Robots

'tunabot: First Robotic Fish To Keep Pace With Tuna

Mechanical engineers have created the first robotic fish proven to mimic the speed and movements of live yellowfin tuna.

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Shape-shifting Robot Built From 'smarticles' Shows New Locomotion Strategy

Building conventional robots typically requires carefully combining components like motors, batteries, actuators, body segments, legs and wheels. Now, researchers have taken a new approach, building a robot entirely from smaller robots known as...

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Step Aside, Long Furbies — long Hatchimals Have Arrived

Image: Hatchimals Hatchimals, the line of best-selling collectible toys, which includes the robotic stuffed bird that “hatches” itself into existence, is debuting a new, very long addition today. Its name is Llalacorn: it’s part unicorn,...

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Inequality: What We've Learned From The 'robots Of The Late Neolithic'

Seven thousand years ago, societies across Eurasia began to show signs of lasting divisions between haves and have-nots. In new research published in the journal Antiquity, scientists chart the precipitous surge of prehistoric inequality and trace...

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Robot Rin Tin Tin Can Rescue You From That Collapsed Mine Shaft

It might even hand you the fire extinguisher An autonomous dog-like robot designed to scamper down tunnels on search-and-rescue missions was put to the test in the most recent bout of US military boffins' DARPA Subterranean Challenge.…
Related topics: Military, DARPA

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Ucla Oscibot Is Powered And Steered By Light

Researchers at UCLA have created a new design for a swimming robot that is powered and steered by constant light. The robot the team devised is called the OsciBot and it moves by oscillating its tail. Researchers hope that the design might...

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Apple Iphones, Instant Pots, Microsoft Laptops, Kindles, And More On Sale For Sept. 18 In The Uk

Welcome to another roundup of the very best deals from across the web. In this edition, we have sourced discounted Amazon devices, smart scales, robot vacuums, backpacks, laptops, and more.  You can save on a wide variety of top products from...
Related topics: Apple, Mobile Technology, Microsoft, Laptops, Kindle, Amazon

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Concerns Linger Over Workplace Robots, Even As They Deliver Benefits

People harbour lingering fears about the impact of robots on their jobs and welfare, but machines in the workplace have produced benefits that researchers believe ... Read more
Related topics: Medical Research

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Arduino Bot Rocks A Ps2 Controller

As far as controlling robots goes, makers today are spoilt for choice. WiFi and Bluetooth enabled microcontrollers are a dime a dozen, and integration with smartphone apps is a cinch. Despite this, the old methods still hold sway, as [Igor Fonseca]...
Related topics: Bluetooth, Mobile Technology

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Farmwise Has Built A Robotic Weeding Machine That Cuts Out The Chemicals

Killer robots are coming to a farm near you. Well, weed-killing robots, that is. Here's why FarmWise's automated weed-removal machines could turn out to be a big deal for farmers.

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Magical Rubik's Cube Levitates As It Solves Itself - Cnet

The robotic Rubik's Cube gets an upgrade.

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Here's What Automation Shouldn't Try To Fix

(MedPage Today) -- When it's 3 a.m. and my patient is sick, I don't want a robot answering her call

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Researchers Build Microscopic Biohybrid Robots Propelled By Muscles, Nerves

Researchers have developed soft robotic devices driven by neuromuscular tissue that triggers when stimulated by light -- bringing mechanical engineering one step closer to developing autonomous biobots.
Related topics: Medical Research

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This Best-selling High-end Robot Vacuum With 2.5-hour Battery Life And Killer Features Is $100 Off

Honestly, the Roborock S5 Robotic Vacuum and Mop Cleaner is absolutely worth every single penny at $600. It features awesomely strong suction, a mop feature, wheels and a motor that work just as well on low-pile carpet as they do on hard flooring,...

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Look Out, Invasive Species: The Robots Are Coming

Invasive species control is notoriously challenging, especially in lakes and rivers where native fish and other wildlife have limited options for escape. In his laboratory's latest foray into using biomimetic robots to understand and modify animal...

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Look Out, Invasive Species: The Robots Are Coming

Researchers published the first experiments to gauge whether biomimetic robotic fish can induce fear-related changes in mosquitofish, aiming to discover whether the highly invasive species might be controlled without toxicants or trapping methods...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries

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The 10 Most Important Moments In Ai (so Far)

From Isaac Asimov’s first robot stories to AlphaGo, AI has had its ups and downs. But its history is just starting. This article is part of Fast Company’s editorial series The New Rules of AI. More than 60 years into the era of...

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Europe Wants Ideas For Cave-spelunking Moon Robots. Here's How You Can Help!

As NASA makes a big push to land humans on the moon's surface by 2024, the European Space Agency wants to learn more about the caves that lie beneath.
Related topics: Moon, Space, NASA, European Space Agency

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Trifo’s New Max Is An A.i. Robot Vacuum And A Guard Dog In One

At IFA this month, Trifo announced Max: An app-controlled, A.I.-powered vacuum that can double as a security guard and inform owners about weird movements and/or intruders.

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Meet The Revolutionary Swiss House Built Entirely By Robots

Meet The Revolutionary Swiss House Built Entirely By Robots A group of Swiss researchers have set out to find an answer to the problem of CO2 in the building and construction industry. After all, putting up new buildings ranks as one of...
Related topics: Carbon Dioxide

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