Training Robots To Work With Us. Robots are changing – again. Now for industrial robots the buzz word is co-bot, short for collaborative robot meaning it is meant to work either with other robots or more interestingly, humans. Regardless of the cute name robots that are able to work safely with and around humans will […]
New Cutting Edge Robot Tech For University Robotics Lab. There are some companies that are making some of the cool advances in robotics. Funding is coming not just from defense department spending research but from companies working to develop commercial products. On of these companies in Agility Robotics who I am sure you will be […]
The New Science Of Material Robotics. Material research is the backbone of many technological areas. Everything from smart phones, to outerwear and spacesuits rely on advances in materials properties and processing to make improvements or step changed in their products. This is also true for the fast changing field of robotics where these machines are […]
The New Field of Emotional Robotics . Even though robots have been used in manufacturing to replace people for over two decades, their design has never really looked or acted human. Industrial robots tended to be huge steel monsters that did repetitive tasks at faster and faster speeds. These machines were programmed by human specialists […]
The Future for Robotic Limb Research – Brain to Computer Connection. Advancements in robotic science are now making it possible mechanically to fabricate fully functioning robotics limbs not just for creating robots that resemble the human body but also as replacements for amputee patients. The challenge is to provide a way for the patient to […]
What To Do With A Robotic Cockroach. Robots do not always have to be huge lumbering metal monsters or starting to resemble their human creators. Nature has given us many examples perfected through evolution and tested by time of so many different types of biological mechanisms. These examples can be used to give engineers new […]
A.I. Gives Us Unmanned Robotic Boats. Autonomous vehicles rely on artificial intelligence programs to able to read real world data and make important decisions regarding the safety of pedestrians and passengers. AI science has progressed to the point where we will likely see autonomous taxis and buses on city streets inside of five years.
Soft Robotics is the specific sub-field of robotics dealing with constructing robots from highly compliant materials, similar to those found in living organisms. Classical robotics using heavy strong inorganic materials to give the machine strength and endurance as they are designed to perform tasks of lifting or assembly.
Unlimited Applications of Artificial Intelligence? Artificial intelligence research is spreading to many companies, governments and universities as everyone tries to jump on the bandwagon for what many believe is the next wave or step change in software design. AI is now being used for everything from real estate planning to interpreting video records.
Kickstarter AI Robot Toy In Time For Christmas. Sometimes I wish I was a kid again. Some of the best Christmas that I remember involved Hot-wheels cars and tracks. Later it was chemistry sets and electronics experimental kits. Today we have real fighting AI robots toys that feature virtual reality interfaces! Unbelievable!
The Need For Faster Robots. Industry has is quickly moving from a time when robots were safely locked away in cages to keep them from interacting with humans ( so humans do not get hurt ) to robots working with other robots, then robots interacting with humans but still is a physically controlled way to […]
Here Comes The Robot Chef. We have seen robots grow in popularity for manufacturing easily taking over increasingly complex tasks handling smaller and lighter parts. The latest generation of robots for the electronics industry are very capable of assembling and handling small components at very high speeds.
Her name is Sophia and she is one of the latest creations from Hansen Robotics. The team there video taped her awakening, that first moment when she turned on as it where and allowed to see the world. The choice of a very bald guy to do the unboxing is a bit creepy but it […]
Future Robots Relies On A.I. Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the future of robotics and A.I. with the former head of DARPA, Arati Prabhakar who is an A.I. roboticist. Cool vocation right? DARPA is the semi secret research arm of the U.S. military.
For most people who are not exposed to manufacturing automaton, robots are still science fiction but whether we pay attention or not robots are getting better and smarter. The latest advances in artificial intelligence science provides the required control and autonomous features for the latest inventions.
Robotic Body Part Replacement Research. Modern robotics became a commercially viable in the 1980’s as industry learned to use them to improve manufacturing repeatability and quality. Of course they were also capable of replacing people especially in the very lucrative automotive industry.It really is true that necessity is the mother of invention and the need […]
Is it true that once we develop artificial intelligence we cannot put the genie back in the bottle? Maybe she is right but should that stop us from developing A.I. and realizing all of the benefits we think it will bring?
Quantum computing promises speeds up to 100 million times faster than your laptop. Imagine combining this computer power with artificial intelligence programming. This is D-Wave the first quantum computer!