Robotic scientists could speed up scientific discovery, while human scientists work from home, developers say.
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A team of engineers have trained a robot to prepare an omelette, all the way from cracking the eggs to plating the finished dish, and refined the ‘chef’s’ culinary skills to produce a reliable dish that actually tastes good.
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Computerized systems that automatically determine whether a pitch is a ball or strike promise to make umpiring more accurate, but at what price?
June 1, 2020 • ~9 min
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In a pair of papers from MIT CSAIL, two teams enable better sense and perception for soft robotic grippers.
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A high-tech twist on an old idea – running on springs – could give human-powered movement its biggest boost in more than a century.
May 15, 2020 • ~7 min
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New paper argues the Spinosaurus was aquatic, and powered by predatory tail.
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CSAIL's Conduct-A-Bot system uses muscle signals to cue a drone’s movement, enabling more natural human-robot communication.
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Robots are helping health care workers and public safety officials more safely and quickly treat coronavirus patients and contain the pandemic. They have something in common: They're tried and tested.
April 22, 2020 • ~10 min
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Pedestrians are wary of autonomous cars, but they trust traffic lights. Researchers suggest driverless cars could communicate directly with the signals to make their own actions more predictable.
April 21, 2020 • ~6 min
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By observing humans, robots learn to perform complex tasks, such as setting a table.
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