How motion engineering helps develop next-gen surgical robots

April 2nd, 2023 |
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What if you could design and build a surgical robot that helps doctors perform less invasive, more precise operations and achieve better patient outcomes? While the results of any surgery depend on the challenges of the specific case and the skill of the surgeon, better tools support better care. Here’s how next-generation motion engineering can […]

Making an autonomous Zamboni for the Pittsburgh Penguins

March 16th, 2023 |
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If you’ve ever been to a hockey game, you’re familiar with the large Zambonis that roll onto the rink between periods to resurface the ice. Motorized ice surface cleaners first began making their debut on ice rinks in the 1950s, and now, researchers are looking to make those machines run autonomously.  The post Making an […]

How human language accelerated robotic learning

March 8th, 2023 |

Exploring a new way to teach robots, Princeton researchers have found that human-language descriptions of tools can accelerate the learning of a simulated robotic arm lifting and using a variety of tools. The results build on evidence that providing richer information during artificial intelligence (AI) training can make autonomous robots more adaptive to new situations, […]

Researchers develop AV object detection system with 96% accuracy

February 28th, 2023 |

An international research team at the Incheon National University in South Korea has created an Internet-of-Things (IoT) enabled, real-time object detection system that can detect objects with 96% accuracy.  The post Researchers develop AV object detection system with 96% accuracy appeared first on The Robot Report.

Mobile robot shipments increased by 53% in 2022

December 15th, 2022 |

Interact Analysis’ forecast for revenue growth in the mobile robot market. | Source: Interact Analysis Interact Analysis released its latest report on growth in the mobile robot market, which includes sales of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). According to its analysis, the mobile robot market saw a 53% increase in mobile […]

Watch William Shatner discuss the future of robotics in 1984

November 30th, 2022 |
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In a science documentary from 1984, which recently began generating buzz online, actor William Shatner discusses recent advances in robotics and the future of the industry.  The post Watch William Shatner discuss the future of robotics in 1984 appeared first on The Robot Report.

CMU researchers teach robots to do chores by watching humans

November 29th, 2022 |
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have developed a learning method for robots that allows them to perform household tasks after watching a person do them just once

A research team from Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) School of Computer Science has developed a new method for robots to learn called WHIRL, which stands for In-the-Wild Human Imitating Robot Learning.  The post CMU researchers teach robots to do chores by watching humans appeared first on The Robot Report.

Watch researchers use dead spiders as robotic grippers

November 28th, 2022 |
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Well, here’s something you don’t see everyday. Engineers at Rice University are turning dead spiders into mechanical grippers. The dead wolf spiders are being tested to show they can reliably lift more than 130% of their own body weight. The researchers said this is the first step toward a novel area of research they call […]

This robotic beehive wants to save the bees

November 25th, 2022 |

Every year, around 35% of all bee colonies on the planet collapse, according to Beewise CEO Saar Safra. This is a phenomenon called colony collapse disorder, and it occurs when worker bees abandon the colony and queen. Stopping this decline is crucial. Seventy five percent of all fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts we consume relies […]

Next-gen Ingenuity Helicopters will have robotic arms

November 23rd, 2022 |

NASA is swapping out its Sample Fetch Rover for two drones, similar to the Ingenuity Helicopter, to serve as backups to the Perseverance Rover in the Mars sample return campaign.  The sample return campaign begins with the Perseverance Rover, which has already been on Mars for over a year and, at press time, had sealed […]