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Month: May 2018

Robotics | IoT

Simple Robots Perform Complex Tasks With Environmental Modifications

Robots learn to modify their environment to make the impossible possible

Exyn Technologies enabling advanced autonomous navigation

One of the biggest challenges in robotics is developing autonomous systems that can reliably operate in unmapped environments. This is why, for example, leading self-driving car company Waymo only tests in areas it’s spent countless hours at creating detailed 3D maps. Exyn Technologies, a spin-off of the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP lab founded by Vijay Kumar, is making tremendous…

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An artificial nerve system gives prosthetic devices and robots a sense of touch

Researchers have developed an artificial nervous system that could give prosthetic limbs or robots reflexes and the ability to sense touch.

Softbank Vision Fund invests $2.25B in GM Cruise

The Softbank Vision Fund is investing $2.25 billion in GM Cruise Holdings LLC, which is primarily made up of Cruise Automation, the driverless car developer GM acquired in 2016 for nearly $1 billion. When the deal closes, Softbank Vision Fund, an affiliate of Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp., will own a 19.6 percent stake in GM…

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MIT’s Leading the Pack With This Cool New Autonomous Drone Tech

Any Star Wars fan knows that the chances of successfully navigating an asteroid field are approximately 3,720 to 1. The odds are probably significantly higher against today’s autonomous drones, which fly quite a bit slower than sublight speed and without the mad skills of Han Solo. Researchers at MIT believe they have hit upon a […]

Methanol-Fueled Cars Could Drive Us Toward an Emissionless Future

Icelandic firm Carbon Recycling International is turning industrial pollution into a low-carbon fuel for cars, trucks, and ships

Cell-like nanorobots clear bacteria and toxins from blood

Engineers have developed tiny ultrasound-powered robots that can swim through blood, removing harmful bacteria along with the toxins they produce. These proof-of-concept nanorobots could one day offer a safe and efficient way to detoxify and decontamin…

Aerial robot that can morph in flight

Researchers have drawn inspiration from birds to design an aerial robot capable of altering its profile during flight. To reduce its wingspan and navigate through tight spaces, it can reorient its arms, which are equipped with propellers that let it fl…

These Students Made A Walking TARS Robot From Interstellar

It actually walks, and looks pretty darned good too!
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Roblox Introduces Education Initiative to Inspire a New Generation of Game Designers

Today, Roblox launched Roblox Education, an initiative to teach kids how to code by helping them program their own Jurassic Park-inspired video game.
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