A quicker eye for robotics to help in our cluttered, human environments

By |May 24th, 2019|Robotics|

Odd Job, one of two robots in CSE Associate Professor Chad Jenkin’s lab, grabs for an object. Odd Job and its double, Cookie, currently are able to grab objects based on depth and color perception. Image credit: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering ANN ARBOR—In a step toward home-helper robots that can quickly navigate unpredictable [...]

The Barbican opens AI: More Than Human exhibition

By |May 17th, 2019|Robotics|

Chatbots, facial recognition tech, deep-fake videos and newly commissioned installations by Es Devlin and Lawrence Lek are on display at The Barbican's sprawling AI: More Than Human exhibition.The exhibition takes a wide-ranging approach to the topic of artificial intelligence, with immersive and interactive displays spread throughout the brutalist cultural centre.Alter by Hiroshi Ishiguro [...]

Robot’s pneumatic fingers allow it to pick up delicate objects as a human would

By |May 17th, 2019|Robotics|

In brief Hank the robot has flexible robotic fingers inspired by the human hand The fingers are controlled by airflows that can flex the finger and apply force Researchers claim to have solved one of the “grand challenges” faced by robotics with the creation of a robot with flexible fingers inspired by the [...]

New AI Sees Like a Human, Filling in the Blanks – UT News

By |May 16th, 2019|Robotics|

AUSTIN, Texas – Computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have taught an artificial intelligence agent how to do something that usually only humans can do—take a few quick glimpses around and infer its whole environment, a skill necessary for the development of effective search-and-rescue robots that one day can improve [...]

US Military Testing Whether Human Pilots Can Trust Robot Wingmen in a Dogfight

By |May 11th, 2019|Robotics|

DARPA’s Air Combat Evolution program aims to find out — and so shape America’s future arsenal. A U.S. military research program is advancing the study of humans and machines working together by testing how well pilots and artificially intelligent entities trust each other in one of the most challenging of tasks: aerial combat, or dogfighting. The idea behind [...]

The AI Future of Elderly Care Could Lead to More ‘Human’ Robots

By |April 22nd, 2019|Robotics|

Editorial Credit: Anton Gvozdikov / Shutterstock.comA quick look at the world’s demographics will reveal a relatively solid truth; the world’s elderly population is growing, and it’s growing faster than any other age group. By the year 2050, the population of individuals age sixty and older is expected to double, and with that kind [...]

‘Half human, half robot:’ Milwaukee teen 1st in state to receive robotic mobility device

By |March 19th, 2019|Robotics|

Please enable Javascript to watch this video MILWAUKEE -- FOX6 shares stories from all over. As it turned out, we found one at our station. Val Seiber has been an employee at FOX6 for several years. Her daughter, Trinity, has battled a rare birth injury her entire life. A new device is making [...]

Novel Nano-Bots Can Manipulate Human Cells

By |March 16th, 2019|Robotics|

In what may be the most impressive news this week, researchers have engineered a set of magnetic 'tweezers' that can place a nano-scale bead inside a human cell. The development is part of University of Toronto Engineering professor Yu Sun's work.Sun and his team have been building robots that can both manipulate and [...]

U of T researchers create nano-bot to probe inside human cells

By |March 14th, 2019|Robotics|

Researchers in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering have built a set of magnetic “tweezers” that can position a nano-scale bead inside a human cell in three dimensions with unprecedented precision. The nano-bot has already been used to study the properties of cancer cells, and could point the way toward enhanced diagnosis and [...]

Researchers create nano-bot to probe inside human cells

By |March 14th, 2019|Robotics|

The U of T Engineering researchers' system uses six magnetic coils (pictured) to control the position of a microscopic iron bead within the device. The bead is small enough to enter human cells and can be positioned with unprecedented accuracy. Credit: Tyler Irving / U of T Engineering University of Toronto Engineering researchers [...]