Russian think tank offers $16,000 bounty for the capture ‘by any means’ necessary of a robotic vehicle deployed in Ukraine

The THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle is being used to evacuate civilians in Ukraine, according to its Estonian manufacturer, Milrem Robotics. Business Wire A Russian think tank is offering a $ 16,000 bounty for the THeMIS robotic vehicle. The vehicle was recently delivered to Ukraine, where it is reportedly used to evacuate wounded civilians. The think […]

‘Soft’ robotic hand runs on air pressure and AI

We’ve seen examples of robots mimicking humans, but now we’re seeing robots that can autonomously teach themselves how to handle objects. Festo has developed a flexible robotic hand that uses artificial intelligence to deduce how to manipulate an item with its fingers. Such self-learning technology should prove vital towards building robots that can learn to […]

Build A Hectic Robotic Kitchen In Upcoming Puzzler Automachef

In this cute sci-fi puzzler, the messy hecticness of the kitchen is replaced with rhythmic hecticness of automation, as Automachef tasks you with constructing precise cuisine assembly lines. Automachef looks reminiscent of the assembly optimization of Factorio, a game that offered expansive alien worlds and resources for your manufacturing. Comparatively, Automachef‘s puzzles challenge you to […]

China Turns to Robotic Policing

In the 2011 CBS show Person of Interest, reclusive computer scientist Harold Finch builds an artificial intelligence system called “the Machine” that compiles and analyzes troves of data to predict murders. Finch and his henchman, John, then chase down the perpetrator and prevent the crime. Public security officials in the Chinese autonomous region of Xinjiang, […]

Detroit: Become Human review: Robotic in all of the wrong ways

Enlarge / You can practically hear the dramatic music swelling in this screenshot, can’t you? For a game so focused on presenting a seamless interactive cinematic story, the most striking thing about Detroit: Become Human is its exposed seams. Like the world’s most slickly produced choose-your-own-adventure book, the latest David Cage game lets you play […]

Students make hippotherapy more accessible with robotic horse

Mechanical engineering students at Rice University have designed a robotic horse that can mimic the movements of the real thing. The device, dubbed Stewie, is geared towards individuals requiring equine-assisted therapy, also known as hippotherapy, who may not be able to travel to or afford a facility that offers it. Hippotherapy is believed to be […]

Me and my VR robotic shadow: Toyota’s T-HR3 copies our movements, can even dab

Toyota has developed a new, third-generation humanoid robot called the T-HR3 that pairs with a virtual reality operating platform a human can use to have the robot mirror one’s movements. The company says the T-HR3 can help with tasks such as in-home care, at medical facilities, on construction sites, in disaster areas, and even in […]