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Machine learning speeds modeling of experiments aimed at capturing fusion energy on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Machine learning (ML), a form of artificial intelligence that recognizes faces, understands language and navigates self-driving cars, can help bring to Earth... more
Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers create a remote-controlled soft robot that can transform itself to conduct targeted drug delivery against cancer cells. more
This AI-generated Joe Rogan fake has to be heard to be believed  THE VERGE · 2 days
Artificial intelligence isn’t creating fake photos and videos — it can do fake voices, too. Up until now, these voices have been noticeably stilted... more
Macroscopic electron quantum coherence in a solid-state circuit  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of researchers at the Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N, CNRS/Univ. Paris-Saclay) has experimentally achieved the coherent propagation of electrons in circuits over macroscopic distances through a novel nano-engineering... more
Helping robots remember: Hyperdimensional computing theory could change the way AI works  nanowerk · 3 days
New research could fundamentally alter and improve the basic artificial intelligence task of sensorimotor representation - how agents like robots translate what they sense... more
NTSB: Autopilot was in use before Tesla hit semitrailer  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The National Transportation Safety Board says Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system was in use when one of its cars drove beneath a semitrailer in Florida in March, killing the driver more
China’s Tesla wannabe Xpeng starts ride-hailing service  TechCrunch · 3 days
There’re a lot of synergies between electric vehicles and ride-hailing. Drivers are able to save more steering an EV compared to a gas vehicle. Environmentally conscious consumers will choose to hire an electric car.... more
Self-Driving Shuttle Gets Pulled Over by Police on Its First Day Carrying Passengers  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Police chief said an officer pulled over the odd-looking autonomous vehicle because he had never seen one before. more
Robot-farmed greens are heading to grocery stores video - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Robotic farming company Iron Ox has started selling its produce in California. more
Helping robots remember: Hyperdimensional computing theory could change the way AI works  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new article introduces a new way of combining perception and motor commands using the so-called hyperdimensional computing theory, which could fundamentally alter and... more
New AI sees like a human, filling in the blanks  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Computer scientists have taught an artificial intelligence agent how to do something that usually only humans can do -- take a few quick glimpses around and infer its... more
Self-driving vehicle pulled over by curious police officer  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route more
Robot therapists need rules  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Interactions with artificial intelligence (AI) will become an increasingly common aspect of our lives. A team has now completed the first study of how 'embodied AI' can help treat mental illness. Their conclusion: Important ethical questions of this technology remain... more
This cockroach-inspired robot is made to climb video - CNET  CNET · 5 days
The T-RHex robot, made by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, is also agile on the ground. more
Robotic pets designed to care for older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
It's no secret that pets bring joy to their owners' lives. Caring for animals keeps us active, gives us purpose, provides stress relief and builds a loving bond -- studies show pets... more
All-terrain, driverless Lego construction vehicle could be our future - CNET  CNET · 5 days
The Volvo Rottweiler, which won a design contest, is at the heart of an exhibit imagining tomorrow's building equipment. more
Gamma flash  ESA · 5 days
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: first ever image of a terrestrial gamma-ray flash more
Groundbreaking driverless car project showcases vision for a connected transport future  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The multi-organisational team behind the £5.5 million FLOURISH connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) project is today [Monday 13 May] celebrating the completion of three years of... more
Supreme Court rules against Apple, Amazon using robots to box items video - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Today's major tech stories include a blow to Apple via a Supreme Court ruling, Amazon's using of robots to scan... more
In robotics classes, Armenian teens dream of high-tech future  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In a sleek classroom in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, one of the poorest post-Soviet republics, 14-year-old Nazeli Ter-Petrosyan peers at the screen of her Apple Mac. more
Underwater power generation  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Underwater vehicles, diving robots, and detectors require their own energy supply to operate for long periods independent of ships. A new, inexpensive system for the direct electrochemical extraction of energy from seawater offers the advantage of also being able to... more
Energy from seawater: Power generator autonomously switches between two functional modes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Underwater vehicles, diving robots, and detectors require their own energy supply to operate for long periods independent of ships. A new, inexpensive system for the direct... more
Advancement in driverless aircraft could direct the future of drones, flight  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Billions of dollars are being spent by aviation giants and aerospace startups to create driverless flying vehicles that can meet the growing need for rapid and... more
Robots Thrive in the Forest on Jobs That Humans Find Too Boring  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Swedish forest companies are creating new jobs they would never ask a human to do. more
Cat vs best and worst robot vacuum cleaners   TechCrunch · 1 week
If you’ve flirted with the idea of buying a robot vacuum you may also have stepped back from the brink in unfolding horror at the alphabetic soup of branded discs popping into... more
Tech-savvy people more likely to accept and use digital healthcare providers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Would you trust a robot to diagnose your cancer? According to researchers at Penn State, people with high confidence in machine performance and also in their... more
Walmart's robot zips along in tech revolution that's raising big questions for workers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When an autonomous floor scrubber was rolled out in Walmart's Bonney Lake store last month, shoppers mistook the teal blue scrubber zipping... more
Tech-saavy people more likely to trust digital doctors  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Would you trust a robot to diagnose your cancer? According to new research, people with high confidence in machine performance and also in their own technological capabilities are more likely to accept... more
Believing machines can out-do people may fuel acceptance of self-driving cars  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In order for self-driving cars to hit the streets, more people may need to concede that machines can outperform humans, at least in some tasks, according... more
Hummingbird robot using AI to go soon where drones can't (w/video)  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have engineered flying robots that behave like hummingbirds, trained by machine learning algorithms based on various techniques the bird uses naturally every day. more
New efficient way to engineer nanostructures mimicking natural immune response complexes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists yield novel method to engineer large multi-antibody-like nanostructures using DNA nanotechnology. The results demonstrate the potential for assembly of multiple proteins and also other materials... more
The revolution of plantoids  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Robots are usually inspired by humans and animals. But the next frontier is plantoids, plant robots that move and explore the environment with smart sensors. Researcher Barbara Mazzolai has been developing plantoid technology. more
New professor brings precision data to the dairy barn  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The same technology that alerts a self-driving car that there's a pedestrian in the crosswalk could also warn a dairy farmer that a calf is getting sick—even if that calf... more
The revolution of plantoids  nanowerk · 1 week
Robots are usually inspired by humans and animals. But the very last frontier is the plantoids - plant robots able to move and explore the environment with their smart sensors. more
Superlubricity and nanotechnology  nanowerk · 1 week
Superlubricity is a phenomenon where two surfaces slide over each other with barely any resistance (a state that is called near-zero friction). This is a very special case where friction almost vanishes between two surfaces. The difficulty of achieving superlubricity... more
Robot hummingbird uses AI to fly like the real thing  Sky News · 1 week
Researchers have created a tiny robotic hummingbird that flies in the same way as the real thing thanks to artificial intelligence. more
Study explores the use of robots and artificial intelligence to understand the deep-sea  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Artificial intelligence (AI) could help scientists shed new light on the variety of species living on the ocean floor, according to new... more
Hummingbird robot uses AI to soon go where drones can't  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have engineered flying robots that behave like hummingbirds, trained by machine learning algorithms based on various techniques the bird uses naturally every day. more
'Robopets' can benefit health and wellbeing of older care home residents  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Robotic pets that respond to human interaction can benefit the health and wellbeing of older people living in care homes, a new study has found. more
Robotics startups won’t win without also incorporating AI, as Karakuri’s fundraise shows  TechCrunch · 1 week
The constant refrain in the tech world is that the world is about to be rocked by the combination of AI and robots. Therefore... more
Rage 2 gets bombastic launch trailer, reveals General Cross and sandworms  Windows Central · 1 week
Rage 2 is quite something! Today, Bethesda released the launch trailer for Rage 2. The publisher said, "When you're about to get your head sliced in... more
Does artificial intelligence deserve the same ethical protections we give to animals?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In the HBO show Westworld, robots designed to display emotion, feel pain, and die like humans populate a sprawling western-style theme park for wealthy... more
High-tech sex toy for women wins back a rescinded award  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A trade group has reinstated an award to the makers of a robotic sex toy for women that it had taken away four months ago for not keeping... more
Robotic sex toy maker given $2m prize and apology  Sky News · 1 week
A sex tech business which was stripped of an award on grounds its innovation was obscene has now received an apology - and a $2m prize. more
Robot butlers operated by remote workers are coming to do your chores  THE VERGE · 1 week
For pretty much as long as robots have existed, humans have wanted robot butlers: autonomous machines that do our bidding around the home. But... more
Believing machines can out-do people may fuel acceptance of self-driving cars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In order for self-driving cars to hit the streets, more people may need to concede that machines can outperform humans, at least in some tasks, according... more
CES 2019: Sex toy reawarded robotics prize  BBC · 2 weeks
The Las Vegas tech show organisers faced outrage in January after banning the vibrator. more
NASA Is Developing 'Soft Robots' to Help Explore Other Worlds  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Think robots are all square corners and rigid parts? Think again. Two interns at NASA are part of a larger group working on "soft robots" that could be... more
Tech-saavy people more likely to trust digital doctors  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Would you trust a robot to diagnose your cancer? According to researchers at Penn State, people with high confidence in machine performance and also in their own technological capabilities are more likely... more
Nanotechnology for the preservation of cultural heritage  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers a new strategy for designing Pickering emulsion based on halloysite nanotubes and exploring chitosan and pectin as thickener additives for the development of cleaning and preservation applications for cultural heritage. This novel and... more
New Ziath solution enables verifiable 2D coded tube selection from storage racks  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Ziath has announced a unique combination of instruments that ensures the correct 2D coded tubes are automatically withdrawn from storage racks without the huge... more
Lyft loss widens to $1.1 bn, unveils Waymo partnership  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Lyft said Tuesday its loss in the past quarter widened to $1.1 billion in the ride-hailing giant's first financial report as a public company, as it announced it was teaming... more
Waymo, Lyft Partner to Offer Self-Driving Car Rides in US  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Waymo is teaming up with Lyft in US to attempt to lure passengers away from ride-hailing market leader Uber. more
A robot that can copy your handwriting  BBC · 2 weeks
The robot can even mimic subtle details like a writer's pen pressure and apply it to the writing. more
Lyft will begin offering Waymo self-driving car rides in Phoenix - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
The partnership between the ride-hailing company and the self-driving car giant could be the start of something huge. more
Google spinoff, Lyft team up to offer self-driving car rides  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo is teaming up with Lyft in Arizona to attempt to lure passengers away from ride-hailing market leader Uber more
SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Arrives at ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship caught up with the International Space Station early Monday and then stood by while Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, operating... more
Waymo and Lyft partner to scale self-driving robotaxi service in Phoenix  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Waymo is partnering with Lyft to bring self-driving vehicles onto the ride-hailing network in Phoenix as the company ramps up its commercial robotaxi service. Waymo will... more
Waymo self-driving cars coming to Lyft’s network in Phoenix  9to5Google · 2 weeks
With Waymo One last year, the Alphabet division finally began monetizing its decade-long work in autonomous vehicles. Another... more
GM Cruise autonomous vehicle unit gets $1.15B investment  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A group of institutional investors is sinking $1.15 billion into GM Cruise LLC, the autonomous vehicle unit of General Motors. more
Exobiology in a box  ESA · 2 weeks
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: New experiment on the International Space Station paves the way for exobiology research more
GM Cruise raises $1.15B at a $19B valuation from Softbank and Honda  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
GM Cruise has raised another $1.15 billion in new equity from a group of investors that includes T. Rowe Price Associates, Honda, Softbank Vision... more
Filming how our immune system kills bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
To kill bacteria in the blood, our immune system relies on nanomachines that can open deadly holes in their targets. Scientists have now filmed these nanomachines in action, discovering a key bottleneck in the... more
First-of-its-kind trial evaluates use of ultrasonic sealing for common thoracic surgical procedure  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
According to a new study, an ultrasonic vessel-sealing device can improve patient outcomes by reducing the incidence of thoracotomy conversion for VATS/robotic anatomical lung... more
If Drones Had 'Claws,' They Might Be Able To Fly For Longer  NPR · 2 weeks
Small drones have a problem — their battery life runs out relatively quickly. A team of roboticists says it has created special landing gear... more
Populus AI CEO, co-founder Regina Clewlow at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Behind all those on-demand shuttles, ride-hailing vehicles, dockless scooters, bikes and someday even autonomous cars is data. A lot of data. Numerous... more
Microsoft launches a new platform for building autonomous robots  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
One major — and somewhat unexpected — theme at Microsoft’s Build developer conference this week is autonomous robots. After acquiring AI startup Bonsai, which specialized in reinforcement learning for autonomous... more
Six ways robots are used today that you probably didn't know about  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
How many times in the past week do you think your life was affected by a robot? more
Astronaut David Saint-Jacques catches SpaceX shipment using Canadarm2  CBC · 2 weeks
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques used the International Space Station's big robot arm — known as Canadarm2 — to capture a... more
Filming how our immune system kill bacteria  nanowerk · 2 weeks
To kill bacteria in the blood, our immune system relies on nanomachines that can open deadly holes in their targets. Scientists have now filmed these nanomachines in action, discovering a key bottleneck in the... more
Filming how our immune system kill bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
To kill bacteria in the blood, our immune system relies on nanomachines that can open deadly holes in their targets. UCL scientists have now filmed these nanomachines in action, discovering a key bottleneck in... more
Robots that fight erosion video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
These robots drive sheets of metal into the ground to prevent soil erosion and the resulting ecological damage. more
Lego Boost Droid Commander Turns Coding Into a Star Wars Mission  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The best robot kit for kids is getting a major upgrade and a heavy dose of Star Wars magic with the Lego Boost Droid Commander launching... more
NASA's Astrobee robots are heading to ISS to help the astronauts video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The cube-shaped hovering robots are designed to help astronauts with basic tasks on the International Space Station and continue the... more
How tech entrepreneurs think of Universal Basic Income  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
As tech has grown, policy debates have become an important pastime. Today’s tech industry aspires to replace human drivers with self-driving cars, secretaries with AI assistants, permanent jobs with gigs — and... more
Claptrap voice actor for Borderlands 3 allegedly replaced for demanding pay  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Trouble in paradise? A few days ago, developer Gearbox Software livestreamed 45 minutes of Borderlands 3 footage. While we got a taste of the gameplay and... more
Claptrap voice actor for Borderlands 3 replaced over alleged (lack of) pay  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Trouble in paradise? A few days ago, developer Gearbox Software livestreamed 45 minutes of Borderlands 3 footage. While we got a taste of the... more
InSight Captures Sunrise and Sunset on Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
NASA's InSight lander captured a series of sunrise and sunset images. A camera on the spacecraft's robotic arm snapped the photos on... more
Robots to the rhino rescue  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The critically endangered northern white rhino might have more of a chance thanks to a partnership between the University of California San Diego and San Diego Zoo Global. more
The self-driving truck that could reduce congestion  Sky News · 2 weeks
A self-driving 25-tonne dumper truck is being trialled in a bid to speed up UK roadworks - a move which could ease congestion on the roads. more
Life-size robo-dinosaur and ostrich backpack hint at how first birds got off the ground  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Everyone knows birds descended from dinosaurs, but exactly how that happened is the subject of much study and debate. To... more
Knit 1, purl 2: Assembly instructions for a robot?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have used computationally controlled knitting machines to create plush toys and other knitted objects that are actuated by tendons. It's an approach they say might someday be used to... more
May Mobility COO and co-founder Alisyn Malek at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Even as the giants of the autonomous vehicle industry were setting ambitious timelines for their robotaxi deployments, May Mobility was... more
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This AI-generated Joe Rogan fake has to be heard to be believed
THE VERGE
This robot hits you in real life when you get hit in VR
THE VERGE
Groundbreaking driverless car project showcases vision for a connected transport future
PHYS.ORG
Amazon’s latest warehouse machine demonstrates the slow drip of automation
THE VERGE
The revolution of plantoids
PHYS.ORG
Robot butlers operated by remote workers are coming to do your chores
THE VERGE
Hummingbird robot uses AI to soon go where drones can't
SCIENCE DAILY
Six ways robots are used today that you probably didn't know about
PHYS.ORG
Robots to the rhino rescue
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Shrink films get a grip
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No one can save you from the first trailer for the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie
THE VERGE
Researchers venture to the Chernobyl Red Forest
PHYS.ORG
Robotics startup Anki featured in Apple keynote shutting down due to lost funding
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Tesla's autonomous robotaxi fleet might be closer than you think - Roadshow
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