Helping robots avoid collisions

Realtime Robotics has created a controller that helps robots safely move around on the fly.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: robotics machine-learning startups manufacturing research school-of-engineering innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail computer-vision

Robot takes contact-free measurements of patients’ vital signs

Mobile system could reduce health care workers’ exposure to Covid-19 virus.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 31, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: robotics medicine covid-19 pandemic research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering computer-vision health-science-and-technology

Robot boat completes three-week Atlantic mission

A UK uncrewed ocean-going vessel provides a glimpse of the future of robotic maritime operations.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Aug. 14, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: robotics earth-science oceans european-space-agency plymouth

Robots go their own way deep in the ocean

Firms are building robots that can survey the seabed and underwater structures without human help.

By Ben Morris • bbcnews
Aug. 13, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: robotics artificial-intelligence wind-power renewable-energy drones

New US postage stamp highlights MIT research

For the robotics category in a new series celebrating innovation, the USPS chose the bionic prosthesis designed and built by the Media Lab's Biomechatronics group.

Alexandra Kahn | MIT Media Lab • mit
Aug. 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: robotics research prosthetics assistive-technology media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning alumniae faculty technology-and-society history-of-mit

Beetle-mounted camera streams insect adventures

Researchers have developed a tiny lightweight video camera that can be carried by a beetle.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 17, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: robotics insects

Letting robots manipulate cables

Robotic gripper with soft sensitive fingers developed at MIT CSAIL can handle cables with unprecedented dexterity.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
July 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: robotics artificial-intelligence robots research sensors school-of-engineering algorithms computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing distributed-robotics-laboratory

Robotic scientists will 'speed up discovery'

Robotic scientists could speed up scientific discovery, while human scientists work from home, developers say.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
July 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags:  robotics  chemistry

A good egg: robot chef trained to make omelettes

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.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 1, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  robot  robotics  engineering  artificial-intelligence  food

Robo-umps are coming to Major League Baseball, and the game will never be the same

Computerized systems that automatically determine whether a pitch is a ball or strike promise to make umpiring more accurate, but at what price?

Rayvon Fouché, Professor of American Studies, Purdue University • conversation
June 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: robotics technology sports computer-vision baseball major-league-baseball sports-fans umpire

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