Robotics News

Boston Dynamics latest video shows a herd of robotic dogs hauling a massive truck with ease

U.S. robotics company Boston Dynamics has debuted a new promotional video showing its four-legged dog-like robot, SpotMini, pulling a box truck. The video shows off the machine's physical prowess ...

5 hours ago from The Washington Post

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Firefighters had a secret weapon when Notre Dame caught fire: a robot named ‘Colossus’

French officials say a robot named Colossus played a crucial role in saving the Notre Dame from complete destruction. The robot is part of a new wave of firefighting machines that are being ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from The Washington Post

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Researchers use physics of airflows to locate gaseous leaks more quickly in complex scenarios

Engineers at Duke University are developing a smart robotic system for sniffing out pollution hotspots and sources of toxic leaks. Their approach enables a robot to incorporate calculations ...

10 hours ago from TechXplore

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Giving robots a better feel for object manipulation

A new learning system developed by MIT researchers improves robots' abilities to mold materials into target shapes and make predictions about interacting with solid objects and liquids. The ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from TechXplore

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Apple shows off robot for tearing down iPhones as it reveals new recycling programs

Daisy, one of Apple's most valued resources, eats iPhones. She's very, very good at it, and getting better: trained with a precision that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago.

8 hours ago from The Independent

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Nvidia launches its Isaac SDK to help democratize AI-powered robot development

Today at TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event at UC Berkeley, Nvidia VP of Engineering Claire Delaunay announced that the company’s Isaac SDK is available for download. Announced last ...

10 hours ago from TechCrunch

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Gallery: Breathtaking visions in the 5th Fine Art Photography Awards

The winners of the 5th annual Fine Art Photography Awards span a huge variety of categories but all share a sense of creative spectacle delivering everything from incredible landscape ...

Tue 16 Apr 19 from Gizmag

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Robots that can sort recycling

Every year trash companies sift through an estimated 68 million tons of recycling, which is the weight equivalent of more than 30 million cars.

Wed 17 Apr 19 from

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Walmart is reportedly planning to roll out floor-cleaning, stock-replenishing robots to its stores

While the retail giant isn't fully replacing its checkout lines as Amazon has done just yet, it will use robots to "clean floors, sort inventory," and rotate stock throughout its stores.

Tue 9 Apr 19 from Techspot

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Blue Is a New Low-Cost Force-Controlled Robot Arm from UC Berkeley

Designed to safely perform human-scale tasks, Blue will cost $5k and help accelerate research towards useful home robots

Tue 9 Apr 19 from IEEE Spectrum

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