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The latest advances in robotics, drones, and artificial intelligence
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Swarm Robots Mimic Ant Jaws to Flip and Jump

Trap-jaw ants inspired these small, autonomous swarm robots

17 Jul 2019

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The Internet Is Coming to the Rest of the Animal Kingdom

A new Doolittlesque initiative aims to promote Internet communication among smart animals

17 Jul 2019

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Watch World Champion Soccer Robots Take on Humans at RoboCup

Humans may not be doomed at soccer quite yet

15 Jul 2019

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Intel’s Neuromorphic System Hits 8 Million Neurons, 100 Million Coming by 2020

Researchers can use the 64-chip Pohoiki Beach system to make systems that learn and see the world more like humans

15 Jul 2019

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First the E-Bike, Next the Flying Car

This company thinks its 3D-printing technology for carbon fiber can do anything

12 Jul 2019

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How High Fives Help Us Get in Touch With Robots

Social touch is a cornerstone of human interaction, and robots are learning how to do it too

11 Jul 2019

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Humanoid Robots Teach Coping Skills to Children With Autism

Roboticist Ayanna Howard explains what inspired her to work on assistive technologies for kids

10 Jul 2019

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A Q&A with Cruise’s head of AI, Hussein Mehanna

AI engineers of all descriptions—the autonomous vehicle industry wants you

9 Jul 2019

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Robots Have a Hard Time Grasping These "Adversarial Objects"

To make robot grasping more robust, researchers are designing objects that are as difficult as possible for robots to manipulate

9 Jul 2019

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Squeezing Rocket Fuel From Moon Rocks

Here’s how lunar explorers will mine the regolith to make rocket fuel

9 Jul 2019

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Watch This Drone Explode Into Maple Seed Microdrones in Midair

Starting out together and then splitting apart makes these bio-inspired drones fly farther and more precisely

8 Jul 2019

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Combating the Opioid Crisis, One Flush at a Time

Startup Biobot Analytics monitors wastewater to identify at-risk neighborhoods

3 Jul 2019