robots

Harvard's robot arm can grab squishy sea animals without hurting them

As you might imagine, you can't just grab extra-soft sea creatures like jellyfish or octopuses when you want to study them. Not if you want them to remain intact, anyway. Thankfully, researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have a far more delicate… Source: Engadget | Harvard's robot arm can grab squishy sea animals without hurting them

Engineer stashed Navy drone trade secrets in his personal Dropbox

Trade secret theft allegations are serious enough in the corporate world, but they're particularly grave when they involve military projects. And one contractor is learning that the hard way. A Connecticut federal court has found electrical enginee… Source: Engadget | Engineer stashed Navy drone trade secrets in his personal Dropbox

Daimler and Bosch will use NVIDIA to power self-driving taxis

Putting self-driving cars on the streets requires a lot of computing power. Most test cars on the road have PC towers in their trunk that take up space, suck up power and produce a lot of heat. With that in mind Daimler (the parent company of Mercede… Source: Engadget | Daimler and Bosch will use …

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Harvard's tiny robot can swim and walk underwater

Harvard is developing a knack for tiny amphibious robots. Its researchers have upgraded the Harvard Ambulatory Microbot (HAMR) with the ability to swim and walk underwater, in addition to walking on land. Its foot pads use surface tension and relat… Source: Engadget | Harvard's tiny robot can swim and walk underwater

Experimental drone uses AI to spot violence in crowds

Drone-based surveillance still makes many people uncomfortable, but that isn't stopping research into more effective airborne watchdogs. Scientists have developed an experimental drone system that uses AI to detect violent actions in crowds. The te… Source: Engadget | Experimental drone uses AI to spot violence in crowds

Food delivery drones take flight in China

You don't have to wait for food delivery drones… if you live in the right part of China. Alibaba's online meal giant Ele.me has been cleared to use drones for delivering orders in Shanghai's Jinshan Industrial Park. The initiative won't deliver dir… Source: Engadget | Food delivery drones take flight in China

Google Assistant fired a gun: We need to talk

For better or worse, Google Assistant can do it all. From mundane tasks like turning on your lights and setting reminders to convincingly mimicking human speech patterns, the AI helper is so capable it's scary. Its latest (unofficial) ability, though… Source: Engadget | Google Assistant fired a gun: We need to talk

Samsung opens second North American AI lab in Toronto

If it wasn't already apparent that Canada is becoming a major hub for AI research, it is now. Samsung has opened an AI Center (or Centre, for the Canadian crowd) in Toronto, and it's only the company's second big lab in North America — the other is… Source: Engadget | Samsung opens second North American …

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Watch a medevac drone perform a simulated rescue

Medevac missions won't have to put more humans in danger if Tactical Robotics has its way. The Urban Aeronautics-owned firm has successfully completed its first "mission representative" demo of the Cormorant, an autonomous VTOL (vertical takeoff and… Source: Engadget | Watch a medevac drone perform a simulated rescue

Westworld-like 'Mesmer' robot comes alive in a UK factory

We all love Westworld, but its main premise — that we'll be able to build robots identical to human in the near future — still seems impossibly far-fetched. That said, a company called Engineered Arts is definitely exploring the edges of the uncann… Source: Engadget Westworld-like 'Mesmer' robot comes alive in a UK factory