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Pictionary playing AI

Pictionary playing AI

The world's first AI system that can play a Pictionary-style drawing and guessing game collaboratively with a human partner. Unlike automated players in board games like chess or Go, AI2's player communicates using pictures, phrases, and concepts to bring AI game-playing a step closer to the real world.
Robotics Research
Feb 20, 2019
Boeing wins US$43 million contract for Orca robotic super subs

Boeing wins US$43 million contract for Orca robotic super subs

The Navy awarded Boeing a $43-million contract to build four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles that will become multi-mission for the service.
Robotics Research
Feb 19, 2019
IDTechEx TV$39.6 million contract for Black Hornet drones

$39.6 million contract for Black Hornet drones

FLIR Systems Inc has been awarded a $39.6 Million order to deliver FLIR Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems in support of the United States Army. The highly capable nano-unmanned aerial vehicle systems delivered under this contract will support platoon and small unit level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as part of the Soldier Borne Sensor Program.
Robotics Research
Feb 18, 2019
Asteroid samples collected by swarming robots

Asteroid samples collected by swarming robots

Designed for a mission to water-rich asteroids (Carbonaceous Chondrites), Honeybee Robotics' Spider Water Extraction System is a spacecraft that drills and acquires icy soil samples, extracts the water for later use, and disposes dry soil to prepare for another round of sample collection.
Robotics Research
Feb 15, 2019
Johnson & Johnson $3.4 billion in cash for Auris surgical robots

Johnson & Johnson $3.4 billion in cash for Auris surgical robots

Johnson & Johnson announced that Ethicon Inc entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Auris Health Inc for approximately $3.4 billion in cash.
Robotics Research
Feb 13, 2019
King salmon automated fish bone removal

King salmon automated fish bone removal

A new partnership to automate removal of fish bones from New Zealand's highly prized King Salmon.
Robotics Research
Feb 12, 2019
IDTechEx TVGummy-like robots that could help prevent disease

Gummy-like robots that could help prevent disease

Scientists have developed microscopic, hydrogel-based muscles that can manipulate and mechanically stimulate biological tissue. These soft, biocompatible robots could be used for targeted therapy and to help diagnose and prevent disease.
Robotics Research
Feb 11, 2019
New design improves firefighting robots

New design improves firefighting robots

A new design in firefighting robots, already successfully tested in the field, could make firefighters' jobs less dangerous and address one of the biggest challenges with firefighting robots - the ability to maneuver in a burning structure.
Robotics Research
Feb 8, 2019
3D printed tires and shoes that self-repair

3D printed tires and shoes that self-repair

Instead of throwing away your broken boots or cracked toys, why not let them fix themselves? Researchers have developed 3D-printed rubber materials that can do just that.
Robotics Research
Feb 7, 2019
Marine robots take calculated risks

Marine robots take calculated risks

Algorithm could help autonomous underwater vehicles explore risky but scientifically-rewarding environments.
Robotics Research
Feb 6, 2019
IDTechEx Show! Agenda Live: Connecting Brands & Emerging Technologies

IDTechEx Show! Agenda Live: Connecting Brands & Emerging Technologies

The IDTechEx Show! on April 10-11 in Berlin brings together eight key disruptive technologies and their customers at one venue.
Robotics Research
Feb 6, 2019
IDTechEx TVRobots that care

Robots that care

Robots that care, with increased cognitive abilities. Robots able to perceive their environment, understand it, respond and behave appropriately and navigate autonomously. Robots that can assist patients and support the work of nurses and doctors in hospitals. This is what Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe aims to do within the course of a partnership.
Robotics Research
Feb 5, 2019
Smart Cities Without Infrastructure

Smart Cities Without Infrastructure

A large proportion of the cost, disruption, pollution and exposure to natural disasters in a city would be eliminated if there were no infrastructure.
Robotics Research
Feb 5, 2019
A step closer to self aware machines

A step closer to self aware machines

Robots that are self-aware have been science fiction fodder for decades, and now we may finally be getting closer. Humans are unique in being able to imagine themselves—to picture themselves in future scenarios. Humans can also learn by revisiting past experiences and reflecting on what went right or wrong. While humans and animals acquire and adapt their self-image over their lifetime, most robots still learn using human-provided…
Robotics Research
Feb 4, 2019
IDTechEx TVAircraft-inspecting suction robot successfully trialled

Aircraft-inspecting suction robot successfully trialled

A prototype robot that uses intense suction to climb around the outside of aircraft and inspect them for damage has successfully been trialled.
Robotics Research
Feb 1, 2019
Drones rid island of rat plague

Drones rid island of rat plague

The Ministry of Environment through the Directorate of the Galápagos National Park together with the NGO Island Conservation started eradicating invasive rodents from North Seymour Island and the Mosquera Islet in January 2019. These islands are important tourism and seabird nesting sites for species such as frigate birds and swallow-tailed gulls, which are the only nocturnal gull on the planet.
Robotics Research
Jan 31, 2019
IDTechEx TVTendril-like soft robot is able to climb

Tendril-like soft robot is able to climb

Researchers obtained the first soft robot mimicking plant tendrils: it is able to curl and climb, using the same physical principles determining water transport in plants.
Robotics Research
Jan 30, 2019
Identifying artificial intelligence "blind spots"

Identifying artificial intelligence "blind spots"

A novel model developed by MIT and Microsoft researchers identifies instances in which autonomous systems have "learned" from training examples that don't match what's actually happening in the real world. Engineers could use this model to improve the safety of artificial intelligence systems, such as driverless vehicles and autonomous robots.
Robotics Research
Jan 29, 2019
A robot that can walk and fly

A robot that can walk and fly

The robot is known as LEONARDO, an acronym for LEg ON Aerial Robotic DrOne, or Leo for short. It has a capability most robots these days just don't have: It can both walk and fly.
Robotics Research
Jan 28, 2019
3D printed soft mesh robots created

3D printed soft mesh robots created

Researchers have created 3D-printed flexible mesh structures that can be controlled with applied magnetic fields while floating on water. The structures can grab small objects and carry water droplets, giving them the potential to be useful as soft robots that mimic creatures living on water surfaces or that can serve as tissue scaffolds for cell cultures.
Robotics Research
Jan 25, 2019
IDTechEx TVAmazon tests Scout delivery system

Amazon tests Scout delivery system

Amazonhave been hard at work developing a new, fully-electric delivery system - Amazon Scout - designed to safely get packages to customers using autonomous delivery devices. These devices were created by Amazon, are the size of a small cooler, and roll along sidewalks at a walking pace.
Robotics Research
Feb 20, 2019
Boeing wins US$43 million contract for Orca robotic super subs

Boeing wins US$43 million contract for Orca robotic super subs

The Navy awarded Boeing a $43-million contract to build four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles that will become multi-mission for the service.
Robotics Research
Feb 18, 2019
Asteroid samples collected by swarming robots

Asteroid samples collected by swarming robots

Designed for a mission to water-rich asteroids (Carbonaceous Chondrites), Honeybee Robotics' Spider Water Extraction System is a spacecraft that drills and acquires icy soil samples, extracts the water for later use, and disposes dry soil to prepare for another round of sample collection.
Robotics Research
Feb 13, 2019
King salmon automated fish bone removal

King salmon automated fish bone removal

A new partnership to automate removal of fish bones from New Zealand's highly prized King Salmon.
Robotics Research
Feb 11, 2019
New design improves firefighting robots

New design improves firefighting robots

A new design in firefighting robots, already successfully tested in the field, could make firefighters' jobs less dangerous and address one of the biggest challenges with firefighting robots - the ability to maneuver in a burning structure.
Robotics Research
Feb 7, 2019
Marine robots take calculated risks

Marine robots take calculated risks

Algorithm could help autonomous underwater vehicles explore risky but scientifically-rewarding environments.
Robotics Research
Feb 6, 2019
IDTechEx TVRobots that care

Robots that care

Robots that care, with increased cognitive abilities. Robots able to perceive their environment, understand it, respond and behave appropriately and navigate autonomously. Robots that can assist patients and support the work of nurses and doctors in hospitals. This is what Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe aims to do within the course of a partnership.
Robotics Research
Feb 5, 2019
A step closer to self aware machines

A step closer to self aware machines

Robots that are self-aware have been science fiction fodder for decades, and now we may finally be getting closer. Humans are unique in being able to imagine themselves—to picture themselves in future scenarios. Humans can also learn by revisiting past experiences and reflecting on what went right or wrong. While humans and animals acquire and adapt their self-image over their lifetime, most robots still learn using human-provided…
Robotics Research
Feb 1, 2019
Drones rid island of rat plague

Drones rid island of rat plague

The Ministry of Environment through the Directorate of the Galápagos National Park together with the NGO Island Conservation started eradicating invasive rodents from North Seymour Island and the Mosquera Islet in January 2019. These islands are important tourism and seabird nesting sites for species such as frigate birds and swallow-tailed gulls, which are the only nocturnal gull on the planet.
Robotics Research
Jan 30, 2019
Identifying artificial intelligence "blind spots"

Identifying artificial intelligence "blind spots"

A novel model developed by MIT and Microsoft researchers identifies instances in which autonomous systems have "learned" from training examples that don't match what's actually happening in the real world. Engineers could use this model to improve the safety of artificial intelligence systems, such as driverless vehicles and autonomous robots.
Robotics Research
Jan 28, 2019
3D printed soft mesh robots created

3D printed soft mesh robots created

Researchers have created 3D-printed flexible mesh structures that can be controlled with applied magnetic fields while floating on water. The structures can grab small objects and carry water droplets, giving them the potential to be useful as soft robots that mimic creatures living on water surfaces or that can serve as tissue scaffolds for cell cultures.
Robotics Research
Feb 19, 2019
IDTechEx TV$39.6 million contract for Black Hornet drones

$39.6 million contract for Black Hornet drones

FLIR Systems Inc has been awarded a $39.6 Million order to deliver FLIR Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems in support of the United States Army. The highly capable nano-unmanned aerial vehicle systems delivered under this contract will support platoon and small unit level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as part of the Soldier Borne Sensor Program.
Robotics Research
Feb 15, 2019
Johnson & Johnson $3.4 billion in cash for Auris surgical robots

Johnson & Johnson $3.4 billion in cash for Auris surgical robots

Johnson & Johnson announced that Ethicon Inc entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Auris Health Inc for approximately $3.4 billion in cash.
Robotics Research
Feb 12, 2019
IDTechEx TVGummy-like robots that could help prevent disease

Gummy-like robots that could help prevent disease

Scientists have developed microscopic, hydrogel-based muscles that can manipulate and mechanically stimulate biological tissue. These soft, biocompatible robots could be used for targeted therapy and to help diagnose and prevent disease.
Robotics Research
Feb 8, 2019
3D printed tires and shoes that self-repair

3D printed tires and shoes that self-repair

Instead of throwing away your broken boots or cracked toys, why not let them fix themselves? Researchers have developed 3D-printed rubber materials that can do just that.
Robotics Research
Feb 6, 2019
IDTechEx Show! Agenda Live: Connecting Brands & Emerging Technologies

IDTechEx Show! Agenda Live: Connecting Brands & Emerging Technologies

The IDTechEx Show! on April 10-11 in Berlin brings together eight key disruptive technologies and their customers at one venue.
Robotics Research
Feb 5, 2019
Smart Cities Without Infrastructure

Smart Cities Without Infrastructure

A large proportion of the cost, disruption, pollution and exposure to natural disasters in a city would be eliminated if there were no infrastructure.
Robotics Research
Feb 4, 2019
IDTechEx TVAircraft-inspecting suction robot successfully trialled

Aircraft-inspecting suction robot successfully trialled

A prototype robot that uses intense suction to climb around the outside of aircraft and inspect them for damage has successfully been trialled.
Robotics Research
Jan 31, 2019
IDTechEx TVTendril-like soft robot is able to climb

Tendril-like soft robot is able to climb

Researchers obtained the first soft robot mimicking plant tendrils: it is able to curl and climb, using the same physical principles determining water transport in plants.
Robotics Research
Jan 29, 2019
A robot that can walk and fly

A robot that can walk and fly

The robot is known as LEONARDO, an acronym for LEg ON Aerial Robotic DrOne, or Leo for short. It has a capability most robots these days just don't have: It can both walk and fly.
Robotics Research
Jan 25, 2019
IDTechEx TVAmazon tests Scout delivery system

Amazon tests Scout delivery system

Amazonhave been hard at work developing a new, fully-electric delivery system - Amazon Scout - designed to safely get packages to customers using autonomous delivery devices. These devices were created by Amazon, are the size of a small cooler, and roll along sidewalks at a walking pace.