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MIT CSAIL’s CommPlan AI helps robots efficiently collaborate with humans

MIT CSAIL’s CommPlan AI helps robots efficiently collaborate with humans

Researchers at MIT propose CommPlan, a framework that enables robots to work alongside humans and complete tasks efficiently and safely.

Could Robots Help Us Fight Infectious Diseases?

In the journal Science Robotics, an international group of robotic experts wrote an editorial arguing COVID-19 "may drive further research in robotics to address risks of infectious diseases," and

Bay Area Group Pushes $1,000 Universal Basic Income For Everyone

"Gisele Huff is convinced universal basic income is finally having its moment," reports the Bay Area newsgroup, describing the 84-year-old president of a nonprofit promoting universal basic incomes to
Clad with artificial skin, this cuddly robot is learning to 'feel' like we do

Clad with artificial skin, this cuddly robot is learning to 'feel' like we do

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich have developed an artificial skin to help robots improve their sensory capabilities. The skin consists of 13,000 sensors that can detect temperature,
These magnetic track tiles for robots teach you coding and STEM — Future Blink

These magnetic track tiles for robots teach you coding and STEM — Future Blink

Robot Tracks are a series of plastic inserts that work with magnetic tiles.
This cute sanitizing robot cleans 99.9% of germs and bacteria

This cute sanitizing robot cleans 99.9% of germs and bacteria

TL;DR: Keep your home clean with the ROCKUBOT sterilizing robot for $99.95, a 26% savings as of March 23. Now that panic buying has led to a shortage of cleaning products (among other things) on

If Robots Steal So Many Jobs, Why Aren't They Saving Us Now?

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: Modern capitalism has never seen anything quite like the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. In a matter of months, the deadly contagious bug has spread
DARPA is building a robotic space mechanic to fix satellites in orbit

DARPA is building a robotic space mechanic to fix satellites in orbit

It will also tow them around to help extend their usefulness
Google taps computer vision to improve robot manipulation performance

Google taps computer vision to improve robot manipulation performance

In a new preprint paper, researchers from Google and MIT propose a technique that borrows from computer vision to improve robot manipulation performance.
Engineers develop soft robot that can grow and shapeshift

Engineers develop soft robot that can grow and shapeshift

Researchers at Stanford have created a new type of soft robot that can change its size and shape. The robot is made of air-filled tubes that move using powered modules. It's a novel method that allows
Nvidia researchers use AI to teach robots how to hand objects to humans

Nvidia researchers use AI to teach robots how to hand objects to humans

Nvidia researchers propose human-robot handovers in which the robot meets the human halfway, classifies their grasp, and takes the object from their hand.
Very good little robot teaches itself to walk

Very good little robot teaches itself to walk

This robot taught itself how to walk in just a few hour using AI. On a flat surface the robot learned how to walk in just 90 minutes. It's an important step in making robots more useful in the real
Child-like robot programmed to wince from pain signals is straight out of 'Blade Runner'

Child-like robot programmed to wince from pain signals is straight out of 'Blade Runner'

Researchers from Japan's Osaka University developed an android whose artificial skin detects pressure changes. The robot winces when it detects pain, and the researchers hope this may help robots

Robot learns to set the dinner table by watching humans

To date, teaching a robot to perform a task has usually involved either direct coding, trial-and-error tests or handholding the machine. Soon, though, you might just have to perform that task like you
Kinda Creepy And Disturbing Russian Robot To Care About Your Baby

Kinda Creepy And Disturbing Russian Robot To Care About Your Baby

Robo-nurse made in the city of Perm, Russia, has been shown at the exhibition Toy Fair 2020 in New York....

Drones can navigate like bats using four mics and a speaker

Bats can find their way in the dark using echolocation, so why can't drones? Researchers have managed just that. They've developed a system that lets a drone navigate using just four microphones and a

OnePlus Snowbots interactive snowball battle announced

OnePlus really does never settle. The Chinese mobile OEM will continue to live by its principle of ‘Never Settle’ when it comes to new products, services, and technologies. Today, we’re learning about

Boston Dynamics unveils OTTO Motors collaboration to bring our robot overlords to the warehouse

Boston Dynamics, the undisputed heavyweight of technical robotics wizardry, unveiled a new collaboration with the warehouse autonomous material handling and transportation technology developer, OTTO
Shimon, the instrument-playing robot, can sing now too — Future Blink

Shimon, the instrument-playing robot, can sing now too — Future Blink

Shimon is a marimba-playing robot created by Georgia Tech (GT) professor Gil Weinberg.
WATCH: Deputies Grant Boy's Wish to Become Robot Superhero

WATCH: Deputies Grant Boy's Wish to Become Robot Superhero

A 10-year-old boy's dearest wish was granted by law enforcement officers in Orange County, Florida, on Thursday.