Kengoro the Robot That Sweats
This humanoid robot developed at the University of Tokyo cools its motors by sweating. Learn more: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/this...
Chinese factory replaces 90% of human workers with robots. Production rises by 250%, defects drop by 80%
After a factory in Dongguan, China, replaced most of its workers with robots, it witnessed a spectacular rise in productivity.
Gecko-inspired robot grippers could grab hold of space junk
Aboard a microgravity plane, NASA is testing gecko-inspired grippers that one day could help clear up space junk.
Space Robots to the Rescue! How NASA Will Service Aging Satellites
Satellites were built to last, but how might space agencies service them if they run low on fuel?
Sex robots are coming, and they're not as skeevy as you think
Sex doll manufacturers and independent roboticists are designing and building the first humanlike robots that people can have sex with.
Dangers of unregulated AI and robots loom - Cosmos Magazine
A new paper outlines the risks to transparency, fairness and human safety posed by the increasing prevalence of AI, robots and black-box algorithms. Andrew Masterson reports.
Advanced robotic bat's flight characteristics simulates the real thing
Bats have long captured the imaginations of scientists and engineers with their unrivaled agility and maneuvering characteristics, achieved by functionally versatile dynamic wing conformations as well as more than forty active and passive joints on the wings. However, their wing flexibility and complex wing kinematics pose significant technological challenges for robot modelling, design, and control.
This Gel Gives Robots an Extremely Accurate Sense of Touch
GelSight is a specialized gel developed by MIT researchers. It's a malleable, rubber material coated in metallic paint that robots can use in order to determine an object's hardness or softness.
‘AI Is Good for the World,’ Says Humanoid Robot
Sophia, created by Hanson Robotics, is a central attraction at a UN-sponsored conference in Geneva, where attendees are discussing how artificial intelligence can be a benefit to humanity.
Someone Has Created The World's First Adult 'Service' Droid And It's Terrifying
Arlan Robotics is developing a robot just for adults, and yes, you know what that means. The Service Droid (now a crowdfunding project on Indiegogo) starte
Scientists Want to Set Some Ground Rules to Stop AI Taking Over The World
Artificial intelligence technology is accelerating forward at a blistering pace, and a trio of scientists are calling for more accountability and transparency in AI, before it's too late.
XPRIZE Lunar Contest Will Attempt a Robotic Moon Landing This Year
The moon race is on, with at least five teams in the running for a $20 million first-place prize from the Google Lunar XPRIZE for a technology demo on the lunar surface.