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 ...
Robot writes Torah at Berlin's Jewish Museum
The robot's quill runs across the paper scroll, from right to left, scribbling down ancient Hebrew letters with black ink. It is penning down the Torah, the Jews' holy scripture, and it is doing it much faster ...
Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming
When robots first started playing soccer, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball. And to stay upright.
Japan plans giant Gundam robot
A team of Japanese animators and engineers on Wednesday unveiled plans to build a moving 18-metre (60-foot) tall Gundam robot, in a nod to millions of science fiction fans.
Power consumption of robot joints could be 40 percent less, according to study
Unai Ugalde-Olea, lecturer in the Department of Electronics Technology of the UPV/EHU, has analysed a way of propelling robots in a more energy-efficient way and has shown, on a laboratory level, that in ...
Ladybird puts field robotics on award-winning level
Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —A new generation of miniature biological robots is flexing its muscle. Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign demonstrated a class of walking "bio-bots" powered by muscle ...
Bee–inspired landing system will sting aircraft hackers
(Phys.org) —Bees have inspired development of a new aircraft landing system that is fully independent of outside technology, improving passenger safety by deterring blocking or hacking.
Winners named in global underwater robot event
Student teams controlling underwater robots from the United States, Canada and Russia were the winners Saturday in a global competition at the only federal freshwater marine sanctuary in the United States.
Space-tested robot inspires medicine and manufacturing uses
Humans doing difficult, repetitive tasks or those who need assistance with movement may soon get a helping hand - literally - thanks to robotic technology developed to serve astronauts in space.
Ask the crowd: Robots learn faster, better with online helpers
University of Washington computer scientists have shown that crowdsourcing can be a quick and effective way to teach a robot how to complete tasks. Instead of learning from just one human, robots could one ...
Clever copters can learn as they fly (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —The research paves the way for robots to work intelligently alongside humans in ways that are currently familiar only through science fiction films. The robots could play important roles in ...
US marine sanctuary hosts underwater robot event
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary will host more than 60 teams this week from 18 states and 13 countries for an underwater robot competition.
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 ...