Understanding the benefits of automating a welding process is easy for most end users – greater efficiency, greater precision which results in a better looking and stronger weld. Although manufacturers understand the benefits, what is sometimes not understood is the difference between a part that is good for automation from one that is not. Manufacturers…
MIT CSAIL researchers have developed a Constraints Learning (C-LEARN) system that easily teaches robots a variety of tasks, including opening doors, transporting objects and extracting objects from containers. After a robot learns a new skill with this C-LEARN system, that knowledge can be automatically transferred to other robots.
Georgia becomes the latest state to legalize testing of self-driving cars on public roads. The bill won’t require humans in self-driving cars to have a valid driver’s license. However, the self-driving cars must be registered as automated vehicles with the Department of Motor Vehicles, must maintain a valid insurance policy, and follow speed limits designated by local order.
Meet the speaker lineup for the Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles Track at LiveWorx 2017, including Boston Engineering, CyPhy Works, Jibo, MIT, Soft Robotics, Vecna, WPI and more.
Tesla has updated Autopilot 2.0, increasing Autosteer’s speed limit on highways to 90 MPH and removing the speed limit during off-highway driving.
Here’s how iRobot’s new Roomba 690 robot vacuum compares to other Roombas and other budget-friendly robot vacuums.
The iRobot Roomba 690 robot vacuum is the company’s most affordable robot vacuum with app-connected smarts.
The Intel Joule compute module is the company’s most advanced development kit designed to simplify prototyping and commercialization of drones and robots.
The TurtleBot 2i, a modular ROS-based robot powered by Intel Joule, enables the development of next-gen advanced robots.
MIT explains neural networks and how deep learning has led to the recent revival of neural networks, which have been going in and out of fashion for more than 70 years.
It is the second time in 2017 an AI program beat competitive poker players.
[email protected] is a new artificial intelligence from MIT CSAIL that aims to develop new “human-like systems” for data science and other fields.
Yelp Eat24 is testing Marble’s delivery robots in two San Francisco neighborhoods. Marble’s delivery robots are over four feet tall, travel 3-4 MPH and hold up to four grocery bags at a time.
Honda is bringing its robot lawn mowers to backyards in the United States starting in June 2017. Honda introduced two Miimo robot lawn mowers that will be available at select dealerships nationwide, excluding California.
The US Marine Corps will this fall start developmental testing of Boston Dynamics Spot quadruped robot, hoping for a limited technical assessment in 2018. The ultimate goal is for robots to help Marines in the field, whether with patrolling, reconnaissance or other ground tactics. And it seems the Marine Corps has decided four-legged robots is the way to go.
A new self-driving car report says Ford and GM are leading the way. Saying Ford and GM are ahead of Waymo smacks of old-school car industry thinking. Ford and GM might feel good reading this report, but they should not.
Researchers at Stanford University show how an advanced form of machine learning called “one-shot learning” can be used to solve problems in drug discovery.
A liquid-handling Lego robot from Stanford University helps students and teachers create inexpensive automated systems to do biology experiments. Modern biology labs often use robotic assemblies to drop precise amounts of fluids into experimental containers.
The Rudy assistive robot from INF Robotics wants to help the elderly, war veterans and people with disabilities age in place. Rudy will cost $5,000 when it hits the market in 2017, but the company hopes to get reimbursement through Medicare and Medicaid so the robot “will be little to no cost to the user.”
Androidol U is a fully autonomous conversational robot that has a more compact air servo system, better voice and body movement coordination and softer body materials compared to previous androids.
Baidu’s AI ambitions were dealt a major blow with the news that its chief scientist Andrew Ng is stepping down. Ng will continue his AI work to bring about societal change.
AutoX is a self-driving car startup that has flown under the radar. Until now. AutoX released the first video of its self-driving Lincoln MKZ that uses $50 off-the-shelf cameras from Best Buy to navigate the streets of California.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos got behind the joysticks of Method-2, a 13-foot-tall mechanical robot that appeared at Amazon’s private MARS conference.
If you thought the recreational drone rules were tough in the United States, be thankful you don’t live in Canada.
The latest weapon in the fight against cancer could be a swarm of microrobots that could invasively attack cancer cells.