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On the origin of (robot) species

Researchers have observed the process of evolution by natural selection at work in robots, by constructing a 'mother' robot that can design, build and test its own 'children', and then use the results to improve the performance ...

dateAug 12, 2015 in Robotics
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Kids in mall. Run, robot, run (for your life)

When is human-likeness a good thing and when is it too much of a good thing? Interesting thought: If a child delights in pulling hair off her dolls' heads, disturbing the cat and jabbing her sister to tears, what will she ...

dateAug 07, 2015 in Robotics weblog
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Cheetah robot lands the running jump (w/ Video)

In a leap for robot development, the MIT researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it to see and jump over hurdles as it runs—making this the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously.

Musio: Your AI friend in back-and-forth exchange

Many people have hardly reached saturation point in being drawn to videos of cute robots that avoid the uncanny-valley risk of looking uncomfortably human; instead they cross the lines between cute animal pets and cartoonish ...

South Koreans triumph in US robot challenge

South Korean boffins carried home the $2 million top prize Saturday after their robot triumphed in a disaster-response challenge inspired by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan.

Self-folding robot walks, swims, climbs, dissolves

A demo sparking interest at the ICRA 2015 conference in Seattle was all about an origami robot that was worked on by researchers. More specifically, the team members are from the computer science and artificial intelligence ...

Robot eyes will benefit from insect vision

The way insects see and track their prey is being applied to a new robot under development at the University of Adelaide, in the hopes of improving robot visual systems.

Using Minecraft to unboggle the robot mind

Researchers from Brown University are developing a new algorithm to help robots better plan their actions in complex environments. It's designed to help robots be more useful in the real world, but it's being developed with ...

Robot wind-around tentacle can grab, hold ant and egg

No harm done: a soft robot tentacle can lasso an ant with no killer motives. The tentacle can handle tiny, fragile objects, the result of a soft robot that curls itself into a circle with a radius of just 200 micrometers, ...

DURUS makes impressive show of treadmill walking

DURUS from SRI is a walking humanoid robot with a competitive distinction of being efficient. Professor Aaron Ames, who heads AMBER Lab, the name of which appears on the robot contender under SRI Robotics, said it was considerably ...

Robot swarms use collective cognition to perform tasks
Researchers develop intelligent handheld robots
A folding drone that's ready for takeoff in a snap
Engineers hand "cognitive" control to underwater robots
Hotel robots in Japan will perform a range of tasks
At IDF: Wake up, spiderbot, the wristband said
DARPA to Atlas contest hopefuls: Time to cut the cord
Sawyer is a new face in collaborative robots
Tabletop robot UR3 can be worker's third-hand helper
Pleurobot is salamander-like robot with lifelike motion

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