Vanessa Weiß made this clever little robot out of an Arduino Uno, servos, and 3D-printed parts.(more…)
MIT researchers are creating a data set of reactions designed to tell robots how various objects react to pushing. The goal? To train future robots how to interact with objects in the real world.(more…)
Atlas is now as agile as a gymnast, allowing this self-contained little robot to tumble, twist, and dance like a kid at a rave. The robot, created by Boston Robotics, started out as a simple bipedal robot that could pick up boxes and the like. Now, thanks to new tech and machine learning, this wild robot is far more agile than anyone single one of us, barring circus performers.(more…)
In science fiction, there’s always the suspense trope of a cold, metallic hand reaching out and grasping someone. And it make sense – metal is cold and hard, just isn’t something you’d want to mess with. Enter soft-touch materials. These make more sense in applications where the robot would be interacting with humans, but they can also work in industrial settings.(more…)
Unitree Robotics has just announced an update to its AlienGo robot that allows it to spring backwards like some kind of wildcat. The robot can also map its surroundings as it hisses and bumps through your environment. As usual, laser blasters and buzzsaw feet not included.