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August 5, 2018
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Researchers help robots think and plan in the abstract

New research shows how robots can autonomously construct abstract representations of their surroundings and use them to plan. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Researchers from Brown University and MIT have developed a method for helping robots plan for multi-step tasks … Continue reading

February 17, 2014
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Fruit flies – fermented-fruit connoisseurs – are relentless party crashers

That fruit fly joining you just moments after you poured that first glass of cabernet, has just used its poppy-seed-sized brain to conduct a finely-choreographed search, one that’s been described for the first time by researchers at the University of … Continue reading

January 12, 2014
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Innovative soft robotics technology spawns new products

The robot gripper invented by researchers at the University of Chicago and Cornell University is now available commercially. Empire Robotics, the company founded to commercialize the invention, is taking orders for the limited first release of its product called VERSABALL, … Continue reading

December 19, 2012
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CU-Boulder Team Develops Swarm of Pingpong Ball-Sized Robots

University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Nikolaus Correll likes to think in multiples. If one robot can accomplish a singular task, think how much more could be accomplished if you had hundreds of them. Correll and his computer science research … Continue reading

October 31, 2012
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Driver’s ed for Robots

UD joins research team teaching robots to respond in disaster emergencies How do you teach a robot to get into vehicle and drive it? Three University of Delaware professors plan to figure it out by the end of next year. … Continue reading

October 31, 2012
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Training Your Robot the PaR-PaR Way

Berkeley Lab and JBEI Researchers Develop a Biology-Friendly Robot Programming Language Teaching a robot a new trick is a challenge. You can’t reward it with treats and it doesn’t respond to approval or disappointment in your voice. For researchers in … Continue reading

April 24, 2012
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Robots Fighting Wars Could Be Blamed For Mistakes on The Battlefield

As militaries develop autonomous robotic warriors to replace humans on the battlefield, new ethical questions emerge. If a robot in combat has a hardware malfunction or programming glitch that causes it to kill civilians, do we blame the robot, or … Continue reading