Quixote: the first manual on ‘use of humans’ for robots

Marc Steinberg , a US Navy research program administrator, is overseeing research at the Georgia Institute of Technology to create an artificial intelligence software program called Don Quixote , to teach robots to function in human society. The rapid rate of growth of artificial intelligence has raised fears that robots could act unethically or harm … Read more

Controlling various robots with the brain

Controlling various robots, including drones, using the human brain is now possible thanks to the finding of an Arizona State University researcher: Panagiotis Artemiadis , director of the Human-Oriented Robotics and Control Laboratory. A controller wears a cap equipped with 128 electrodes connected to a computer. The device records the electrical activity of the brain. … Read more

What is the most unequal country in the world?

Since the late 1970s, inequalities between the rich and the rest of the population have been gradually increasing . Between 1993 and 2010, more than half of the national income of the United States corresponded to the 1% of the population with the highest incomes. Since then, inequality has grown much faster. It is something … Read more

The first fluid-controlled soft robot arrives

We are seeing more and more examples of soft or flexible and multiform robots, such as those made up of atoms instead of atoms, and now we have another new example brought out by Octobot and designed by researchers at Harvard University. Octobot, printed in 3D, has become the first autonomous robot made of soft … Read more

This robot is already capable of balancing on a bar

This is not the first time we have talked about the Atlas robot, designed by Boston Dynamics. Like the case of the galloping robot, or the impressive bipedal robot that moves almost like a human being. The new milestone that Atlas has achieved is balancing with one foot on a 2-centimeter-thick wooden slat . In … Read more

Vulcan, a robot that could reach the Earth’s mantle?

Again Charles Bombardier shows us one of his futuristic concepts (although not always completely realistic or easy to carry out), as we already saw in the train that would travel at 3,000 km per second. In this case it is a robot. In theory, Vulcan , as it is called, would be able to dive … Read more

The sewing robot that sews clothes

This is the first example of a robot that is capable of sewing clothes in the efficient way it does, and without the need for a human being to guide its movements, and has been designed by the Sewbo company . You can see it in action in the following video. To achieve this, the … Read more

This robot can also sweat to cool itself while exercising

Humans sweat to cool ourselves . Pigs, for example, are incapable of doing this, so they must cover themselves in mud to do so (which also invalidates the saying "sweat like a pig"). The next level is a robot that can also sweat to cool itself . This is what researchers from the University of … Read more

Ultra-fast: the robotic arm that catches objects

Ultra-Fast is a robotic arm that is capable of predicting where a thrown object will go, calculating its trajectory, and catching it on the fly. But what makes this system special is that its mode of learning: through imitation. Below, you can watch a video demonstrating his expertise: Ultra-Fast is a creation of the Federal … Read more

This dog is still standing after a trip, and it is robotic

A new system to maintain balance in articulated robots with four legs similar to those of dogs has been developed by researchers from the University of Jaén and is capable of ratifying trajectories and redirecting movement in the face of obstacles or imponderables that may appear during advance. This system to maintain balance has proven … Read more

Hotel chains that already have robot butlers

Technological substitution began decades ago to destroy the labor fabric, although it also provided other types of jobs. Today’s digital age is still eliminating jobs more quickly. For this reason, there is even already talk that robots should start paying taxes . That is why it should not surprise us so much that the international … Read more

This robot is capable of preparing more than 100 cooking recipes

These two arms with humanoid hands are capable of taking the necessary ingredients and tools to prepare more than 100 different cooking recipes. This is the Moley Robotics kitchen robot, which will be available for the year 2018. The discovery of this robot is its way of learning to cook the recipes : looking at … Read more

The robot that cracks mobile phone passwords

R2B2 is not a robot that appears in Star Wars , and if it did, it would undoubtedly military the Empire, alongside Darth Vader, because Robotic Reconfigurable Button Basher (R2B2 for friends) is a machine capable of testing repeated passwords on phones iPhone and Android locked, stolen or lost. This handyman, never better said, is … Read more

This industrial robot interacts with people

The Minus robot does not execute pre-programmed movements, but rather looks at everyone who approaches it and chooses who to interact with using cameras and sensors . All this has been assembled in an ABB industrial robot, as you can see in the following video. The robot is installed at The Design Museum in Kensington, … Read more

This snake-shaped robot changes shape according to its function

LineFORM , a device that is a mix between a wearable and an intelligent robot , has been designed at MIT and its snake-like appearance adapts its shape to perform various functions . Developed by Ken Nakagaki , Sean Follmer and Hiroshi Ishii , from MIT’s Tangible Media Labs, this prototype that you can see … Read more

What is the artificial human with the most bionic elements?

Frank , short for Frankenstein, is considered the artificial human with the highest number of bionic elements. Frank, in fact, was an experiment to show that a functioning human body can be constructed artificially from bionic elements. Frank can be seen at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. It also … Read more

This is the largest walking robot in the world

If we saw it in front of us we would think that we are in front of a dinosaur or perhaps one of those dragons from Game of Thrones. And it is that Fanny , is a gigantic robot dragon. So much so that it is the largest walking robot in the world . And … Read more

This is the first robot bat

Designed by a team of scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the California Institute of Technology, Caltech, the Bat-Bot is the first robot bat, that is, it imitates its movements by its way of flying . This prototype barely has a mass of 90 grams, and could be used to monitor the … Read more