News tagged with robot

A robot prepared for self-awareness

A year ago, researchers at Bielefeld University showed that their software endowed the walking robot Hector with a simple form of consciousness. Their new research goes one step forward: they have now developed ...

dateApr 01, 2015 in Robotics
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JIBO robot could become part of the family

JIBO, measuring at about 11 inches tall and weighing approximately 6 pounds, is a robotic device designed for people to use as a companion and helper at home. , The team behind JIBO aims to bring it to market ...

dateJul 17, 2014 in Robotics weblog
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Your next Angry Birds opponent could be a robot

With the help of a smart tablet and Angry Birds, children can now do something typically reserved for engineers and computer scientists: program a robot to learn new skills. The Georgia Institute of Technology ...

dateJul 10, 2014 in Robotics
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Sawyer is a new face in collaborative robots

Sawyer is a new collaborative robot (robots that work with employees) from Boston, Massachusetts-based Rethink Robotics. In human terms, the salient feature about this robot is its friendly eyes on its "face" ...

dateMar 23, 2015 in Robotics weblog
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Collaborative learning for robots

Machine learning, in which computers learn new skills by looking for patterns in training data, is the basis of most recent advances in artificial intelligence, from voice-recognition systems to self-parking ...

dateJun 25, 2014 in Robotics
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Getting a grip on robotic grasp

Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly. Now a new wrist-mounted robot can provide a helping hand—or rather, ...

dateJul 18, 2014 in Robotics
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Pressing the accelerator on quantum robotics

Quantum computing will allow for the creation of powerful computers, but also much smarter and more creative robots than conventional ones. This was the conclusion reached by researchers from Spain and Austria, ...

dateOct 06, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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