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Why So Many Robots Struggled with the DARPA Challenge
The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals highlight some of the potential issues of human-robot collaboration.
Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
14 Epic Fails from the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals
A robot uprising seems like science fiction after seeing these falls and fails from the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
DRC-Hubo Humanoid Dominates DARPA Finals
The DRC-Hubo robot from Team KAIST was much faster than the other robots at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, completing the eight tasks in a time of 44 minutes, 28 seconds to win the $2 million grand prize.
Education · Mobile Robots · Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
Watch 4 Robots Conquer a DARPA Finals Test Course
Team WPI-CMU, Team KAIST, Team MIT, and Team IHMC send their humanoid robots through a simulated course to preview what's to come in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
Education · Mobile Robots · Robot Competitions · Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
DARPA Robotics Challenge: Meet the 24 Finalists
The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals take place June 5-6 in Pomona, California. Meet the 24 robots vying for a $2 million top prize in the ultimate robot competition.
Education · Mobile Robots · Robot Competitions · Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
Robot Cheetah Sees, Jumps Obstacles: Watch
A new LIDAR system allows MIT's cheetah robot to autonomously jump over obstacles in its path while running 5 MPH.
Future Tech · Science & Technology
How New AI Enables Robots to Learn Like Humans
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.
Future Tech · Science & Technology
Reporter Battles WordSmith Robot in Newswriting-Off
NPR pinned one of its top reporters against WordSmith, an AI system that churns out millions of stories each year.
Future Tech · Science & Technology
Human Driver Races Audi RS 7 Autonomous Car: Who Will Win?
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.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
JD Humanoid Robot Kit
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.
Robot Fun · Robot Toys · Education · Robot Kits · Robot Software · Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
How Safe Are Google’s Self-Driving Cars?
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?
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Meet the Creepy Humanoid Robot That Resembles Sarah Palin
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.
Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
Human Pros Dominating Poker AI
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?
Future Tech · Science & Technology
Watch a Micro Robot Pull 2,000 Times its Weight
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.
Future Tech · Science & Technology
Can AI Help Doctors Better Diagnose Cancer?
MIT has developed a computational model that aims to automatically suggest cancer diagnoses by learning from thousands of data points from past pathology reports.
Future Tech · Science & Technology

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