Tuesday, August 22, 2017

ROBOTICS

ROBOTICS

Leon Sterling, Swinburne University of Technology | Technology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students interested in this area. Could teaching robotics change this? The Queensland government has just announced plans to make teaching...
navigating blind territories

A robot with a navigation system that mirrors the neural scheme used by humans and animals to find their way around has been developed by Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) researchers in...

What if software could steer a car back on track if the driver swerves on ice? Or guide a prosthesis to help a shaky stroke patient smoothly lift a cup? Bioengineers at the University of...

More than 99% of the time, two words are enough for people with normal hearing to distinguish the voice of a close friend or relative amongst other voices, says the University of Montreal's Julien...

Humans are less likely to form successful working relationships with interactive robots if they are programmed to be too perfect, new research reveals. Interactive or ‘companion’ robots are increasingly used to support caregivers for elderly...

If you follow technology news — or even if you don’t — you have probably heard that numerous companies have been trying to develop driverless cars for a decade or more. These fully automated vehicles...

You may or may not have stumbled on Compressorhead, a three robot rock group, and self declared “only real metal band.” The above video includes a Mohawked gear assembly drummer. The underlying programming of this...

New human-machine interface keeps robot balanced, with human reflexes. Deep in the basement of MIT’s Building 3, a two-legged robot named HERMES is wreaking controlled havoc: punching through drywall, smashing soda cans, kicking over trash...
video

From UFOs? I've seen the videos on youtube. UFOs that morph into recognizable aircraft with wings and fins from odd blobs and strange stationary lights. Other worldly objects seem to devolve into yet weirder contraptions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FIUp8zv2Dg...

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Most robots on a factory floor are fairly ham-handed: Equipped with large pincers or claws, they are designed to perform simple maneuvers, such as grabbing an object, and placing it somewhere...

From the first stone ax to the latest assembly-line robots, technology has long played an essential role in work. As technology has advanced, machines are increasingly working alongside employees, as they do at Amazon’s...