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Engineering firm Boston Dynamics released a video yesterday detailing Spot, a much quieter and more agile version of previous robotic projects.
A humanoid robot developed by a Google-owned company is an imposing 188 cm (6 feet, 2 inches) tall, yet agile enough to balance on one foot and imitate the famous “crane” move from the Karate Kid movie. As if that was not enough, it can also drive cars.
A team competing in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) is moving to a self-funded part of the program after receiving funding from Google last year. DARPA announced on Friday that the Google-funded SCHAFT team will be switching to Track D...
From the DARPA Robotics Challenge to Google’s many robotic acquisitions, 2013 seemed to be the “Year of the Robot." Only time will tell if the past year was a turning point for all things robotic.
Google has confirmed its purchase of robotics company Boston Dynamics. This latest acquisition marks the eighth time in the last six months that the search giant has bought a robotics company.
Boston Dynamics, who just over a year ago established a new land-speed record for robots with legs, has unveiled its latest creation: a four-legged machine designed to travel quickly on all types of terrain.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have created a new all-terrain, six-legged walking robot that has been specially designed with jumping and climbing capabilities that could help it complete military reconnaissance, rescue or supply transportation missions.
On Monday, the seven engineering teams advancing in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Virtual Robotics Challenge got to meet their prize ‘fighter,’ a 6-foot-2-inch robot named ATLAS.
Two separate studies have recently demonstrated that humans can, in fact, empathize with their robotic counterparts.
Together with famed robotics company Boston Dynamics, the Pentagon has created a humanoid, Terminator-like robot to help test military and disaster gear.
- A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.