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 […]
As Covid-19 has made it necessary for people to keep their distance from each other, robots are stepping in to fill essential roles, such as sanitizing warehouses and hospitals, ferrying test samples to laboratories, and serving as telemedicine avatars. There are signs that people may be increasingly receptive to robotic help, preferring, at least hypothetically, […]
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.
In live animal models, Purdue University engineers have demonstrated that a rectangular robot as small as a few human hairs can fly across a colon by doing back flips. Why the flips in the back? Since the aim is to use these robots to transport drugs to humans who have rough terrain on their colons […]
Hearing the word ‘robot’ conjures up visions of rigid, metallic structures for many individuals. When it comes to popular robots featuring in Japanese animations such as “Gundam,” “Astro Boy,” and “Mazinger Z,” as well as industrial robots working in factories, this association is strong. Nevertheless, the research of Lecturer Ryuma Niiyama concerns “soft” robots that […]
Neocis, a start-up in dental robotics, closed a $70 million funding round today. With a focus on expanding its customer base and recruiting fresh employees , the company plans to use the capital to foster growth. Estimates say that since 2000, more than 6 million cardiovascular, neurological, and orthopedic operations have used surgical robots, depending […]