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Month: January 2019

Robotics | IoT

Vicarious Surgical raises $10M for robot-assisted surgery

Vicarious Surgical, a Cambridge, Mass.-based healthcare robotics startup, raised another $10 million for the virtual reality-augmented robot-assisted surgery platform it’s developing, according to an SEC filing. The latest round of funding follows on the heels of a nearly $17 million Series A round announced in April 2018. Vicarious Surgical first reported a $2.4 million raise…

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Four Legged Walking Robot Is Smaller Than an Ant’s Face

As far as we know, this is the smallest legged robot in existence

A Smart Stethoscope Puts AI in Medics’ Ears

Engineers from Johns Hopkins reinvent the humble stethoscope to save lives

Robot combines vision and touch to learn the game of Jenga

Machine-learning approach could help robots assemble cellphones and other small parts in a manufacturing line.

Can the Sustainable Development Goals Be Measured By Satellite?

In 2015 the UN established 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be met by 2030. From universal access to clean water and education to gender equality and strong institutions, achieving the SDGs would mean a higher quality of life for people all over the world, and most importantly, for the poor and vulnerable. A handful […]

Webinar: Robotics investment trends and business opportunities – February 20

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2pm ET / 11 am ET     One proven method for illustrating macro trends in the robotics sector, uncovering novel technological innovations, as well as surfacing overlooked business opportunities, is to rigorously analyze sector investment. Investment levels are a key indicator of an active market and the unambiguous affirmation of…

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Video: Aircraft-inspecting suction robot successfully trialled

A prototype robot that uses intense suction to climb around the outside of aircraft and inspect them for damage has successfully been trialled at Cranfield University.

Atari master: New AI smashes Google DeepMind in video game challenge

A new breed of algorithms has mastered Atari video games 10 times faster than state-of-the-art AI, with a breakthrough approach to problem solving.

Start And Stop GCode: Commands To Make Your Printer Do Your Bidding

3D printers communicate via a language called G-code, like all Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines. This versatile language provides a set of human-readable commands for controlling each action that a 3D printer performs. Slicing software may …

A new machine learning based intention detection method using first-person-view camera for Exo Glove Poly II

A Korean research team has proposed a new paradigm for a wearable hand robot that can aid people with lost hand mobility. The hand robot collects user behaviors with a machine learning algorithm to determine the user’s intention.