips along in tech revolution that's raising big questions for workers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When an autonomous floor scrubber was rolled out in Walmart's Bonney Lake store last month, shoppers mistook the teal blue scrubber zipping... more
Tech-saavy people more likely to trust digital doctors  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Would you trust a robot to diagnose your cancer? According to new research, people with high confidence in machine performance and also in their own technological capabilities are more likely to accept... more
Believing machines can out-do people may fuel acceptance of self-driving cars  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In order for self-driving cars to hit the streets, more people may need to concede that machines can outperform humans, at least in some tasks, according... more
Hummingbird robot using AI to go soon where drones can't (w/video)  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers have engineered flying robots that behave like hummingbirds, trained by machine learning algorithms based on various techniques the bird uses naturally every day. more
New efficient way to engineer nanostructures mimicking natural immune response complexes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists yield novel method to engineer large multi-antibody-like nanostructures using DNA nanotechnology. The results demonstrate the potential for assembly of multiple proteins and also other materials... more
The revolution of plantoids  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Robots are usually inspired by humans and animals. But the next frontier is plantoids, plant robots that move and explore the environment with smart sensors. Researcher Barbara Mazzolai has been developing plantoid technology. more
New professor brings precision data to the dairy barn  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The same technology that alerts a self-driving car that there's a pedestrian in the crosswalk could also warn a dairy farmer that a calf is getting sick—even if that calf... more
The revolution of plantoids  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Robots are usually inspired by humans and animals. But the very last frontier is the plantoids - plant robots able to move and explore the environment with their smart sensors. more
Superlubricity and nanotechnology  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Superlubricity is a phenomenon where two surfaces slide over each other with barely any resistance (a state that is called near-zero friction). This is a very special case where friction almost vanishes between two surfaces. The difficulty of achieving superlubricity... more
Robot hummingbird uses AI to fly like the real thing  Sky News · 2 weeks
Researchers have created a tiny robotic hummingbird that flies in the same way as the real thing thanks to artificial intelligence. more
Study explores the use of robots and artificial intelligence to understand the deep-sea  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Artificial intelligence (AI) could help scientists shed new light on the variety of species living on the ocean floor, according to new... more
Hummingbird robot uses AI to soon go where drones can't  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have engineered flying robots that behave like hummingbirds, trained by machine learning algorithms based on various techniques the bird uses naturally every day. more
'Robopets' can benefit health and wellbeing of older care home residents  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Robotic pets that respond to human interaction can benefit the health and wellbeing of older people living in care homes, a new study has found. more
Robotics startups won’t win without also incorporating AI, as Karakuri’s fundraise shows  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The constant refrain in the tech world is that the world is about to be rocked by the combination of AI and robots. Therefore... more
Rage 2 gets bombastic launch trailer, reveals General Cross and sandworms  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Rage 2 is quite something! Today, Bethesda released the launch trailer for Rage 2. The publisher said, "When you're about to get your head sliced in... more
Does artificial intelligence deserve the same ethical protections we give to animals?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the HBO show Westworld, robots designed to display emotion, feel pain, and die like humans populate a sprawling western-style theme park for wealthy... more
High-tech sex toy for women wins back a rescinded award  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A trade group has reinstated an award to the makers of a robotic sex toy for women that it had taken away four months ago for not keeping... more
Robotic sex toy maker given $2m prize and apology  Sky News · 2 weeks
A sex tech business which was stripped of an award on grounds its innovation was obscene has now received an apology - and a $2m prize. more
Robot butlers operated by remote workers are coming to do your chores  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
For pretty much as long as robots have existed, humans have wanted robot butlers: autonomous machines that do our bidding around the home. But... more
Believing machines can out-do people may fuel acceptance of self-driving cars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In order for self-driving cars to hit the streets, more people may need to concede that machines can outperform humans, at least in some tasks, according... more
CES 2019: Sex toy reawarded robotics prize  BBC · 2 weeks
The Las Vegas tech show organisers faced outrage in January after banning the vibrator. more
NASA Is Developing 'Soft Robots' to Help Explore Other Worlds  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Think robots are all square corners and rigid parts? Think again. Two interns at NASA are part of a larger group working on "soft robots" that could be... more
Tech-saavy people more likely to trust digital doctors  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Would you trust a robot to diagnose your cancer? According to researchers at Penn State, people with high confidence in machine performance and also in their own technological capabilities are more likely... more
Nanotechnology for the preservation of cultural heritage  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers a new strategy for designing Pickering emulsion based on halloysite nanotubes and exploring chitosan and pectin as thickener additives for the development of cleaning and preservation applications for cultural heritage. This novel and... more
New Ziath solution enables verifiable 2D coded tube selection from storage racks  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Ziath has announced a unique combination of instruments that ensures the correct 2D coded tubes are automatically withdrawn from storage racks without the huge... more
Lyft loss widens to $1.1 bn, unveils Waymo partnership  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Lyft said Tuesday its loss in the past quarter widened to $1.1 billion in the ride-hailing giant's first financial report as a public company, as it announced it was teaming... more
Waymo, Lyft Partner to Offer Self-Driving Car Rides in US  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Waymo is teaming up with Lyft in US to attempt to lure passengers away from ride-hailing market leader Uber. more
A robot that can copy your handwriting  BBC · 2 weeks
The robot can even mimic subtle details like a writer's pen pressure and apply it to the writing. more
Drones
New robot can fly, creep and leap off buildings
SCIENCE DAILY
Meet Doggo: Stanford’s cute open-source four-legged robot
THE VERGE
Driverless cars working together can speed up traffic by 35%
SCIENCE DAILY
Watch the first Westworld 3 trailer
THE VERGE
This AI-generated Joe Rogan fake has to be heard to be believed
THE VERGE
This robot hits you in real life when you get hit in VR
THE VERGE
Groundbreaking driverless car project showcases vision for a connected transport future
PHYS.ORG
Amazon’s latest warehouse machine demonstrates the slow drip of automation
THE VERGE
The revolution of plantoids
PHYS.ORG
Robot butlers operated by remote workers are coming to do your chores
THE VERGE
Hummingbird robot uses AI to soon go where drones can't
SCIENCE DAILY
Six ways robots are used today that you probably didn't know about
PHYS.ORG
Robots to the rhino rescue
PHYS.ORG
Shrink films get a grip
PHYS.ORG
No one can save you from the first trailer for the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie
THE VERGE
Researchers venture to the Chernobyl Red Forest
PHYS.ORG
Robotics startup Anki featured in Apple keynote shutting down due to lost funding
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Tesla's autonomous robotaxi fleet might be closer than you think - Roadshow
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