All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Robotics’

These Robots Work Together Using Advanced Artificial Intelligence

A single robot can accomplish great, and terrifying, feats. What happens then when the robots start working together towards a common goal? One researcher aims to find out. Dr. Roderich Gross, Head of the Natural Robotics Lab at the University of Sheffield, and his team have created 40 robots that can work together through the use of advanced artificial intelligence. …

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This Robot Jellyfish Will One Day Patrol Our Oceans

Scientists have a fascination with taking animals, turning them into robots and making them far more terrifying. DARPA has been doing this for years, and Virginia Tech is joining the movement: Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers have unveiled a life-like, autonomous robotic jellyfish the size and weight of a grown man, 5 foot 7 inches in length and weighing …

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Scientists Outfit A Drone With A Claw, Because Why Not?

Drones are not exactly frightening. The little quadcopters that we’ve seen delivering pizza and tacos are actually kind of cute as far as heartless robots go. Well, those cute little quadcopters have not been turned into heartless killers thanks to a simple additions by researchers at University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Lab. They thought it would be a good idea to …

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Get Your Own Robot Bartender For $499

Sci-fi bars usually have a robot bartender, and for good reason. The algorithmic mixtures of the robot ensure that each drink is always perfect. Now two engineers is making the robot bartender a reality, sans the ability to empathize with your drunken whining. Meet Bartendro, a “cocktail dispensing robot” from the folks at Party Robotics. The machine is being billed …

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DARPA Trains BigDog To Throw Cinder Blocks

I think we’ve been too hard on DARPA. They’re not trying to incite the robot apocalypse. They’re just trying to create machines that can walk over rough terrain while helping soldiers carry heavy gear. They wouldn’t make a robot that could kill us with giant concrete blocks: Holy sh*t, did you see that? Remind me never to face off against …

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This Robot Cube Can Walk, Jump And Balance Itself

Cubes are relatively stationary objects. You can throw them around, sure, but it’s hard to see them as being autonomous. One robotics lab did just that, however, with its newest invention. Robohub reports that the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH Zurich have created Cubli, a robotic cube that can walk, jump and balance on its corners. The …

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Why Would You Ever Give A Chainsaw To A Robot?

A favorite story of mine growing up was “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.” It was an excellent beginner’s guide to the rule of causation. I don’t think Berlin-based echtwald ever read that story because they obviously didn’t take causation into account when they strapped a chainsaw to an industrial robotic arm. German designers Tom Pawlofsky and Tibor Weissmahr …

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For $99, You Can Buy Your Very Own Robotic Dragonfly

Big robots are scary. Just take one look at any of the large robots that populate our world, and you’re bound to find one that will invade your nightmares. What may be even scarier, however, are the tiny robots that can go undetected. Robotic researchers at the University of Georgia have built the next tiny nightmarish robot. It’s in the …

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C++ Is Powering The Future Of Robots And Dance

Developers and programmers use a variety of programming languages to get things done. C++ is one of the more complicated languages to learn, but its use can lead to some pretty amazing applications. For instance, the language is being used to power the dancing moves of one of the world’s most advanced robots- the CHARLI. CHARLI was built by a …

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Norwegian Engineer Creates The Morph Ball Spider Robot Of My Dreams

Robots tend to be a touchy subject for me. I am constantly terrified of their potential to rule over the human race with a literal iron fist, but some robots are just too charming and awesome for me to hate. Take for instance the MorpHex, a spider morph ball robot. Kåre Halvorsen, an engineer from Norway, has built one of …

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Having Trouble Losing Weight? This Robot Can Help

The journey to losing weight is one fraught with peril. I’ve tried many times in the past to start exercising to better myself, but it’s too easy to lose motivation and just give up. Some would suggest hiring a personal trainer. I say you should buy a robot. Intuitive Automata has created a robot that makes sure you stick to …

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DARPA Is Back With A New And Improved Robot Mule

DARPA and Boston Dynamics are going to be the heralds of the Robot Apocalypse. The two organizations have done more in the field of powerful robots than anybody else. Just last week, the two revealed their new cheetah robot that can reach land speeds of 28.3 mph. Now they have a new and improved version of a robot that will …

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