Being the leading provider of human simulation tools, solutions and software, Boston Dynamics is an engineering company founded in 1992. It aims at building dynamic software and robots for human simulation.
At the Xconomy Forum: Robo Madness 2017- A.I. Gets Real - In a series of interactive talks, panels, and demos about A.I. ethics, the future of jobs, and the competitive landscape in technology, questions are addressed about how robotics will transform…
Asian Robotics Review is an online publication offering news, analysis, research and opinion on the global technology and business issues of robotics, robotics-driven automation, and artificial
SAIL is the AI research lab at Stanford University. Their mission is to change how we perceive we understand the world. The lab is in the Gates Computer Science Department and is home to over 100 people and more than 30 robots. They have contributed to…
The Boston-based Future of Life Institute is a volunteer-run research and outreach organization working to mitigate the existential risks facing humanity. It is currently focusing on the potential risks presented by the development of human-level artificial…
MIT’s Leg Laboratory is one of the premier robotics research labs in the U.S. This lab created the Uniroo and 3D Biped robots, which appeared in the film “Rising Sun.” Devoted to developing dynamic-legged robots, Leg Laboratory has developed one-legged…
Founded in 2008, Rethink Robotics, Inc. is a Boston based company that aims at creating robots that uses common sense to carry out a wide variety of tasks and significantly improve productivity.
The SSL at the University of Maryland was founded by MIT. The lab is home to a deep water tank that is the only one of its kind housed inside a university, and is utilized to simulate the microgravity environment of outer space. SSL focuses on space robotics…
MIT Biomimetic Robotics Laboratory researchers have developed a special computer process for bounding, which enables the Cheetah v. 2 to run faster and untethered
Dr. Guero has come up with a bipedal robot built to ride a custom made bicycle. It is capable of riding the bike without falling, just like a real human being does when balancing and riding a bicycle
Rethink Robotics has chosen Génération Robots to promote the research and education of the collaborative robot Baxter in Europe. The company aims to automate easy, repetitive tasks in small companies.
In July, the Henn-na Hotel in the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Japan will open with most of the staff being robots
A total of $250,000 USD in prize money to be awarded for a successful device or method that optimizes the quality and condition of harvested FRESH blueberries.
The Future of Life Institute (FLI) released an open letter addressing the opportunities and challenges presented by the potential of artificial intelligence.
The answer to robotics in the corporate sphere, as well as the ultimate target for robotic industry vendors will make its debut at the third edition of RoboBusiness Europe, taking place in Milan (Italy) on April 27-30, 2015
Developed by Boston Dynamics, Atlas is a humanoid robot that has been specifically designed to deal with outdoor, rough terrain. The high-mobility robot is capable of walking bipedally while using its upper limbs for lifting and carrying.
BigDog is a robot that is capable of walking across rubble, climbing hiking trails, walking in water and snow as well as carrying loads of up to 340 lbs. BigDog can run as fast as 4 mph and climb slopes up to thirty-five degrees.
Cheetah is the world’s fastest legged robot. Developed by Boston Dynamics, the robot can run as fast as 29 mph, a land speed record that no other robot has ever met. Cheetah’s current version runs in the center of a high-speed treadmill in the lab.
MIT unveiled a robotic platform called Coco. Used for social interaction, this quadruped robot has electronic sensors, carbon fiber body, cameras and high speed serial cable.
Humanoid robot Domo can perceive its environment and recall previous sensory experience. It was built to research how a robot interacts with stimuli. Domo even has eyelids.
The FastRunner robot was developed by IHMC and patterned after an ostrich. It is capable of moving 27 MPH and has self-stabilizing legs equipped with single motors. IHMC hopes to use the FastRunner robot in fire rescues and natural calamities.
Huggable is an MIT prototype based on a Gund teddy bear and designed to replace real animals for human therapeutic use. It has soft silicone skin and a fur fabric covering.
Dr. Cynthia Breazeal's team at MIT created Leonardo, a non-humanoid robot. It has complex facial mapping techniques, can mimick a human and can respond to a task given to it.
Boston Dynamics has specifically designed the LittleDog robot for doing research on locomotion. Scientists at major institutions use LittleDog for probing the basic relationships among dynamic control, motor learning, environmental perception and rough-terrain…
Developed by Boston Dynamics, LS3, also known as Legged Squad Support Systems, is a modern robot that can go anywhere. As soldiers and marines go on foot, the rough-terrain robots carry the heavy loads. They can automatically follow their leaders by using…
MIT Media Lab of the MIT developed a mobile personal robot called NEXI. It moves on self-balancing wheels, has flexible hands, and can interact with humans and help them in homes.
MIT CSAIL developed a humanoid called Obrero. It fingers have sensitive tactile sensors along with position and force control which enable it to sensitively handle an object.
Designed by Boston Dynamics, PETMAN is a modern robot that specializes in testing chemical protection clothing. The anthropomorphic robot is particularly known for its natural agile movements that help the robot simulate how protective clothing is stressed…
Kodlab developed a six legged robot called RHex. It was used as a research platform to study biologically inspired locomotion, style manipulation and sensor based navigation.
Developed by Boston Dynamics, RHex is known for its high mobility. The six-legged robot can not only climb in rock fields, sand, mud, railroad tracks, vegetation and telephone poles but it is also capable of climbing up stairways and slopes.
Developed by Boston Dynamics, RiSE is a climbing robot that is capable of climbing vertical terrain like trees, walls as well as fences.
Developed by Boston Robotics, the Sand Flea robot can drive in flat terrain just like an RC car. With a weight of around 11 pounds, Sand Flea has the ability to jump over compound walls, onto a roof, up a stair set or into a high window.