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
These days, biomimicry is a big thing for Germany’s industrial control and automation company Festo. This eel-like robotic fish you see here, called BionicFinWave, is one of its newest robot in the company’s study into biomimicry and man, it is pretty darn creepy! Seriously, why do need to give them eyes? It has a camera on its ‘nose’ already, didn’t it? Anyways, The level of creep of this thing rivals that of the crawling robotic salamander. Continue reading Festo Has Created A Robotic Fish That Swims Using Undulating Fins
Michael Crichton’s Prey painted a grim picture of swarming robots. While grim, it presented a not so pleasant scenario, swarming tiny robots are probably the future and Rolls-Royce is one organization that shares this vision. The aircraft engine maker envision a swarm of collaborative miniature robots inserted into the engine to perform visual inspection of hard-to-reach areas. Each tiny robot measures around 10 millimeter in diameter and they will be deposited into the engine by another bold Rolls-Royce vision, a ‘snake’ robot called FLARE. Continue reading Rolls-Royce’s Idea Of Engine Maintenance Is A Swarm Of Tiny Robots
At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, something different have taken place. Among the usual hillclimb by avid motoring enthusiasts using a variety of different automobiles (including a lawn mower), one was made by no man. By “made by no man,” I meant to say the car wasn’t driven by anyone; it just went on its own autonomously. Continue reading Robocar Made The First Ever Fully Autonomous Hillclimb At Goodwood
The need to protect actors during movie making lead to the creation of the job known as stunt doubles, AKA stuntman. Little do we know that a job normally reserved for the fearless could be at threat of robot takeover too. Believe or not, Disney is hatching a plan to let autonomous humanoids take on dangerous stunt. Continue reading Wait, What? Now, Even Stunt Man’s Job Is Threatened By Robots?