It’s a car. It’s a quadruped. It’s a humanoid. No, it’s a Swiss-Mile Robot! Swiss-Mile here are two things: It’s a spinoff of ETH Zurich, the academic institution behind the Spot-like quadruped robot called ANYmal and it is the name of an improved version of ANYmal – especially in the area of mobility.
Roboticists are beginning to make strides in bipedal robots. That along with limbs with artificial muscles, could one day become humanoids much like those we saw in sci-fi movies like I, Robot.
Going full-on autonomous, i.e. Level 5 autonomy, is a major challenge for road-going vehicles. Meanwhile, it is much more achievable for a waterborne vehicle, as proven by Roboat.
What you see here is the latest robot arm from the robotic company, UFactory. UFactory has come a long way since the days of the articulated lamp-style robot arm. Billed as the “most affordable collaborative robot arm,” the UFactory Lite 6 is a durable and affordable robot arm with industrial-grade accessories.
A Polish roboticist, Łukasz Koźlik, better known by his YouTube channel Automaton Robotics has developed a robot arm powered by artificial muscles that not only mimic the complexity of a human arm with a full range of motion but also strong enough to lift a dumbbell.
In 2017, a Netherland startup experimented with using crows to get rid of the city of cigarette butts. About a year later, in 2018, the project was pulled due to the lack of resources and other reasons. Fast forward to recent years, there is another Dutch company looking to deal with this problem, but this …
Folks. It is true! Our future will be one foretold by I, Robot (2004, 20th Century Fox) where robots will be rubbing shoulders with us in our homes. Granted this household robot by Amazon, called Amazon Astro, is not bipedal and does not have arms like Sonny. However, it is as close as we will …
Remember the “Squad Mission Support System” for civilians, Gita by Piaggio Fast Forward? While Gita is cool, it is expensive and heavy to handle when it needs to be lifted. Well, the good news is, for those who do not need a full 40 lbs (18 kg) of payload, there is now a smaller, nifty …
Thanks to Xiaomi’s Cyberdog, robot dogs don’t need to cost an arm or a leg, or as much as a small car. Still, a grand and a half is still a lot for some aspiring roboticists and hobbyists.
A robot lawnmower that does without perimeter cable is not new. But Segway’s proposition for a perimeter cable-free navigation is GPS on its Navimow lawnmower robot. I know. GPS’ accuracy is questionable – unless it is military-grade.