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Spot Robot Preps for New Testing by Marines
The US Marine Corps will this fall start developmental testing of Boston Dynamics Spot quadruped robot, hoping for a limited technical assessment in 2018. The ultimate goal is for robots to help Marines in the field, whether with patrolling, reconnaissance or other ground tactics. And it seems the Marine Corps has decided four-legged robots is the way to go.
Latest in Future Tech Meet ChihiraAico: The Creepiest Robot of CES
By Steve Crowe · 9 January, 2015 • Toshiba's ChihiraAico humanoid robot is designed to resemble a a 32-year-old Japanese hostess that makes conversation, sings and could one day take care of people with dementia. And boy is it creepy.Mobile Robots Invade CES
By RT Staff · 8 January, 2015 • Acton's RocketSkates and the INMOTION V3 unicycle are some examples of the mobile robots invading CES and making smart mobility personal.Mercedes-Benz F 015: Meet the Future Self-Driving Personal Chauffeur
By Steve Crowe · 6 January, 2015 • Mercedes unveiled at CES 2015 its F 015 Luxury in Motion self-driving concept car that features a "lounge-like" cabin that lets passengers interact with one another. A companion app allows the car to be remotely controlled: parked, for instance, or summoned to the front door from the garage.Audi A7 Self-Driving Car Arrives at CES: Gamble Pays Off
By Steve Crowe · 6 January, 2015 • Audi's self-driving A7, named Jack, safely completed a two-day, 550-mile trip from the San Francisco Bay Area to Las Vegas in time for the kickoff of the world's largest consumer electronic event. At CES 2014, Jack failed while driving along an open stretch of freeway, requiring a human driver take the wheel.ROBOTIS Darwin-Mini Humanoid Robot
By RT Staff · 2 January, 2015 • The ROBOTIS Darwin-Mini Humanoid Robot is a robot kit with an open source embedded board. The Darwin-Mini app uses button, gesture, voice recognition and messenger to control or change movements. Its parts are also 3D printable.Amazon Employs Robotic Help this Holiday Season
By CBS · 4 December, 2014 • Meet the robots that are increasing efficiency and cutting costs at the Tracy Amazon Fulfillment Center.5 Experts Who Think Artificial Intelligence Could End Humanity
By Victor Luckerson, Time · 2 December, 2014 • A growing number of experts agree that humans will eventually create artificial intelligence that can think beyond our own capacities.Meet iCub: the Cute Italian Humanoid that is Stealing Hearts
By Junko Yoshida, EE Tiimes · 20 November, 2014 • STMicroelectronics introduced iCub at this week's Embedded Technology 2014 show in Japan, and as predicted, the Japanese are in love.Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot weighs 330 pounds and can balance on one leg
By RT Staff · 1 November, 2014 • Atlas is back. While the robot itself may be from Google-owned Boston Dynamics, the balance algorithm is from IHMC (Institute for Human and Machine Cognition) who's worked with the robotics company to get the six foot two biped walking better. IHMC has a strong track record in DARPA's Robotics Challenge, coming first in computer simulations and second in real-life field trials.What’s Better than Five Human Fingers? An Extra Two Robotic Fingers
By RT Staff · 23 July, 2014 • This week it turns out to be robotic fingers. Two of them. Long, black-and-orange, and stick-like-looking. One on each side of a special sensory glove that goes over a human hand.Tokyo Science Museum ‘Hires’ Humanoid Robots
By RT Staff · 26 June, 2014 • The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Japan has added humanoid robots to its staff to show visitors around the science museum in Tokyo.‘Luke Skywalker’ Robotic Arm Wins FDA Approval
By Steve Crowe · 15 May, 2014 • New "Luke Skywalker" robotic arm detects muscle contractions close to the area where the prosthesis is attached, allowing a person to flex certain muscles and make 10 different powered movements.Sporobot to Automate Production of Malaria Vaccine
By RT Staff · 7 May, 2014 • Sanaria is working with Harvard's Biorobotics Lab to automate a vaccine that proved 100 percent protective against malaria.Using Robots to Diagnose Autism in Children
By Ankica Barbir-Mladinovic, RFE/RL · 28 January, 2014 • Croatian researchers introduce Robot Rene to observe and diagnose autism in young children.Double Robot Allows Injured Student to Attend Classes, Rehabilitation
By Darcy Gray, The Hutchinson News · 18 December, 2013 • The Double Robotics telepresence robot rolls around the school while Kolton Kincaid recovers from an accident
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