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Why Softbank Bought Boston Dynamics

Softbank, already investing billions into AI and robotics, adds to its impressive robotics portfolio with the acquisitions of Boston Dynamics and SCHAFT.
Future Tech

Self-Driving Car Rides Coming to Boston?

If approved, Lyft customers will be able to the Lyft app to hail a ride in nuTonomy’s self-driving electric Renault around a limited portion of the Seaport, where nuTonomy has been testing three vehicles since November 2016.
News

RoboBusiness to Shape Future of AI & Robotics

RoboBusiness 2017 has been crafted with one goal in mind - to meet the needs of the entire robotics ecosystem. Both robotics industry professionals and end users seeking to adopt or scale up robotics within their companies will discover programming and special events tailored to address their unique challenges.
Household

5 Robotics Trends from LiveWorx 2017

A recap of the first-ever robotics track at LiveWorx, including how AI is helping bring social robots to market and why Massachusetts is still No. 1 in robotics.

Artificial Intelligence Spotlight

How Microsoft’s AI Mastered Ms. Pac-Man

A Microsoft AI system has set the all-time high score for the game Ms. Pac-Man with 999,990 points - the highest possible score in the game. The AI mastered Ms. Pac-Man by assigning a number of AI agents different tasks and having them work collaboratively.
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Lyrebird AI Learns to Copy Voices in 1 Minute

Montreal-based AI startup Lyrebird has created voice imitation technology that can "copy the voice of anyone" after listening to just 60 seconds of audio. Lyrebird wants to use the technology for good reasons, but it's easy to imagine the technology being used to create false recordings of people.

The Resurgence of Neural Networks

MIT explains neural networks and how deep learning has led to the recent revival of neural networks, which have been going in and out of fashion for more than 70 years.

Poker AI Wins $290K from Humans

It is the second time in 2017 an AI program beat competitive poker players.

MIT CSAIL AI Initiative to Address Skills Gap

SystemsThatLearn@CSAIL is a new artificial intelligence from MIT CSAIL that aims to develop new "human-like systems" for data science and other fields.
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DIY Spotlight Spotlight

EduExo DIY Kit Lets You Build Exoskeletons

EduExo is a 3D-printable, Arduino-powered kit for students, hobbyists and educators that teaches how to build exoskeletons.
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TurtleBot 2i: New Chassis, Robot Arm Support, Intel Joule

The TurtleBot 2i, a modular ROS-based robot powered by Intel Joule, enables the development of next-gen advanced robots.

Dancing Robot Teapot Brings Mrs. Potts to Life

This 3D-printed robot teapot includes four servos, two in its hips and two in its ankles, to dance to the music it plays.

Liquid-Handling Lego Robot Automates Lab Experiments

A liquid-handling Lego robot from Stanford University helps students and teachers create inexpensive automated systems to do biology experiments. Modern biology labs often use robotic assemblies to drop precise amounts of fluids into experimental containers.

Niryo One: A New Robot Arm for Makers

Niryo One is an open-source, 6-axis robotic arm for makers that can be powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi and ROS. The Niryo One wants to make robotics accessible for everyone with a low cost and user-friendly experience.
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Editors’ Picks

How Microsoft’s AI Mastered Ms. Pac-Man
A Microsoft AI system has set the all-time high score for the...

Why Softbank Bought Boston Dynamics
Softbank, already investing billions into AI and robotics, adds to its impressive...

Self-Driving Car Rides Coming to Boston?
If approved, Lyft customers will be able to the Lyft app to...

RoboBusiness to Shape Future of AI & Robotics
RoboBusiness 2017 has been crafted with one goal in mind - to meet...