Domino’s Will Now Deliver Your Pizza Via Self-Driving Robots In Houston

Domino’s is no stranger to adopting the latest in technology to get your pizza to you even quicker. It’s trying out some new tech for those who are based in Houston, Texas. Customers in Houston will soon be able to get their Domino’s pizza delivered to them in a self-driving robot. Domino’s has entered into a partnership with robotics delivery startup Nuro for this purpose.


MIT Has A New Robot That Can Identify Objects By Sight And Touch

Robots have no trouble picking up objects, but the problem is they don’t know what they are touching. This is actually a very useful feature to have, because if robots could identify what they are touching or holding, it will make it easier for them to help sort and categorize objects, which might be handy when recycling, picking up hazardous materials, and so on.


MIT Develops Algorithm That Lets Robots Predicts How Humans Move

There are some who believe that AI combined with robots could mean the end of humanity, where one days there will be a robot uprising where they will take over the Earth. It looks like we could be inching towards that future, where researchers at MIT have developed an algorithm that could help robots predict how humans move.


DJI’s Robomaster S1 Wants To Make Learning Coding And Robotics Fun

Back in the day, learning coding was a very niche topic to study and there were many who believe that it wasn’t a particularly important topic to learn, unless that was the field that you wanted to get into. These days, it’s a very different story as many companies and institutions are starting to emphasize the importance of coding.


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Iron Man Actor Robert Downey Jr. Wants To Clean Up The World Using Nanotech

Actor Robert Downey Jr. is famous for portraying genius inventor and billionaire extraordinaire Tony Stark, also known as Iron Man, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now it seems that he is using his fame to bring awareness to a problem that is affecting all of us: a polluted world, but it looks like the actor might have the answer to that problem.


Researchers Develop An Air-Powered Soft Robot

One of the problems with the majority of robots today is that they can come across feeling “cold”. This is due to the use of materials, where robots are generally made out of metal. It makes sense to do so, as metal is durable which means that these robots are more sturdy and durable.


Robot Dog Pulls 3-Ton Plane With Ease

There has been a lot of advancement in robotics over the past few years. Robots are now capable of climbing stairs and doing backflips. Now, as a group of researchers from Italy have demonstrated, small robot dogs are even capable of pulling 3-ton airplanes. The video shows the HyQReal robot dog pulling a 3-ton Piaggio P180 Avanti passenger airplane at the Genova Airport in Italy.


DJI’s Drones Will Get Aircraft Detection Next Year

Drones are immensely useful tools for all kinds of things, whether it be for photography, videography, or search and rescue. However, much like most tools, they can be useful or downright hindrances depending on their users. As we have seen in the past, drones have the potential to disrupt flights by flying too close to airports which raises concerns about drones possibly crashing into the engines of planes.


US Government Now Warns That Drones Could Be Sending Data Back To China

Recently, the US government seems to be cracking down on Chinese companies who are involved in the communications infrastructure in the US and also their allies. Huawei is one of the more recent casualties where due to the US government’s blacklisting, Google, Intel, and Qualcomm have since suspended their business dealings with them.


This Guy Hacked His Roomba To Swear When It Bumps Into Objects

How many of us have sworn and cursed really loudly whenever we stub our toe against some furniture, or trip over a cable? Many, we’re guessing. Thankfully, robots such as the Roomba don’t swear when it runs into furniture. Instead, it takes what it learns and tries not to let it happen again, a good philosophy we should all strive to adopt.


First Ever Organ Transport Delivery By Drone Conducted

We’ve always known that drones could be used for delivery purposes, where in some countries such a in Australia, we’ve seen how drones are being used to deliver coffee. In fact, it had also been suggested that drones could also potentially be used to deliver organs in instances where emergency transplants had to be done.


Scientists Create An Artificial Material With ‘Lifelike’ Traits

These days scientists are getting a lot better at creating more humanoid-looking robots, but for the most part, this is mostly an aesthetics thing. However, it seems that in the future, machines could not just look more lifelike, but could also potentially start to exhibit lifelike tendencies as well.


Colossus Was The Robot Deployed By Paris Firefighters To Save Notre Dame

Paris firefighters faced a mammoth task in trying to contain the Notre Dame fire which burned down the roof and destroyed the spire. The fire did destroy invaluable parts of the cathedral but the firefighters were able to save many of the treasures inside. They also prevented the fire from damaging the entire structure. For this purpose, they deployed a 1,100 pound remote controlled robot called Colossus.


Researchers Invent A Recycling Robot That Sorts Waste By ‘Touch’

If you’ve ever lived or been to Japan, then you might be aware of how particular the country’s recycling system is, but for the most part, people who are born and raised there or who have lived there long enough are familiar with the system and it is more or less second nature. For those who don’t come from countries that enforce recycling, getting into the habit can be confusing.