Click beetles inspire new self-righting robots

Click beetles inspire new self-righting robots

Click beetles inspire new self-righting robots The researchers looked at several species of click beetles, ranging in size from a few just few millimetres to several centimetres in length. Washington: Scientists have designed a new type of self righting robots inspired by the the ability of click beetles to right themselves without the use of their legs. Robots perform many tasks that humans can not or do not want to perform, getting around on intricately designed wheels and limbs. If they tip over, however, they are rendered almost useless, researchers…

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Scientists create new robots that can follow spoken instructions

Scientists create new robots that can follow spoken instructions

Scientists create new robots that can follow spoken instructions Scientists have developed robots that can follow spoken instructions. “The issue we’re addressing is language grounding, which means having a robot take natural language commands and generate behaviours that successfully complete a task,” said Dilip Arumugam, from Brown University in the US. Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have developed robots that can follow spoken instructions, an advance that may make it easier for people to interact with automated machines at home and workplaces. “The issue we’re addressing is language grounding, which…

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New superglue could seal the deal for stretchable batteries, soft robots

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New superglue could seal the deal for stretchable batteries, soft robots New ‘superglue’ could seal the deal for stretchable batteries, soft robots Superglue is great for fixing busted bookshelves, suitcase wheels, and—of course—shoes. But what if you want to fuse something a little more jiggly, like the gel cushions used to pad crumbling spinal discs? You’d be out of luck, until now. That’s because scientists have created a new kind of glue that can bond hard and soft substances to hydrogels, Jello-like materials used in everything from medical devices to…

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Amazing Video Shows U.S. Marines Training With Unbelievably Futuristic Military Combat Robots

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Amazing Video Shows U.S. Marines Training With Unbelievably Futuristic Military Combat Robots The United States Military is known for its extensive use of robots both on the battlefield and elsewhere. Affiliated to the Marine Corps Combat Development Command (or MCCDC), the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory is one of the many organizations currently working on research, development and testing of such automated systems. As part of Marine Air Ground Task Force Integrated Experiment, during last year’s Rim of the Pacific Exercise, it unveiled a bunch of incredibly futuristic military robots…

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Scientists imbue robots with curiosity

Scientists imbue robots with curiosity

Scientists imbue robots with curiosity Scientists : In a twist on artificial intelligence (AI), computer scientists have programmed machines to be curious—to explore their surroundings on their own and learn for the sake of learning. The new approach could allow robots to learn even faster than they can now. Someday they might even surpass human scientists in forming hypotheses and pushing the frontiers of what’s known. “Developing curiosity is a problem that’s core to intelligence,” says George Konidaris, a computer scientist who runs the Intelligent Robot Lab at Brown University…

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Talking Sex Robots With Warm Genitals Will Be on Sale This Year

Talking Sex Robots With Warm Genitals Will Be on Sale This Year

Talking Sex Robots With Warm Genitals Will Be on Sale This Year They’ll cost about $15,000 and, presumably, a little bit of your dignity. A trip to Westworld costs $40,000 a day, but by next year, you’ll be able to simulate at least part of the experience for less than half that price, because a new line of upsettingly realistic sex robots is going to hit the market. They might not have cowboy hats by default, but they do have warm genitals. Writing in The Daily Mail, robotics expert David…

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Robots to be made more HUMAN-LIKE as scientists give androids touch sensitive bionic skin

Robots to be made more HUMAN-LIKE as scientists give androids touch sensitive bionic skin

Robots to be made more HUMAN-LIKE as scientists give androids touch sensitive bionic skin RESEARCHERS have developed a ‘bionic skin’ which will be able to give robots a sense of touch. The aim to make robots as human-like as possible with the likes of artificial intelligence is in full swing, and researchers have now created a 3D printed, stretchable bionic skin which will allow the machines to sense objects through touch. Initially, the skin will be used on surgical devices to benefit medical professionals who are using machines for micro-surgery.…

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Robots will take over the workplace, tech experts warn

Robots will take over the workplace, tech experts warn

Robots will take over the workplace, tech experts warn ROBOTS will take over the workplace in the future but they need to adapt to us, not the other way round, scientific experts have warned.   Robots need to improve but could take over your job   Robots  : There are currently just four problems with robot technology that stop the mechanical creations being effective in everyday employment, but boffins are working to rectify these issues as quickly as possible. Firstly, robots are incapable of anticipating human behaviour and commonplace needs.…

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SHOCK CLAIMS: Humans will merge with robots to become CYBORGS in the future, warn experts

SHOCK CLAIMS

SHOCK CLAIMS: Humans will merge with robots to become CYBORGS in the future, warn experts SHOCK CLAIMS : HUMANS will eventually merge with robots to become an elite race of cyborgs, a scientist has sensationally claimed. The distinction between nature and machine is beginning to blur, such as AI for example, and in the distant future humans will begin to adopt robotics onto their bodies, a scientist says. As part of the new National Geographic series ‘Year Million’, experts have been discussing what life may look like in a million…

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The world’s fastest-growing religion is …

The world's fastest-growing religion is ...

The world’s fastest-growing religion is …   Fastest : If tech futurists are to be believed, by the year 2050, robots will do many of our errands and drive our cars. If a new study on religious trends is to be believed, many of those robot-controlled cars will stop and park at mosques and churches. Yes, despite predictions that religion will go the way of dinosaurs, the size of almost every major faith — sorry, Buddhists — will increase in the next 40 years, according to a study released Thursday…

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Speedy springy robot ‘Salto’ catches some serious air

Speedy, springy robot 'Salto' catches some serious air

Speedy springy robot ‘Salto’ catches some serious air One day, lightweight robots like Salto could help search rubble at disaster sites Speedy : This lightweight robot, nicknamed Salto, uses a twisted spring to quickly jump a meter (more than 3 feet) from floor to wall. Someday, researchers say, robots like it could help search through rubble at disaster sites. STEPHEN MCNALLY AND ROXANNE MAKASDJIAN/UC BERKELEY Meet the robot that can do crazy acrobatics. Salto is a lightweight bot that stands on one skinny leg like a flamingo. But unlike a…

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Tiny microrobots team up and move full-size car

Tiny microrobots team up and move full-size car

Tiny microrobots team up and move full-size car   Scientists create itty bitty robots that work together like ants to move immense objects Microrobots : A group of ants can move objects many times larger and heavier than themselves. This ability inspired a team of researchers to develop small robots that can do the same thing. The team created 29-millimeter (1.1-inch) long robots that can get a firm grip on the ground. In tests, six of the ‘bots have just worked together to tow a full-size car. They didn’t move…

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Teaching robots right from wrong

Teaching robots right from wrong

Teaching robots right from wrong   Scientists and philosophers team up to help robots make good choices Teaching : You’re rushing across the school parking lot to get to your first class on time when you notice a friend is in trouble. She’s texting and listening to music on her headphones. Unawares, she’s also heading straight for a gaping hole in the sidewalk. What do you do? The answer seems pretty simple: Run over and try to stop her before she hurts herself. Who cares if you might be a…

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Researchers identify a way for six-legged robots to run faster

Researchers identify a way for six-legged robots to run faster

Researchers identify a way for six-legged robots to run faster To make insect-inspired robots run faster, Swiss researchers have found a new way by which six-legged insects increase their walking speed. Effecting a breakthrough in making insect-inspired robots run faster, Swiss researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, have found a new way by which six-legged insects increase their walking speed. Six-legged insects run fastest using a three-legged, or “tripod” gait where they have three legs on the ground at all times — two on one side of their body and one…

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Will robots turn on humans? Cybersecurity experts warn that hacked machines could attack us and even burgle our homes

Will robots turn on humans? Cybersecurity experts warn that hacked machines could attack us and even burgle our homes

Will robots turn on humans? Cybersecurity experts warn that hacked machines could attack us and even burgle our homes The rise of the household robot appears inevitable as robotics labs scramble to design companions that can clean, cook and even talk to their human owners. But a top cybersecurity firm has claimed that if hackers got into a robot’s circuitry, it could be used to kill. Experts at the firm IOActive have warned that hacked robots, including some on the market today, could be used to poison humans or pets…

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The terrifying robots set to mine the seabed: Machines to search for gold and other precious metals on the ocean floor

The terrifying robots set to mine the seabed: Machines to search for gold and other precious metals on the ocean floor

The terrifying robots set to mine the seabed: Machines to search for gold and other precious metals on the ocean floor Terrifying : While many firms are looking to the moon for mining opportunities, one Australian firm believes there could be precious metals a lot nearer to home. Deep-sea robots will be sent to mine mineral deposits in the deep ocean in 2019 in a test for a controversial new scheme. As land-based mineral stores are becoming depleted, the ocean floor is becoming a more attractive mining prospect, containing gold,…

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Shopping robots on the march in Ocado

Shopping robots on the march in Ocado

Shopping robots on the march in Ocado Shopping : There is growing concern about the impact of automation on employment – or in crude terms – the threat that robots will eat our jobs. But if you want to see how important robotics and artificial intelligence can be to a business Ocado is a good place to start. “Without it we simply couldn’t do what we do at this scale,” the online retailer’s chief technology officer Paul Clarke told me. With margins in the supermarket business wafer thin, continually bearing…

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Robots MEPs vote on robots’ legal status – and if a kill switch is required

MEPs vote on robots' legal status - and if a kill switch is required

 Robots MEPs vote on robots’ legal status – and if a kill switch is required MEPs are to vote on the first comprehensive set of rules for how humans will interact with artificial intelligence and robots*. The report makes it clear that it believes the world is on the cusp of a “new industrial” robot* revolution. MEPs will decide whether to give robots* legal status as “electronic persons”. Designers should make sure any robots* have a kill switch, which would allow functions to be shut down if necessary, the report recommends.…

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