MIT Developing a Flying Car

MIT Developing a Flying Car

Jun 27, 2017 @ 05:46 | By Rachel Gordon | MIT News | CSAIL team’s system of quadcopters that fly and drive suggest another approach to developing flying cars. Being able to both walk and take flight is typical in nature — many birds, insects, and other animals can do both. If we could program […]

Moisture-Responsive ‘Robots’ Crawl with No External Power Source

Moisture-Responsive ‘Robots’ Crawl with No External Power Source

Jun 27, 2017 @ 05:24 | The Optical Society researchers have used a camera flash and graphene oxide, smart materials to create a crawler robot  which move in response to changes in humidity. Using an off-the-shelf camera flash, researchers turned an ordinary sheet of graphene oxide into a material that bends when exposed to moisture. They […]

Hitchbot Creators to Study How Artificial Intelligence and Robots can Help Patients

Hitchbot Creators to Study How Artificial Intelligence and Robots can Help Patients

Jun 23, 2017 @ 12:35 | Research project to explore how artificial intelligence impacts behavioural change. McMaster and Ryerson universities today announced the Smart Robots for Health Communication project, a joint research initiative designed to introduce social robotics and artificial intelligence into clinical health care. With the help of external,Softbank’s humanoid robot Pepper and IBM […]

Laser-targeting A.I. Yields More Mars Science

Laser-targeting A.I. Yields More Mars Science

Jun 22, 2017 @ 05:00 | Artificial intelligence is changing how we study Mars. A.I. software on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has helped it zap dozens of laser targets on the Red Planet this past year, becoming a frequent science tool when the ground team was out of contact with the spacecraft. This same software […]

RE2 Robotics Receives Air Force Funding to Develop Robotic Pilot for Autonomous Aircraft

RE2 Robotics Receives Air Force Funding to Develop Robotic Pilot for Autonomous Aircraft

Jun 21, 2017 @ 19:31 | RE2 Robotics announced today that the Company was selected by the Air Force to develop a drop-in robotic system to rapidly convert a variety of traditionally manned aircraft to robotically piloted, autonomous aircraft under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. This robotic system, named “Common Aircraft Retrofit for […]

Intelligent Underground Robot for Urban Environments is Designed

Intelligent Underground Robot for Urban Environments is Designed

Jun 21, 2017 @ 18:57 | Researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) are leading the implementation of a new kind of autonomous underground robot with intelligent navigation for urban environments. The system, developed within the framework of the European research project BADGER, aims to become a model for excavation technologies because of its […]

Robots Offer the Elderly a Helping Hand

Robots Offer the Elderly a Helping Hand

By Helen Massy-Beresford |  Jun 21, 2017 @ 18:28 | Everybody needs a helping hand when they get older – but in years to come that helping hand may be attached to a robotic arm. Low birth rates and higher life expectancies mean that those over 65 years old now will account for 28.7 % […]

X-Ray Eyes in The Sky: 3D Through-Wall Imaging With Drones and Wifi

X-Ray Eyes in The Sky: 3D Through-Wall Imaging With Drones and Wifi

By Sonia Fernandez |Jun 20, 2017 @ 05:38 | University of California, Santa Barbara researchers have proposed a new method for 3D through-wall imaging that utilizes drones and WiFi. Researchers at UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi’s lab have given the first demonstration of three-dimensional imaging of objects through walls using ordinary wireless signal. The […]