Robots
Tertill is a robot weed trimmer that's like a Roomba for your garden - CNET  CNET · 2 hours
The Tertill will patrol your garden, knocking down weeds where it finds them -- with a few limitations. more
Tertill hunts down garden weeds like a Roomba chases dirt - CNET  CNET · 2 hours
The Tertill robot weed trimmer really can keep garden weeds in check. You just need to give it regular TLC and lots of sunlight. more
Latest e-skin innovation gives robots and prosthetics an exceptional sense of touch (w/video)  nanowerk · 4 hours
Unique sensor system responds 1,000 times faster than the human sense of touch, the fastest ever achieved for an e-skin. more
New electronic skin system may give robots, prosthetics exceptional sense of touch  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Robots and prosthetic devices may soon have a sense of touch equivalent to, or better than, the human skin with the Asynchronous Coded Electronic... more
Mr. Robot Season 4 First Teaser Considers the Human Consequences of Elliot’s Actions  Gadgets 360 · 7 hours
The first teaser for Mr. Robot season 4 is here. USA Network has released a 30-second clip for the final season of... more
Georgia Tech’s ant-sized micro-robots move through vibration  TechCrunch · 9 hours
The above image is a shot of Georgia Tech’s latest robot posed next to a penny. The 3D printed bot is roughly two millimeters in length — or about the size of the world’s... more
5G Network: How It Works, and Is It Dangerous?  LIVE SCIENCE · 16 hours
5G is the next generation of cellular broadband, promising to bring mobile users into a future where Full-HD movies can be downloaded in seconds and emerging technologies such as self-driving... more
Robotic fish helps protect native species from invasive pests  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
Researchers at the University of Western Australia have developed a robotic fish that behaves like a bodyguard for native species and safeguards them against the aggressive attitudes of invasive pests. more
There’s a giant pink robot in Fortnite now  THE VERGE · 1 day
We’re nearing the end of season 9 of Fortnite, which can only mean one thing: another massive live event is... more
Recent nanobook publications overview  nanowerk · 1 day
Here are some interesting books on nanotechnology topics that just got published. more
Sex Tech In, Skimpy Outfits Out as CES Gadget Show Seeks Diversity  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
CES gadget show is cracking down on its dress code, introducing more sessions focused on women and minorities and creating a new "sex tech"... more
Tiny vibration-powered robots are the size of the world's smallest ant  nanowerk · 1 day
Researchers have created a new type of tiny 3D-printed robot that moves by harnessing vibration from piezoelectric actuators, ultrasound sources or even tiny speakers. more
Tesla to charge $1,000 more for ‘full self-driving’ Autopilot package in August  THE VERGE · 2 days
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla will increase the price of the “full self-driving” version of its Autopilot driver assistance system by... more
New model illuminates why some greater sage grouse males 'strut' better than others  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When it comes to mating displays, a little persistence can go a long way, at least for the greater sage grouse. In... more
Voyant Photonics raises $4.3M to fit lidar on the head of a pin  TechCrunch · 2 days
Lidar is a critical method by which robots and autonomous vehicles sense the world around them, but the lasers and sensors generally... more
Robot control system for grasping and releasing objects under both dry and wet conditions  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have developed a control system for deformable robot-fingertips for grasping and releasing objects. Previously developed robot fingertips with high... more
Robot control system for grasping and releasing objects under both dry and wet conditions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A control system for deformable robot-fingertips was developed for grasping and releasing objects. Previously developed robot fingertips with high friction... more
Get up and go bots getting closer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Robotics researchers have for the first time used a commercial 3D printer to embed complex sensors inside robotic limbs and grippers. But they found that materials commercially available for 3D printing still need to... more
#nofilter  ESA · 2 days
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface, taken by Neil Armstrong after Apollo 11 Moon landing more
To the Moon – down south  ESA · 2 days
Half a century ago humans stepped on the Moon for the first time in a set of sorties that awed the world. Over the... more
Robots to Install Telescopes to Peer Into Cosmos From the Moon  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
As the United States races to put humans back on the Moon for the first time in nearly 50 years, a NASA-funded lab in Colorado aims... more
Automated system generates robotic parts for novel tasks  nanowerk · 2 days
When designing actuators involves too many variables for humans to test by hand, this system can step in. more
iRobot Roomba 980: $550 for a high-end robot vacuum - CNET  CNET · 3 days
$350 off makes this Roomba deal a great entry point for a cutting edge robot vac, or find a lower-end model with similar aggressive pricing. more
Amazon Prime Day: Best Deals for Science Lovers  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Here are some of the nerdiest science deals we're watching for Amazon Prime Day, including DIY robots, chemistry sets, molecule jewelry and more. more
Politics of automation: Factory workers and robots  BBC · 3 days
Humans and robots working together in a factory may excite some tech geeks, but worry others who fear job losses. more
Chandrayaan 2: Watch India launch historic moon landing attempt live - CNET  CNET · 4 days
India will launch three robotic explorers to the moon Sunday, aiming to become the first ever nation to make a soft landing at the... more
Chandrayaan 2 launch: How to watch India's historic moon landing attempt live - CNET  CNET · 4 days
India will launch three robotic explorers to the moon Sunday, aiming to become the first ever nation to make a... more
Reef rescue: Could this robot help save corals?  BBC · 4 days
The submersible robot delivers baby corals to damaged areas allowing reefs to regenerate. more
The US Army will test armored robotic vehicles in 2020  THE VERGE · 5 days
The US Army says that it will conduct live-fire tests of a new Robotic Combat Vehicle... more
Personality of things  TechCrunch · 5 days
Tiffine Wang Contributor Share on Twitter Tiffine Wang is a senior investment manager at Singtel Innov8, the corporate venture capital arm of Singtel Group. Freddy Dopfel Contributor Share on Twitter Freddy Dopfel is a senior associate at Grishin Robotics. Humans... more
Archinaut, a Construction Robot for Space, Could Launch a Test Flight in 2022  SPACE.COM · 5 days
NASA has awarded California startup Made In Space $73.7 million to give the company's "Archinaut" spacecraft-assembly technology an orbital test. more
Archinaut, a Construction Robot for Space, Could Launch in 2022  SPACE.COM · 5 days
NASA has awarded California startup Made In Space $73.7 million to give the company's "Archinaut" spacecraft-assembly technology an orbital test. more
Archinaut, a Construction Robot for Space, Could Launch on Test Flight in 2022  SPACE.COM · 5 days
NASA has awarded California startup Made In Space $73.7 million to give the company's "Archinaut" spacecraft-assembly technology an orbital test. more
Nintendo announces Switch Lite, Amazon may be working on a home robot video - CNET  CNET · 5 days
In this week's most important stories, Nintendo unveils a more portable version of the Switch. Meanwhile, a report... more
These robo-ants can work together in swarms to navigate tricky terrain  TechCrunch · 6 days
While the agility of a Spot or Atlas robot is something to behold, there's a special merit reserved for tiny, simple robots that work not as... more
Automated system generates robotic parts for novel tasks  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
An automated system designs and 3D prints complex robotic parts called actuators that are optimized according to an enormous number of specifications. In short, the system does automatically what is virtually impossible... more
VW, Ford team up to make autonomous, electric vehicles  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as part of a broader partnership on electric and self-driving vehicles, the companies confirmed... more
The problem with recycling video - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Since China implemented stricter purity standards on the recycled goods they're willing to buy, recycling facilities are turning to A.I. and robotics to reduce contamination and maximize profits in a transforming industry. more
Automated system generates robotic parts for novel tasks  MIT · 6 days
When designing actuators involves too many variables for humans to test by hand, this system can step in. more
'The way you move': Body structure brings coordinated movement  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A computer model shows that a starfish-like animal can coordinate rhythmic motion based on body structure without the brain telling them to do so. This provides insights useful for physiology... more
MIT’s human-mirroring robot nails the Bottle Cap Challenge  TechCrunch · 6 days
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has a robot that can mirror the actions of a human just by watching their bicep. This has a number of practical applications, including... more
VW, Ford broaden alliance to autonomous, electric vehicles  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Volkswagen will sink $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as part of a broader partnership on electric and self-driving vehicles, the companies confirmed Friday. more
VW, Ford broaden alliance to autonomous, electric vehicles  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Volkswagen will sink $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as part of a broader partnership on electric and self-driving vehicles, the companies confirmed Friday more
Amazon reportedly ramps development on Alexa-powered home robot on wheels  TechCrunch · 6 days
Bloomberg reported last April that Amazon was working on a home robot codenamed ‘Vesta’ (after the Roman goddess of the hearth and home) last year, and now the... more
'The way you move': Body structure brings coordinated movement  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A computer model shows that a starfish-like animal can coordinate rhythmic motion based on body structure without the brain telling them to do so. This provides insights useful for physiology... more
VW investing $2.6B in Ford-owned robocar firm  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Volkswagen will sink $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as part of a broader partnership with the U.S. No. 2 automaker, according to a person briefed on... more
The Latest: VW invests $2.6B in Ford-owned robocar firm  ABC NEWS · 6 days
AP Source: Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion in a Pittsburgh-based autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford more
VW invests $2.6 billion in self-driving startup Argo AI as part of Ford alliance  TechCrunch · 6 days
VW Group is investing $2.6 billion in capital and assets into Argo AI, the Pittsburgh-based autonomous vehicle startup that burst onto... more
Ford-VW alliance expands to include autonomous and electric vehicles  THE VERGE · 6 days
In a widely anticipated move, Ford and Volkswagen announced Friday their plan to expand their seven-month-old alliance to... more
AP Source: VW investing $2.6B in Ford-owned robocar firm  ABC NEWS · 6 days
AP Source: Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion in a Pittsburgh-based autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford more
The jumping space robot SpaceBok and other news  BBC · 6 days
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the week's best technology news stories. more
Nanotechnology delivers hepatitis B vaccine  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Brazilian and European researchers have demonstrated exactly how a nanotechnology-based compound delivers an oral vaccine against hepatitis B to the immune system. When particles containing silica and an antigen combine, even though they are different sizes, they reach... more
Nanotechnology-based compound used to deliver hepatitis B vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Nanotechnology-based compounds are now being tested as a possible delivery vehicle for vaccines. A team of researchers demonstrated how the oral delivery vehicle SBA-15, one such nanotechnology-based compound can deliver an oral... more
Artificial 'muscles' achieve powerful pulling force  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
As a cucumber plant grows, it sprouts tightly coiled tendrils that seek out supports in order to pull the plant upward. This ensures the plant receives as much sunlight exposure as possible. Now, researchers have found... more
Self-driving shuttle crashed in Las Vegas because manual controls were locked away  THE VERGE · 7 days
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has wrapped up a more than year-long investigation into a low-speed crash between a self-driving shuttle and a... more
Artificial 'muscles' achieve powerful pulling force  nanowerk · 7 days
New system of contracting fibers could be a boon for biomedical devices and robotics. more
Ford, VW to broaden global alliance  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Ford and Volkswagen plan to unveil a broader global alliance on Friday that will focus on developing autonomous technology and electric vehicles. more
This new autonomous startup has designed its delivery robot to conquer winter  TechCrunch · 7 days
Refraction, a new autonomous delivery robot company that came out of stealth Wednesday at TC Sessions: Mobility, sees opportunity in areas most AV startups... more
Nanotechnology delivers hepatitis B vaccine  nanowerk · 7 days
X-ray imaging shows that nanostructured silica acts as a protective vehicle to deliver intact antigen to the intestine so that it can trigger an immune response. The material can give rise to a polyvaccine against six diseases. more
Artificial “muscles” achieve powerful pulling force  MIT · 7 days
New MIT system of contracting fibers could be a boon for biomedical devices and robotics. more
Strain-programmable fiber-based artificial muscle  Science Magazine · 7 days
Artificial muscles may accelerate the development of robotics, haptics, and prosthetics. Although advances in polymer-based actuators have delivered unprecedented strengths, producing these devices at scale with tunable dimensions remains a challenge. We applied a high-throughput iterative fiber-drawing technique to create... more
Feds: Truck driver likely caused self-driving shuttle crash  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A collision between an experimental self-driving shuttle and a semi in downtown Las Vegas was probably the truck driver's fault, but the shuttle operator didn't have quick access to a controller that... more
Feds: Truck driver likely caused self-driving shuttle crash  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Feds say a collision between an experimental self-driving shuttle and a semi in downtown Las Vegas was probably the truck driver's fault, but shuttle played a role more
For climbing robots, the sky's the limit  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Robots can drive on the plains and craters ofMars, but what if we could explore cliffs, polar caps and other hard-to-reach places on the Red Planet and beyond? Designed by engineers at NASA's Jet... more
Signavio raises $177M at a $400M valuation for its business process automation solutions  TechCrunch · 1 week
Robotic Process Automation has been the name of the game in enterprise software lately — with organizations using advances in machine learning... more
‘Robot umpires’ make independent league baseball debut  TechCrunch · 1 week
Four months after being announced, so-called “robotic umpires” have made their debut in baseball’s Atlantic League. The addition is one of several tweaks currently being piloted in the independent league in an attempt to... more
Using liquid metals in nanotechnology  nanowerk · 1 week
The recent interest of nanotechnology researchers in liquid metals is based on the properties that differentiate them from common liquids such as water or organics. In addition to their chemical reactivity, the electronic behavior of these liquids, combined... more
Artificial lionfish powered by ‘robotic blood’  BBC · 1 week
The circulatory system fitted to the synthetic fish allows it to be powered for about 40 hours. more
Obese patients with Type 1 diabetes could safely receive robotic pancreas transplant  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
For patients with Type 1 diabetes who don't respond well to insulin or have other serious medical complications caused by their disease, pancreas transplantation... more
Robot-ants that can jump, communicate and work together (w/video)  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have developed tiny 10-gram robots that are inspired by ants: they can communicate with each other, assign roles among themselves and complete complex tasks together. more
May Mobility reveals prototype of a wheelchair-accessible autonomous vehicle  TechCrunch · 1 week
Autonomous transportation startup May Mobility is doing more than just talking about accessibility when it comes to self-driving transportation tech development. The company recently began developing a wheelchair-accessible prototype version... more
Toyota and Denso form joint venture to develop self-driving hardware - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
The companies, already strongly linked, will work together to develop advanced semiconductors for self-driving and connected vehicles. more
New filter enhances robot vision on 6D pose estimation  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Robots are good at making identical repetitive movements, such as a simple task on an assembly line. But they lack the ability to perceive objects as they move through an... more
Robot-ants that can jump, communicate with each other and work together  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A team of researchers has developed tiny 10-gram robots that are inspired by ants: they can communicate with each other, assign roles among themselves and complete... more
Zoox’s self-driving car will provide a smooth ride via independent active suspension  TechCrunch · 1 week
Zoox CTO and co-founder Jesse Levinson revealed a few more details about the company’s autonomous vehicle hardware today, which it’s designing along with its... more
Robotic SpaceX Cargo Mission Could Aid Space Settlement  SPACE.COM · 1 week
The next SpaceX mission to the International Space Station (ISS) may be uncrewed, but it could nonetheless eventually help humanity extend its footprint far beyond low Earth orbit. more
Drones
Boston Dynamics robots are preparing to leave the lab — is the world ready?
THE VERGE
To the Moon – down south
ESA
The flamethrower drone will soon be a thing you can buy
THE VERGE
This last-mile delivery startup wants to put robots in bike lanes
THE VERGE
For climbing robots, the sky's the limit
PHYS.ORG
Beyond sex robots: Erobotics explores erotic human-machine interactions
PHYS.ORG
New filter enhances robot vision on 6D pose estimation
SCIENCE DAILY
Programmable soft actuators show the great potential of soft robotics
PHYS.ORG
Jumping space robot ‘flies’ like a spacecraft
ESA
Gato Roboto is a streamlined Metroid starring a cat in a mech
THE VERGE
With Dragonfly, NASA is heading back to Saturn’s moon Titan
SCIENCE-NEWS
Google Home Essentials: Eufy RoboVac 30C — Ultimate automated cleaning [Video]
9to5Google
For less than $200, engineering students built a realistic robotic fish
PHYS.ORG
This robot ‘duck’ could help Japanese rice farmers keep paddy fields clear of weeds
THE VERGE
The SPECULOOS telescopes and searching for red worlds in the northern skies
PHYS.ORG
Watch artificial intelligence predict Conan O’Brien’s gestures just from the sound of his voice
Science Magazine
With Child’s Play and Toy Story 4 in theaters, it’s Devil Doll time
THE VERGE
What's in a name? When it comes to trusting self-driving technology, a lot
CBC
Now your phone can become a robot that does the boring work
SCIENCE DAILY
YouTuber Simone Giertz transformed a Tesla Model 3 into a pickup truck
THE VERGE
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