robotics

Giving Robots a Hybrid, Human-Like ‘Brain’ Can Make Them Smarter

Posted in Hardware, Software on 4th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

The robot the researchers have built is small and rudimentary, and the algorithms being run on the analog circuit are fairly basic. But the principle is a promising one, and there is currently a huge amount of R&D going into neuromorphic and memristor-based analog computing hardware.

Developing a Virtual Environment To Spur Development Of Helpful Home Robots

Posted in Hardware, Software on 28th Oct, 2020
by Alex Muller

"Our ultimate goal is to build AI agents that can work with real humans. Our platform opens up exciting directions of future work, such as online goal inference and direct communication between agents," the researchers wrote

Research aims to develop AI can learn common sense from animals

Posted in Featured, Reviews, Science, Software on 27th Oct, 2020
by Alex Muller

A prerequisite for training agents to use common sense will be 3D-simulated worlds with realistic physics.

Coronavirus May Mean Automation Is Coming Sooner Than We Thought

Posted in Business, Hardware, Reviews on 22nd Jul, 2020
by Alex Muller

The coronavirus epidemic is presenting us with ample opportunities for increased automation and remote delivery of goods and services.

Retail Robots Are on the Rise

Posted in Business, Hardware on 21st Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

As countless robots work behind the scenes to stock shelves, serve customers, and deliver products to our doorstep, the speed of retail will accelerate. These changes are already underway.