Robotics

Future underwater rescue robots could be inspired by sea turtles

In the near future, researchers hope to produce swarms of autonomous tiny robotic sea turtles and fishes, for example, to perform...
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Many Americans remain wary of commercial drone deployment

Just because the likes of Amazon, Google and Facebook are exploring the use of drones doesn’t mean Americans are going to...
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A humanoid robot has actually purchased a plane ticket

There is no free lunch in this world, and neither are there free seats on a plane – not unless you...
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Surge is NASA’s new robot for handling dangerous situations

NASA does have some pretty cool toys that they have unveiled in the past, in addition to other events that have...
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The US Navy has developed an autonomous robotic fish

The Navy is testing its shark-like ‘Ghostswimmer’ unmanned underwater vehicle at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek this week. It is one...
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iRobot’s Create 2 is a Roomba that’s been turned into a hackers paradise

Many educational robots tend to be complex and expensive, or simple and cheap. Where’s the middle ground for students who want...
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An army of robots is helping Amazon handle the holiday shopping season

Amazon spent $775 million acquiring Kiva systems in 2012 and now it’s ready to show off the fruits of its investment....
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FAA reports increase in drone related air traffic incidents

There’s a reason why unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) aren’t permitted to fly beyond 400 feet and within a five-mile radius from...
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Microsoft has hired robotic security guards

We did talk about the K5 sentry robots from Knightscope not too long ago, and it seems that Microsoft, the second...
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Robotics could be the key to revitalizing Japan’s manufacturing sector

Japan used to be the world leader where robotic technology is concerned, but their grip on the crown looks set to...
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3D Robotics unveils new drone that autonomously follows you around

3D Robotics is not about to let DJI hog all the press with its wild Inspire 1 Drone, so it just...
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Norwegian researchers create 3D-printed, self-learning robots

Robots will need to pave the way to Mars before we humans go, but what if they fall apart? Researchers from...
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Autonomous robotic security guards are almost a reality

You might not see quite so many security guards on the beat in the future. After roughly a year of work,...
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Google-owned Boston Dynanics creates a Karate Kid robot

Google-owned robotics lab Boston Dynanics has debuted new video of its 6’2″ Atlas robot, also known as “Ian.” The hulking mass...
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Cyborg cockroaches could help save human lives

Controlling cockroaches with electrical ‘backpacks’ is one of those science experiments that’s simultaneously quite cool and ethically grey. What might make...
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Mysterious drones are scouting out French nuclear power plants

The French government is investigating a series of unidentified drone flights recently conducted over state-owned nuclear power plants. Unmanned aerial vehicles...
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Ambulance drones could save heart attack victims

One of the most important considerations in emergency medical treatment is response time. Now, an engineering graduate at Delft University of...
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Researchers are using drones to track malaria

America’s got pretty good at using drones to hunt and kill big tangible things, but Hellfire missiles and Reapers aren’t all...
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