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CNN Uses Vantage Robotics" Snap Drone to Win FAA Fly-Over-People Waiver

The news network is now allowed to film over crowds using a lightweight video drone The news network is now allowed to film over crowds using a lightweight video drone Image: Vantage Robotics Vantage Robotics' Snap drone weighs just 620 grams and i.....»»

Source:  IeeeCategory: RoboticsOct 19th, 2017Related News

Octopus-Inspired Camouflage for Soft Robotics

A new elastic skin morphs to produce different textures A new elastic skin morphs to produce different textures There are many reasons to admire the octopus, including its ability to instantly pop up tiny protrusions of various shapes from its skin.....»»

Source:  IeeeCategory: RoboticsOct 18th, 2017Related News

Researchers 3D-Print Super-Strong Aluminum to Solve Longstanding Welding Problem

Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in metal additive manufacturing with a new technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum that makes previously unweldable metals weldable. The technique—developed at Malibu, Calif.-ba.....»»

Source:  DesignnewsCategory: RoboticsOct 17th, 2017Related News

Using artificial intelligence to improve early breast cancer detection

Model developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could reduce false positives and unnecessary surgeries. Every year 40,000 women die from breast cancer in the U.S. alone. When cancers are found early, they can o.....»»

Source:  MitCategory: RoboticsOct 17th, 2017Related News

How Oculus and Facebook Are Attempting to Make VR Social

Anyone who follows the VR (virtual reality) space knew it was only a matter of time. Facebook-owned Oculus VR has officially gone untethered. At its recent Oculus Connect conference the maker of the popular Rift VR headset announced two new developme.....»»

Source:  DesignnewsCategory: RoboticsOct 16th, 2017Related News

New Interconnect IP Supports Machine Learning in Autonomous Cars

A new chip interconnect technology offers promise for autonomous car manufacturers who want to employ machine learning in their vehicles. Ncore 3 Cache Coherent Interconnect IP enables chip designers to create system-on-chip (SoC) devices that mix ce.....»»

Source:  DesignnewsCategory: RoboticsOct 16th, 2017Related News

Video Friday: Robotic Creatures, ROS-Industrial, and Machine Knitting

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Image: Spoon via YouTube Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a.....»»

Source:  IeeeCategory: RoboticsOct 13th, 2017Related News

In Flesh-Cutting Task, Autonomous Robot Surgeon Beats Human Surgeons

The robot made more precise cuts with less tissue damage The robot made more precise cuts with less tissue damage Gif: Johns Hopkins/IEEE Spectrum Imagine that you’re on the operating table, waiting for surgeons to cut a tumor out of your flesh.....»»

Source:  IeeeCategory: RoboticsOct 13th, 2017Related News

Cockroach Robot Grows Tail, Does Flips

Adding a tail to a cockroach-inspired robot helps it flip itself over with ease Adding a tail to a cockroach-inspired robot helps it flip itself over with ease Image: UC Berkeley The nice thing about making bio-inspired robots is that you can tak.....»»

Source:  IeeeCategory: RoboticsOct 12th, 2017Related News

Teleoperating robots with virtual reality

A virtual reality system from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could make it easier for factory workers to telecommute. Certain industries have traditionally not had the luxury of telecommuting. Many manufact.....»»

Source:  MitCategory: RoboticsOct 11th, 2017Related News

Regina Barzilay wins MacArthur “genius grant”

MIT computer scientist who studies natural language processing and machine learning wins $625,000 prize. Regina Barzilay, a professor in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) who does research in natural languag.....»»

Source:  MitCategory: RoboticsOct 11th, 2017Related News

Engineers identify key to albatross’ marathon flight

Flying in shallow arcs helps birds stay aloft with less effort. The albatross is one of the most efficient travelers in the animal world. One species, the wandering albatross, can fly nearly 500 miles in a single day, with just an occasional fla.....»»

Source:  MitCategory: RoboticsOct 11th, 2017Related News

An algorithm for your blind spot

Using smartphone cameras, system for seeing around corners could help with self-driving cars and search-and-rescue. Light lets us see the things that surround us, but what if we could also use it to see things hidden around corners? It sounds.....»»

Source:  MitCategory: RoboticsOct 11th, 2017Related News

Model predictive control of sensorless hybrid stepper motors in auxiliary adjuster for stereotactic frame fixation

Publication date: November 2017 Source:Mechatronics, Volume 47 Author(s): Mande Daouda, Chun-Liang Lin, Chia-Sung Lee, Chi-Ching Yang, Chi-An Chen A hybrid stepper motor (HSM) can be practically driven by open-loop control,.....»»

Source:  SciencedirectCategory: RoboticsOct 10th, 2017Related News

On inversion-based approaches for feedforward and ILC

Publication date: Available online 9 October 2017 Source:Mechatronics Author(s): Jurgen van Zundert, Tom Oomen System inversion is at the basis of many feedforward and learning control algorithms. The aim of this paper is to anal.....»»

Source:  SciencedirectCategory: RoboticsOct 10th, 2017Related News

Sparse iterative learning control with application to a wafer stage: Achieving performance, resource efficiency, and task flexibility

Publication date: November 2017 Source:Mechatronics, Volume 47 Author(s): Tom Oomen, Cristian R. Rojas Trial-varying disturbances are a key concern in Iterative Learning Control (ILC) and may lead to inefficient and expensive imp.....»»

Source:  SciencedirectCategory: RoboticsOct 7th, 2017Related News

Mechatronic design and implementation of a two axes sun tracking photovoltaic system driven by a robotic sensor

Publication date: November 2017 Source:Mechatronics, Volume 47 Author(s): D.A. Flores-Hernández, S. Palomino-Resendiz, N. Lozada-Castillo, A. Luviano-Juárez, I. Chairez In the study presented in this paper , the problem o.....»»

Source:  SciencedirectCategory: RoboticsOct 7th, 2017Related News

Real-time capable nonlinear pantograph models using local model networks in state-space configuration

Publication date: Available online 6 October 2017 Source:Mechatronics Author(s): Clemens C. Maier, Alexander Schirrer, Martin Kozek Modern pantograph current collectors for high-speed trains are mechatronic systems that are inc.....»»

Source:  SciencedirectCategory: RoboticsOct 7th, 2017Related News

Will the Future of AI Learning Depend More on Nature or Nurture?

NYU's Yann LeCun and Gary Marcus debated the degree to which algorithms will need the inherent understanding of the world with which we are hardwired NYU's Yann LeCun and Gary Marcus debated the degree to which algorithms will need the inherent unde.....»»

Source:  IeeeCategory: RoboticsOct 6th, 2017Related News

Where Does IBM Research Get Ideas? Open Mikes and Interns

At IBM’s Almaden, Calif., research center, a project can kick off like a TV game show—or start with an intern’s curiosity At IBM’s Almaden, Calif., research center, a project can kick off like a TV game show—or start with an intern’s cur.....»»

Source:  IeeeCategory: RoboticsOct 6th, 2017Related News