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Robots that understand contextual commands

Despite what you might see in movies, today's robots are still very limited in what they can do. They can be great for many repetitive tasks, but their inability to understand the nuances of human language makes them mostly ...

dateAug 31, 2017 in Robotics
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A drone for last-centimeter delivery

A new drone developed at EPFL uses cutting-edge technology to deliver parcels weighing up to 500 grams. The device will never get stuck in traffic, it's programmed to avoid obstacles, and it can reach destinations on steep ...

dateSep 12, 2017 in Robotics
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How to better track the movement of robots

Pop culture predicts a wide array of robots to aid humans, from the Jetsons' housekeeper, Rosie to the adorable (and helpful) R2-D2 and BB-8 in the Star Wars universe. They may not yet be capable of washing dishes or smuggling ...

dateSep 01, 2017 in Robotics
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How robots could bridge the elder-care gap

Despite innovations that make it easier for seniors to keep living on their own rather than moving into special facilities, most elderly people eventually need a hand with chores and other everyday activities.

dateAug 28, 2017 in Robotics
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