Robotics

Google makes robots smarter by teaching them about their limitations – TechCrunch

If you’ve used a smart voice assistant such as Alexa, Siri and whatever-Google’s-smart-assistant-is-called, you’ll probably have noticed that the tech is getting smarter every day. Google can wait on hold for you, Siri can speak in a gender-neutral voice and Alexa can read you bedtime stories in your dead grandmother’s voice. Robotics is evolving in …

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Datanomix and Flexxbotics Automate Production Monitoring for Universal Robots

Metrology Datanomix and Flexxbotics Automate Production Monitoring for Universal Robots Precision manufacturers can monitor Universal Robots in real time and over time Published: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 – 11:58 (Datanomix: Nashua, NH) — Datanomix, maker of the industry’s only automated production intelligence software platform, announced support for monitoring Universal Robots for real-time visibility into robot …

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Hernia surgery won’t sideline you for weeks, and here’s why

“Hernia” and “surgery” may sound like two scary words, but if you ask Sanford Health surgeon Joshua Knudson, MD, they don’t have to be. In fact, Dr. Knudson, who operates out of Bismarck, North Dakota, specializes in minimally invasive and robotic surgeries. If you’re unfamiliar with the term “minimally invasive,” it essentially means small incisions …

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Russian Cosmonauts Install a Robotic Arm Outside the ISS

Cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev outside the ISS on April 28, 2022 to activate the European robotic arm. photo: NASA Two Russian cosmonauts are preparing to venture outside of the International Space Station to continue setting up a giant robotic arm, despite recent threats from Roscosmos to withhold access to the handy machine. The …

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Google wants to help robots understand us better through natural language

What you need to know Google Research and Everyday Robots join hands to create new robotics algorithm PaLm-SayCan. The new efforts should assist robots in better understanding humans through language via voice or text. The companies are also using “chain of thought prompting” to help robots understand a task and the tools to complete it. …

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Russia’s ‘Fake’ Robot Gun Dog — And The Real Armed Robots

One of the unexpected stars of Russia’s Army-22 trade show was a robot dog dressed as a ninja and carrying an RPG-26 rocket launcher. However, the Twittersphere quickly spotted that the outfit looked like an attempt to conceal a Go-1 robot made by Chinese company Unitree, and the robodog killer was quickly labeled as a …

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Trojans Win Student Design Contest with Autonomous Robots that ‘Learn’ – USC Viterbi

The students’ research imagines a future where rovers could work in teams on remote planets far from home. Photo/iStock. What if a team of rovers could scour the landscape of an alien planet for water or signs of life completely autonomously, millions of miles from Earth? Four USC Viterbi students’ award-winning research imagines a near …

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Data science, technology, AI coalesces in the field of plant robotics | National News

ATHENS — Say hello to Watson. A four-wheeled, phenotyping robot that operates autonomously or under human control, Watson is taking shape in Changying “Charlie” Li’s lab at the Phenomics and Plant Robotics Center on the University of Georgia’s Athens campus in collaboration with researchers in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Watson’s progress highlights …

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Astronauts Study Skin Healing; Cosmonauts Ready for Robotic Arm Spacewalk – Space Station

The European robotic arm extends out from the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module during a mobility test. The Expedition 67 crew split up today with the astronauts studying wound healing techniques and the cosmonauts preparing for a spacewalk to prepare a new robotic arm for operations. A US space freighter has also been given the “go” …

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