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Robot learns to write like a human

Robot learns to write like a human

Even children can write and draw, but these two skills are actually more difficult than we think, because they require coordination between our minds and hands. Despite the difficulty of these processes, some developers from Brown University have managed to pass on primitive drawing and writing skills to a robot.
A competitor to the famous SpotMini robot is created in China

A competitor to the famous SpotMini robot is created in China

Not long ago, Boston Dynamics introduced SpotMini, a four-legged robot scheduled to go on sale this summer. The device’s key feature is its ability to move objects whose weight is many times greater than its own. The innovation has caused such a sensation that a potential competitor to SpotMini has been created in China.
Heron: a Canadian marine drone

Heron: a Canadian marine drone

Canadian company Clearpath Robotics presented their latest invention: the Heron marine multicopter, which is the logical extension of Kingfisher, the company’s previous marine drone.

Meet HyQReal: a tow robot that can move a 3 tonne plane

The four-legged HyQReal robot was developed by scientists at the Italian Institute of Technology and presented at the ICRA 2019 conference. The machine demonstrated some uncanny talents at the event: despite its small size, it managed to move a 3 tonne plane across a 14 meter distance.

Engineers Create an Amphibious Robot That Can Move Anywhere

Amphibous robots have been around for a long time, but they are all equipped with dangerous blades that can cause harm to marine animals and plants. A fundamentally different approach was demonstrated by scientists from the University of Pennsylvania and McGill University, who have made their Aqua2 machine completely safe.

A man and a robot work together: what does it look like?

When given specific instructions, robots are very useful in industry. But researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) believe, it would make more sense to turn them into full-fledged members of the work team.

Little Printer: a new means of communication

Little Printer is a device created by Berg, serving as a means of quickly printing small documents - however, the project initially flopped. Today, the concept has been revived, but in a brand-new format.

Doggo: the robot stuntman

Doggo was created by students at Stanford University. The machine is built in a way that it can be assembled by anyone. The necessary components can be purchased in stores, while the software and necessary documentation are publicly available.

Google introduces new VR headset

The device is called Glass Enterprise Edition 2. Its initial purpose was exclusively gaming, but it is currently positioned as an instrument for surgeons, engineers and other specialists.

VR mistakes to be punished in real life

Feedback is an important component of computer games. A recent development at the University of Portsmouth represents a completely new type of in-game interaction. A group of students led by James Bruton built a robot that hits gamers for making mistakes in VR.

Kymera, an Electric One-man Watercraft for Real Speed Lovers

We all know about electric cars, electric motorcycles and even electric powered aircraft. But what about the water transport?

Mousegun, a New Type of Gamepad for Shooters

Chinese manufacturer Ragnok has presented a new type of a game controller. The gadget is designed exclusively for shooters, first-person games involving a lot of shooting. The device is designed as a hybrid of a vertical joystick and a pistol.

Lenovo will create a unique folding computer

Lenovo recently presented the concept for their latest device. The project still doesn’t have an official name, but many have rushed to call it a folding computer, even though the gadget might end up looking more like a laptop or tablet.

Alfa-X — a Japanese Bullet Train

Alfa-X is a high-speed train presented by JR East this week. The maximum speed the train can travel with is 400 kilometers per hour, which makes it the world’s fastest commercial passenger train.

Luna-29 mission may be led by robot

According to recently leaked information, the moon rover for the Luna-29 mission might be piloted by an anthropomorphic robot - presumably, FEDOR - currently being developed by NPO ‘Androidnaya Technika’ and the Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects.