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NASA Space Robotics Challenge Names 20 Finalists
NASA has selected the top 20 teams in the Space Robotics Challenge, which is a $1 million prize competition to develop the capabilities of humanoid robot dexterity to better enable them to work alongside and independent of astronauts in preparation for future space exploration. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsPepper Robot Lands Job at Oakland International Airport
Pepper, the humanoid robot from Softbank Robotics, began a pilot program at Oakland International Airport. The 4-foot-tall robot will greet and engage with guests at HMSHost’s Pyramid Ale Taproom in Terminal 2, offering assistance, menu recommendations and directions to travelers. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsSophia the Robot Rides in a Self-Driving Car
Sophia, the incredibly life-like humanoid robot from Hanson Robotics, took a ride in an Audi A7 self-driving car. Watch the ride and hear Sophia's opinion on autonomous driving. Future Tech · Driverless Transportation · Humanoid RobotsTop 10 Robotics Startups Seen at CES 2017’s Eureka Park
Hundreds of startups vied for attention at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Which robotics products caught our eye? Robots that tend to the young and old, tackle odious chores, and advance the market could be found in the crowded aisles. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Drones · Education · Mobile Robots · Health & Sports · Medical Robots · Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsWatch Pepper Robot Learn to Play Darts
Pepper uses trial-and-error learning to learn how to play darts. A human initially guides Pepper's arm to teach it how to throw, but Pepper hits a bulls-eye after just 60 throws. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsWatch ATLAS Humanoid Robot Walk Over Partial Footholds
A new balancing algorithm created by the Institute For Human And Machine Cognition allows Boston Dynamics ATLAS humanoid robot to walk over partial footholds. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsPepper Lands Holiday Job at California Shopping Centers
Pepper the humanoid robot will spend the next three months greeting customers at two shopping centers in California: the Westfield San Francisco Centre and the Westfield Valley Fair. Each shopping center will have four Pepper robots that will greet and engage with customers. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsWhy SNL’s Humanoid Robots Skit is a Major Problem
Public perception might be the biggest problem facing the robotics industry. Look no further than the "Saturday Night Live" skit that mocked Asimo, which is arguably the world's most advanced humanoid robot. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsWatch Pepper Master ‘Ball in a Cup’ Game
Pepper the humanoid robot masters the game "Ball in a Cup" in 100 attempts through trial-and-error learning. Are you impressed? Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsNASA Space Robot Needs Your Help Preparing for Mars
NASA's Space Robotics Challenge offers a $1 million prize purse for teams that program a virtual Robonaut 5 robot through a series of complex tasks in a simulated Mars habitat. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsNASA Valkyrie Robots Prepare for Life on Mars
NASA originally designed Valkyrie to compete in DARPA’s Disaster-Relief Robotics Contest in 2015, but after losing the competition, NASA pivoted to craft their robots into a new kind of space mechanic. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsPepper Robots Working at Belgian Hospitals
Two of Belgium's hospitals have installed Pepper robots in their receptions areas for trials. The robots will help patients in Ostend and Liege. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsNao, Pepper Robots Teaching in Singapore
The popular Nao and Pepper robots are teaching students at two schools in Singapore to see how robots can be used to teach children in interactive ways. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsPodcast: Creating More Human-Like Robots
To achieve human-like qualities, robots need to have fine motor control of limbs and end effectors. Mark Donovan of ams AG joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss how magnetic position sensors can help. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsPepper Robot’s US Debut Planned for 2016
Pepper, the humanoid robot from Softbank, is expected to debut in the United States in 2016, focusing initially on businesses and not consumers. Household · Personal Robots · Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
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UPS Delivery Drone Launches from Truck
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