robots

Toyota’s T-HR3 humanoid robot controlled remotely over DOCOMO 5G connection

Toyota’s T-HR3 humanoid robot controlled remotely over DOCOMO 5G connection

Toyota and NTT DOCOMO have announced that they have teamed up for a test of the T-HR3 humanoid robot. In this test, the T-HR3 robot was controlled using a 5G connection from a remote location. The remote controller and the robot were 10km apart.

Continue Reading

ANYmal quadruped robot proves useful in inspecting offshore platform

ANYmal quadruped robot proves useful in inspecting offshore platform

Quadruped robots are out there right now, and other than helping out in a disaster or carrying loads for humans, a decent usage scenario for the robots is unclear. A company called ANYbotics has found a usage scenario for its quadruped robot called ANYmal out in the ocean on an offshore platform.

Continue Reading

Stanford glove gives robots sense of touch

Stanford glove gives robots sense of touch

Now that Stanford's made a glove for robots so that they might have a sense of touch, what's next? It's not a great time to hand a robot a sharp metal object, of that you can be sure. A paper was published this week in the scientific journal Science Robotics by chemical engineer Zhenan Bao and her team on what makes this robot hand work.

Continue Reading

Alphabet kills all bipedal robot development at Schaft

Alphabet kills all bipedal robot development at Schaft

Alphabet is the holding company for search giant Google, and under the Alphabet umbrella, a company called Schaft has been developing bipedal robots for years now. Way back in 2013, Schaft won a DARPA Robotics Challenge Trial with its bipedal robots. Things went off the trials a bit for the company when its director, Andy Rubin, left and went on to found Essential.

Continue Reading

Amazon picker robots tipped to do heavy lifting in warehouses

Amazon picker robots tipped to do heavy lifting in warehouses

Amazon is developing robots that can pick items from inventory in fulfillment centers, according to a new report. These robots will allegedly perform the same job as human "pickers," retrieving items ordered by customers and moving them to packaging for shipment. The report indicates these robots may eventually replace many human warehouse workers.

Continue Reading

MIT’s Skinbot crawls over your body to monitor health

MIT’s Skinbot crawls over your body to monitor health

MIT's Media Lab is always working on the future of robotics and its latest project is a small robot called the Skinbot. This robot is roughly the size of your plan and is designed to crawl over your body and keep tabs on your health. It adheres to your skin using suction-cup feet that are based on the abilities of leeches or cephalopods.

Continue Reading

Sony aibo 2018 released for sale in USA: Robot dog returns

Sony aibo 2018 released for sale in USA: Robot dog returns

Sony released the aibo 2018, the "First Litter Edition" to the United States today for the first time. This robot dog was made available for order and shipping to every one of the 50 United States except for one: Illinois. We don't know why Illinois, just yet, but we're certainly aiming to find out. Everyone else can get their robotic puppy shipped to them by mid-December, 2018.

Continue Reading

Researchers create flying robot that mimics insect flight

Researchers create flying robot that mimics insect flight

Anyone who has ever tried to smack a fly that was annoying them knows how fast the little bugs can move and how agile they are. Scientists have been trying to create robots that can fly like insects and birds for a long time. A new flying robot has been created by researchers at TU Delft from the Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory (MAVLab).

Continue Reading

MIT researchers develop robot arm able to pick up any object after inspection

MIT researchers develop robot arm able to pick up any object after inspection

One of the biggest challenges for robots is something that humans can do so easily we don’t even see it as a challenge. When we walk through our home if we see something like a mug on the table we can pick it up by the handle no matter the orientation. Robotic hands find something that simple to be a major challenge. Human dexterity is credited in part to our eyes because we can see the object clearly making it easy to pick up.

Continue Reading

Aflac robot therapy ducks for hospitals help comfort kids with cancer

Aflac robot therapy ducks for hospitals help comfort kids with cancer

Earlier this year, insurance company Aflac introduced a robot designed to comfort children undergoing extensive medical treatments. Called the "My Special Aflac Duck," the device is exactly what it sounds like: a robot shaped like a duck, which is fitted with a soft pelt and paired with large tokens that control its mood. Now, months later, Aflac has started deploying its therapy duck in hospitals around the US.

Continue Reading

It’s game-over for Kuri as home robotics claims another victim

It’s game-over for Kuri as home robotics claims another victim

Mayfield Robotics, the startup which aimed to put a friendly robot, Kuri, in the home, will shut down be the end of October 2018. The news comes as little surprise, after the Bosch Startup Platform-backed 'bot-maker announced it had halted production back in July.

Continue Reading

Anki Vector: The new Rosie

Anki Vector: The new Rosie

There's a new robot in town, and it's basically Rosie from The Jetsons made real. This is the second-generation friendly two-tread rolling robot called Vector, from Anki. That's the same company best known for their super-sweet racing remote control car toys and their first-generation robot, the always entertaining Cozmo. This new robot called Vector looks a whole lot like Cozmo, but it's got a new set of inside parts that take it out a WHOLE new door.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 Next