Category: Robotic Sensors

New Robots Use Wi-fi to Navigate Indoors

Engineers at the University of California San Diego recently developed a new way for robots to accurately navigate the indoors terrain, even without any recognizable feature and in poor lighting. The technology includes sensors that use WiFi signals that help…

MIT’s Mini Cheetah and its Speed

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) recently created a new version of a quick quadrupedal robot. Although four-legged robots have amassed a lot of popularity over the last few years, running is a skill that has eluded them.…

New Sony AI Drives Race Car

Takuma Miyazono began his racing career at age 4 when his father brought home the motorsport game Gran Turismo 4. In 2020, sixteen years later, Miyazono became the Gran Turismo world champion, winning a ‘triple crown’ of esports motor racing…

New Wearable Sensors can Track Hand Use in Amputees

Researchers at the University of Missouri, Columbia recently developed a system to track hand use in people who use a hand prosthesis or have undergone a hand transplant. The technology tracks hands’ movement, and monitors how people make use of…

Simulator Helps Robot Enhance their Cutting Skills

Researchers from the USC’s Department of Computer Science and NVDIA have released a new simulator for robotic cutting which can accurately reproduce the forces acting on a knife while it slices through common food. The system can also simulate cutting…

‘Magic’ Carpet Guesses Human Poses

A new tactile sensing carpet from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) can guess human poses without using cameras— a step to enhancing self-powered personalized healthcare, gaming and smart homes. Previous research has discussed use of single RGB…

Introducing Therapeutic Chatbot, Woebot

New app called ‘Woebot’ acts in place of a therapist as a therapeutic chatbot. It presents itself as an automated therapist when finding a real one seem financially or otherwise impossible. The need for therapists is growing exponentially. According to…