Researchers at Brown University's computer science department are studying whether a robot called Baxter can be taught to pick up different objects.
November 11, 2015 Even the smartest robot does a miserable job picking up objects it hasn't been programmed to recognize. One way robots may get better at it is to learn by experience, a researcher says.
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These little robots, called BlabDroids, ask people questions and video record their replies. The footage will be used to create a documentary.
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September 29, 2014 Commentator Tania Lombrozo interviews Alexander Reben, an MIT-trained roboticist and artist whose work, she says, forces us to confront our expectations when it comes to ourselves and our creations.
Atlas, a humanoid robot, is competing against 16 other robots in a Pentagon-sponsored contest this weekend.
December 20, 2013 Robots from around the world are competing in a Pentagon-sponsored robot "Olympics" this weekend. The challenge is to build a robot that can do human tasks and even go into disaster zones.
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