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Machine learning helped MIT’s cheetah robot break its own speed record
Thanks to artificial intelligence, the Mini Cheetah can go as fast as its hardware allows.
These shape-shifting robots could make for great furniture in space
The electromagnetic bot blocks could be handy for building in those tight quarters aboard spacecraft.
Why the Air Force wants to put lidar on robot dogs
Using laser-based sensors on robot dogs or drones is a way for the Air Force to survey damaged buildings at a base like Tyndall in Florida.
Engineers created a robotic hand with a gecko-like grip
Watch this robotic hand grab hold of an egg, fruits, a large plastic container, and a jug of orange juice.
This bird-legged quadcopter can easily perch in the treetops
The new design could open up the possibility for more adaptable landing gear.
Meta gave a sneak peek of one of its first VR wearables
Seven years in the works, this tech has come a long way but is far from finished.
One of Facebook’s first moves as Meta: Teaching robots to touch and feel
Meta AI, previously Facebook AI Research, is working on touch sensors that can gather information about how objects feel in the real world.
LEO the robot can float like a butterfly and balance on a beam
Designed by Caltech engineers, LEO can both walk and fly, allowing it to navigate smartly in complex environments.
Singapore’s new robot cops will focus on small-time crime
Machines like these, called Xavier, may ultimately just be mobile extensions of surveillance systems.
Tesla wants to make humanoid robots. Here’s their competition.
From Boston Dynamics to Sophia, the robotics field has been teeming with new inventions, each of them both talented and flawed in their own ways.