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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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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"We have created a low-power, low-weight, wireless camera system that can capture a first-person view of what's happening from an actual live insect..."
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A new drone can pull off acrobatic maneuvers like barrel rolls or loops. More than just looking cool, it could be a step to autonomous flying robots.
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