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Meet Octobot, The First Ever Fully Soft-Bodied Robot. Within the world of robotics, squishiness has for some time been something of a holy grail, with engineers seeking to create machines with no hard components, allowing for greater contortion and the ability to squeeze through tight spaces.

Meet Octobot, The First Ever Fully Soft-Bodied Robot

Octopuses are the perfect naturally-occurring blueprint for such a robot, thanks to their capacity to morph and warp their bodies depending on the obstacles they encounter. Bringing cephalopod design into the future, a team of scientists from Harvard has now created the “octobot”, which has the honor of being the world’s first soft-bodied robot. Boston Dynamics presents the 'next generation' Atlas robot. New Underwater Drone Flies AND Swims. These Robots Will 3D Print a Steel Bridge Over a Canal in Amsterdam. 3D printing is stuck in a box.

These Robots Will 3D Print a Steel Bridge Over a Canal in Amsterdam

Most of the printers on the market are relatively small, and the scale of objects is limited by the print area. This is acceptable for parts, tools, or toys. But let’s say you want to print something bigger—like a building. You could scale the box up and print it piece by piece, assembling the pieces on site. Or you could get rid of the box entirely. The Dutch design company, MX3D, is opting for the latter approach. Electronic Interfaces: Bridging the Physical and Digital Worlds. EE40LX teaches the fundamentals of engineering electronic interfaces between the physical world and digital devices.

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Students can expect to cover the material of a traditional first circuits course with a project-based approach. Artificial Brain that can Educate Itself Created by Russian Scientists. Image Credit: Shutterstock Artificial Brain that can Educate Itself Created by Russian Scientists Russian scientists are one step closer to crafting full artificial intelligence.

Artificial Brain that can Educate Itself Created by Russian Scientists

A physical model of a brain has been designed, with the ability to educate itself. Tomsk State University in western Siberia housed an international team of scientists who “built mathematical and computer models of the human brain,” said the head of the laboratory, Professor FIT Vladimir Syryamkin. Will These Giant Robots Do Battle? American MegaBot Challenges Japan’s Kuratas Mecha - Singularity HUB.

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Will These Giant Robots Do Battle? American MegaBot Challenges Japan’s Kuratas Mecha - Singularity HUB

Lily - The Camera That Follows You. L'intelligence artificielle, futur de l'entreprise, Sciences & Prospectives. Accueil Pour IBM, les systèmes cognitifs, inspirés du cerveau humain, vont constituer la prochaine révolution de l'informatique d'entreprise.

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Robotics Researchers Create Mechanical Tentacles Capable Of Picking Up An Ant Without Crushing It. This creepy robot tentacle could one day be fiddling with your veins.

Robotics Researchers Create Mechanical Tentacles Capable Of Picking Up An Ant Without Crushing It

Researchers were able to use the tiny, but remarkably soft, robot ‘limb’ to pick up an ant by its waist without crushing it. This robotic limb has the potential to revolutionize microscopic surgery. The study, published in Scientific Reports, demonstrated how the robotic tentacle, which is a microtube made from a stretchy polymer, can gently curl around objects, pick them up and move them. These microtubes are seriously small, about the length of an average red ant and the width of a human hair. The Personal Laser Gun You Always Wished You Had is Now a RealityVideo. Cette caméra française vous dit qui vient chez vous en votre absence.

Self-Healing Robot Can Adapt To Injury Within Minutes. From putting out forest fires to grabbing you a cup of coffee, robots have the potential to be hugely beneficial to humans.

Self-Healing Robot Can Adapt To Injury Within Minutes

The problem, however, is that they seem to fall apart when they’re injured. A new study published in Nature may have just overcome this hitch by creating a robot that learns to adapt to its injuries. Robotique. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.


La robotique est l'ensemble des techniques permettant la conception et la réalisation de machines automatiques ou de robots. Open source 3D printed and modular robotic platform. La présentation de MYO. Développeurs, notre API vous permet d'expérimenter le matériel sophistiqué de MYO, construire et profiter d'applications étonnantes avec notre technologie de contrôle gestuel.

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Le programme de développeur démarre bientôt. Vos muscles parlent, MYO les écoutent. Myo vous permet d'utiliser et contrôler, grâce à l'activité électrique de vos muscles, votre ordinateur, téléphone et toutes vos technologies numériques préférées. D'un geste de la main, MYO va transformer votre façon d'intéragir avec le monde numérique. Une révolution pour la science. US Military's 'Self-steering' Bullets Can Hit A Moving Target. Well, this is terrifying. As if the U.S. Department of Defense’s research into robotic pack animals wasn’t scary enough, it’s been revealed that a series of tests in February have made unnerving progress with ‘self-steering’ bullets.

The team behind the project, known as EXACTO and developed by America's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has released a video showing the smart bullets in action, successfully changing their course in order to hit a moving target. Honeybee Brain Flies A Drone. By digitally reconstructing the complete brain of the European honeybee, Apis mellifera, researchers with the Green Brain Project hope to one day create an autonomous flying robot that thinks, senses, and acts like the sophisticated pollinator. "Bees and all other insects are miracles of engineering which we are nowhere near equaling," University of Sheffield’s James Marshall tells BBC.

"If we could even recreate a fraction of their abilities in a robot system then we would have made a tremendous advance. " The honeybee has surprisingly advanced cognitive behaviors, despite how simple and small their brains are compared to that of vertebrates. Spotlight TEDx Talk: What makes us want to say thank you to robots? By Hailey Reissman on February 17, 2015 in Talks A user interacts with TEDxSadovoeRing speaker Yury Burov’s robot, Cubic When robotics expert Yury Burov left his vacuuming robot to clean his apartment and came home to find it caught in a pile of cords, he felt bad for the robot.

But why, he wondered, did he feel sympathy for something that he knew was — in the end — only a bunch of 1s and 0s? This is what he explores in a talk at TEDxSadovoeRing, using examples culled from his work developing personal AI robots to look at how we connect emotionally with these machines, from saying, “Thank you,” when a robot turns on a light, to feeling bad when someone raises their voice at a robot. Watch the whole talk below: Military Test Amphibious Robot Guard Balls. Though it looks more like a stability ball that you’d see at the gym, GuardBot is actually a spherical, amphibious robot with many potential uses for broadcasting, reconnaissance, or security. GuardBot was developed by a Connecticut-based company of the same name. Though it began as a potential bot for missions to Mars, it is now being tested by the United States military to possibly assist in future patrolling duties.

World's First Robot-Run Hotel Due To Open In Japan This July. Japan is renowned for being at the forefront of technology, and the country’s ongoing love affair with robots has helped them maintain their position as world leaders in this industry. In spite of this, it was still a little surprising to find out that Japanese scientists have progressed the field so much that a hotel is due to be opened this year in Nagasaki which will be half-staffed by robots. Henn-na Hotel, which means either “strange” or “change” hotel, you pick the one that suits it best, will come to life in July this year. The 72-room hotel will be staffed by 10 people alongside 10 robots, in case you miss interacting with people. These so-called “actroids” are designed to be remarkably, and slightly creepily, human-like. Developed by Osaka University and manufactured by Kokoro, a branch of the company that licenses Hello Kitty, the humanoids bear the features and mannerisms of young Japanese women.

Youtube. Drones Will Be Everywhere Watching, Listening, and…Planting Millions of Trees? Drones Will Be Everywhere Watching, Listening, and…Planting Millions of Trees? Sarah Bergbreiter: Why I make robots the size of a grain of rice. Cynthia Breazeal: The rise of personal robots. The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) Kodomoroid® Google's driverless car is now "fully functional" News: Google has updated its prototype self-driving vehicle to make it road worthy, adding headlights and manual steering and braking to comply with road rules in California. "We're unwrapping the best holiday gift we could've imagined: the first real build of our self-driving vehicle prototype," said Google in a statement published via its own social network G+.

The bulbous white two-seater shares its general shape with the working "mockup" the search giant's research team shared in May, when footage was released of the car driving autonomously with no steering wheel or pedals. But while the previous grey-coloured version was controlled using buttons and had no steering wheel or brake pedal, the new vehicle has been given "typical 'car' parts" to comply with updated road laws in its home state – meaning it can now be tested on public roads. DARPA Has Created Self-Guided, Mid-Flight Changing Bullets. Accuracy’s the name of the game when you’re a military sniper. Markus Fischer: A robot that flies like a bird. The Day You’ll Prefer Robots to Humans. Finally, the robot revolution is arriving. Hod Lipson: Building "self-aware" robots. Dennis Hong: My seven species of robot. How does my brain work? Million Robot Revolution Delayed—iPhone Manufacturer Foxconn Hires More Humans.

‘Soft’ Robots From MIT and Harvard Open Up Possibilities for New Class of Bots. The science of soft robotics is making big leaps as teams from MIT and Harvard have recently shown off new prototypes, hoping to challenge the way people imagine the future of robotics. MIT's New Robo-Cheetah Bounds Across Terrain Untethered. It’s not quite Robot Wars, but there’s a battle of the Cheetah bots going on in the robotics world. Back in 2012, Boston Dynamics unleashed its rather menacing looking Robo-Cheetah on the treadmill and it managed an impressive 28.3 miles per hour (45.5 kph) while tethered to a power supply, achieving the prestigious record of the world’s fastest mechanical mammal.


Soft Robot Keeps Moving, Even After Getting Run Over By A Car. When Do We Get Catbots? We Have the Technology. We can all use an animal companion from time to time—a comforting presence that’s relatively low maintenance, warm, and furry. Skully Motorcycle Helmet Not Quite Iron Man, But a Taste of Our Augmented Reality Future. Voici une nuée de 1000 robots capables de s’auto-assembler pour former une étoile (ou toute autre forme) Comment la foule enseigné un robot à construire une tortue de LEGO. Les microdrones de l'US AIR FORCE. Google Now est officiellement plus efficace que Siri.

CHU Rennes : Les doigts du chirurgien pilotent un robot qui opère. Info. Robot Serves Up 360 Hamburgers Per Hour. Bioengineers Build Circuit Board Modeled On The Human Brain. Scientists have developed a prototype for self-replicating robots. Mon pote le robot. Can Google Tango Make Off-the-Shelf Drones Autonomous? Robot Velociraptor Runs Faster Than Usain Bolt. Un robot capable de se transformer en n'importe quel meuble pour aider les personnes à mobilité réduite. Hovercraft Coming To Market in 2017.

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