I think I have less or same “battery capacity” as a bipedal robot. The last time I ran 5.4 km in a Star Wars run, I was all beat up. Cassie, a bipedal robot invented at Oregon State University (OSU) and produced by OSU spinout company, Agility Robotics, made almost the same distance as I …
You read that right. It is a LiDAR sensor you can buy. Not just any LiDAR, though. It is a super tiny one measuring no more than 3.48 cm in thickness and tips the scales at mere 47g (1.7 oz).
Robot dog is kind of a norm these days. We are not talking about Aibo kind of robot dog or the one that faints if it detects smelly feet, btw. We are talking about Spot kind of “pro” robot dog.
While many companies claim sustainability, going as far as not giving packing a charger with the phone in the name of environmental concern, Razer is doing it in a more tangible way.
While Volkswagen is still working on its mobile charging robot, Chinese clean energy company Envision has launched a green charging robot which it said will put into service in June this year.
You would think the future of the movie industry is CGI. Not quite in Disney’s books. We use to think CGI will take over many roles in movie making, including stuntman and some characters that are not convenient to be played by human actors. Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development team begs to differ.
Boston Dynamics has not been making real sales until recently (and only after it has changed a couple of owners). We have not hit up their website for awhile and now that we did, we noticed something. It has moved in-development robot to research and laid to rest, so-to-speak, a bunch of previous endeavors.
When Boston Dynamics finally put up its robotic dog, Spot, on sale, it is relegated for inspection and patrol duties. The ability to manipulate objects, including opening of doors, seen in 2018 was never introduced. Well, that was until last week.
While the auto industry is betting their money on new energy vehicles, one company in Netherlands had developed a robot to fuel up gas-powered cars. Rotec Engineering is the company behind a robotic fueling for passenger cars called Tank Pitstop System.
You know what? The pandemic may have opened up more opportunities for robots. You know, because, it minimizes human-to-human interactions. While the DAL-e AI-powered custom service robot revealed by Hyundai Motor Group is not born out of the pandemic, it may prove to be a great help in this unprecedented time.