Robotics News


It's on: Giant robot battle to be streamed live this week

An oversized robot battle two years in the making is about to reach its metal-shredding climax, with the USA vs Japan giant robot duel to take place on Tuesday, Pacific Time. Sci-fi ...

Sun 15 Oct 17 from Gizmag

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Competitive Self-Play Trains AI Well

OpenAI has some results which are interesting even if you are not an AI expert. Set AI agents to play against each other and they spontaneously invent tackling, ducking, faking and diving - ...

Sat 14 Oct 17 from iProgrammer

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Humanity's Sci-Fi Future: Are We Really Ready for Intelligent Robots?

As technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, specialized and perhaps even autonomous, what does that mean for the humans who design and depend on it?

3 hours ago from SPACE.com

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Mr. Robot’s new season has more of the same—mostly for good despite chaos

Elliot is back, so too is the high-wire filmmaking and haywire plot.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Arstechnica

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Kamigami is a cute robot bug you build yourself

There are plenty of products out there that teach STEM skills, from robots you can code to kits for building musical instruments or games. But the "fun" is often short-lived. ...

Wed 11 Oct 17 from Engadget

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Robotic gripper has a feel for the shape of things

When you reach into your pocket and grab your keys, you can tell how they're oriented, without actually seeing them. Well, an engineering team at the University of California San Diego ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Gizmag

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Samsung’s Latest Robot Vacuum Looks Like Darth Vader

Have you ever wished for Darth Vader to clean your living room? If you have, Samsung has launched just the thing for you. The company has introduced a new Star Wars limited edition of its ...

Tue 10 Oct 17 from Ubergizmo

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Sony Bringing Back Aibo Team to Develop New Robot Dog

It's been over a decade, but Sony may be releasing a new version of one of the most sophisticated consumer robots ever made

Tue 10 Oct 17 from IEEE Spectrum

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A drone can shoot strings for perching and stabilizing

(Tech Xplore)—Getting a drone up in the air is only one step ahead for those who work on and study drones. The feats to accomplish further rest in how well they fly, self-balance, perch, land ...

Wed 11 Oct 17 from TechXplore

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Plasma 'Lightsabers' and Gravity Slings: 'Pacific Rim Uprising' Will Get Space-Age Tech

"Pacific Rim Uprising" is set to take the first film's monster-fighting mayhem up a notch, according to the new movie's creators and actors.

Wed 11 Oct 17 from SPACE.com

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