FarmWise wants robots to do the dirty part of farming: weeding. With that thought, the San Francisco-based startup enlisted the help of Michigan-based manufacturing and automotive company Roush to build prototypes of the self-driving robots. An early prototype is pictured above. Financial details of the collaboration were not released. The idea is these autonomous weeders […]View More FarmWise turns to Roush to build autonomous vegetable weeders
AUTEC, a Japan-based company designed models that can churn out sushi at the touch of a button. They can produce up to 2400 nigiri rice balls and 200 sushi rolls per hour. These robots are meant to aid sushi chefs, especially in chain restaurants and …View More This robot can make sushi in seconds
Manufacturing has been one of the biggest and earliest adopters of robotics innovations in the last several years, but with that early movement has also come entrenchment: the industry is rife with expensive, oversized machines that often run on proprietary operating systems, making them hard to upgrade and use in consort with other robots. Now […]View More UK’s Automata raises $7.4M for its lightweight industrial ‘desktop’ robot
Look, we get it. Robots are here and they’re totally awesome and everything. But do they have to be so goddamn cocky about it?
MIT’s new backflipping “mini cheetah robot” is the latest addition to a long line of electronic showoffs reminding us that we’ll never be as agile as something cooked up in a lab.
“At only 20 pounds the limber quadruped can bend and swing its legs wide, enabling it to walk either right side up or upside down,” writes MIT — definitely not rubbing it in that we can’t walk upside down — in a description of the Feb. 28 video. Read more…View More This backflipping mini ‘cheetah’ bot sure is a goddamn show off
It’s not enough to have an Amazon Echo in every room, no — in addition to voice-controlled speakers to order Amazon products whenever you want, the e-retailer has plans for an in-home robot.
In a patent approved Tuesday, Amazon shows how getting all your packages could be simplified (and quicker) if a retrieval robot stayed at your house and met up with delivery trucks on the street to bring back your orders.
Yes, that means the robot would live in your house, ready to pick up packages once notified.
Remember Amazon Scout, the autonomous delivery bot? This is something like that, but the “autonomous ground vehicles,” or “AVGs,” won’t need to travel as much. Instead they’ll go from an apartment building out to the truck. No more individual delivery drop-offs to your front door powered by humans. Read more…View More Amazon patents delivery robot that docks at your house
The planned Robot Science Museum in Seoul will have a humdinger of a first exhibition: its own robotic construction. It’s very much a publicity stunt, though a fun one — but who knows? Perhaps robots putting buildings together won’t be so uncommon in the next few years, in which case Korea will just be an […]View More This robotics museum in Korea will construct itself (in theory)
Researchers at the Computational Robotics Lab of ETH Zurich have built a four-legged robot that taught itself how to ice skate. Read more…More about Robots, Mashable Video, Robot, Artificial Intelligence, and RoboticsView More This 3D printed robot taught itself to ice skate
From cleaning the air to making emergency calls, these future concepts are going to change the game. Read more…More about Samsung, Health, Robots, Mashable Video, and GemsView More Samsung created bots to cater to your health
Sony’s robot dog companion, Aibo, now comes in a brand new colour: chocolate.
The tech giant announced the new special edition, tri-tone shade for its four-legged friend on Tuesday.
An alternative to the standard Bicentennial Man-like white/ivory version, the special edition Aibo will come in three shades of brown.
It’s available for preorder now in Japan, with shipping set to start on February 1.
Sony’s all-new Aibo was first unveiled at CES in January 2018, and landed in the U.S. in September . But these adorable robodogs are pretty damn expensive, going for a cool $2,899 each — about as much as MacBook Pro. Read more…View More Sony’s adorable robot dog Aibo now comes in chocolate
Make way for more robots bearing lattes and doughnuts for college students.
Starship Technologies has a fleet of 25 mini robots descending upon the George Mason University campus, in Fairfax, Virginia, on Tuesday. The bots will deliver food and…
Robots are amazing things, but outside of their specific domains they are incredibly limited. So flexibility — not physical, but mental — is a constant area of research. A trio of new robotic setups demonstrate ways they can evolve to accommodate novel situations: using both “hands,” getting up after a fall, and understanding visual instructions they’ve never seen before.View More Robots learn to grab and scramble with new levels of agility
A funny thing happened at Samsung’s CES press conference. After the PC news, 8K TVs and Bixby-sporting washing machines, the company announced “one more thing,” handing over a few brief moments to announce a robotics division, three new consumer and retail robots and a wearable exoskeleton. It was a pretty massive reveal in an extremely […]View More Is Samsung getting serious about robotics?