Robotics Archive

artificial intelligenceNear-term possibility of Artificial General Intelligence

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Greg Brockman of OpenAI discussed the near-term possibility of Artificial General Intelligence. He says we must dare to dream about dramatic near-term progress. OpenAI is a non-profit AI research company, discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence. …

roboticsShape shifting modular robots with autonomous capabilities

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A Cornell-led team has developed modular robots that can perceive their surroundings, make decisions and autonomously assume different shapes in order to perform various tasks – an accomplishment that brings the vision of adaptive, multipurpose robots a step closer to …

artificial intelligenceDARPA robotic co-pilot will fly Blackhawk Helicopters in 2019

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A pilot flew a helicopter with supervised autonomy in an aircraft with DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS). Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System provides flexible automation architecture for existing aircraft to increase mission effectiveness and enable safe, reduced crew …

chinaChina establishing 225 square mile robotic ship test area

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China is making 225 square nautical miles of ocean into test site for robotic warships. The Wanshan Marine Test Site will be largest robot ship test area. They are setting up satellite navigation, electro optical sites, sonar, and datalinks. The …

materialsA Wheeled Robot Driven by a Liquid‐Metal Droplet

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A palm-sized robot has been made with a drop of liquid metal in a plastic wheel. The robot’s wheel rolls when the liquid metal changes the center of gravity, which is controlled by altering the voltage through the embedded battery. …

bloodstream robotsControlled graphene fracturing for mass production of cell sized robots

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Blood Cell sized robots could be mass-produced using a new method developed by researchers at MIT. Nature Materials – Autoperforation of 2D materials for generating two-terminal memristive Janus particles Syncells (short for synthetic cells), might eventually be used to monitor …

artificial intelligenceTesla Full Self Driving in 2019Q2 and ride sharing via hybrid Airbnb-Uber model

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Tesla had a profitable third quarter and built up more cash. Current Advanced Autopilot Tesla will soon rollout the team’s most advanced Autopilot feature called Navigate on Autopilot. In their last release, they launched a new set of neural network …

roboticsPets vs Pet bots vs Smart Speakers

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Sony has tried to merge pet dogs with smart speakers in the $2899 new version of the Aibo robot dog. Here we will compare pet dogs and cats vs pet bots vs smart speakers. Smart speakers have reached sales of …

moonWill NASA funding help struggling lunar lander companies get to the moon?

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NASA is asking for Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payloads to be placed onto commercial lunar landers. NASA is also supporting commercially developed small lunar landers. NASA will pick 8 to 12 experiments in 2019 for launch no earlier than …

artificial intelligenceSelf-driving taxis will take half of US driving by 2024

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Google’s self-driving car program, Waymo, is allowing cameras inside their autonomous minivans in Arizona as Google prepares to launch the nation’s first self-driving taxi service. Analysts predict self-driving revenue will hit $2.3 trillion by 2030 with Waymo capturing 60 percent …