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'PigeonBot' brings aircraft closer to feathered-flight

Since the dawn of the aviation era, inventors have strived to build aircraft that fly as nimbly as birds, whose morphable wings allow for faster, tighter turns and more efficient gliding.

Robotics

Designing better nursing care with robots

Robots are becoming an increasingly important part of human care, according to researchers based in Japan. To help improve the safety and efficacy of robotic care, the scientists have developed a control method that could ...

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CES Gadget Show: Pizza from robots, underwater scooters

Robots were front and center at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas. One even made pizza.

Consumer & Gadgets

From exoskeletons to education at CES

Exoskeletons to give wearers super-human strength and games to playfully teach children software skills for coding—such innovations were on display at the Consumer Electronics Show this week.

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Can sea star movement inspire better robots?

Have you ever seen a sea star move? To many of us, sea star seem motionless, like a rock on the ocean's floor, but in actuality, they have hundreds of tube feet attached to their underbelly. These feet stretch and contract ...

Business

Croydon-based robot maker Macron Dynamics needs workers

Even this deep into the national economic boom, little Macron Dynamics in scuffed-up Croydon plans to double its plant capacity and hire 20 more people. That is, if it can find the right building and workers for its $18-an-hour ...

Consumer & Gadgets

CES 2020: 4 cool gadgets that already caught our attention

Augmented-reality software that makes you actually want to work out. A device that prints real-ish temporary tattoos in seconds. A TV screen that rotates like your smartphone. And a robot that just wants to be loved.

Robotics

Robotic trunk support assists those with spinal cord injury

Spinal cord injuries (SCI) can cause devastating damage, including loss of mobility and sensation. Every year, there are an estimated 17,000 new SCIs in the US alone, a rate higher than in most regions of the world. In addition, ...

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AVID: a framework to enhance imitation learning in robots

In recent years, research teams worldwide have been using reinforcement learning (RL) to teach robots how to complete a variety of tasks. Training these algorithms, however, can be very challenging, as it also requires substantial ...