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2018
The new system uses brain signals called ErrPs that makes it easier for humans to communicate with robots. At least Baxter looks like he’s having fun while on the job. (Photo via MIT)   Robots have come a long way over the years and even our perception of what makes a robot has changed. Whether they’re helping with military training or just dancing in sync with one another, robots have only gotten smarter. But this doesn’t mean it’s easy to make them do what they ...
One of the biggest car-making companies in the world, Daimler, is changing the game of commercial transportation and protecting the environment at the same time, with its new electric trucks. An example of the electric truck from Daimler. (Image via Daimler)   At first, it was the electric car, but now self-driving cars are all the rage. Many believe that only non- commercial vehicles can be autonomous. However, the reality is that every automotive company is in the run for both self-driv ...
Norman may be scary sounding, but he’s meant to show how AI can be bias when trained on bias information.   Blockbuster movies like I, Robot and Ex-Machina don’t exactly paint artificial intelligence and robots in the best light. The late Stephen Hawking wasn’t shy about his reservations regarding AI either. So, it’s probably better that he doesn’t know about MIT’s latest terrifying creation. Researchers at MIT created Norman, the world’s first &l ...
A new device gives an opportunity for drivers to communicate with others on the road, in a respectful and fun manner. Few possible emojis available to display on CarWink (here in a car’s rear windshield). (Image via the CarWink Kickstarter)   Some of the daily human interactions, verbal or non-verbal, happen on the roads. Both drivers and passengers sometimes feel the need to express their opinion about other users’ behavior. Whether warranted or not the communication is not al ...
Invented in the 80s by Charles Hull, 3D or three-dimensional printing is a technique of printing objects by mixing and shaping the desired material in layers that lead to a three-dimensional item. The story goes that Hull’s 3D printing at the time used a .stl file format to read information from a CAD file, then electronically fed it to the 3D printer. Today there are a number of techniques to 3D print, but it is the uses of that type of printing that could change the world as it is today. ...
A robotics company based in the UK, is digging into the possibility of introducing more human-like robots to the world. The company’s latest innovation is a robotic system that will serve as the foundation to build any humanoid. Mesmer’s skeleton. (Video via engineeredarts.co.uk)   Engineered Arts is a British company dedicated to creating the best products in robotics. The company’s expertise has been expressed in many projects and many institutions such as the Glasgow S ...