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Robotics | IoT

Watch Google X Unleash Awesome Two-Legged Robot on Tokyo

It’s been a little over two years since Google jumped into robotics with both feet. In 2013, the company (since reorganized as Alphabet) bought eight of the most interesting robotics companies in the world. But since that shopping spree, we haven’t been treated to many project updates. So, it’s always a treat to see what the companies are up to these days. Recently, at the New Economic Summit (NEST) in Tokyo, we got a pretty cool (if brief) tour of the world of Schaft—one of Google’s 2013 acquisitions—when Schaft CEO Yuto Nakanishi invited two bipedal robots up on stage with… read more

Exponential Medicine: From Drones to Heartbeat Detecting Devices—Tech Can Aid Disaster Response

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” –Martin Luther King Jr. In 2013, 51.2 million refugees were forced to flee their homes due to persecution, conflict,… read more

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It’s On! Giant Robot Duel Kickstarted—Time to Build a Sweet Mecha

To call MegaBots audacious is a bit of an understatement. Not too long ago, the robotics company challenged Japan to a giant robot duel. Sure, it was cheeky to wear aviators and… read more
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Three Futuristic Mars Machines That Aren’t Rovers

Human exploration of Mars dates back to the beginning of the space age. Our first machine emissaries buzzed the Red Planet in the 1960s, and the first landers touched down in… read more
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When It Comes to Robots, Slow and Clumsy Can Still Be Captivating

For fans of flesh-and-blood feats of strength and agility, last weekend was heaven. Added to the NHL playoffs and NBA finals, race horse American Pharoah took the Triple Crown for the… read more
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Video: For ATRIAS Robot, Walking Like a Human Is a Stroll in the Park…Literally

Humans evolved over millions of years into today’s upright, bipedal walkers. Now, the evolution of some robots is on a similar track. Only the pace is much faster. In recent… read more

Overhauled Atlas Robot Ready to Square Off Against World’s Elite Robots This Summer

For two days this summer, the world’s elite robots will be gathered in one place. Darpa, the advanced technology and innovation wing of the US military, is hosting a $3.5… read more