Robot that seems to convey emotion while reading

Journal Reference: Yohei Noguchi, Hiroko Kamide, Fumihide Tanaka. Weight Shift Movements of a Social Mediator Robot Make It Being Recognized as Serious and Suppress Anger, Revenge and Avoidance Motivation of the User. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 2022; 9 DOI: 10.3389/frobt.2022.790209 While a quick text message apology is a fast and easy way for friends … Read more

Robot ‘bugs’ that can go just about anywhere

Journal Reference: Junfeng Gao, Arul Clement, Mohsen Tabrizi, M. Ravi Shankar. Molecularly Directed, Geometrically Latched, Impulsive Actuation Powers Sub‐Gram Scale Motility. Advanced Materials Technologies, 2021; 2100979 DOI: 10.1002/admt.202100979 That’s why researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have created tiny bug-inspired robots that can carry out tasks in hard-to-reach spaces and inhospitable environments. “These robots could … Read more

« Des amis se sont séparés, la question s’est posée : qui garde le Thermomix ? » : les prosélytes du robot cuiseur

Des amis se sont separes la question sest posee qui

MAITE LEON / ADAGP Entre eux, ils parlent un langage abscons ponctué de « Momo », de « TM6 », de « Varoma », de « mode sens inverse ». Ils manient l’humour d’initié : « Je l’ai fait avec mon Companion… » Et semblent animés d’une fierté, d’un enthousiasme, d’une ferveur presque, démesurés par rapport à ce qu’ils évoquent. A savoir la brioche, le velouté … Read more

New soft robot material to morph from ground to air vehicle using liquid metal

Journal Reference: Dohgyu Hwang, Edward J. Barron, A. B. M. Tahidul Haque, Michael D. Bartlett. Shape morphing mechanical metamaterials through reversible plasticity. Science Robotics, 2022; 7 (63) DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.abg2171 If this mechanism was designed by a team at Virginia Tech led by Michael Bartlett, assistant professor in mechanical engineering, you would see a new approach … Read more

Trash talk hurts, even when it comes from a robot

The trash talk in the study was decidedly mild, with utterances such as “I have to say you are a terrible player,” and “Over the course of the game your playing has become confused.” Even so, people who played a game with the robot — a commercially available humanoid robot known as Pepper — performed … Read more

Engineers design autonomous robot that can open doorways, find wall outlet to recharge

Journal Reference: Yufeng Sun, Lin Zhang, Ou Ma. Force-Vision Sensor Fusion Improves Learning-Based Approach for Self-Closing Door Pulling. IEEE Access, 2021; 9: 137188 DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3118594 And doors are kryptonite to robots, said Ou Ma, an aerospace engineering professor at the University of Cincinnati. “Robots can do many things, but if you want one to open … Read more

‘Human-like’ brain helps robot out of a maze

Journal Reference: Imke Krauhausen, Dimitrios A. Koutsouras, Armantas Melianas, Scott T. Keene, Katharina Lieberth, Hadrien Ledanseur, Rajendar Sheelamanthula, Alexander Giovannitti, Fabrizio Torricelli, Iain Mcculloch, Paul W. M. Blom, Alberto Salleo, Yoeri van de Burgt, Paschalis Gkoupidenis. Organic neuromorphic electronics for sensorimotor integration and learning in robotics. Science Advances, 2021; 7 (50) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abl5068 Machine learning … Read more