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Tiny robotic thread can slip through brain's blood vessels

The procedure is physically taxing, requiring surgeons who must be specifically trained in the task

Aug 29, 2019, 17:08 PM IST

Robots sort out thousands of Flipkart parcels in a jiffy

As it is humanly not possible to handle the parcels in thousands in a short time, emerging technologies like AI, ML (machine learning), and cloud computing data analysis, have ushered in a paradigm shift to speed up and scale logistics.

Jun 12, 2019, 12:29 PM IST

Face scans for check-in, robots as waiters: Alibaba opens 'future hotel' in China

It claims to be a hotel like no other in the world and one look at the waiters here would show just why. Chinese internet giant Alibaba has dived into the world of hospitality by opening what it claims to be a 'future hotel' with features unseen so far in the industry.

Dec 18, 2018, 15:55 PM IST

Shrimp-inspired camera may allow underwater navigation

Scientists have developed a bio-inspired camera that mimics the eyes of a mantis shrimp, an advance that may open up new ways for people and robots to better navigate underwater. 

Apr 05, 2018, 14:18 PM IST

Soft, self-healing robots mimicking human muscles coming soon

The robots named as hydraulically amplified self-healing electrostatic (HASEL) actuators eschew the bulky, rigid pistons and motors of conventional robots with soft and electrically activated structures. 
 

Jan 05, 2018, 18:00 PM IST

Chennai restaurant employs robots to serve you food

Every table in this restaurant is fitted with a tablet and all one has to do is punch in their food order. The message will get transmitted to the chefs who will send the dishes to the table via the robots.

Dec 12, 2017, 18:00 PM IST

Scientists develop tiny magnetic robots to treat hard-to-reach body parts

Researchers, led by those from Chinese University of Hong Kong, developed micro-robots by coating a microscopic algae with non-harmful, biocompatible magnetic particles.

Nov 27, 2017, 11:54 AM IST

Robots may soon treat humans, aid in delivering drugs

The robots have been manufactured by coating tiny algae with magnetic particles and can smoothly swim in biological fluids.
 

Nov 23, 2017, 19:11 PM IST

You're wrong, robots won't take away jobs but create, say experts

The new jobs could be “genetic diversity officer,” “virtual store sherpa” and “personal memory curator”.

Nov 19, 2017, 08:48 AM IST

Robots might replace humans in future, warns Stephen Hawking

This is not the first time Stephen Hawking has raised an alarm about artificial intelligence. In 2015, he said that robots we design could crush humanity like an anthill.  

Nov 02, 2017, 18:27 PM IST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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