Following the recent launch of the UK government’s post-Brexit digital strategy, the country’s robotics sector is busy assessing the implications.
The Active Pelvis Orthosis is a smart exoskeleton that recognizes in just 350 milliseconds a person has lost their balance. The exoskeleton then applies force to the hips to counterbalance the slip and prevent a fall.
There is often the questions about which motor shows the highest efficiency. In particular when talking about applications with limited power supply, such as a battery driven tool or a solar panel powered satellite. I believe it’s worth expanding the question to the components of the full drive system consisting of controller, motor, gearhead and…
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.
Unmanned aerial systems are growing in popularity among emergency responders and law enforcement authorities. Will privacy concerns and rules about police drones be enough to slow adoption?
IKEA is looking into virtual assistants, and South Korea allows Samsung and Hyundai to test self-driving cars. How do these and other recent AI developments reflect global robotics priorities?
Montreal-based AI startup Lyrebird has created voice imitation technology that can “copy the voice of anyone” after listening to just 60 seconds of audio. Lyrebird wants to use the technology for good reasons, but it’s easy to imagine the technology being used to create false recordings of people.
In this interview excerpt, a British robotics expert describes how to address concerns about robots and AI stealing jobs, the position of the U.K. automation industry, and the necessary role of government.
A team of British technology experts completed a second mission aimed at deepening ties between the U.K. and Taiwanese robotics sectors. They hoped to nurture further R&D collaboration, investment, commercialization, and trade in autonomous systems.
In this week’s roundup of global robotics developments, we look at Google’s self-critiquing AI, Baidu’s open-source self-driving research, and the U.S. Marine Corps’ disposable drones, among other things.
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.
In this week’s global robotics roundup, our columnist looks at the possible impact of automation on jobs, Asian industry, and surveillance. He notes that the changes, reactions, and new uses won’t be spread evenly.
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.
A LivePerson survey found that many Americans are worried about robots taking jobs, but less about automation affecting their own work. What should government and business do in response?
The skills gap between what’s needed in manufacturing and what graduates know must be closed before the U.S. can make full use of industrial automation, said Automate panelists.
This week, we look at artificial intelligence designing drugs, the factory of the future, and border control with facial-recognition technology. Are you ready for the latest in smart machines?
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.
There are more global robotics developments ever week than any single person can keep track of. Fortunately, RBR and columnist Abishur Prakash have rounded up some of the recent news for you.
AI rules will be needed to standardize safeguards and liability, just as global regulations have developed for drones and self-driving cars. Even if sentient robots won’t be around anytime soon, policy makers need to consider human-robot interactions.
The EU legal affairs committee has proposed new robot rules around the legal status and safe operation of autonomous machines. Why Europe, and why now?
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.
Is geopolitical instability the new norm? Uncertainty is generally bad for business, but military automation stands to benefit from intensifying conflict in certain parts of the world.
The most noteworthy DARPA robot projects of the past year are pushing advances in military drone autonomy, pilot assistance, and more. How might they spin out into commercial applications?