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Meet Androidol U: Japan’s Newest Android
Androidol U is a new life-like female android developed by Osaka University professor Hiroshi Ishiguro. Androidol U is a fully autonomous conversational robot that has a more compact air servo system, better voice and body movement coordination and softer body materials compared to previous androids. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsLiquid-Handling Lego Robot Automates Lab Experiments
A liquid-handling Lego robot from Stanford University helps students and teachers create inexpensive automated systems to do biology experiments. Modern biology labs often use robotic assemblies to drop precise amounts of fluids into experimental containers. Education · Future Tech · Science & Technology5 Giant Robots Jeff Bezos Will Love
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tested the giant $8 million Method-2 Robot at the MARS conference. Here are five other giant robots Bezos would love to get his hands on, if he hasn't already. Future Tech · Science & TechnologyAutoX Self-Driving Car Uses $50 Off-the-Shelf Cameras
AutoX is a self-driving car startup that has flown under the radar. Until now. AutoX released the first video of its self-driving Lincoln MKZ that uses $50 off-the-shelf cameras from Best Buy to navigate the streets of California. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationJeff Bezos Tests Giant $8M Method-2 Robot
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos got behind the joysticks of Method-2, a 13-foot-tall mechanical robot that appeared at Amazon's private MARS conference. Future TechBrain-Controlled Robots Becoming a Reality at MIT
A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Boston University have created brain-controlled robots. The human needs to wear an EEG cap that measures their brain signals. The system looks for brain signals called "error-related potentials" that are generated when the brain notices a mistake has been made. Future Tech · Science & TechnologyBest Robot Videos of the Week: Handle Robot, Minitaur Outdoors, Autolivery
A look at the week's best robotics videos for your weekend viewing pleasure. Robot Fun · Drones · Future Tech · Driverless Transportation · Humanoid RobotsEvolution of Self-Driving Cars: Infographic
The self-driving car market is seeing exponential growth. But the development of self-driving cars started more than 80 years ago. This infographic provides a good look at how the far the self-driving car industry has come and where it's headed. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationStarsky Robotics Self-Driving Truck Solves Last-Mile Delivery
Starsky Robotics is the second self-driving truck startup to come out of the woodwork in less than one week, but it's approach is unlike any self-driving truck we've seen to date. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationBoston Dynamics Handle Robot Carries 100 Lbs, Conquers Stairs
Boston Dynamics has officially unveiled Handle, a research robot that combines the efficiency of wheels with the versatility of legs. Future TechTesla Autopilot 2.0 Fails Epicly on Windy Road
Watch a Tesla Model S with Autopilot 2.0 engaged repeatedly fail to stay in its lane on a windy road. The incident serves as a good remember that Autopilot users always need to keep their hands on the wheel. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationEmbark Self-Driving Trucks Take on Otto
Embark's self-driving trucks use deep neural networks to teach themselves how to drive on highways. Once they enter city limits, Embark's self-driving trucks hand control over the the human driver to drive through the city streets to the final destination. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationGill Pratt, Daniela Rus Win Engelberger Robotics Awards
Dr. Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), and Dr. Daniela Rus, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the recipients of the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards. Pratt won the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards for Leadership, while Rus takes home the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards for Education. Education · Future Tech · Driverless TransportationWhat AI Can and Can’t Do: DARPA’s Realistic View
Is artificial intelligence a risk to humanity? DARPA weighs in on what it AI can do, what it can’t do, and where it is headed. Future TechDrive.ai Self-Driving Car Handles Rainy Calif. Streets at Night
Watch Drive.ai's self-driving car drive through the dark, rainy streets of Mountain View, California, flawlessly handling a busy four-way stop sign, a car that cuts it off, and a broken red light. Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
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5 Giant Robots Jeff Bezos Will Love
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