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Formidable Prosthetic Hand Can Be Controlled Solely with Your Mind
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Formidable Prosthetic Hand Can Be Controlled Solely with Your Mind

BrainCo invented the prosthetic, winning them the Top Tech award at CES 2020.January 10, 2020BrainCo& 39;s prosthetic handBrainCoThe future of prosthetics begins now! A new prosthetic AI-controlled hand has been created, which purely uses your brainpower and muscle signals to move. All that awaits its dispatch into the world is for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to grant its approval.

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Boston Dynamics Sends Robot Dog to Help Doctors Treat Coronavirus Patients

The good dog Spot has a new job as a telemedicine provider and he deserves all the belly rubs.April 24, 2020At Brigham and Women& 39;s Hospital, something remarkably cyberpunk is taking place: Boston Dynamics& 39; sweet robot dog Spot is helping doctors in Boston fight the coronavirus.The robotic pup is equipped with an iPad and a two-way radio which enables the healthcare workers to video conference with patients while remotely directing the robot.
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New Artificial Skin Gives Robots the Sense of Touch

The aim is to make robots more appealing to humans.May 03, 2020Those fearing a robot apocalypse may want to look away now. Researchers around the world are looking to give robots the sense of touch through artificial skin, reports CNBC.RELATED: & 39;ROBOTIC SKINS& 39; CAN NOW TURN INANIMATE OBJECTS INTO COMPLEX ROBOTSA sense of touchThis sense of touch could be used to allow robots to do everything from feel temperature rises to actually feel other humans.
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More Robots Lead to Hiring More People, Study Shows

There may be no reason to fear automation.May 05, 2020Many people fear the rise in automation may result in lower employment but that may not always be the case. According to new research, firms who were quick to add robots to their manufacturing also saw a rise in employees.RELATED: THE RISE OF AI AND EMPLOYMENT: HOW JOBS WILL CHANGE TO ADAPTAn additional dimension“When you look at use of robots at the firm level, it is really interesting because there is an additional dimension,” said study co-author and MIT economist Daron Acemoglu.
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Great Aid of Robotics in Groundbreaking Scientific Exploration

Whether you know it or not, robots are taking over the scientific research industry.May 08, 2020As robotic technology and the capabilities therein are advanced every day, so too are robots& 39; abilities to further scientific discovery enhanced. Robots are now being used to discover new novel treatments for diseases, new drugs, they& 39;re even being used to create artificial organs and perform surgery.
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Novel Soft Robots With Flexible Spines Can Run as Fast as Cheetahs

The new robots can also grab and lift objects.May 10, 2020In the past few years, we have become accustomed to rigid robots like Boston Dynamic& 39;s Spot. However, we seem to forget that there is a second type of robots: soft robots. And they are capable of some pretty impressive things.RELATED: SOFT ROBOTS PACK A PUNCH WITH ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES THAT CAN LIFT 1,000 TIMES THEIR OWN WEIGHTA novel robotResearchers at North Carolina State University have developed a novel soft robot inspired by cheetahs that can move with impressive speed on solid surfaces or in the water and can also grab objects delicately or with enough power to lift heavier objects.
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Life-Like Robotic Dolphin to Overhaul Marine Captivity Industry

The robotic dolphin is so life-like that the volunteers who swam with it were shocked to learn it wasn& 39;t real.May 11, 2020Whether zoos and aquariums are ethical or not is a slippery matter. While they provide educational opportunities, this classroom environment is provided by trapping creatures who normally have whole oceans to roam to environments the size of swimming pools.
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Spot the Robot Now Used in Singapore to Implement Social Distancing in Parks

The four-legged robot roams parks broadcasting social distancing measures.May 09, 2020SpotIn these trying times where social distancing is key, authorities are getting creative on how to apply these measures. One such way is through the use of robots.RELATED: WUHAN CORONAVIRUS HOSPITAL WARD STAFFED ONLY BY ROBOTSRobots, as you may know, don& 39;t risk getting contaminated or contaminating and are, therefore, a safe tool in this era.
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Build Your Own Black Mirror-Inspired Robot Dog for $750

If you& 39;re feeling lonely but don& 39;t quite want the full responsibility of owning a real dog, you can now build your own.May 13, 2020If you ever felt like you needed or wanted a robot dog in your life, you don& 39;t need to buy one — you can build your very own now. You can thank students at Stanford University for sharing their robo-dog details online.
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Are Cyborgs Humanity's Next Evolutionary Phase?

In one sense, humans are already cyborgs. That& 39;s to say, that we& 39;re so closely tied to electronic devices at all times, that we largely couldn& 39;t maintain the lives that we live without their help.However, while may humans already look somewhat like cyborgs to the humans of past, we have a long way to go before most of us are using mechanical implants to extend our abilities.
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This Robotic Eyeball Might Outperform Human Eyes Soon

Mimicking the eye& 39;s shape is a dream come true for many optical engineers.May 22, 2020Well, it& 39;s for sure that you won& 39;t see anything that& 39;s & 34;alive& 34; when you look into these eyes. Researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology built an artificial eye that could provide vision for humanoid robots, and more so, it has the potential to function as a bionic eye for visually impaired people in the future.
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Boston Dynamics' Robot Dog Spot Is Now on Sale for $74,500

The sale marks the first time that businesses can purchase a Boston Dynamics robot.June 16, 2020Fans of Boston Dynamics have been wondering when their robots would go on sale for years. Now they need not wait anymore.RELATED: BOSTON DYNAMICS& 39; ROBOT DOG SPOT WILL SOON START WORKING ON OIL RIGSThe firm has finally put one of their most popular robots on sale: Spot the robot dog.
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Deep-Learning E-Skin Can Decode Complex Human Motion

The e-skin is able to decode complex human motion using only one sensor point.June 19, 2020A deep-learning powered single-strained electronic skin sensor has been developed by researchers at The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), that can capture human motion from a distance.
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Robots Learn Different Locomotion Behaviors Using Human Demonstrations

It& 39;s all in simulation at the moment, but plans are to test their method on real robots now.June 19, 2020Robots are a major part of our future, and researchers around the world have been working hard at enabling smooth locomotion styles in humanoid and legged robots alike.Now a team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland has put together a framework for training humanoid robots to walk just like us, humans, by using human demonstrations.
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Japanese Startup Creates Instant Translation Smart Face Mask

Stay healthy and communicate better with the smart mask that can translate 8 languages, instantly.July 01, 2020As face masks become more and more a part of your daily apparel, a number of companies are creating novel versions of them, like this 3D sculpted and printed one.A Japanese startup, Donut Robotics, has developed a face mask that connects to the Internet to transmit messages and even translate from Japanese into eight different languages.
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Upgraded Bionic Hand Could Take over Factory Jobs

Festo& 39;s latest bionics is intended to help systems smoothly adapt to industrial changes.July 08, 2020MobileBionicAssistantFestoAs industrial changes move swiftly forward, the interactions between people, machines, and data have to keep pace. Robots and humans are working more and more closely together as time goes on, and in order for this process to keep working seamlessly, adaptations and changes need to happen.
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