NASA’s Valkyries Are Being Honed for a Mission to Mars

NASA’s plans to colonize Mars is not just a far-fetched dream. It has been working on it for a long time and we now have robots who will help in the construction of habitat for human explorers to Mars. But with the idea of one step at a time, three out of the four sister robots have been shipped to three different universities in Massachusetts and Scotland. The aim is to hone the skills of these robots named Valkyrie with ...

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In a “Friendly Buyout” Toyota Helps Google Unload its Robotics Division

At a time when robotics seems to be all the rage, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, feels otherwise. Reportedly, Boston Dynamics, which was purchased in 2013 is being sold to Toyota Research. While the deal has not been disclosed publicly, this has come to light through a source who told about the sale to Tech Insider. It appears that the deal is almost finalized but the price has not been disclosed.

Boston Dynamics was left asunder when its co-founder Andy Rubin ...

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ZenBo – ASUS’ Cute New Creation Offers a Lot of Promising Features

Homes and gadgets seem to be getting along really well because all of a sudden the robotics industry has started taking keen interest in homes more than any other place. Our latest addition to the list of robots who can now be welcomed to your home is ZenBo created by ASUS. ZenBo was unveiled this Monday at the Computex stage by Asus chairman Jonney Shih. The chairman announced that the robot has been created with the goals of “assistance, entertainment ...

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Predictions of Harari: AI vs. Human Beings

The warnings have been predicted long back and it is hard to ignore them. In the verge of making intelligent computers, humanity will beckon a demon which will summon the end of days. We are building silicon assassins instead of silicon assistants. The story of the doomsday of an malevolent artificial intelligence has been told many times but our destiny at the hand of clever robots might be shoddier; we might be bringing upon ourselves a class of perpetually useless ...

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WTFIT Bot Identifies Objects in Photos, Helps You Know Your Surroundings Better

How often have you seen a picture and not known what it could possibly be or what it is called? An architecture, a building, an animal, a plant or a thing that you are unable to recognize. It puts us in a position where we continue to rack our brains to get an answer. WTFIT can probably be your answer the next time you are in a situation like ...

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Can Robots be the Future of Disney Theme Parks?

Disney World does not plan to stay ‘as is’ when it comes to technology and progress. A robot is in making which can be the possible introduction of robots to Disney World. Disney’s Hybrid Hydrostatic Transmission and Human Safe Haptic Telepresence Robot which wears the name tag “Jimmy” may soon replace cuddly costumes with state-of-the-art robots.

The robot can mimic the motions of a human by paying close attention to detail. In a recent video released by Disney, you will be ...

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Return of Eric: UK’s First Robot

The London Science Museum has hurled a new movement; funding of UK’s first robot Eric.

Eric was initially built in 1928 and was the first hominid robot which enthralled the spectators with its actions and dialogue. He toured the earth as a showcase for revolutionary technology but suddenly vanished in the 1930s. The museum is now attempting to raise funds for £35,000 to rebuild Eric, and in lesser time they have already managed to collect £6,000.

Alan Reffell and Captain William ...

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Robot Stitches up Tissues on Living Pigs – Surgeons May Have Help in Form of Robots Soon

STAR, short for Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot has been stitching up tissues in living animals with precision that is, at times, better than real doctors. This seems to be a big deal for the robotics and medical fields. We have already been applying robotics technology in many industries where robots have been able to do the work successfully that may be tough for humans to perform. The field of medical sciences is a vast world, and robotics has been continuously ...

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Studies Reveal: a Robots Touch Can Arouse Humans

According to Californian researchers an intimate touch of a humanoid robot can yield physiological reactions in human beings.

The study reveals there is a lot more to humanoids: a touch is enough to stimulate human response.

In their research they challenged six male and four female  volunteers with an Aldebaran Robotics Nao robot around two feet with eyes, ears, legs, arms, torso and the ability to speak and chat with the volunteer’s inviting them to touch or point its body parts. ...

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