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    MIT Researchers created a new kind of Robot for sorting paper, plastic and metal objects. They achieved it by giving the robots a sense of touch. They named this recycling robot as RoCycle. This Robot Finger is having Pressure and Strain Sensors to identify the Objects. And, it can detect the objects by knowing their conductivity also.

    Researchers have developed computationally simple robots, called particles, that cluster and form a single “particle robot” that moves around, transports objects, and completes other tasks.


    The particles are loosely connected by magnets around their perimeters, and each unit can only do two things: expand and contract. (Each particle is about 6 inches in its contracted state and about 9 inches when expanded.)


    That motion, when carefully timed, allows the individual particles to push and pull one another in coordinated movement. On-board sensors enable the cluster to gravitate toward light sources.

    MIT'S new mini cheetah robot is the first four-legged robot to do a backflip. Mini cheetah robot is springy and light on its feet, with a range of motion that rivals a champion gymnast. The four-legged powerpack can bend and swing its legs wide, enabling it to walk either right-side up or upside down. The robot can also trot over uneven terrain about twice as fast as an average person’s walking speed.


    MIT Engineers have developed a Robot which can learn and play the game of Jenga. To program a robot to play Jenga, traditional machine-learning schemes might require capturing everything that could possibly happen between a block, the robot, and the tower — an expensive computational task requiring data from thousands if not tens of thousands of block-extraction attempts.


    Instead, the MIT researchers have developed a Tactile Learning System to make the Jenga Robot in data-efficient way. This tactile learning system can be used in applications beyond Jenga, especially in tasks that need careful physical interaction, including separating recyclable objects from landfill trash and assembling consumer products.

    Anki's Cozmo is a Smart, Playful, and Adorable Toy Robot


    Cozmo is charming, a bit mischievous, and unpredictable. He recognizes and remembers you. He interacts with you, plays games, and gets to know you over time.
    Powered by advanced robotics, AI, and computer vision, Cozmo has a brain that processes more data per second than all the Mars Rovers combined.


    Smarts aside, Cozmo’s heart and soul rests within his emotion engine, which evolves as you develop a bond. He’s brought to life with complex facial expressions, a host of emotions, and his own voice and language. His dynamic soundtrack matches his mood and corresponds with the games and activities, elevating playtime to a uniquely cinematic experience.


    Sony is bringing back its iconic robotic Dog Aibo. The new Aibo is powered by artificial intelligence and can bark, wag its tail, chase pink balls and learn new tricks like giving its owner a high five. The new Aibo Robot Dog can form an emotional bond with members of the household while providing them with love, affection, and the joy of nurturing and raising a companion.


    It seems people started looking the Robots as Humans instead of Machines. In a study, published in the journal PLOS, 89 people were recruited to complete a pair of tasks with the help of Nao, a small humanoid robot. They were told that the tasks were to improve Nao’s learning algorithms, and scientists asked participants to turn off the robot after completing the task.


    The robot asked 43 participants not to turn it off. The robot told them that it was afraid of never turning back on. Surprisingly 13 Participants accepted the Robot's request, they didn't turn off the robot. Remaining 30 people who turned off the Robot were also took more time to take the decision.


    MIT’s Cheetah 3 robot can now leap and gallop across rough terrain, climb a staircase littered with debris, and quickly recover its balance when suddenly yanked or shoved, all while essentially blind. "There are many unexpected behaviors the robot should be able to handle without relying too much on vision" says the robot’s designer. Vision can be noisy, slightly inaccurate, and sometimes not available, and if the robot rely too much on vision, it has to be very accurate in position and eventually will be slow. So the MIT researchers want the robot to rely more on tactile information. That way, it can handle unexpected obstacles while moving fast. Cheetah 3 is designed to do versatile tasks such as power plant inspection, which involves various terrain conditions including stairs, curbs, and obstacles on the ground.


    A new system spearheaded by researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) aims to do exactly that, allowing users to instantly correct robot mistakes with nothing more than brain signals and the flick of a finger.A new system spearheaded by researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) aims to do exactly that, allowing users to instantly correct robot mistakes with nothing more than brain signals and the flick of a finger.
    The power of brain signals called “error-related potentials” (ErrPs), which researchers have found to naturally occur when people notice mistakes. If there’s an ErrP, the system stops so the user can correct it.The team says that they could imagine the system one day being useful for the elderly, or workers with language disorders or limited mobility.


    Engineers at the University of Washington have for the first time cut the cord and added a brain, allowing their RoboFly to take its first independent flaps. This might be one small flap for a robot, but it’s one giant leap for robot-kind.


    RoboFly is slightly heavier than a toothpick and is powered by a laser beam. It uses a tiny onboard circuit that converts the laser energy into enough electricity to operate its wings. RoboFly is slightly larger than a real fly.


    Researchers at Georgia Tech built the “HoneyBot” for keeping factories and other large facilities safe from hackers.


    Industrial sites are rich new targets for cybercriminals. The HoneyBot uses fake sensor data to trick hackers, who think they're controlling a factory robot.


    i-e The HoneyBot will make the Hackers to think that they had taken control of a robot, but instead the robot gathers valuable information about the bad actors, helping businesses better protect themselves from future attacks.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtKFZkI0orQ