Tag: robots

MIT creates robotic thread designed to crawl through the human brain

MIT engineers have developed a thread-like robot that can glide through the narrow blood vessels of the human brain. the magnetically controlled device could enable doctors to remotely deliver clot-reducing therapies in response to stroke or other brain blockages. dubbed ‘robo-thread’, the technology is designed to treat blockages and lesions, such as those that occur […]

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Researchers Create A Thread-Like Robot That Can Traverse Through Blood Vessels

The problem with open brain surgery are the risks involved in cutting someone’s head open and leaving the brain exposed. However, it is sometimes necessary to deal with certain health issues. However, over at MIT, engineers have managed to create a thread-like robot that is apparently thin enough where it could traverse through the patient’s […]

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Carnegie Mellon and Oregon State team wins first leg of DARPA Subterranean Challenge robot competition

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) kicked off the Subterranean Challenge in December 2017, with the goal of equipping future warfighters and first responders with tools to rapidly map, navigate, and search hazardous underground environments. The final winner of the four-event competition won’t be selected until 2021, but Team Explorer from Carnegie Mellon […]

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This AI-powered text generator is the scariest thing I’ve ever seen — and you can try it

OpenAI, a nonprofit focused on creating human-level artificial intelligence, just released an update to its GPT-2 text generator. I’m not being hyperbolic when I say that, after trying it, I’m legitimately terrified for the future of humanity if we don’t figure out a way to detect AI-generated content – and soon. GPT-2 isn’t a killer […]

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Scientists invent robotic biker shorts that help you walk and run

A team of researchers recently developed a robotic exosuit that makes it easier to walk or run long distances. It could imbue average people with superhuman walking abilities, aid the disabled, and help soldiers on long marches. And this is just the beginning. The research was conducted by scientists from Harvard, Chung-Ang University in South […]

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The android Turning Test can tell us whether a robot is effectively a person

Credit: International Telecommunication Union Alan Turing was recently announced as the face of the new £50 note for his code breaking contributions in World War II and laying the foundations of computer science. However, Turing’s work still challenges and inspires many people working today, especially those in robotics and artificial intelligence. In 1950 he asked, […]

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‘arque’ is a robotic tail that improves human agility and balance

researchers at keio university in japan have developed a robotic tail that humans can wear to improve balance. called ‘arque’, it was inspired by the way animals passively use their own tails to improve mobility by shifting their center of gravity. images courtesy of keio university arque consists of interlocking plastic vertebrae that use a […]

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carlo ratti and olafur eliasson join forces in attempt to create ‘world’s largest mosaic’

scribit, the carlo ratti-invented robot that turns vertical surfaces into canvases, has teamed up with olafur eliasson’s non-profit little sun to draw an ever-changing sun path chart on people’s walls. the resulting drawing has the ambition of becoming ‘the world’s largest mosaic’, simultaneously reaching the homes of thousands of people to remind us that we […]

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carlo ratti’s robotic bartender mixes drinks on a milanese rooftop

a new robotic bar overlooking milan’s iconic cathedral has opened. located on the rooftop of luxury hotel TownHouse duomo and called the view by makr shakr, the bar is the perfect venue to enjoy drinks made by MIT professor carlo ratti’s robots. video by jane bobkovaimages by marco beck peccoz founded by carlo ratti, makr […]

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GXN proposes underwater 3D printers to repair the cracks in our planet

GXN innovation has unveiled research that suggests using autonomous, robotic 3D printers to fix the cracks in the infrastructure of our planet. its proposal ‘break the grid’ imagines a near future where global challenges such as damaged coral reefs and the thermal envelopes of high-rises are fixed with such devices. GXN innovation, which is an […]

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