Robots

Flexible electronic 'skin' may lend robots a sense of touch

Flexible electronic 'skin' may lend robots a sense of touch

Researchers from the University of Houston in the US developed a new mechanism for producing stretchable electronics, a process that relies on readily available materials and could be scaled up for commercial production.

Sep 14, 2017, 13:10 PM IST
Indian Army to deploy hundreds of robots to fight terrorists in Kashmir

Indian Army to deploy hundreds of robots to fight terrorists in Kashmir

The robots are reportedly capable of delivering ammunition at the intended locations in case of unsafe and emergency situations.

Aug 12, 2017, 17:48 PM IST
New robots can follow spoken instructions

New robots can follow spoken instructions

Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have developed robots that can follow spoken instructions, an advance that may make it easier for people to interact with automated machines at home and workplaces.

Jul 16, 2017, 13:35 PM IST
3D sense to help robots do household chores

3D sense to help robots do household chores

The new technology has the ability to both recognise something and fill in the blind spots in its field of vision, to reconstruct the parts it cannot see.

Jul 15, 2017, 17:25 PM IST

Self-driving cars may soon make better moral decisions

Until now it has been assumed that moral decisions are strongly context dependent and therefore cannot be modelled or described algorithmically.

Jul 05, 2017, 13:43 PM IST
Volkswagen, Nvidia to cooperate on artificial intelligence

Volkswagen, Nvidia to cooperate on artificial intelligence

German carmaker Volkswagen said on Tuesday it would cooperate with U.S. chipmaker Nvidia on deep learning software that could be used to manage traffic flows or make it easier for humans to work with robots.

Jun 27, 2017, 12:11 PM IST
Apple expands Swift Playgrounds to robots, drones

Apple expands Swift Playgrounds to robots, drones

The Swift Playgrounds 1.5 update will be available as a free download on the App Store starting from June 5.

Jun 02, 2017, 13:28 PM IST
'Braava jet' mopping robot now available in India

'Braava jet' mopping robot now available in India

The mopping robot is available on e-commerce platforms at Rs 19,900 and with the launch offer of Rs 17,900 at iRobot flagship stores.

May 17, 2017, 19:36 PM IST

3D printed bionic skin could allow robots 'feel'

The discovery, published online in the journal Advanced Materials, is a major step forward in printing electronics on real human skin, researchers said.

May 14, 2017, 10:57 AM IST

3D-printed 'bionic skin' to give robots sense of touch

This "revolutionary" 3D printing process is a major step forward in printing electronics on real human skin, researchers said.

May 11, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
Robots will carry out surgeries at Safdarjung hospital soon

Robots will carry out surgeries at Safdarjung hospital soon

The hospital is in the process of buying a robot at an estimated cost of Rs 18 crore to carry out surgeries.

May 03, 2017, 20:44 PM IST

New robotic system can 3D print buildings

The building could also be completely customised to the needs of a particular site and the desires of its maker.

Apr 27, 2017, 17:20 PM IST
This 12-year-old Indian girl is building robots to save honey bees - Read

This 12-year-old Indian girl is building robots to save honey bees - Read

Using a combination of robotics and hi-tech components, Vignesh has developed a Bee Saver Bot that removes honey bees -- the species primarily responsible for pollination and honey production around the world -- safely and carefully without harming them or humans.

Apr 12, 2017, 12:21 PM IST
Researchers find new way by which six-legged robots can increase walking speed

Researchers find new way by which six-legged robots can increase walking speed

Six-legged insects run fastest using a three-legged, or "tripod" gait where they have three legs on the ground at all times -- two on one side of their body and one on the other. 

Feb 19, 2017, 22:26 PM IST
Humanlike biological robots developed

Humanlike biological robots developed

These tiny muscle-powered robots were first 3-D printed and then seeded with muscle cells. The cells self-organised to form functional tissues that made the bio-bots move.

Feb 19, 2017, 22:26 PM IST

89% people want automation at workplace: Adobe

In a surprise find, 89 per cent of people, including from India are positive about the role robots can play in helping them at workplace rather than taking away their jobs, a new report has found.

Feb 17, 2017, 20:22 PM IST
Scientists design robots that can catch, release live fish

Scientists design robots that can catch, release live fish

The robots, that move when water is pumped in and out of them, are made entirely of hydrogel - a tough, rubbery, nearly transparent material composed mostly of water.

Feb 04, 2017, 20:33 PM IST
Future robots will deliver goods at your doorstep – Read how!

Future robots will deliver goods at your doorstep – Read how!

The six-wheeled, knee-high robots from startup Starship Technologies are part of a new wave of automated systems taking aim at the "last mile" delivery of goods to consumers.

Jan 29, 2017, 09:57 AM IST
Now, tiny robots will study ocean life -  Read how

Now, tiny robots will study ocean life - Read how

The miniature autonomous underwater explorers (M-AUEs) will study small-scale environmental processes taking place in the ocean.

Jan 25, 2017, 13:41 PM IST
Robots in Newsroom - Chinese robot reporter 'Xiao Nan' completes long article in just a second!

Robots in Newsroom - Chinese robot reporter 'Xiao Nan' completes long article in just a second!

Scientists say the 300-character story focusing on the Spring Festival travel rush was written in just a second.

Jan 19, 2017, 12:17 PM IST