Posts tagged robotics
Precognitive Robot Knows Your Wants And Needs Before You Do

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a robot that is capable of accurately predicting when you need help, and providing assistance with tasks.  Using a Kinect sensor, the robot uses a database of 120 videos to analyse and understand your movements.  With this knowledge, it can then help you perform key tasks such as taking your medicine, making a meal, or stacking objects.

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Researchers Build Robots Capable Of Evolution

A team of researchers have designed a program that allows robots to actually evolve, building themselves out of cubes of virtual muscles and bones.  This simulated chain of evolution makes for a remarkable discovery in robotics that, much like Skynet, has very well doomed us all.

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Flying Drone Fitted With Terrifying Eagle Claw To Snatch Victims At High Speed

Researchers from the University of Pennysylvania have developed a bird-like claw, and attached it to a unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).  This enables the flying drone to pick up objects at a high speed, heavily inspired by how an eagle uses its talons to grab prey.  We just took one terrifying-yet-awesome step closer to flying robots snatching humans off the street.

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Terrifying 'BigDog' Robot Sports Herculean Throwing Arm To Doom Us All

 

Meet BigDog, a horrific robotic crab-like abomination with wires and cables protruding from its metal skeleton like something straight out of your most eldritch nightmares. This rough-terran "mule" robot is terrifying enough to look at, but now, with the addition of a front-mounted arm, it can throw a cinder block at your face the way us weak, fleshy humans would fling a tennis ball.

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Robot Driven By A Moth. Scientists One Step Closer To Lifelike Automatons

A team of scientists at the University of Tokyo have created a two-wheeled robot, which was driven by male silkmoths in pursuit of a female moth pheromone.  This has been done to study and apply the moth's tracking skills, furthering the scientific pursuit towards autonomous robots that mimic life.

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