robotics

Video Friday: Watch Robots Make a Crepe and Twist the Perfect Pretzel

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Soft Exosuit Makes Walking and Running Easier Than Ever

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How Robotics Teams Prepared for DARPA’s SubT Challenge

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DARPA Subterranean Challenge: Tunnel Circuit Preview

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Robot Made of Clay Can Sculpt Its Own Body

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Video Friday: This Wearable Robotic Tail Will Improve Your Balance

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Disney Research Makes Dynamic Robots Less Wiggly, More Lifelike

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Drone X Challenge 2020

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Syntiant AI Chip Means Alexa Wakes Up for Small-Battery Systems

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CookieBot Is a Humanoid Robot Armed With a Frosting Gun

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Stretchy Wearable Patch Allows Two-Way Communication With Robots

Gif: Cunjiang Yu/IEEE Spectrum Advertisement Editor’s Picks This Wearable Digital Display Just Sticks On Your Skin Artificial Skin Can Feel and Heal A Temporary Tattoo That Senses Through Your Skin Engineers at the University of Houston are trying to make the melding of humans and machines a little easier on the humans. They’ve developed an easy-to-manufacture flexible electronics patch that, when attached to a human, translates the person’s motion and other commands to a robot and receives temperature feedback from the robot. Led by University of Houston assistant professor Cunjiang Yu, the team developed transistors, RRAM memory cells, strain sensors, UV-light detectors, temperature sensors, and heaters all using the same set of materials in a low-temperature manufacturing process. They ...

Video Friday: Kiki Is a New Social Robot Created by Two Ex-Googlers

Photo: Zoetic AI Meet Kiki, an AI robot sidekick now on Kickstarter. Advertisement Editor’s Picks Jibo Is as Good as Social Robots Get. But Is That Good Enough? Anki, Jibo, and Kuri: What We Can Learn from Social Robots That Didn’t Make It How Aldebaran Robotics Built Its Friendly Humanoid Robot, Pepper Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here’s what we have so far (send us your events!): DARPA SubT Tunnel Circuit – August 15-22, 2019 – Pittsburgh, Pa., USA IEEE Africon 2019 – September 25-27, 2019 – Accra, Ghana ISRR 2019 – October 6-10, 2019 – Hanoi, Vietnam Ro-Man 2019 – October 14-18, 2019 – New Delhi, India Humanoids 201...