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Self-Propelling, Shape-Shifting Gel Paves the Way to Snappy and Jumpy Army Robot
Self-Propelling, Shape-Shifting Gel Paves the Way to Snappy and Jumpy Army Robot

14 Feb 2021, 10:57 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Inspired by the North American Venus flytrap, scientists are developing with money from the U.S. Army self-propelling, shape-shitting materials

 
Robot Dogs to Bark Korean: Hyundai Officially Buys Into Boston Dynamics
Robot Dogs to Bark Korean: Hyundai Officially Buys Into Boston Dynamics

11 Dec 2020, 13:23 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / South Korean carmaker Hyundai will pay $1.1 billion for an 80-percent controlling stake in American robotics company Boston Dynamics

 
Calmbots, the Cyborg Cockroaches That Can Perform Small Household Tasks
Calmbots, the Cyborg Cockroaches That Can Perform Small Household Tasks

9 Nov 2020, 12:12 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Researchers at the University of Tsukuba have created cyborg cockroaches that they hope will soon be released into people’s homes to fix stuff and disappear

 
This Smart Toy Car Is the Best Way to Teach Your Kid How to Code
This Smart Toy Car Is the Best Way to Teach Your Kid How to Code

24 Jul 2020, 07:55 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / TPBot Smart Car is a new gadget whose purpose is to help introduce kids to the world of coding, all using a very intuitive approach

 
These Automotive Jobs Can't Be Done By Machines (Yet)
These Automotive Jobs Can't Be Done By Machines (Yet)

14 Oct 2019, 14:18 UTC · By: Andrei Nedelea / With the advent of manufacturing robots and Artificial Intelligence, you would think that most jobs out there will soon be taken over by machines

 
Got Plans to Build a Space Robot? NASA Might Pay $1 Million for It
Got Plans to Build a Space Robot? NASA Might Pay $1 Million for It

16 Sep 2019, 15:49 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Through the Space Robotics Challenge NASA opened the doors to all those interested to come up with fresh ideas in the field of autonomous robots

 
Porsche Working on Space Exploration Robots, and Here They Are
Porsche Working on Space Exploration Robots, and Here They Are

18 Aug 2019, 10:07 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The team is working on a series of robots meant for missions in space and other planets, including underwater, inspired by nature and working as AVs

 
Ball-Shaped Squishy Robots Can Drop from 600 feet and Survive
Ball-Shaped Squishy Robots Can Drop from 600 feet and Survive

25 Apr 2019, 12:58 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Squishy Robotics working on a robot design that can survive a 600 feet (183 meters) drop and be available for use by first responders

 
DARPA’s Making SHRIMPS That Can Crawl Through Rubble
DARPA’s Making SHRIMPS That Can Crawl Through Rubble

18 Jul 2018, 07:56 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / DARPA launches challenge to develop a micro-to-milli robotic family that could be used to aid in in natural and critical disaster scenarios.

 
Killer Robots Could Enslave, Then Replace Humankind, Says MIT Professor
Killer Robots Could Enslave, Then Replace Humankind, Says MIT Professor

15 Jun 2018, 09:22 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / The goal is to develop AGI on the values we have, and steer it towards a goal that will make our life better, Max Tegmark stresses

 
BattleBots New Series Kicks Off on Discovery
BattleBots New Series Kicks Off on Discovery

14 May 2018, 14:31 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The revived BattleBots series premiered last weekend on the Discovery Channel. This year, 5 teams will battle it out for supremacy

 
Elon Musk Blames Model 3 Production Delays on Crazy Conveyor Belts
Elon Musk Blames Model 3 Production Delays on Crazy Conveyor Belts

16 Apr 2018, 09:39 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Elon Musk admits his fault at creating a very complex robot system in his factory, which was partly the reason of the production delays for the Model 3

 
BMW Group Shows Off Fancy Robots In Its Factories, Humans Will Still Have Jobs
BMW Group Shows Off Fancy Robots In Its Factories, Humans Will Still Have Jobs

3 Mar 2017, 14:45 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / BMW has showcased a few robots and robotized tools it has implemented in multiple factories. These will not replace humans, but reduce injury risk and effort

 
Renault Will Have Robots In Showrooms That Will Speak To Customers
Renault Will Have Robots In Showrooms That Will Speak To Customers

1 Mar 2017, 16:31 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / Renault has announced that it will place a fleet of 120 robots in its showrooms in France. Interested visitors can book appointments online to talk to them

 
Our Mothers Were Right: It's a Dog Eat Robodog World Out There
Our Mothers Were Right: It's a Dog Eat Robodog World Out There

29 Aug 2016, 16:10 UTC · By: Vlad Mitrache / The inevitable moment a real dog met Boston Dynamics' Little Dog just happened, and it predictably involved a lot of barking

 
US Navy Invests $750,000 In Developing Cyborg Locusts To Sniff Bombs
US Navy Invests $750,000 In Developing Cyborg Locusts To Sniff Bombs

11 Jul 2016, 11:49 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / The US Navy has granted $750,000 to a University that will develop locusts with artificial intelligence. They will be used to sniff bombs and other hazards

 
These Tiny Robots Pulling a Car Won't Take the Tow Truck's Place Anytime Soon
These Tiny Robots Pulling a Car Won't Take the Tow Truck's Place Anytime Soon

15 Mar 2016, 15:41 UTC · By: Vlad Mitrache / Laugh at these little guys, and they'll yank your hand out of your shoulder in no time. Not really, but still, they can pull

 
Mercedes-Benz Is Reversing the Trend by Leaving the Robots Unemployed
Mercedes-Benz Is Reversing the Trend by Leaving the Robots Unemployed

26 Feb 2016, 17:02 UTC · By: Vlad Mitrache / We're used to seeing robots take over the jobs that were once performed by humans, but Mercedes-Benz is now doing the exact opposite at its Sildenfingen plant

 
Fancy a Round of BattleBots Fighting It Off on Your Coffee Table?
Fancy a Round of BattleBots Fighting It Off on Your Coffee Table?

18 Feb 2016, 12:20 UTC · By: Vlad Mitrache / A miniature set of functional BattleBots complete with a special arena might just be the best gift you'll ever give yourself - via your son, obviously

 
Artificial Intelligence Does Pose a Potential Threat, but Not the Movie-Kind
Artificial Intelligence Does Pose a Potential Threat, but Not the Movie-Kind

15 Feb 2016, 17:31 UTC · By: Vlad Mitrache / The autonomous cars might very well be the first real robots that humankind builds, but should that mean we have to kill them with fire while we can?