We’ve all been to the doctors where we might have to have our blood taken. Depending on you and also the person drawing the blood, this might be a relatively quick and painless process. However, sometimes due to some people’s veins being harder to find, or the lack of experience of the person taking your blood, it might take them several painful tries.
Similar to human beings, when machines like computers get too hot, they can stop functioning properly or optimally. This is we as humans sweat, to help our body cool down, and this is a concept that researchers are taking and applying it to robots. This has resulted in a soft robot that can apparently “sweat” to keep itself cool.
The problem with many drones these days, commercial ones at least, is that battery life is usually not particularly great. Some of the bigger models might last longer, but the smaller ones have flight times that can be embarrassingly short. However, researchers at Brown University think that they might have found a solution.
Apple isn’t exactly known for having military contracts. The closest they have ever gotten was when they teamed up with the Pentagon to develop high-tech wearables for the military. However, the company did find themselves with a military contract when they acquired AI startup, Xnor.ai.
Devices like Roombas rely on maps to find their way around your home. This is done by the robot moving around and when it detects an obstacle, it marks it down, and ultimately this creates a map of the room so that it knows where it can or cannot go. However, Facebook thinks that they might have developed an AI for robots that could potentially eliminate the need for maps.
We’ve seen several delivery drones that take different approaches to how they work.Now, a team of researchers from Stanford University’s Lentink Lab have come up with PigeonBot- a drone which can bend, extend and simply change the shape of its wings like real birds can.They also shared more details on it in their research paper.Basically, if this tech improves, it can potentially let drones to easily make tight turns and […]
For hundreds of years, medical operations have been done mostly by humans. This is why it is important that surgeons are competent and aren’t sleepy or drunk or on drugs while they operate on patients. This is because a wrong move, even a small one, could potentially result in a patient losing their life.
When we think of robots, we think of these huge and stiff metallic machines. However, a group of scientists are challenging the way we look at robots as they have developed what is being described as the world’s first living and self-healing robot which they made by using the stem cells of a frog.
Samsung might be known for many things, such as TVs, smartphones, display technology, and wearables, but it seems that the company is hoping that its robotic efforts will be taken more seriously because at CES 2020, the company has taken the wraps off their latest robot called Ballie.
Among other things in CES 2020, a robot cat ‘BellaBot’ was recently unveiled.Not just limited to a cat robot but a couple of robots were unveiled at CES, Las Vegas. BellaBot seems to stand out from the rest because it seems to be a robot cat with a personality.The cat robot is built by a Chinese firm PuduTech. The primary task of the robot is to serve the customers at […]
You might find a robot for almost everything – if not, it is highly likely that someone is developing it as you read this.We’ve seen useful robots to get things done, like a Vacuum cleaner robot – but a cute pet companion in the form of a home robot?Elephant Robotics, a Chinese tech firm has managed to develop a fully autonomous robot cat.It is not just any ordinary robot – […]
While drones these days offer users a lot of fun and exciting new features, the problem is that for the most part, a lot of these drones do not have a particularly long flight time. For example, a quick survey on commercially available drones has revealed that the longest flight time is around 30 minutes or so.
Several years ago, the FAA implemented a rule in which drone operators would be required to register their drones with the agency. There are several reasons for this, one of which included making sure that drone operators fly their drones responsibly and not into restricted areas or use them for illegal purposes.
We have seen YouTubers do crazy stuff, make or break something. But, a flying vacuum cleaner?It seems like Peter Sripol (the YouTuber) has built a vacuum cleaner that can fly.To start with the project, he purchased a cheap vacuum cleaner on Amazon for less than $100 and tweaked it further.It didn’t take a lot of electronic items to put together the robot but it was the result of a few […]