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Toyota T-HR3 Humanoid Uses VR to Mimic Humans

Toyota’s third-generation humanoid robot, the T-HR3, uses a force feedback-enabled control system, an HTC Vive VR headset, "data glove" and torque servos to mimic the movements of a human user.
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Robot Cheetah Sees, Jumps Obstacles: Watch
By Steve Crowe · 29 May, 2015 • A new LIDAR system allows MIT's cheetah robot to autonomously jump over obstacles in its path while running 5 MPH.
How New AI Enables Robots to Learn Like Humans
By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley · 22 May, 2015 • Rather than programming a robot to perform several tasks, researchers at UC Berkeley have created algorithms that direct the robot to use trial and error to learn as it goes.
Reporter Battles WordSmith Robot in Newswriting-Off
By Steve Crowe · 20 May, 2015 • NPR pinned one of its top reporters against WordSmith, an AI system that churns out millions of stories each year.
Human Driver Races Audi RS 7 Autonomous Car: Who Will Win?
By Steve Crowe · 20 May, 2015 • A human driver recently raced Audi' RS 7 autonomous car at the Ascari racetrack in Spain. The race was decided by two-tenths of a second. Find out who came out on top.
JD Humanoid Robot Kit
By RT Staff · 13 May, 2015 • JD is a fully functional humanoid robot from EZ-Robot designed for functions such as interacting with human tools and environments, experimental purposes, and more.
How Safe Are Google’s Self-Driving Cars?
By Steve Crowe · 12 May, 2015 • A new report sheds light on the number of accidents Google's self-driving cars have been involved in. How do Google's cars compare to the national average?
Meet the Creepy Humanoid Robot That Resembles Sarah Palin
By Steve Crowe · 5 May, 2015 • Yangyang, a new humanoid robot that can talk, move its head, shake hands and even give hugs, resembles Sarah Palin. Yangyang even has skin made from a special type of silica gel to replicate the texture of human skin.
Human Pros Dominating Poker AI
By Steve Crowe · 1 May, 2015 • Carnegie Mellon's poker AI was down 626,892 chips against its human competitors at the halfway point. Can the super computer turn things around?
Watch a Micro Robot Pull 2,000 Times its Weight
By Steve Crowe · 29 April, 2015 • Stanford University researchers have built a 12-gram micro robot that can pull 2,000 times its weight. The researchers are looking to scale this technology up to larger robots to carry very heavy goods.
Can AI Help Doctors Better Diagnose Cancer?
By Adam Conner-Simons, MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab · 23 April, 2015 • MIT has developed a computational model that aims to automatically suggest cancer diagnoses by learning from thousands of data points from past pathology reports.
AI, Humanoid Robots Enhancing Cross-cultural Communication
By The National Science Foundation · 17 April, 2015 • By combining artificial intelligence and robotics with insights from virtual role-playing research, researchers are pioneering new avenues to improve cultural awareness.
Watch a Robot Encounter a Sperm Whale 2K Feet Below the Sea
By Steve Crowe · 16 April, 2015 • At about 2,000 feet below the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, the ROV Hercules encountered a magnificent sperm whale. And it's all caught on tape.
Watch These Robot Flowers You Control with Your Brain
By Steve Crowe · 10 April, 2015 • NeuroFlowers uses an EEG headset to read electrical currents from the surface of your head to determine different mental states and make the robotic flowers open its petals and change colors.
Mini Self-Driving Cars Race at MIT
By Steve Crowe · 7 April, 2015 • Mini self-driving cars race through tunnels at MIT. Watch the fastest car in the group and one that repeatedly crashes.
Back to the Future: Autonomous Driving in 1995
By Steve Crowe · 3 April, 2015 • How far have self-driving cars come? You'd be surprised. Todd Jochem shares his memories of a 2,849-mile trip in an autonomous Pontiac Trans Sport minivan that he co-invented back in 1995.

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