Submitted by Exponential Times on Fri, 2014-05-02 06:51
Honda began to follow its dreams of building a humanoid robot in the mid 1980s, and has continued work toward that dream to this day. This video, created for the recent North American debut of the latest version of ASIMO, examines the history of Honda's humanoid robotics research as well as highlights some of the other Honda robotics technology.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Sat, 2014-02-01 10:48
Elon Musk, engineer and business magnate, is here to talk to you about the future innovations that will change life as we know it. The conversation is incredible - and ongoing. Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Submitted by Exponential Times on Mon, 2014-01-27 01:39
The future of combat might not involve humans, but robots! The United States Army is considering lowering brigades from 4,000 soldiers to around 3,000 soldiers, replacing these men and women with robots and other unmanned vehicles. This is not a new idea, as the army already utilizes drones, and countries like South Korea use robot guards to patrol their border with North Korea. Join Annie as she steps in to talk about the future of robotics, and how we might not be too far from having entire armies only using robots.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2014-01-23 14:41
Dr Mark Sagar is known for being a two-time Oscar winner for his work with Weta Digital. Inspired by the potential for artificial intelligence he now heads research in this area at the University of Auckland's Bioengineering Institute. Find out about Mark's latest work developing use of the facial action coding system in motion capture for digital characters.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Mon, 2013-12-30 05:25
Google has acquired Boston Dynamics- the makers of Big Dog, Sand Flea, Atlas, Cheetah, and other incredible androids and animal-like robots. Many of Boston dynamics' creations were developed on military contracts, including some issued by Darpa, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency.
This marks Google's 8th major robotics acquisition in the past year. Why has the mega-company decided to invest in this field? The change will bring innovation, though some people worry about what else. Kim Horcher an Tim Frisch discuss.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Fri, 2013-12-27 11:49
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The utilization of Robotics in military is well shown by US Army. Osama bin Laden and other terrorists were tracked by these military robots. They are robust, they are obedient, they are daring, they don't have fear of death, and most important they have proved themselves in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, terrorists are terrified by drone attacks. The utilization of robotics technology in military led to a new field in robotics i.e. Military Robotics.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Wed, 2013-12-25 09:22
DARPA held its latest Robotics Challenge this weekend, bringing tegether some of the top robots in the world to see which fares best in disaster-related tasks. But it wasn't just about the challeges; the DRC was equally a showcase of the future - and the current reality - of robot development. So which team came out on top? The answer may surprise you. Or not.