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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 …

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 …

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 …

futureAtlas Robot Can Do Parkour

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Robotics company Boston Dynamics has a robot is hopping over a log and then up a series of blocks, an activity called parkour. Boston Dynamics was sold by Alphabet to SoftBank last year. This two-legged robot, called Atlas, is the …

carsSelf-driving trucks will cut logistics costs in half and boost GDP

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The digitization and automation of processes and delivery vehicles will reduce logistics costs for standardized transport by 47% by 2030, according to a new report from PwC’s Strategy and consultancy. The Global Truck Study 2018 has found that around 80% …

futureRethink Robotics has gone out of business

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Rethink Robotics is shutting down. Rethink developed collaborative robots. Rethink was trying to sell itself but the deal fell through and the robotics firm has to shut down. Danish firm Universal Robots has 60% of the collaborative robotics market. Universal …

artificial intelligenceChina will accelerate robotics, AI and ecommerce to match US

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China will make more investments and accelerate reforms of agencies and systems to boost its $3.8 trillion digital economy. The digital economy included the internet of things, big data, clouding computing and AI. The National Development and Reform Commission has …

chinaChina increasing industrial robots by ten times to 1.8 million by 2025

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The number of industrial robots in china will increase tenfold to 1.8 million units by 2025. Up to 70% of the robots used in China will be made in China which will increase from 30% now. According to the International …

futureNASA JPL update on progress to assembling giant 100+ meter space telescopes and starshades

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Rudranarayan Mukherjee, NASA JPL gave an update on progress to Robotic Assembly of Space Assets: Architectures and Technologies. This is the path to making 100 meter and even multi-kilometer diameter space telescopes and starshades in space. The presentation was at …