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Alphabet to Sell Boston Dynamics

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, are working on ventures in a great number of fields, however, the rumours that their robotics division was in trouble could be worse than expected. In a report published by the…

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Panasonic Shows off New Assistive Robotic Exoskeletons

In a video released today, Panasonic has given us an idea of what our robot-assisted future may be like. The video showed off three different kinds of their Assist Robot technology, all of them robotic exoskeletons, but…

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MicroTug Microrobots Capable of Pulling Full-Size Car

There are times where working together can create results vastly in excess of multiple individual efforts. This kind of collaborative effort was the approach taken by a number of Stanford University researchers when they developed a…

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Atlas The Robot Is Now Battery Powered and More

Boston Dynamics is a company that keeps pushing us further and further in the field of robotics. From Spot the Dog to giant canine like robots designed for military purposes (except for their noise apparently). The latest from…

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Logan Streondj Warns That Robots Will Declare War By 2040

The continual advancement of AI is compelling at the very least; the notion that machines will have the ability to experience human emotions and abilities has opened the door to a whole new world of potential…

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Russian Scientists Develop Cockroach Spy Robot

A team of Russian scientists has built a tiny spybot which looks and moves like a cockroach. The scientists, from the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University in Kaliningrad, hope to use the insectoid robot to help…

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Meet the Robot That Won $2 Million in the Darpa Robotics Challenge

In Pomona, California on Friday and Saturday, some of the greatest robotic engineers gathered together to compete for a £2 million prize in a competition run by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to…

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Origami Mini-drone Folds, Walks, Swims and Dissolves.

“Image courtesy of ieee.org .” At ICRA 2015, MIT researchers demonstrated an origami robot which self-folds, walks, swims and dissolves. From a flat sheet with centered magnet, it folds into action completing its final form in…

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War Robots Put Humankind at Risk, AI Experts Warn

An artificial intelligence expert has warned the development of killer robots, or Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS), capable of engaging targets without human intervention puts the principles of human dignity at risk. “LAWS could violate fundamental…

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Miniature Robot Can Pull 2,000 Its Own Weight

A team of engineers from Stanford University in California have built a series of “MicroTugs”, tiny robots capable of dragging objects substantially heavier than they are, the strongest of which can pull up to 2,000 times…

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One-Year-Old AI Robot Close to Becoming “Self-Aware”

This time last year, researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany uploaded a six-legged robot, nicknamed Hector, with a newly developed artificial intelligence software that gave it a simple form of consciousness, allowing the machine to learn…

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Your Pot Noodles Will Become a Thing of the Past with New Robotic Chef

I think it’s safe to say that not everyone finds joy in labouring away in the kitchen just to create some mediocre dish and a mountain of dishes that will inevitably be left until the morning.…

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Double Amputee Gets Cybernetic Arms He Can Control With His Brain

A double amputee has been given a set of robotic arms that can be controlled by his mind. Les Baugh of Colorado, who lost his arms 40 years ago, has gained the cybernetic limbs as part…

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Video Shows UAV Communicating with UGV to Land Autonomously

Robohub has an ongoing effort to make the latest papers in robotics accessible to the general audience. Striking once again on that subject, they have shown us a video of an unmanned Areal Vehicle (UAV) communicating via…

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Ship Builders Testing Exoskeletons, Can Help You Lift 100KG With Ease

Last year in South Korea, ship building workers were wearing robotic exoskeletons, allowing them to walk around with huge sections of metal, pipe work and other objects weighing around 100KG as if they were light as…

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All-Robot Event Heading to Japan 2020 Olympics

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has begun preparations for the 2020 Olympics, and while all the usual events will still be taking place in six years time, he has plans to shake things up with a…

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Asimo Gets an Upgrade – Can Now Run, Jump and Sign

Amazing to think that back in 2000 I was just 5 years old and Asimo had just been created, how time flies eh? Anyway it’s amazing to see how far technology has come in such a…

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SupraPed Humanoid Robot Uses Walking Sticks to Navigate Tough Terrain

Stanford University researchers revealed more information about its SupraPed humanoid robot, described as humanoid contact-supported locomotion that can be used for 3D unstructured environments. SupraPed is being worked on by Shu-Yun Chung and Oussama Khatib, and…

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Search and Rescue Operations to Get Assistance from Robot Snake

A team of engineers in Israel have developed a new search and rescue robot to help them search dangerous sites. The new snake-like robot is capable of crawling through rubble to aid in the search of…

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Former NASA Technician Wants to Build 70ft Tall Car Juggling Robot

While we’re still a long way from having robots like those seen in the Transformers movie, partly because they’re actually aliens and also because something like that is just too advanced for us to create with…

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Google Robot Pulled out of Military Service, Aims to Develop Consumer Model

Schaft was working on developing some truly impressive robotics hardware for the military as part of the $2 million Robotics Challenge. This was an incentive setup by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to seek…

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3D Printer Hacked To Create Ultimate Air Hockey Robot

Owning an air hockey table is cool, they’re a great thing to have in the house for a few cheeky games with your friends. Having a 3D printer is also very cool, being able to create…

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Dyson Invests £5m In Robotics Lab At Imperial College London

Dyson are a household name, no doubt the first thing you’ll think of when you here the company’s name is vacuum cleaners, but there is a whole lot more to Dyson as they’re an engineering company…

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Bionic Hand Connected To Man’s Nerves Returns Sense Of Touch

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute in Lausanne and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Italy have reported that a bionic hand has been successfully wired into the nerves of a man’s amputated arm, allow him…

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Robots Are Expected To “Work” In Supermarkets In The Next 2 years

Robots have always been in the research benches, as we try to figure out the best way in using their abilities and in the process figure out how to build them in order to suit our…

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Want Super Strength? Artificial Muscles May Be The Answer

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have developed something we never thought would be possible. After all robots that have been designed so far to date have only been made to help in retrieval…

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NASA Control Robot With Kinect 2 And Oculus Rift

NASA are no stranger to innovation, which is exactly why they signed up for the Kinect for Windows developer program in order to get their hands on the Kinect 2. It wouldn’t be the first time…