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At Team Mojavaton's workshop at the Small Business Incuubator, "Buddy" the robot performs one of the eight tasks it will need to be able to do during the Robotics Challenge Trials Dec. 16- 22 in Homestead, Fla.
ABB Robotics has introduced Integrated Force Control, a consolidation of the discrete software features that were available separately in either the machining or assembly Force Control offerings into a single base module.
Technology start-up Knightscope last week debuted a prototype security robot that looks a lot like a Dalek The K5 Autonomous Data Machine stands five feet high, rolls around on wheels, can sense a variety of potential security threats through an array of sensors, and can instantly notify the police in the event of an emergency.
Timothy Sands waves as he enters the room to be introduced as the new president of Virginia Tech University atg a news conference Friday Dec. 6 2013, in Blacksburg, Va.
Documentarian James Barrat, author of Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era , is worried about robots too.
Google already has self-driving cars, so self-aware robots with artificial intelligence are the next logical step, right? To kick things off, "Google hopes to create robots for use in industrial settings, like factories [and they're already] experimenting with delivering packages in urban areas, building upon that existing technology is a ... (more)
Trying to deliver a box of chocolates to my neighbours for Christmas, I find myself battling a dastardly combination of bad weather and British horticulture.
Amazon got a lot of ink for its sci-fi drone delivery idea this week, but a more real and immediate robot effort underway in the Seattle retailer's warehouses could save it as much as $916 million a year, according to one analyst.
After you heard President Obama's call for a hike in the minimum wage, you probably wondered the same thing I did: Was Obama sent from the future by Skynet to prepare humanity for its ultimate dominion by robots? But just in case the question didn't occur to you, let me explain.
But his hobby attracted a new sort of attention on Tuesday, when a passing student called out, "Ryan, you going to be delivering for Amazon with that?" He won't be, but Rittenhouse does have a few thoughts about Amazon's recent announcement that it could soon deliver packages via drone - an unmanned flying robot that uses technology similar to his ... (more)
There are, of course, limitations -- the prototype drones can only carry packages lighter than five pounds over a maximum distance of 10 miles.
Love them or hate them, cockroaches are notoriously good escape artists and can flee at astonishing speeds.
You may try my hacks AT YOUR OWN RISK--there's infinite ways to damage or destroy people and property, I can't think of them all.
Reliant, a robot that operates underwater to protect Navy vessels and American waters from enemy mines, is also a record breaker.
Robotics and artificial intelligence systems will wipe out more U.S. jobs than they create for some of the next decade before society adapts to the new machines.
A monitor displays what is happening with a da Vinci robot operating system as Dr. John Lenihan operates in Tacoma, Wash., in 2012.