Robots inspired by animals to be foot-soldiers in South Korea’s military by 2024- Technology News, Firstpost

By |May 15th, 2019|Robotics|

tech2 News StaffMay 15, 2019 14:58:03 ISTImagine you're a soldier fighting the good fight. You've got weapons in hand and an enemy to watch for. Out of nowhere comes an odd-looking dog that starts firing at your clan moments later. Extreme, yes. But worldwide, much like in any other industry, robots are finding their feet in military defense, too. South Korea [...]

Many of the short stories that inspired Love, Death + Robots are free online

By |April 16th, 2019|Robotics|

Last week, Netflix dropped the 18-episode series Love, Death + Robots, an anthology of short animated films produced by Seven director David Fincher and Deadpool director Tim Miller. The shorts range widely in tone and subject matter, with everything from mercenaries fighting Dracula to a thought experiment about silly ways Adolf Hitler could [...]

Robotic collectives inspired by biological cells

By |March 26th, 2019|Robotics|

In biological systems, large-scale behaviour can be achieved by the collective coupling and coordination of stochastically (randomly) moving small-scale components. For example, living cells aggregate and migrate collectively during the healing of wounds and when cancer spreads. Inspired by these biological mechanisms, in a paper in Nature, Li et al.1 report a collective [...]