Robots that look human are more appealing to people, but only up to a point. That effect is called the uncanny valley. Researchers dig into what's going on.
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AI, robots and other technologies could transform farming – for worse as well as for better.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
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Today's robots primarily get by with vision and touch. Giving them another sense, hearing, improves robot perception, researchers find.
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Batteries that can conform to the shape of a robot's body double as protection and far more efficient energy storage could pave the way for new bots.
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Socially assistive robots interact with people and can do chores, help in health care, and offer emotional support. Will the pandemic make them catch on?
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The overwhelming ‘Whiteness’ of artificial intelligence – from stock images and cinematic robots to the dialects of virtual assistants – removes people of
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Kitchen robots can do a lot of things but picking up a clear or shiny object remains the things of robot nightmares. A color camera may solve the problem.
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Origami has inpsired a new kind of microbot that can fold itself. It could be useful in fields like medical equipment and infrastructure sensing.
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New research examines how people articulate their sadness when a robot "dies," such as NASA's Opportunity rover.
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Researchers gave a new robot a "brain", human-like "skin," and vision sensors. The result? A much smarter robot.
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