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Cozmo Robot Now Teaches Kids to Code
By Steve Crowe · 26 June, 2017 • The new Cozmo Code Lab uses drag-and-drop programming to teach kids how to code Anki's adorable Cozmo robot.
How Microsoft’s AI Mastered Ms. Pac-Man
By Steve Crowe · 14 June, 2017 • 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.
Smart Exoskeleton Prevents Elderly Falls
By Steve Crowe · 12 May, 2017 • The Active Pelvis Orthosis is a smart exoskeleton that recognizes in just 350 milliseconds a person has lost their balance. The exoskeleton then applies force to the hips to counterbalance the slip and prevent a fall.
EduExo DIY Kit Lets You Build Exoskeletons
By Steve Crowe · 11 May, 2017 • EduExo is a 3D-printable, Arduino-powered kit for students, hobbyists and educators that teaches how to build exoskeletons.
MIT C-LEARN Helps Robots Learn, Share Skills
By Tim Hornyak · 10 May, 2017 • MIT CSAIL researchers have developed a Constraints Learning (C-LEARN) system that easily teaches robots a variety of tasks, including opening doors, transporting objects and extracting objects from containers. After a robot learns a new skill with this C-LEARN system, that knowledge can be automatically transferred to other robots.
iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum Comparison
By RT Staff · 2 May, 2017 • Here's how iRobot's new Roomba 690 robot vacuum compares to other Roombas and other budget-friendly robot vacuums.
TurtleBot 2i: New Chassis, Robot Arm Support, Intel Joule
By Steve Crowe · 24 April, 2017 • The TurtleBot 2i, a modular ROS-based robot powered by Intel Joule, enables the development of next-gen advanced robots.
Mini Robot Cheetah Could Give Legged Robots Smoother Gait
By Steve Crowe · 19 April, 2017 • The University of Twente has built a mini robot cheetah in hope of replicating its movements to improve how legged robots move.
Toyota’s Welwalk Robot Brace Helps Stroke Victims Walk Again
By Tim Hornyak · 13 April, 2017 • Toyota will commercialize in Japan the Welwalk WW-1000 rehabilitation assist robotic system that helps stroke victims get back on their feet and walking again. Toyota plans to rent 100 units to Japanese medical centers beginning in September. There will be a set up cost of 1 million yen ($9,173) and a monthly fee of 350,000 yen ($3,210).
RoboGames: Combat Robots Face Off for 15th Year
By RT Staff · 4 April, 2017 • RoboGames has grown into the world's largest open robot competition. Combat robotics is still the biggest crowd draw, but other popular events are Sumo, Humanoid and ArtBot challenges.
Best Robot Videos of the Week: Automatic Bullseye Dartboard
By Steve Crowe · 25 March, 2017 • A look at the week's best robotics videos for your weekend viewing pleasure, including Mark Rober's Automatic Bullseye Dartboard and Amazon's MARS Conference.
Liquid-Handling Lego Robot Automates Lab Experiments
By Steve Crowe · 24 March, 2017 • 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.
Meet Androidol U: Japan’s Newest Android
By Tim Hornyak · 22 March, 2017 • Androidol U is a new life-like female android developed by Osaka University professor Hiroshi Ishiguro. Androidol U is a fully autonomous conversational robot that has a more compact air servo system, better voice and body movement coordination and softer body materials compared to previous androids.
5 Giant Robots Jeff Bezos Will Love
By Steve Crowe · 21 March, 2017 • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tested the giant $8 million Method-2 Robot at the MARS conference. Here are five other giant robots Bezos would love to get his hands on, if he hasn't already.
AutoX Self-Driving Car Uses $50 Off-the-Shelf Cameras
By Steve Crowe · 21 March, 2017 • AutoX is a self-driving car startup that has flown under the radar. Until now. AutoX released the first video of its self-driving Lincoln MKZ that uses $50 off-the-shelf cameras from Best Buy to navigate the streets of California.

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