1. Darunion

    Man dies after being crushed by thousands of wheels of cheese

    Man dies after being crushed by thousands of wheels of cheese An Italian cheesemaker died on Sunday after being crushed by thousands of rounds of Grana Padano cheese in the aging room of his factory in Bergamo, northern Italy, local authorities said. Giacomo Chiapparini, 74, had entered the...
  2. cageymaru

    MIT Has Developed a Four-Legged Robot That Can Do a Backflip

    MIT has announced that its new mini cheetah robot is the first four-legged robot to do a backflip. It weighs in at 20 pounds and can quickly right itself if kicked over. The robot is capable of walking upside down, or right-side up and navigates uneven terrain with absolute ease. The modular...
  3. cageymaru

    Columbia Engineering Researchers Create a Self-Aware Robot

    Columbia Engineering researchers have used deep learning, a machine learning (ML) technique, to teach a robot to become self-aware. A four-degree-of-freedom articulated robotic arm moved randomly and collected data from one thousand trajectories, each comprising of one hundred points. The...
  4. cageymaru

    Watch Robots and Humans Work Together to Create the 2019 Ford Ranger

    Cars BOOM on YouTube has released a video documenting 2019 Ford Ranger production at its Michigan assembly plant. Watch man and machine work together to create vehicles for this iconic American brand. Ranger production is underway at Michigan Assembly Plant. The truck arrives at dealers...
  5. cageymaru

    Robots Command Humans to Cleanup Spills in Grocery Stores

    Lidar equipped robots called "Marty" from Ahold Delhaize are now being deployed in the USA to count inventory, detect spills and summon human employees over to clean up the mess. These autonomous robots are equipped with 8 cameras and are monitored by employees in foreign countries who will...
  6. cageymaru

    An Active Robot Is a Healthy Robot

    Robugtix has released a teaser video for its "Z6" portable and foldable robot. In this video, Z6 shows how it stays in shape to maintain peak performance at all times. Meet Z6, the portable and foldable robot for use in professional environments. With a very compact form factor, this robot can...
  7. cageymaru

    Kiwibot Self Destructs in Spectacular Fashion on the UC Berkeley Campus

    A Kiwibot food delivery robot has self-destructed on the UC Berkeley campus as onlookers expressed grief for the meal that could have been (Warning language in the video). Sasha Latsenia, head of product at Kiwi explained that the robot was accidentally outfitted with a defective battery during...
  8. cageymaru

    Factory Worker Is Impaled by 10 Steel Spikes from a Robot Arm

    A robot arm malfunctioned and impaled a porcelain factory worker in China (Warning - Graphic Images). Zhuzhou Liling was working the night shift when disaster struck and the robot arm suddenly fell on him. This left him with 10 steel nails impaled into his body that were 12" long and 5/8" in...
  9. cageymaru

    Robots Replace Waiters at the 'Robot.He' Restaurant in Shanghai

    Robots have completely replaced waiters at a high tech seafood restaurant in Shanghai. 'Robot.He' is owned by Alibaba and features ordering by smartphone. After ordering, it is a simple matter to just wait for your food to arrive by robot. The restaurant manager says, "the efficiency of robot...
  10. cageymaru

    NVIDIA Is Using Reinforcement Learning Algorithms to Train A.I. Robots Simultaneously

    A team of researchers at NVIDIA have developed a GPU-accelerated reinforcement learning simulator using just one NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU and a CPU core. The research team was able to train the AI to complete human-like tasks such as running in less than 20 minutes. The simulator can support...
  11. cageymaru

    Some Citizens Are Concerned About New Robotic Patrols in NYC

    New York City has begun experimenting with allowing robots to patrol areas. Rosie the robot has 5 cameras, thermal imaging, artificial intelligence, self-driving car technology, analytics and is directly connected to law enforcement. Her job is to observe people walking on the streets, record...
  12. cageymaru

    Liven up the Office with UpTown Spot

    Boston Dynamics has released a fun "UpTown Spot" robot video to liven up your office today.
  13. AlphaAtlas

    Meltin is Making Robotic Avatars for Space Work

    IEEE Spectrum reports that the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, along with several other companies, are working with ANA to pursue the Avatar XPRIZE. The goal is to build robotic, remotely piloted avatars as a substitute for humans in dangerous work. One such company, Meltin, is already...
  14. DooKey

    Pizza Hut Korea Introduces Pizza Serving Robot

    Pizza Hut Korea is jumping on the robot bandwagon by putting into service a little robot called Dilly Plate that can autonomously bring up 22 kilograms of food to your table. The Koreans aren't the first to use robot in their restaurants, but this does show that robots are going to continue to...
  15. DooKey

    Rolls-Royce Is Building Cockroach-Like Robots to Fix Plane Engines

    Rolls-Royce is trying to find a way to inspect aircraft engines in a more efficient way and they believe tiny robots are going to be the way to go. They're developing cockroach-like robots that will enter the engine and inspect all of those hard to get to spots that take lots of time and effort...
  16. DooKey

    Vision-Free Cheetah 3 Robot Can Climb Stairs Littered With Obstacles

    MIT has developed a four-legged robot they call Cheetah and it's pretty remarkable since it doesn't have any kind of camera to watch where it's going. They've built special sensors into the robot that allows it to feel it's way around like a human would do in a pitch black room. They say since...
  17. DooKey

    Cockroach-Inspired Robot Walks on Water

    The smart folks at Harvard have come up with a neat cockroach-inspired robot that can walk on land, water, and underwater. It's not a big one, but what it's able to do is pretty interesting. This little guy might end up in some spy versus spy world and we'd never know it. Check out the Harvard...
  18. DooKey

    The First Burger Built by a Robot Is About to Hit the Bay Area

    There's a new chef in town and he's a robot that makes burgers all by himself. The robot simply needs the ingredients loaded up and then it goes to work. You can find this neat contraption in a new restaurant called Creator in San Francisco. They claim it is the first robot to fully transition...
  19. DooKey

    Robots are Learning How to Chase us Down

    Robots are now one running step closer to being able to chase us down in the streets like dogs. Thanks to Boston Dynamics a robot can now run and jump without being attached to another device for balance. Now that they can run it's only a matter of time until the first T-800 rolls off the...
  20. DooKey

    Auto Robot Chefs are Coming for all of Those $15 an Hour Burger Flipping Jobs

    A group of MIT graduates wanted to open up a restaurant and teamed up with a Michelin-starred chef to do so and while they were at it decided it would be pretty cool to showcase robotic woks as part of the deal. The woks don't really do more than cook precut/portioned ingredients and then...
  21. DooKey

    It's Time to Buy Your Own Transformer

    If you are a closet Transformers fan then this video is for you. J-deite RIDE LLP has built an electric two seater transformer robot that can walk and turn into a car. Check out the video for yourself if you don't believe me. You know you want one. Watch the video here.
  22. DooKey

    Meet Apple's New Recycling Robot

    Apple has replaced their old recycling robot with a new one called Daisy. Daisy has the capability of disassembling 200 iPhones an hour. During the process Daisy also sorts all of the parts and puts those aside that have valuable materials that can be recycled. If you think about this it's a...
  23. DooKey

    Get a Robot if You're Tired of Putting Together IKEA Furniture

    A group of researchers have put together a robot that's pretty good at putting together IKEA furniture. In this case it's an IKEA chair and they wanted to see if AI could be competitive with humans in this task. After letting the robot take pictures of everything and ensuring an algorithm for...
  24. DooKey

    AI Allows Robot to Dance to Live Music

    A research team at ETH Zurich developed a robot called the ANYmal that can be used to do a number tasks like industrial inspection of oil and gas sites. It can carry all kinds of payloads to accomplish tasks autonomously. However, they added a microphone and gave it the ability to analyze...
  25. DooKey

    New Skin for Robots Help Them Perform Everyday Tasks Better

    Up to now it has been difficult for robots to accurately sense vibrations and shear forces that occur, for example, when a finger is sliding along a table top or when an object begins to fall. The new skin is bio-inspired and mimics the way a human finger experiences tension and compression as...
  26. FrgMstr

    Robots are going to ... Milk your Scorpion!

    Are you tired of electrically stimulating your scorpion by hand? Me too. Have no fear, because in the 21st century we have now ushered in the age of robotic scorpion milkers. Mr Mkamel and the team created the VES-4 device to be a lightweight and easily portable robot for researchers both in...
  27. Zarathustra[H]

    Russian Humanoid Robot 'Fedor' Learns to Shoot Using Both Arms

    Here's a new one from the "Robot's Will Kill us All" desk. The Russians claim to have developed a humanoid robot capable of shooting dual handed. This one is probably best taken with a grain of salt, as the source, Sputnik, formerly known as "The Voice of Russia" is more or less the official...