Vecna Technologies, founded by a pair of MIT alumni, has followed a long and winding path to help people in health care settings.
While the concept of a hugging robot may sound bizarre, the researchers behind the project — now in its third generation — believe that such a device could have a major impact on everything from social telepresence to elder care.
A Stanford AI team creates benchmarks for 100 everyday household tasks for robot assistants, creating a path for more useful agents.
A new machine-learning system helps robots understand and perform certain social interactions.
In this episode, we talk about how TUM researchers are trying to model the effects of climate change on forest fires using a neural network, why robots assisting with getting dressed is more challenging than it seems, how drones are being used to evacuate elderly in nursing homes during emergencies.
In this episode, we talk about a graduate student’s thesis which resulted in a robot that’ll allow you to hug loved ones that are far away, how artificial photosynthesis might hold the key to our energy crisis, and a novel technique to conduct spinal stimulation therapy via non-invasive surgery.
From robots that offer solace to algorithms that help judges make fact-based decisions, robotics and machine learning are entering new domains that were once the preserve of humans.
In this episode, we talk about a research from Penn State that has proven the concept of printing tissue during surgery, a joint effort between MIT & Harvard to develop a hair brushing robot, and a breakthrough in anode free and sodium based batteries coming out of Washington University in St. Louis
Stanford’s “Chirpy Cardinal” team effectively combined scripted and neurally generated bot responses for richer interactions.
As a teen, he started building Mars Rover prototypes for NASA competitions. He also launched his own robotics startup called Ignite Labs, which develops affordable robotic equipment for industries and promotes robotics to students of all ages.
The Stretch RE1 is an invention by Hello Robot, a company founded by Dr. Aaron Edsinger and Dr. Charlie Kemp in 2017. It is a mobile manipulator with a gripper, computer, sensors and software included.
Columbia engineers create a robot that learns to visually predict how its partner robot will behave, displaying a glimmer of empathy. This “Robot Theory of Mind” could help robots get along with other robots—and humans—more intuitively
Book co-authored by Associate Professor Julie Shah and Laura Major SM ’05 explores a future populated with robot helpers.
What does a care robot do with our privacy and autonomy? Are we embracing robotization at the expense of human contact and quality of care?