Deploying robots to do things like checking on shelves for stock levels, pricing and detecting misplaced items in supermarket is not new. But still, I think this little guy, called Marty (yes, it has a name!), deserve some mentions because, googly eyes. Marty is one of the hundreds of robots which retail giant, Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize USA, put into service at its GIANT/MARTIN’s and Stop & Shop stores across the United States. Continue reading These Robots At A Supermarket Chain Are Different, They Have Googly Eyes
Biomimicry is not new, but this robotic creature here from Pliant Energy Systems called Velox takes biomimicry to the next level. How so? It is amphibious. TBH, I don’t know what to make of this robot. It does not resemble any creature, but at the same time, it is obvious that it is somehow a hybrid of a crawling animal and a fish of sort. In fact, I thought it looks like a cross between the eerie-looking salamander-like robot and Festo’s eel-like robotic fish. Continue reading A New Kind Of Propulsion Makes This Finned Robot Highly Amphibious
You know what they say about life being a journey, not a destination? Well, apparently, the same applies to eating. Eating is not just about picking up the food and shoving it into your mouth. The process that happens between picking up the food and sending it into the mouth is deemed, ermmm, grossly underappreciated. This is one area Exertion Games Lab at RMIT, Australia, aims to explore with an interesting robotic arm called Arm-A-Dine On-Body Robotic Arms. Continue reading Facial Recognition Robotic Arm: Smile And You Get To Eat
I do a lot household chores, including the most loathe chore in the history of mankind: toilet scrubbing. However, if a team of researchers over at the University of Koblenz-Landau have their way, this particular chore might be a thing of the past. Yes, that’s right. We are talking about a toilet-scrubbing robot. The Toilet Scrubbing Robot is not perfect yet, but it already proven to be a handy robot and perhaps, the single most important robotic development to date. Continue reading Toilet-Scrubbing Robot: The World Welcomes You!
Roborace, the world’s first motorsports competition for human + machine teams, has offered the first look at the new competition vehicle for Season Alpha at the WebSummit conference in Lisbon, Portugal. The new race car, dubbed DevBot 2.0, is somewhat similar to the Robocar in technology, but with the addition of a cockpit to accommodate a human driver. You may remember Robocar from July when it made the first ever fully autonomous hillclimb at Goodwood Festival of Speed, relying only on sensors and artificial intelligence. Continue reading Here’s the First Look At The New AI Race Car From Roborace
When I say humanoid construction robot, I do mean a biped, human form robot, not just a robotic arm. This robot, referred to as the Humanoid Robot HRP-5P Prototype, is the product of Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Institute (AIST), and it is here to take your job as a manual construction person and possibly, lord over us in distant future. Nah. I am just kidding. We are far from that – both taking over your job and lording over us. Continue reading Oh, Great. Now There Is Humanoid Construction Robot Too
Trade by trade, humans’ jobs are slowly getting replaced by robots. We have seen it happening to jobs including stuntman, pole dancers, burger flipping, sports coaching, and bartender. Speaking bartender, there will be new robotic bartender that is even more sophisticate coming to market in 2019. Called Yanu, by Estonia-based Robolab, it will be more versatile than the current operating robot found onboard the Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas cruise ship. Continue reading Watch Out, Small Space Autonomous Robotic Bartender Is Almost Here
The latest and the sixth generation aibo, Sony’s companion robot (dog) is finally landing on the U.S. shore. The special First Litter Edition of the autonomous robotic puppy in a limited, all-in-one aibo bundle will include aibo, a 3-year AI Cloud Plan, a fun assortment of aibo toys, plus an individually numbered commemorative dog tag. If you don’t already know, the latest aibo, which also made its appearance at CES 2018, features a new, cloud-connected AI engine and advanced image sensors that enable this robotic pup to learn and recognize faces. Continue reading Sony To Sell Limited aibo Companion Robot In The U.S.
We shouldn’t be alarmed when someone is teaching a robot to pick up a knife because, already, we have seen a robot that is perfectly apt in firing a pistol. Besides, at least this robot by Human Robot Interaction Laboratory at Tufts does not have legs. So, we are be safe… for now. Anyways, the basis of this research is not to teach a robot to wield a knife; it is part of the institute’s research called “Learning Interactions from Natural Language Instruction and Demonstration.” Continue reading Nothing Much Here. It Is Just A Robot Being Asked To Pick Up A Knife
We have all kinds of robots. There are biomimicry robots. Robots that do dangerous stunt and then there are real-life Transformers robot. And now, there is a robot that will help you find Waldo. You got to admit finding Waldo can be a book-hurling kind of frustrating game. It is a ‘task’ that sometimes bring out the worst in a person. But not anymore because, There’s Waldo. There’s Waldo is a robot that can spot Waldo with incredible speed and accuracy. Continue reading There’s Waldo Robot Takes The Headache Out Of Finding Waldo