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Robot predicts how partner will behave

Robot predicts how partner will behave

Columbia engineers have created a robot that learns to visually predict how its partner robot will behave, displaying a glimmer of empathy. This “Robot Theory of Mind” could help robots get along with other robots—and humans—more intuitively. The study, conducted at Columbia Engineering’s Creative Machines Lab led by Mechanical Engineering Professor Hod Lipson, is part […]

By January 15, 2021 Read More →
Partnership looks to transform rehabilitation technology

Partnership looks to transform rehabilitation technology

Maxon Group and Fourier Intelligence have announced that they are entering into a global strategic partnership. The companies anticipate that Maxon’s precision drive systems combined with the start-up Fourier Intelligence’s rehabilitation robotics will drive the development of new technologies for patients. Technology plays an increasingly important role in rehabilitation services and healthcare. Therefore, clinicians, engineers […]

By January 14, 2021 Read More →
Brain signals control two advanced prosthetic arms

Brain signals control two advanced prosthetic arms

For more than 30 years — following an accident in his teens — Robert “Buz” Chmielewski has been a quadriplegic with minimal movement and feeling in his hands and fingers. But last month he was able to manipulate two prosthetic arms with his brain and feed himself dessert. Buz’s accomplishment marks a big step toward […]

By January 12, 2021 Read More →
Volkswagen lets its charging robots loose

Volkswagen lets its charging robots loose

Volkswagen provides a glimpse into the future in which the search for charging stations for electric cars comes to an end. Volkswagen Group Components’ mobile charging robot takes over this task – and drives to the electric car completely autonomously. After it is started via app or V2X communication, the mobile robot drives itself to […]

By January 7, 2021 Read More →
Computer-aided creativity in robot design

Computer-aided creativity in robot design

So, you need a robot that climbs stairs. What shape should that robot be? Should it have two legs, like a person? Or six, like an ant? Choosing the right shape will be vital for your robot’s ability to traverse a particular terrain. And it’s impossible to build and test every potential form. But now […]

By December 1, 2020 Read More →
Festo gives the future of safe automation a hand

Festo gives the future of safe automation a hand

Industrial change has accelerated, demanding a new level of interaction between people, machines and data. Within its Bionic Learning Network, Festo has been studying and developing safe automation systems to relieve people of monotonous or hazardous tasks.  The BionicMobileAssistant is a prototype robot system that deploys artificial intelligence to move independently, identifying and gripping objects and […]

By July 23, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Robots join the frontline fight against coronavirus

Robots join the frontline fight against coronavirus

Field tests have started on using intelligent robots to prevent the spread of coronavirus in busy public spaces. The robots combine navigation, computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) to identify objects that need regular cleaning such as seating, bike stands and door handles. Once a target object is discovered, it is sprayed with a mist […]

By July 20, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Fieldwork Robotics and Bosch developing robot raspberry picker

Fieldwork Robotics and Bosch developing robot raspberry picker

Plymouth University spin-out Fieldwork Robotics is working with Bosch to develop a robot that harvests soft fruit and vegetables. Bosch UK will collaborate with Fieldwork’s engineers to optimise the company’s soft robotic arms and develop software aimed at reducing the arms’ cost and increasing their speed. Fieldwork Robotics is initially focused on developing robots to […]

By July 15, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Igus drylin linear robot technology can help you carry on camping

Igus drylin linear robot technology can help you carry on camping

The innovative Camping Butler cleans mobile toilet cartridges, from caravans and camper vans, fully automatically and contact-free from the inside and outside. No matter how full or very dirty the cassette is, the Camping Butler cleans it completely. In this new video, we go behind the scenes to see how exactly the automated cleaning system […]

By June 26, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Robots on the march to walking like humans

Robots on the march to walking like humans

A psychological theory could kickstart improvements in the way robots are able to walk, thanks to a University of Manchester study. The study – a unique collaboration between a clinical psychologist, robotics engineers and a robotics entrepreneur is published in the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems today. It analysed what happens when standard algorithms […]

By March 2, 2020 Read More →