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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.
‘Robot swarms’ could one day build underground shelters for humans on Mars
A European robotics team won a grant to study how robots could 3D-print underground shelters on Mars.
DARPA wants cave robots that can scout ahead for threats or missing people
The program is called the Subterranean Challenge.
Boston Dynamics gave its dog-like robot a charging dock and an arm on its head
Spot can now recharge itself and open doors without human help.
Samsung’s new robots will do the dishes and nag you to get offline
Some helpful bots debuted at CES 2021.
The Boston Dynamics robots are surprisingly good dancers
Is it adorable or creepy? It might be both.
Toyota’s robotic butler will serve you from the ceiling
Users can train it to perform complicated tasks by first demonstrating them in VR.
Google taught a robot dog new tricks by having it mimic the real thing
Programming a machine to walk is hard, so researchers had it learn from nature.