Gentle strength for robots

In interacting with humans, robots must first and foremost be safe. If a household robot, for example, encounters a human, it should not continue its movements regardless, but rather give…

Gentle strength for robots

In interacting with humans, robots must first and foremost be safe. If a household robot, for example, encounters a human, it should not continue its movements regardless, but rather give…

robots learn faster than ever

A new artificial intelligence startup called Osaro aims to give industrial robots the same turbocharge that DeepMind Technologies gave Atari-playing computer programs. In December 2013, DeepMind showcased a type of…

Humans can empathize with robots

Researchers have presented the first neurophysiological evidence of humans’ ability to empathize with a robot in perceived pain. Event-related brain potentials in human observers, reflecting empathy with humanoid robots in…

Snake Robot Walks on Its Head and Tail

All of the joints on this bot move in a variety of directions, giving it the flexibility to change shape. A. KAMAT, R. THAKKER, S. BHARAMBE / VISVESVARAYA NATIONAL INSTITUTE…