Endless block and stair training gets you somewhere. Send in the robot army. A virtual army of 4,000 doglike robots was used to train an algorithm capable of enhancing the legwork of real-world robots, according to an initial report from Wired. And new tricks learned in the simulation could soon see execution in a neighborhood near you.
Autonomous functions for robots, such as spontaneity, are highly sought after. Many control mechanisms for autonomous robots are inspired by the functions of animals, including humans. Roboticists often design robot behaviors using predefined modules and control methodologies, which makes them task-specific, limiting their flexibility. Researchers offer an alternative machine learning-based method for designing spontaneous behaviors […]
There are widely sought after autonomous roles for robots, such as spontaneity. The functions of animals including humans, motivate many control mechanisms for autonomous robots. Using predefined modules and control methodologies, roboticists frequently design robot behaviors, which makes them task-specific, restricting their versatility. Researchers propose an alternative approach based on machine learning for designing random […]
When you hear the term “killer robots,” there’s a good chance you think about The Terminator or I, Robot, or some other dramatic interpretation of the concept. But despite the fact that Hollywood loves to cast killer robots as a far-fetched technology that only exists in a dystopian future, autonomous weapons already exist in the real world — and they’re rapidly becoming more common in battlefields across the globe.
Johns Hopkins University computer scientists taught a robot how to teach itself some new tricks, including stacking bricks, with a conditioning method typically used to teach dogs to sit and stay. The robot, called Spot, was able to learn in days what usually takes a month with the technique. The team significantly enhanced the robot […]
Scholarship has illustrated cases of AI opacity and lack of explainability, design choices that result in bias, negative impacts on personal well-being and social interactions, and changes in power dynamics between individuals, corporations, and the state, contributing to rising inequalities. Whether AI is developed and used in good or harmful ways will depend in large part on the legal frameworks governing and regulating it.
Will my work be taken up by robots? Numerous memes and blogs have been inspired by this issue and were even a focus of the U.S. presidential campaign. As a technology entrepreneur and as someone who leads a team of extraordinary people, it is something that I always think about. Progress is an irresistible force, […]
Miso Robotics today announced that its newest kitchen robot, Flippy Robot-on-a-Rail (ROAR), is now commercially available. The final design, which can cook up to 19 food items, mounts the robot on a recessed overhead rail to avoid interfering with human staff. On the backend, improvements to ChefUI, Miso’s software, aim to assist staff with workflows […]
The soft-sensitive finger robotic gripper built at MIT can handle cables with unparalleled dexterity. Manipulating small , flexible items like chains, wires, or cables can be difficult for humans. But if these problems are difficult for humans, then for robots they are almost impossible. As a cable slides between the fingers, its form changes constantly, […]
Robot dogs enter the US Air Force for big exercise, may be ‘essential to next-generation warfare’. The robot dogs — four-legged, headless, mechanical creatures — were made to exit an aircraft and look for signs of danger at Nellis Air Force Base in the US state of Nevada. At Nellis Air Force Base in the […]