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10 Best Robots of CES 2018

Self-driving cars were the talk of Las Vegas during CES 2018. We recap the 10 best robots seen at CES.
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Top 10 AI & Robot Stories of 2017

2018 is shaping up to be a massive year for automation. But first, here's a look back at the most popular stories about AI and robotics in 2017.
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LG’s CLOi Robots Launching in Airports, Hotels, Supermarkets

LG will unveil at CES 2018 three robots designed for commercial use at hotels, airports and supermarkets. The new lineup, dubbed CLOi, includes the Serving Robot, Porter Robot, and Shopping Cart Robot.
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Robots are Learning to Pick up Objects Like Babies

UC Berkeley has developed a technique that enables robots to complete tasks like a baby would – by playing with objects and then imagining how to get the task done. This could help self-driving cars, for example, anticipate future events on the road and produce more intelligent robotic assistants in homes.

Artificial Intelligence Spotlight

How to Trick Google’s AI into Thinking a Turtle is a Gun

By attacking even black-box systems with hidden information, MIT CSAIL students show that hackers can break the most advanced AIs that may someday appear in TSA security lines and self-driving cars.
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AI Cooks up Recipes for Materials Fabrication

A new machine-learning system could pore through millions of research papers to extract “recipes” for producing materials.

Can AI Improve Early Breast Cancer Detection?

Model developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could reduce false positives and unnecessary surgeries for breast cancer.

AI System Could Help Robots See Around Corners

MIT CSAIL's new CornerCameras system uses information about light reflections to detect objects around corners and measure their speed and trajectory in real-time.

Security Robot Fall Shows Limits of AI

Despite all the hype, AI systems get lost all the time, just like humans. The issue that caused Knightscope's K5 security robot to fall into an indoor water fountain is a pesky, seemingly trivial sensor problem that has plagued robot autonomy and AI for decades.
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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

10 Best Robots of CES 2018
Self-driving cars were the talk of Las Vegas during CES 2018. We recap...

Top 10 AI & Robot Stories of 2017
2018 is shaping up to be a massive year for automation. But first,...

Breaking Down Autonomous Systems
Future tech: Autonomous intelligence

Robots are Learning to Pick up Objects Like Babies
UC Berkeley has developed a technique that enables robots to complete tasks...