Robots
New robot-guided video game may be effective and low-cost solution for caregivers  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Two residents of Elmcroft Senior Living sat side-by-side facing a large screen, raising their hands in tandem as the watch-style devices on their wrists... more
Nvidia Drive Constellation is an online training ground for autonomous vehicles - Roadshow  CNET · 7 hours
Nvidia's new cloud-based platform allows developers to test their self-driving cars in a highly-realistic, customizable virtual environment. more
Nvidia developing an 'autonomous car driver's license' based on its tech - Roadshow  CNET · 7 hours
The company is working on standardized "driver's license" testing for self-driving cars based on a new open-source algorithm. more
Sony's robot dog Aibo has a new gig patrolling your home - CNET  CNET · 9 hours
The robotic pup's latest software update gives users access to a new patrol feature, plus more. more
Toyota doubles down on Nvidia tech for self-driving cars  TechCrunch · 11 hours
Toyota is deepening its relationship with Nvidia as the automaker, and its research arms in Japan and the U.S., ramps up its autonomous vehicle development program. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang... more
Nvidia announces $99 AI computer for developers, makers, and researchers  THE VERGE · 11 hours
In recent years, advances in AI have produced algorithms for everything from image recognition to instantaneous... more
Is this robotic therapy pet the uncanny valley of dog?  THE VERGE · 13 hours
There’s no shortage of social robots that promise to provide companionship, and the Tombot Puppy is... more
Trump’s views about ‘crazy’ self-driving cars are at odds with his DOT  TechCrunch · 15 hours
President Donald Trump is an automated-vehicle skeptic, a point of view that lies in stark contrast with agencies within his own administration, including the... more
Dementia caregivers design robots for alleviating stress and increasing joyful moments  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Building robots that can help people with dementia has been a longtime goal for roboticists. Yet until now, no one has sought to survey informal caregivers,... more
Water-resistant electronic skin with self-healing abilities created  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Inspired by jellyfish, researchers have created an electronic skin that is transparent, stretchable, touch-sensitive, and repairs itself in both wet and dry conditions. The novel material has wide-ranging uses, from water-resistant touch screens to... more
The robots that dementia caregivers want: Robots for joy, robots for sorrow  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
A team of scientists spent six months co-designing robots with informal caregivers for people with dementia, such as family members. They found that caregivers... more
Micro-robots could go inside the body and track vital signs, professor says  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Every time University of Pennsylvania engineer Marc Miskin speaks about his research on miniature robots, someone asks the question: How does it compare to... more
Apple Discontinues 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Following Launch of Lower-Priced 10.5-Inch iPad Air  MacRumors · 21 hours
Apple has stopped selling the second-generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro, originally released in June 2017, after launching a new 10.5-inch iPad Air today. The 10.5-inch... more
Apple updates $399 iPad mini with Apple Pencil support  THE VERGE · 21 hours
Apple has updated the iPad mini for the first time in three and a half years, refreshing the... more
Eufy's self-charging RoboVac 11+ is down to just $100 today only  Windows Central · 22 hours
The RoboVac can switch between hard wood and carpet on the fly and knows when to charge itself. Woot is offering the eufy RoboVac 11+ for... more
These are the robots that help you get your Amazon packages on time  TechCrunch · 1 day
Months before the hard-fought battle for its second global headquarters in Queens, Amazon planted a massive, 855,000-square-foot flag in Staten Island. The... more
Sunday's best deals: a turntable, a robot vacuum, hard drives, and more!  Windows Central · 2 days
There are so many great deals each and every day, but there are also a lot of lame ones. Figuring out what's worth your... more
Clean up after your pets with $100 off the Eufy RoboVac 11C robot vacuum  Windows Central · 2 days
This deal sucks. The Eufy RoboVac 11c pet edition is down to $199.99 at Home Depot. The same vacuum cleaner... more
Can you murder a robot?  BBC · 2 days
Does it matter if we hurt a robot? And should we have rules to make sure they don't hurt us? more
Saturday's top deals: Robot vacuums, PlayStation Plus, & more  Windows Central · 3 days
There are so many great deals each and every day, but there are also a lot of lame ones. Figuring out what's worth your hard-earned dollars and what is just... more
Let Neato's app-controlled Botvac D4 in on spring cleaning at $230 off  Windows Central · 3 days
Control this vacuum with an app on your phone, or with your voice. Isn't the future cool? The start of spring is just a... more
How swarming drones will change warfare  BBC · 3 days
Flocks of airborne robots are being developed, able to collaborate and overwhelm enemy defences. more
Robot hand is soft and strong (w/video)  nanowerk · 3 days
Gripper device inspired by 'origami magic ball' can grasp wide array of delicate and heavy objects. more
Seeing through a robot's eyes helps those with profound motor impairments  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves and perform routine personal... more
Last day to save $100 on TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2019  TechCrunch · 4 days
Like all good things must, early-bird pricing for tickets to TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI comes to an end today. This is your last... more
Ask Alexa to clean with Ecovacs' Deebot N79S robot vacuum at $40 off  Windows Central · 4 days
Suck it in. The Ecovacs Deebot N79S robotic vacuum cleaner drops to $159.99 at Amazon when you enter promo code ECOVACSN79S during... more
Robot hand is soft and strong  MIT · 4 days
Gripper device inspired by “origami magic ball” can grasp wide array of delicate and heavy objects. more
Toyota and Panasonic will showcase assistive robotics during the Tokyo Summer Olympics  TechCrunch · 4 days
Next year, the world’s top athletes will compete in the Tokyo Summer Games. Some of Japan’s biggest companies will also happily be using the... more
Japan unveils robot assistants for 2020 Olympics  THE VERGE · 4 days
When the Olympics came to London in 2012, the organizers relied on a legion of unpaid volunteers to herd the crowds and... more
Tokyo's Olympics May Become Known as the 'Robot Games'  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Organisers on Friday showed off robots that will be used at the new National Stadium to provide assistance for fans using wheelchairs. more
Robot valets are now parking cars in one of France’s busiest airports  THE VERGE · 4 days
Next time you head to the airport in France there might be a robot waiting to pick up your car. French firm Stanley Robotics... more
Robot-assisted surgery widely embraced, but 'newer doesn't always mean better,' experts warn  CBC · 4 days
Robotic arms often allow surgeons to make smaller, more precise incisions, but experts say for some procedures, questions remain about whether they improve safety... more
Short circuit: Tokyo unveils chatty 'robot-eers' for 2020 Olympics  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Tokyo Olympic organisers on Friday rolled out a pair of chatty robots they will put to work to assist wheelchair users at the 2020 Games as they continue to plug... more
This robot wants to teach you Buddhist chants - CNET  CNET · 4 days
A robot named Mindar uses its voice, hand gestures and eye contact to bond with those who want to learn about Buddhism. more
This robot can park your car for you  TechCrunch · 5 days
French startup Stanley Robotics showed off its self-driving parking robot at Lyon-Saint-Exupéry airport today. While I couldn’t be there in person, the service is going live by the end of March 2019.... more
Only 1 more day to save on tickets to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2019  TechCrunch · 5 days
The shot clock’s running out on serious savings to TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI. You have just one... more
Apple’s WWDC 2019 will kick off on June 3rd  THE VERGE · 5 days
Apple has announced the dates for its Worldwide Developers Conference 2019: June 3rd–7th. At WWDC this year, we’re... more
Bus-size robot set to vacuum up valuable metals from the deep sea  Science Magazine · 5 days
Scientists will monitor trial next month to assess collector’s ecosystem damage more
Investors could pump $1 bn into Uber self-driving cars: report  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A group of investors including SoftBank Group is in talks to invest $1 billion or more into Uber's self-driving car unit, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. more
MIT’s deflated balloon robot hand can pick up objects 100x its own weight  TechCrunch · 5 days
Soft, biologically inspired robots have become one of the field’s most exciting offshoots, with machines that are capable of squeezing between obstacles... more
An origami design helps this robot lift delicate and heavy cargo  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 days
Fragile items, such as soft fruits, as well as heavier goods are in safe hands with a new robotic gripper. more
Uber reportedly raising $1B in deal that values self-driving car unit at up to $10B  TechCrunch · 5 days
The SoftBank Vision Fund is in talks to invest directly in Uber's autonomous vehicle business, reports The Wall... more
Uber said to be raising $1B at a $10B valuation for its self-driving car unit  TechCrunch · 5 days
The SoftBank Vision Fund is in talks to invest directly in Uber's autonomous vehicle business, reports The Wall... more
Researchers create new 'miRacles' for human health  nanowerk · 5 days
Scientists produce a nanotechnology approach that detects disease biomarkers at lower cost. more
Ford is expanding its self-driving vehicle program to Austin  TechCrunch · 5 days
Ford is preparing to open an autonomous vehicle program in Austin as the automaker continues to ramp up testing ahead of launching a self-driving taxi and delivery service in 2021,... more
WATCH: Engineer makes squishy robots  ABC NEWS · 6 days
An engineer makes squishy robots out of soft materials to test instability. more
Take NVIDIA’s new Deep Learning Robotics Workshop at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI  TechCrunch · 6 days
As part of TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI, we are happy to announce a partnership to deliver a brand new course from... more
Opportunity’s last Mars panorama is a showstopper  TechCrunch · 6 days
The Opportunity Mars Rover may be officially offline for good, but its legacy of science and imagery is ongoing — and NASA just shared the last (nearly) complete panorama the robot sent back before... more
AutoComplete: The Henry Ford Museum adopts its first self-driving car video - Roadshow  CNET · 6 days
Plus: Hyundai's certified handsome new Sonata rides on a new platform, and Ford's GT500 is a lot smarter than it seems. more
2 days left to save $100 on TC Sessions: Robotics + AI  TechCrunch · 6 days
For the love of robots, don’t miss your chance to save $100 on admission to TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI. Our annual, day-long event... more
China's artificial sun to be completed this year video - CNET  CNET · 6 days
China's HL-2M Tokamak fusion device is expected to be finished by the end of this year. Also, we take a look at how developers are teaching... more
Do the locomotion  ESA · 6 days
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Slope test for ExoMars more
This is the next-gen lionfish vacuuming robot  TechCrunch · 6 days
Roboticists have the strangest pet projects. For Colin Angle, it’s vacuuming up lionfish. The iRobot CEO is also the cofounder of RSE (that’s Robots in Service of the Environment), a volunteer-based organization designed to... more
Using robots in autism therapy for children  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Autistic children lack essential social and communication skills, and the type and severity of the symptoms experienced are wide-ranging. Because they have such diverse ways of expressing their emotions, it is difficult for therapists... more
Japan eyes 2020 Olympics to retake place on tech podium  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Driverless cars, robot volunteers and ultra high-definition TV: Japan Inc. hopes to use the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to show the world it has regained its touch for innovation... more
Gateway to the Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
The International Space Station partners have endorsed plans to continue the development of the Gateway, an outpost around the Moon that will act as a base to support... more
Elon Musk’s high-speed tunnel project in Las Vegas clears its first hurdle  THE VERGE · 6 days
Elon Musk’s plan to build express-route tunnels in Las Vegas received its first approval Tuesday, after the board of directors for the city’s Convention... more
Cruise Automation plans to double in size in 2019, report says - Roadshow  CNET · 6 days
The GM-funded self-driving car startup will double its current workforce this year in advance of launching its autonomous taxi program. more
Microsoft’s translucent Phantom controller now comes in white  THE VERGE · 7 days
To complement Microsoft’s translucent Phantom Black controller for the Xbox One and PC, the company is releasing a Phantom White... more
Uber’s self-driving car unit was burning $20 million a month  TechCrunch · 7 days
Uber thought it would have 75,000 autonomous vehicles on the roads this year and be operating driverless taxi services in 13 cities by 2022, according to court documents... more
At SXSW, Sony's WOW Studio sees a robot future that's groovy not apocalyptic - CNET  CNET · 7 days
Put your AI fears aside, says Sony, algorithms and other tech can help you fire up your muse. more
Self-driving test vehicle added to auto history museum  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
One of General Motors' first self-driving test vehicles is going on display at an automotive history museum in suburban Detroit. more
Only 3 days left to save on TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2019 tickets  TechCrunch · 7 days
We can’t wait to see all of you at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI, which takes place April 18 at... more
Robots may revolutionise marine environmental monitoring  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists at the NOC have released a forward-looking review of how marine robotic capabilities can support the environmental monitoring needed for decommissioning oil and gas installations. This review shows how already-existing sensors and autonomous platforms could... more
Autonomous vehicles could be an environmental boon or disaster, depending on public policy  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Widespread use of autonomous vehicles (AVs) could either massively increase or drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions depending, in large part, on public... more
Gateway to the moon  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The International Space Station partners have endorsed plans to continue the development of the Gateway, an outpost around the moon that will act as a base to support both robots and astronauts exploring the lunar surface. more
Mechanized cane measures patients' rehabilitation process  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Robot-aided rehabilitation represents a step forward for patients with walking difficulties. However, its high price, together with some adaptation and transfer problems, limit its use at present. more
Go for a reconditioned iRobot Roomba 860 robot vacuum and save over $100  Windows Central · 7 days
Let a robot vacuum cleaner keep on top of the mess for you. Woot is offering the factory reconditioned iRobot Roomba 860... more
Meet Tengai, the job interview robot who won't judge you  BBC · 7 days
Employers can make unconscious - and unfair - judgements about interviewees within a few seconds. more
Is a robot less biased than a human?  BBC · 1 week
Employers can make unconscious - and unfair - judgements about interviewees within a few seconds. more
Movie technology inspires wearable liquid unit that aims to harvest energy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A fascination with movie technology that showed robots perform self-repair through a liquid formula inspired a Purdue University professor to make his own discoveries—which are now... more
The interview robot that doesn't make snap judgements  BBC · 1 week
We are all susceptible to unconscious bias - making assumptions about people. Is a robot any better? more
Would you be happy being interviewed by a robot?  BBC · 1 week
Employers can make unconscious - and unfair - judgements about interviewees within a few seconds. more
Faster robots demoralize co-workers  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research finds that when robots are beating humans in contests for cash prizes, people consider themselves less competent and expend slightly less effort -- and they tend to dislike the robots. more
A robotic leg, born without prior knowledge, learns to walk  nanowerk · 1 week
New AI algorithms could allow robots to learn to move by themselves, imitating animals. more
Faster robots demoralize co-workers  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have found that when robots are beating humans in contests for cash prizes, people consider themselves less competent and expend slightly less effort -- and they tend to dislike the robots. more
In competition, people get discouraged by competent robots  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It's not whether you win or lose; it's how hard the robot is working. more
Why hospitals shouldn’t use telepresence robots to deliver devastating news  THE VERGE · 1 week
A doctor speaking through a telepresence robot in California gave a dying patient and his family... more
4 days left to save on tickets to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2019  TechCrunch · 1 week
When you love anything and everything related to robots and artificial intelligence, the only thing better than going to TechCrunch... more
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Robot valets are now parking cars in one of France’s busiest airports
THE VERGE
For the original take on love, death, and robots, stream Robot Carnival for free online
THE VERGE
Robot hand is soft and strong
MIT
This robot wants to teach you Buddhist chants - CNET
CNET
An origami design helps this robot lift delicate and heavy cargo
SCIENCE-NEWS
This robot gripper looks like a wilted flower, but it can lift 100 times its own weight
THE VERGE
Movie technology inspires wearable liquid unit that aims to harvest energy
PHYS.ORG
The US Air Force’s jet-powered robotic wingman is like something out of a video game
THE VERGE
Goodyear to unveil concept tires for flying cars at Geneva motor show
PHYS.ORG
These robots are small, shape-shifting, and they adapt to their surroundings
PHYS.ORG
Nanotechnology and sunlight clear the way for better visibility
PHYS.ORG
For Fukushima's nuclear disaster, robots may be the only hope - CNET
CNET
MIT's backflipping Mini Cheetah robot is too cute to fear - CNET
CNET
Building digitally, living digitally
PHYS.ORG
Hydro Bot ski jacket review: sweat-slurping robots keep you dry
THE VERGE
FedEx unveils autonomous delivery robot
THE VERGE
You might see FedEx robots delivering packages this summer - CNET
CNET
Is a robot coming for your job? Change comes quickly in the era of automation
CBC
Robotic glider makes first turbulence measurements beneath an Antarctic ice shelf
PHYS.ORG
The Man in the High Castle will end with season 4, trailer reveals
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