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.
October 13, 2013 Image Source: UMD Robotics Many four legged animals are very good swimmers. This makes them amphibious and enables them to efficiently exploit land and water based resources. Realizing amphibious legged robots will be useful in many search, rescue, and recovery tasks. This will also enable non-intrusive environmental monitoring.
April 30, 2013Last year, researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland developed a way to help reconstruct damaged reefs using the ever increasingly popular concept of swarm robotics. For the past year, they have been building upon their initial concept, and have recently set up a Kickstarter project.
Ex-NASA engineer Marc Rober and former toy designer James Bruton got together to create the bowling ball.November 29, 2019What happens when you put a former NASA JPL engineer and an ex-toy designer together? A bowling ball that never misses its target(s), of course.Marc Rober, who used to work at NASA, and James Bruton who has designed moving robotics and toys, decided to partner up on a fun project to see if they could create a bowling ball that auto-strikes.
Predictions of telepathic troops with super vision and hearing may be in our midst soon.November 27, 2019Technology and robotics have been advancing at incredible rates, and as such the U.S. Army believes these could be so well-tuned by 2050 that their troops could become cyber-enhanced super soldiers.
No details were provided on why the athletic gear maker was closing the facilitiesNovember 16, 2019Adidas is planning to close its “robot” factories in Germany and the United States reversing a decision to bring production closer to customers in the West. The firm, the world& 39;s second-largest athletic gear maker after Nike, plans to move production to Asia.
The scientists say the robot may have conducted the same amount of experiments in fluid dynamics in a year as all human researchers have done to date.November 27, 2019Fluid dynamics scientists beware, a new robot on the scene may replace you. Alternatively, another perspective is that this robotic system will hugely assist scientists in that field.
The report surveyed nearly 2,000 companies in China.December 23, 2019Furthermore, in those two years, the average annual growth rate of investments in robotics was an impressive 57 . What was most troublesome is that this rise mostly impacted workers with the lowest levels of education.In those same two years, robots replaced 9.
This self-supporting exoskeleton gives users super strength.January 07, 2020Interesting Engineering/CESThe world of science fiction exoskeletons is here thanks to a new robotics company called Sarcos. The company partnered with Delta Air Lines to launch a public demonstration of the exoskeleton suite at CES 2020 and it lets people lift a massive weight with ease.
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.
If you had the luxury of attending CES in Las Vegas this last week, you might& 39;ve been served a pizza by a robot that utilizes AI to create the perfect pie.A company called Picnic worked with the hospitality departments at the Las Vegas Convention Center to allow all CES attendees the chance to eat robot-made pizza.
The robot limits the exposure of medical staff to the virus.January 26, 2020We have seen robots do everything from parkour to helping with the elderly. Now, a nifty robot is being used in the U.S. to treat a patient infected with the Wuhan Coronavirus, CNN reports.RELATED: THIS HUMANOID ROBOT IS A TEACHER FOR CHILDREN AND A COMPANION FOR THE ELDERLYThe patient is a man in his 30s that that checked in the emergency room because he believed he was experiencing symptoms from the Wuhan coronavirus.
These robots and drones could prove useful in future epidemics and medical situations.February 06, 2020Residents walking down the streets of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, could face chastisement from drones flying overhead.China is allegedly using drones to keep a watchful eye over its residents, to ensure they& 39;re taking the appropriate precautions to keep the coronavirus at bay.
Have you ever suspected that one of your fellow citizens is actually a robot in disguise? From suspicious behavior to an apparent superhuman ability to perform a task, there might be some tell-tale signs that you could be right.Here we have gathered some of the most convincing evidence that there are, indeed, robots walking amongst us!
The fleet will assist in mapping out the ocean floor, as well as looking for missing submerged vessels, and checking up on underwater pipelines.February 12, 2020Roughly 80 of the global ocean floor is still entirely unknown or has not been measured in a modern manner. Now, international maritime and scientific communities are grouping together to map the entire Earth& 39;s seafloor by 2030.
Spot, the robot dog, will be working on Aker BP& 39;s Skarv installation.February 14, 2020Oil rigs of the future may have packs of robot dogs running around completing important tasks.Boston Dynamics& 39; infamous robot dog, Spot is going to be a part of the work team on an oil rig. Given how dangerous oil rigs can be, automation may be the most logical, and safest, option moving forward.
The procedure is a step toward achieving remote neurovascular surgeries.February 22, 2020Canadian researchers have successfully achieved the first robotic brain vascular procedure. The robot that was used was specifically adapted for neurovascular surgeries equipped with changes that enabled it to accommodate micro-catheters, guide wires, and other devices used for endovascular procedures in the brain.
He can do everything from frying chicken fingers to sizzling beef patties.February 29, 2020Those fearing that robots may soon be taking over our jobs may want to look away now. There& 39;s a new chef in town, and according to the Los Angeles Times, he only makes $3 an hour, and plus, he never goes home.
The robots operate 24 hours a day, and are meant to protect any further medics from contracting the virus.March 11, 2020One of the medical assistant robotsCloudMindsRumors of a hospital ward in Wuhan, China, has opened and that operates fully thanks to robots are circulating on news outlets such as the Global Times.
Humans have been using mechanical advantages for thousands of years with pulleys and gears. When will we finally get to use the & 34;real& 34; mechanical advantage presented by superhuman exoskeletons? Let’s examine the technology currently out there and what& 39;s to come.Exoskeletons todaySo, exoskeletons do exist today but are nowhere near the form that the days of science fiction past predicted.
In addition to coordinating programs to inspire a new generation of girl coders, she also has worked on the development of Sophia the robot.April 13, 2020& 34;Sheba Valley& 34;, the Ethiopian equivalent of & 34;Silicon Valley& 34;, is taken by a storm named Betelhem Dessie, who is an Ethiopian web and mobile technologies developer, and also, a coding genius.