Robotics News


Boston Dynamics' SpotMini Can Dance Now

A quadruped robot dance-off is inevitable

8 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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An advanced snake-robot for disaster sites climbs by coiling

"Ladder Climbing with the Snake Robot" is a video that was released last year by Kyoto University's Matsuno Lab, and it is still drawing stares and shivers. Comments on the video have included ...

18 hours ago from TechXplore

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Robot's debut in UK parliament invites 'Maybot' mockery

A walking and talking robot appeared in Britain's parliament for the first time on Tuesday, prompting Twitter users to seize the chance to heap more mockery on Theresa May.

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Boston Dynamics' Spot can now dance, twerk, and do the running man

Boston Dynamics is having a busy week, hot on the heels of its video reveals showing Atlas mastering parkour, and its four-legged Spot wandering construction sites, the company has released ...

3 hours ago from Gizmag

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Vector, Anki’s cute robot companion, is available today

Anki's Vector, the $2 million Kickstarter darling, is out today, and he's ready to be your best friend. Vector is the follow-up to Anki's first Robot, Cozmo. While Cozmo ...

Mon 15 Oct 18 from Engadget

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32-Legged Spherical Robot Moves Like an Amoeba

Mochibot is out to prove that there's no such thing as too many legs

Wed 10 Oct 18 from IEEE Spectrum

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Toronto's Overwatch League expansion team to hold unveiling party

The hype for the Overwatch League’s upcoming 2019 season grows as dates and formats are revealed. As more information trickles in, the new expansion teams will be revealing names, ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from AXS

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UC Berkeley team gives jumping robot higher goals than bouncy-bouncy

"Precision Jumping Limits from Flight-phase Control in Salto-1P" is the academic sounding title of a paper that should nonetheless delight those interested in robotic movement.

Thu 11 Oct 18 from TechXplore

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Soft robotic arm opens the door to doing science under the sea

Wyss Institute's forays into soft robots and robotics have yielded fruit in the shape of a soft robotic arm fit for use on submarines to handle delicate marine life like coral, jellyfish ...

Fri 5 Oct 18 from Gizmag

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The Roomba i7+ is the robot vacuum I’ve been waiting for

Adulting is hard. But over the past 12 years, iRobot's Roomba made it just a bit easier for me by keeping my floors clean, no matter how lazy I felt. But while the company has ...

Fri 5 Oct 18 from Engadget

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