Robots

How Robots Learn To Hike

Researchers have developed a new control approach that enables a legged robot, called ANYmal, to move quickly and robustly over difficult terrain. Thanks to machine learning, the robot can combine its visual perception of the environment with its...

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Nasa Satellite Captures A Dazzling, Important Crater On Mars

There's a giant camera orbiting Mars. It's attached to NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and can spot things as small as a kitchen table (including robotic rovers). It's aptly called the High Resolution Imaging Experiment, or HIRISE. And it...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Satellites, Mars

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Robot Nerf Alarm Blasts You Awake With Foam

The sentry gun targets [Vinnie] with blasts of foam as he runs through the bedroom to the sounds of Your New Morning Alarm by [Marc Rebillet].Waking up is hard; sometimes you need more than a little chiming alarm to get you out of bed. When [Vinnie...

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Swapping Muscles For Wires, This Robot Is Learning To Control A Smile — Strictly Robots

In an effort to explore the relationship between humans and robots, researchers at Columbia University have developed a robot that can mirror human facial expressions. EVA has a 3D-printed skull and over 20 "muscles" it can use to display looks of...

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Watch: 4-legged Robot Goes Hiking In The Swiss Alps

The robot dog can walk over any terrain by combining what its sensors “see” with what it knows about its surroundings, just like people or animals.

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Irobot's Roomba J7+ Is $250 Off, Plus The Rest Of The Week's Best Tech Deals

A bunch of new tech sales cropped up at the start of the week for things like robot vacuums, game controllers and more, and many of them are still around today. A trio of iRobot devices remain discounted, with the most affordable of the bunch coming...
Related topics: Roomba

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Astronomers Focus Robotic Eyes On The Milky Way, Our Cosmic Home

Thanks to a breakthrough robotic innovation, an international collaboration that includes the University of Toronto has advanced the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), a 20-year-long research project that has been investigating the structure and...
Related topics: Space, Milky Way, Polls

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3 Reasons To Buy Intuitive Surgical, And 1 Reason To Sell

Robotic-assisted surgery represents the future of surgical procedures. The advantages are several. Such procedures are minimally invasive, patients have quicker recovery times, their hospital stays are shorter, and less aftercare is...

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All About Mecanum

If you’ve dealt with robots or other wheeled projects, you’ve probably heard of mecanum wheels. These seemingly magic wheels have the ability to move in any direction. If you’ve ever seen one, it is pretty obvious how it works....

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How Unmanned Systems Could Change The Way The Army Fights

Kris Osborn Unmanned Systems, United States Artificial-intelligence-enabled forward robots could gather large volumes of sensor data, process and organize the information, and make adjustments as needed. Here's What You Need to Remember: An...

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The 5 Best Robot Vacuums We Tested In 2022

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Alyssa Powell/InsiderA robot vacuum will make the small but time-consuming task of vacuuming a little easier....

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The Roomba I3+ Is Back On Sale — Save Over $200

Save $200.99: Get a robot vacuum that cleans up your house and cleans up after itself. As of Jan. 20, the iRobot Roomba i3+ with automatic dirt disposal is on sale for $399. That's a 33% discount.All the best robot vacuums make life easier, but...
Related topics: Roomba

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Afraid Your Job Might Be Automated? Here’s How To Pivot Your Career

Do you work in a tech role that's set to be outsourced to the cloud? Or maybe you hold an admin position and the adoption of robotic process automation has you worried that your job is at risk? Either way, you're worried about automation and...
Related topics: Outsourcing

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Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Launches Contest To Name Surgical Robot

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has launched a "Name the Robot Contest" for the hospital's Stryker Mako robotic surgical system. The hospital is inviting local community members to put their creative thinking caps on and suggest a...

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Pigs Can't Fly But This Goldfish Drives

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev taught a goldfish to navigate a robot vehicle to a target by simply swimming in its tank. A camera system records the goldfish's movements and a program translates it into navigational directions.

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3d Robotic Spine 'twin' And Sensor Offer New Way To Preview Surgical Interventions

Researchers created a novel 3D printed robotic replica of a human spine modified to include an artificial disc implant with a soft magnetic sensor array to enable surgeons to preview the effects of surgical interventions prior to the operation. The...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Irobot's Roomba 694 Is Back Down To A Record Low Of $179

A robot vacuum can help you stick to that New Year's resolution you made to keep your home a bit more tidy — and it helps that you don't have to spend a fortune to get one of these gadgets anymore. There are many more budget-friendly robot...
Related topics: Roomba, Gadget

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Rehabilitation Robots For Stroke Patients By Chula

The award-winning rehabilitation robots for stroke patients by Chula Engineering professors in cooperation with Chula Medicine, which received the runner-up award at i-MEDBOT Innovation Contest 2021 is now operating in 12 hospitals across the...
Related topics: Stroke

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These Robots Are Powered By Algae Balls Living Inside

Maybe we don’t need to build environmental robots. Maybe we just need to empower life to protect itself. Marimo are one of nature’s most alien spectacles. They are impossible-looking spheres made of algae, smoothed and toppled by...

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Tesla Now Rolling Out Full Self-driving Beta 10.9 With More Natural Driving (changelog)

Tesla has pushed out a new update for their Full Self-Driving software, taking it to version 10.9 beta. The update appeared to be aimed at making the software act a bit more human and less robotic, according to the changelog, which notes more...
Related topics: Tesla

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