Google’s DeepMind Says Robots are Learning Adaptation

Robots will soon become capable of human-like decision making. At least that’s what researchers at DeepMind, a Google-backed AI program believe. In its press release, it argued that robots can now replicate strategies used by human brain. These strategies can soon allow robots to understand wellbeing and adapt according to situations. Currently, robots in a nascent stages of development as far as intelligent decision-making is concerned. Today’s robots can only make

Amazon’s New Tech Vests Helps Robots Respond to Human Presence

Amazon has launched a new tech vest for its workers in over 25+ sites. These sites are mostly warehouses, where robots and humans work in close proximity. The safety kit looks much like a pair of suspenders with a built-in signaling system which cautions the robot. Amazon reported that the system has noted over a million signals so far. The new suspender kit promises to carry a lot more safety

Children’s Behavior and Responses Can be Easily Influenced by Robots, says Study

Specialists utilized a psychological test to contrast how grown-ups and kids react with an indistinguishable errand when within the sight of their companions and robots. The exploration was driven by previous Plymouth scientist Anna Vollmer, now a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Bielefeld, and Professor in Robotics Tony Belpaeme, from the University of Plymouth and Ghent University. They demonstrated that while grown-up’s sentiments are regularly impacted by peers, they

New Robot Can Assemble Simple IKEA Chair

Assembling pieces of your furniture once they are delivered from the store can be quite a task. Following the instructions while faced with a wide variety of screws and planks can be daunting at times. But fret no more, for a new breed of robots are here that can assemble a chair from furniture giant IKEA in just a couple of minutes. A team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University

No Outrunning This Spider-Bot Which can Walk and Then Roll Twice as Fast

If your nightmares are made up of spiders chasing you, then you will not want to cross paths with Festo’s latest creation. The German technology enterprise has constructed a robotic spider, which could very well make arachnophobics wary. Termed as the BionicWheelBot, with 8 spindly legs, the robo-spider is enabled to walk, run and transfigure into a rolling wheel that can chase at high speeds. The Festo scientists have modeled

AutoSaw Helps in Production and Assembling of Custom Furniture Using Robots

A team from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has created a robotic system AutoSaw to help reduce the chances of injuries to carpenters and let them focus on bigger tasks such as designing. The robots are said to be able to construct different items that have been customized using the system. Tasks such as sawing often cause injuries to hands and

New Techniques to Teach Robots to Perform Tasks Following Human Instructions

In a joint effort, University of Texas at Austin and researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have come up with new techniques for computer programmes or robots so as to learn how to accomplish tasks through interaction with a human instructor. The findings obtained from this research will be presented before and published at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, from February

A New Software Uses Virtual Reality to Control Robots

With recent advancements robots can be controlled using virtual reality. Several improvements in their mechanism have enabled autonomous robots carry out diverse tasks by themselves. However, there still exists many circumstances where human control becomes necessary. To tackle this concern, computer scientists at the Brown University have innovated technologies enabling control and monitor of autonomous robots using virtual reality. This recent development has made it possible to control robots remotely.

Using Virtual Reality to Make Teleoperation of Robots a Reality

Recent research has demonstrated that it’s getting to be less cumbersome for the process of teleoperating robots by utilizing virtual reality. This has the point of making it less difficult for assembly line laborers to work from home. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have been working around the future course of work, noticing that numerous many assembling employments require a physical nearness to work hardware. The system

New Algorithm to Enhance Performance of Robots

A speedy collision detection algorithm is likely to improve the performance robots that would now act more like a human assistant at home or in operating rooms. Electrical engineers of the University of California San Diego have come up with a program called ‘Fastron’. This algorithm, Fastron, runs 8 times faster than the prevailing algorithms of collision detection. Applications of Fastron The team that is led by a computer and

Force Sensing through Flexible Skin to Aid Robots in Daily Chores

Engineers have built up an adaptable sensor ‘skin’ that can be extended over any piece of a robot’s prosthetic or body to precisely pass on data about shear powers and vibration, which are basic to errands going from cooking an egg to disassembling a bomb.  On the off chance that a robot is sent to incapacitate a roadside bomb – or carefully tackle an egg in the process of cooking

Sentient Robots and their Predicted Impact on Humanity

Progress in robotics is pointing away from average science fiction theories where humans need to be afraid of sentient robots. Instead, it could be the non-sentient artificial intelligence that we need to worry about. The AI Revolution The arrival of sentient robots is only a matter of time, if the current accelerated rate of research and development is maintained. Meanwhile, the world of artificial intelligence has been undergoing a sort