Robots
Remebot is China's first neurosurgery robot video - CNET  CNET · 2 hours
China is breaking ground with Remebot, its first neurosurgery robot, and remote surgery technology. more
Researchers engineer a tougher fiber  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Researchers have developed a fiber that combines the elasticity of rubber with the strength of a metal, resulting in a tougher material that could be incorporated into soft robotics, packaging materials or next-generation textiles. more
Toughening stretchable fibers via serial fracturing of a metallic core  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Tough, biological materials (e.g., collagen or titin) protect tissues from irreversible damage caused by external loads. Mimicking these protective properties is important in packaging and in emerging applications... more
Researchers engineer a tougher fiber  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
North Carolina State University researchers have developed a fiber that combines the elasticity of rubber with the strength of a metal, resulting in a tougher material that could be incorporated into soft robotics, packaging materials or next-generation textiles. more
How AI makes Microsoft confront racism, health-care disparities, and more  Windows Central · 11 hours
Artificial intelligence is hailed as the cornerstone for technologies of the future, but present social biases have already begun molding AI in the image of the worse parts... more
Aquatic microorganism could inspire soft robots able to move fast in narrow spaces  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Euglena cells are unicellular organisms that spend most of their time on swimming by beating their flagellum. Sometimes, Euglena performs harmoniously coordinated... more
Aquatic microorganism could inspire soft robots able to move fast in narrow spaces  nanowerk · 1 day
The elegant movements of Euglena, unicellular organisms that adapt their body deformations according to the environment, could be a model for robots... more
Robotics, AR and VR are poised to reshape healthcare, starting in the operating room  TechCrunch · 1 day
About 20 years ago, a medical device startup called Intuitive Surgical debuted the da Vinci robot and changed surgical practices in... more
A prosthetic that restores the sense of where your hand is  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have developed a next-generation bionic hand that allows amputees to regain their proprioception. The results of the study are the culmination of ten years of... more
New robotic sensor technology can diagnose reproductive health problems in real-time  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have developed new robotic sensor technology that has the capability to diagnose women's reproductive health problems in real-time. more
700,000 submunitions demilitarized by Sandia-designed robotics system  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
More than 700,000 Multiple Launch Rocket System submunitions have been demilitarized since the Army started using an automated nine-robot system conceptualized, built and programmed by Sandia National Laboratories engineers. more
Next-generation bionic hand enables amputees to regain close-to-natural sense of touch  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers have developed a next-generation bionic hand that allows amputees to regain their proprioception. The results of the study, which have been published in Science Robotics,... more
Treat your home to an Ecovacs Deebot 901 robot vacuum with $100 off today  Windows Central · 2 days
Let this robotic vacuum clean up for you, and save money in the process. Amazon has the Ecovacs Deebot 901... more
New robotic sensor technology can diagnose reproductive health problems in real-time  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The technology, developed by researchers at Imperial College London and The University of Hong Kong, can be used to measure hormones that affect fertility, sexual development... more
This robotics museum in Korea will construct itself (in theory)  TechCrunch · 2 days
The planned Robot Science Museum in Seoul will have a humdinger of a first exhibition: its own robotic construction. It’s very much a publicity stunt, though a fun... more
Apple publishes brief overview of its ‘approach to autonomous driving system safety’  9to5Mac · 2 days
Following the release of self-driving car disengagement statistics earlier this month, Apple today has released a brief whitepaper about its self-driving car efforts. The... more
Apple Shares White Paper on Self-Driving Car Safety  MacRumors · 2 days
Apple today released a white paper outlining its self-driving car testing procedures as required by the National Highway Traffic Safety... more
Apple sets a high bar for operators of its self-driving car - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
With an underwhelming 2018 in the books for Apple's self-driving car program, this new NHTSA report seems to show the company is... more
Brain-inspired artificial intelligence in robots  nanowerk · 3 days
Applying neuroscience in robotics, scientists proposed a case in which robots should be designed based on the principles of the human brain. They argue that robot intelligence can be significantly enhanced by mimicking strategies that the human brain... more
Amazon's 'Collaborative' Robots Offer Peek Into the Future  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Amazon now counts more than 25 robotic centres, which chief technologist for Amazon Robotics Tye Brady says have changed the way the company operates. more
Robots track moving objects with unprecedented precision  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A novel system uses RFID tags to help robots home in on moving objects with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The system could enable greater collaboration and precision by robots working on packaging and assembly,... more
Robots track moving objects with unprecedented precision  nanowerk · 3 days
System uses RFID tags to home in on targets; could benefit robotic manufacturing, collaborative drones, and other applications. more
Nauto, a Softbank-backed mobility startup, brings on team from Newton  TechCrunch · 3 days
Nauto, the transportation company that aims to make human drivers safer and train autonomous vehicles for all types of scenarios, has scooped up the team from Newton Technologies,... more
Deeply discounted student tickets for TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2019  TechCrunch · 3 days
Are you a student within striking distance of Berkeley, California? Do you have a burning passion for robots and artificial intelligence? We have great news for... more
Nauto, a Softbank-backed mobility startup, acquires Newton  TechCrunch · 3 days
Nauto, the transportation company that aims to make human drivers safer and train autonomous vehicles for all types of scenarios, has acquired Newton Technologies for an undisclosed amount. Newton Technologies aims to reduce the... more
Varjo’s super high-resolution VR headset promises virtual worlds that actually look real  THE VERGE · 3 days
Most virtual reality headset screens are still sort of blurry, but Finnish company Varjo has an unusual approach to changing that. Its industrial VR-1... more
Lenovo leads $10M investment in 6-legged robot maker Vincross  TechCrunch · 4 days
Vincross, the company behind the six-legged robot Hexa, said on Tuesday that it’s picked up $10 million in a Series A+ funding round led by Lenovo Capital, the startup fund... more
Writing on the wall  ESA · 4 days
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: The hunt for micrometeorites in Antarctica more
Sphero hits Kickstarter with new RVR robotics platform  TechCrunch · 4 days
Last year, Sphero stepped away from the flashiness of Disney IP, opting instead to focus on education. It was a pragmatic business decision, above all. The draw of licensing brands like Star... more
Sphero Launches Kickstarter for New Programmable Robot 'RVR'  MacRumors · 4 days
Sphero today debuted a Kickstarter for its latest robot, the RVR, a fully programmable and customizable RC car that the... more
Sphero is crowdfunding its new Raspberry Pi-compatible robot  THE VERGE · 4 days
Sphero, the Colorado-based connected toy company, has had a successful, conventional run making sphere-shaped, smartphone-controlled robots. But for its next... more
Robots track moving objects with unprecedented precision  MIT · 4 days
System uses RFID tags to home in on targets; could benefit robotic manufacturing, collaborative drones, and other applications. more
Hinge morphology of click beetle's latch mechanism  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers are studying click beetles to inspire more agile robots. more
Self-driving rovers explore Moroccan desert, shooting for Mars  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Ever since the first successful landing on Mars in the 1970s, scientists have striven to deepen their knowledge of the red planet's surface. The first successful rover, the Sojourner, was deployed on... more
Desert ants' survival strategy emerges from millions of simple interactions  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Ants' frenzied movements may seem aimless and erratic to a casual observer, but closer study reveals that an ant colony's collective behavior can help it thrive in a... more
Researchers first to show hinge morphology of click beetle's latch mechanism  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Aimy Wissa, assistant professor of mechanical science and engineering (MechSE) at Illinois, leads an interdisciplinary research team to study click beetles to inspire more agile robots.... more
Vision system for autonomous vehicles watches not just where pedestrians walk, but how  TechCrunch · 6 days
The University of Michigan, well known for its efforts in self-driving car tech, has been working on an improved algorithm for predicting... more
Have Anthem's early performance issues been fixed?  Windows Central · 7 days
Anthem is available now in early access on EA Access for Xbox and Origin Access for PC. But is it ready for the prime time? Anthem is expected to officially launch on February 22,... more
Giving keener 'electric eyesight' to autonomous vehicles  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Autonomous vehicles relying on light-based image sensors often struggle to see through blinding conditions, such as fog. But researchers have developed a sub-terahertz-radiation receiving system that could help steer driverless cars when traditional methods... more
Let this discounted Ecovacs Deebot Robot Vacuum help with spring cleaning  Windows Central · 1 week
If only it could fold your laundry. The Ecovacs Deebot 711 Robot Vacuum usually costs $399.98, but you can enter code ECOVACSD711 at Amazon to get... more
Robot squeezes suspected nuclear fuel debris in Fukushima reactor  THE VERGE · 1 week
A robot outfitted with remotely controlled pinchers poked at debris that’s suspected to contain molten nuclear fuel at... more
Tilly Lockey: 'I can paint with my bionic arms'  BBC · 1 week
Tilly Lockey, 13, has bionic arms that are so sophisticated she can now use a paintbrush and apply make-up. more
How NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Enriched Space Science in 15 Years  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
NASA's Opportunity rover outlived its mission lifetime by more than 14 years to become the longest lasting robot sent from Earth. more
'Mole' Deployed on the Surface of Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
It stands vertically on flat ground, ready for its historic mission. At 19:18 CET on 12 February 2019, the German Aerospace Center... more
Marc Raibert will be speaking at TC Sessions: : Robotics + AI April 18 at UC Berkeley  TechCrunch · 1 week
So, we’ve already announced that Anca Dragan, Alexei Efros, Hany Farid, Melonee Wise, Peter... more
Robot mail delivery trucks developed in Detroit ready for China, US  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Looking like a delegation of toasters from space, a generation of electrically powered, self-driving mail trucks will roll out of a suburban Detroit industrial park later... more
LEGO launches eight AR-focused sets  TechCrunch · 1 week
LEGO’s long been  leader among traditional toy companies when it comes to embracing tech trends, from mobile apps to robotics. The toy maker’s been talking up its plans to embrace augmented reality since a couple of WWDCs ago,... more
Six things to know about NASA's Opportunity Mars rover  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
After 15 years, the mission of NASA's Opportunity rover has come to an end, but its successes on Mars have earned it a spot in the robot hall of fame.... more
Nasa calls time on silent Opportunity Mars rover  BBC · 1 week
The 15-year mission of "Oppy" the robot is declared over after repeated failed attempts to contact it. more
Robot lifts bits of melted fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A robot arm has successfully picked up pebble-sized pieces of radioactive fuel at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after... more
Giving keener “electric eyesight” to autonomous vehicles  MIT · 1 week
On-chip system that detects signals at sub-terahertz wavelengths could help steer driverless cars through fog and dust. more
The first walking robot that moves without GPS  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Desert ants are extraordinary solitary navigators. Researchers were inspired by these ants as they designed AntBot, the first walking robot that can explore its environment randomly and go home automatically, without GPS... more
'Overachieving' Mars rover Opportunity mission over after 15 years video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
NASA lost contact with the robot in a massive dust storm last June and finally declared an end to its operational lifetime. more
Getting a grip on human-robot cooperation  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
There is a time when a successful cooperation between humans and robots has decisive importance: it is in the precise moment that one "actor" is required to hand an object to another "actor" and, therefore, to... more
Apple's Self-Driving Car Performance May Not Be So Bad After All  MacRumors · 1 week
Apple's preliminary disengagement data for its self-driving car project surfaced yesterday pointing towards a... more
AntBot is changing how robots get around video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
AntBot is an insectoid robot inspired by desert ants that's pioneering new autonomous navigation technologies. Also, we take a look at how scientists are working to turn plastics... more
Audio tech supplier to Rolls Royce and Xiaomi secures another $13.2M in funding  TechCrunch · 1 week
As autonomous driving eventually transforms cars from transportation devices to mobile theaters or conference rooms we will need better audio inside them.... more
J&J spends $3.4 billion in cash for Auris Health’s lung cancer diagnostics and surgical robots  TechCrunch · 1 week
Johnson & Johnson’s robotic surgery and medical device division, Ethicon, is dropping $3.4 billion in cash to pick... more
Autonomous truck startup TuSimple hits unicorn status in latest round  TechCrunch · 1 week
Another autonomous vehicle unicorn has joined the herd. TuSimple, a self-driving truck startup running daily routes for customers in Arizona, has raised $95 million in a Series D funding... more
Robot probes radioactive fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A robot will attempt to examine radioactive fuel at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant on Wednesday in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown. more
Robots, AI to diagnose and treat patients soon  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Soon the complaints about the short time doctors spend with their patients may be a thing of the past. Robots, artificial speakers (smart speakers like Siri or Alexa) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)... more
Teaching self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
By zeroing in on humans' gait, body symmetry and foot placement, researchers are teaching self-driving cars to recognize and predict pedestrian movements with greater precision than current technologies. more
Nanotechnology enables engineers to weld previously un-weldable aluminum alloy  nanowerk · 1 week
Super-strong but lightweight, AA 7075 now could be more widely used in automobiles and other manufacturing thanks to nanotechnology research. more
Startups, demo tables are still available for TC Sessions: Robotics+AI  TechCrunch · 1 week
TechCrunch is known for helping startups get to the next level by providing a platform for them to showcase their work at a demo table. Startup demo tables for TechCrunch... more
From Earth with love  ESA · 2 weeks
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Earth shows us its sentimental side with this heart-shaped lake in Mongolia more
Frankfurt airport working on flying taxis  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The operator of Frankfurt's international airport says it is working with a company on a concept for autonomous air taxi services. more
Self-Driving Delivery Startup Nuro Gets $949 Million SoftBank Investment  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
The move comes amid surging interest in robotic delivery from a range of companies from small startups to retail giant Amazon. more
Robots are becoming classroom tutors. But will they make the grade?  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Educational robots show promise for helping kids in the classroom or at home, but researchers are still figuring out how these bots should behave. more
Go for a refurbished iRobot Roomba 860 robot vacuum and save over $100  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Let a robot vacuum cleaner keep on top of the mess for you. Woot, via Amazon, is offering the iRobot Roomba 860... more
Developing a flight strategy to land heavier vehicles on Mars  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The heaviest vehicle to successfully land on Mars is the Curiosity Rover at 1 metric ton, about 2,200 pounds. Sending more ambitious robotic missions to the surface of... more
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The Man in the High Castle will end with season 4, trailer reveals
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Robot squeezes suspected nuclear fuel debris in Fukushima reactor
THE VERGE
The trailer for David Fincher’s Netflix anthology Love, Death & Robots is a manic headache
THE VERGE
DC Universe’s new Doom Patrol show may not be weird enough to stand out
THE VERGE
NASA's Opportunity rover, resilient Mars explorer, is officially dead - CNET
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This ant-inspired robot can navigate better than civilian GPS
Science Magazine
Pixar’s new YouTube short plays like a companion piece to Wall-E
THE VERGE
Robbie the Robot becomes soap fan after watching Emmerdale to learn about dementia
PHYS.ORG
Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy feels like a bleak X-Men story
THE VERGE
For the love of technology! Sex robots and virtual reality
PHYS.ORG
The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis has been successfully implanted
SCIENCE DAILY
Criminal complaint reveals some of the steps Apple takes to protect product development secrets
9to5Mac
Why CAPTCHAs have gotten so difficult
THE VERGE
Video: Aircraft-inspecting suction robot successfully trialled
PHYS.ORG
Robot combines vision and touch to learn the game of Jenga
SCIENCE DAILY
No, Elon, the Navigate on Autopilot feature is not ‘full self-driving’
THE VERGE
How a torture-test robot figures into the legal assault on Huawei - CNET
CNET
Apple shrinks autonomous vehicle team by 200 employees
THE VERGE
Review: Winbot X – is a window-cleaning robot a step too far? [Video]
9to5Mac
One year into the mission, autonomous ocean robots set a record in survey of Antarctic ice shelf
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