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Robot Dog Helps Military Students “Survive” Combat Training
military robot
Robotics
Robot Dog Helps Military Students “Survive” Combat Training
A military school recently used Spot, a robot dog developed by Boston Dynamics, during combat training exercises.
April 10, 2021

A military school recently used Spot, a robot dog developed by Boston Dynamics, during combat training exercises.

Living Machines
The Next Generation of Living Machines: Xenobots 2.0
xenobots
Living Machines
The Next Generation of Living Machines: Xenobots 2.0
Made from the stem cells of a frog, “Xenobots” are tiny living machines. And researchers have just debuted version 2.0.
April 4, 2021

Made from the stem cells of a frog, “Xenobots” are tiny living machines. And researchers have just debuted version 2.0.

Aerospace
This “Hamster Ball” Robot Could Explore Lunar Caves
spherical robot Daedalus
Aerospace
This “Hamster Ball” Robot Could Explore Lunar Caves
The spherical Daedalus robot may explore lunar caves during future ESA moon missions, looking for places that could potentially host human settlements.
April 4, 2021

The spherical Daedalus robot may explore lunar caves during future ESA moon missions, looking for places that could potentially host human settlements.

Robotics
Boston Dynamics Unveils a New Robot: Stretch
warehouse robot
Robotics
Boston Dynamics Unveils a New Robot: Stretch
Boston Dynamics’ second commercial offering is a warehouse robot named Stretch that can lift and move 800, 50-pound boxes every hour.
March 31, 2021

Boston Dynamics’ second commercial offering is a warehouse robot named Stretch that can lift and move 800, 50-pound boxes every hour.

AI
Watch Japan’s Latest Robot Painter in Action
ai painting
AI
Watch Japan’s Latest Robot Painter in Action
For SXSW’s AI Painting Project, a robot arm was trained to generate paintings based on given concepts and using a limited number of brushstrokes.
March 21, 2021

For SXSW’s AI Painting Project, a robot arm was trained to generate paintings based on given concepts and using a limited number of brushstrokes.

Robotics
Quadruped Robot Can Break a Leg and Keep Going
Quadruped Robot
Robotics
Quadruped Robot Can Break a Leg and Keep Going
Dyret is a shape-shifting quadruped robot that can change the length of its legs. This helps it walk across different terrains or account for any injuries.
March 17, 2021

Dyret is a shape-shifting quadruped robot that can change the length of its legs. This helps it walk across different terrains or account for any injuries.

Robotics
MIT Turned a Robo-Dog Into a Robot Doctor
robot doctor
Robotics
MIT Turned a Robo-Dog Into a Robot Doctor
MIT converted a robo-dog built by Boston Dynamics into a robot doctor and then asked patients how they felt being treated by it.
March 6, 2021

MIT converted a robo-dog built by Boston Dynamics into a robot doctor and then asked patients how they felt being treated by it.

Medical Innovation
Surgery Robot Could Make Hysterectomies Less Painful
surgery robot for hysterectomy
Medical Innovation
Surgery Robot Could Make Hysterectomies Less Painful
The FDA has approved its first surgery robot for use during a vaginal hysterectomy, which is less invasive than the abdominal approach.
March 5, 2021

The FDA has approved its first surgery robot for use during a vaginal hysterectomy, which is less invasive than the abdominal approach.

Robotics
Soft Robots Could Get Stronger By Pumping Iron
soft robots
Robotics
Soft Robots Could Get Stronger By Pumping Iron
Soft robots could get more muscular with a new soft gel that becomes tougher when subjected to vibration.
February 27, 2021

Soft robots could get more muscular with a new soft gel that becomes tougher when subjected to vibration.