University of Waterloo in Canada Launches Its First AI Research Lab

Canada has taken one more step to study the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI). The Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute launches its first AI research lab concentrating on developing AI solutions for healthcare, environmental protection, urban planning, manufacturing, autonomous systems and human-machine interactions. The Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute will bring together a group of researchers and businesses to “advance technology and prepare Canada for future economic disruption,” stated the government in a press release.

Robotic Fish Can Discover the Secret Life of Ocean Wildlife

In a new study published in Science Robotics, researchers at MIT reveal robotic fish of its kind ever built. Armed with a camera and a lifelike wiggle, the device could one day help biologists observe the health of marine habitats without stressing out their aquatic denizens. MIT has designed and built a soft-bodied robot that looks and swims exactly like a fish. It is so realistic that even Fish in Fiji cannot understand that is not a real.

Robot Solves Rubik Cube More Quickly Than a Blink of an Eye

Have you ever thought about to solve the Rubik cube very quickly. We think yes, moreover it has always been your dram, but now it seems that there is a solution, there is an extraordinary and impressive solution.  Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ben Katz with his colleague Jared Di Carlo have created a machine that has an opportunity to solve the classic puzzle in just a few seconds. Robot solves it in 0.39 seconds. That is a great results guys. The robot’s record beats Albert Beer’s robot that holds the Guinness World Record for 0.637 seconds.

How SpotMini Robot opens the Door

Boston Dynamics posted a video of its SpotMini robot: how the robot opens the door. Boston Dynamics has an extraordinary technical team of engineers and scientists that aren’t stopping to amaze us. At first sight, it’s a quite incredible feat.…

Google Drones Deliver Aid to Remote Areas

Google has built flying drones which will be used to deliver aid following natural disasters. Wing Project has been running for two years as part of Google X, the company’s technology research arm that also created its self-driving car, but was only made public on Thursday. Google tested the drones in Queensland, Australia this month, flying chocolate bars, dog treats, cattle vaccines, water and radios to people. In total, 30 successful delivery flights of about 1km were made over the course of a week.

Scientists Created Robots That Cooperate Like Ants Colony

Engineers from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS, US) built a swarm of 1024 robots that are programmed to build different shapes. At first glance you might think it is masses of ants working behind you or cells that are forming an organ. In reality you see 1024 robots that are moving in a large wooden square complete with edges to stop them waddle off the edge. Engineers call the swarm “Kilobots” like the kilobyte with 1024 bytes. Each robot is a 3cm across and cylindrical and has an infrared light emitted overhead to communicate with other robots in Kilobot. Within 10cm distance robots use the infrared light to send messages to one another and take the right direction in the swarm. Everything starts when 4 robots are put in the place where the required shape is need to be formed and random selection of robots capable to move in the swarm start their slowly movement. Already on the move robots choose the direction taking into account the past experience and what their neighbors are currently doing. It doesn’t mean they don’t make mistakes but at the end they build the required shape in 6 to 12 hours.

The first ever walking pilotless flying device DALER

The Swiss company constructed the unusual flying device which can go. The Swiss Federal Polytechnical School of Lausanne (EPFL) with pride presented the last development. This represents the small pilotless aircraft under the name DALER that is deciphered as Deployable Air Land Exploration Robot on a public inspection. This automated device is able not only to fly by air, but also to go on the ground. For this purpose the DALER flying device successfully uses own wings which have a unique design.

Veebot robot capable to take blood from a vein more safely than a human

The blood capture on the analysis is the most widespread medical procedure. Analysis captures as one of the most vital issues in medicine. About 20% of attempts to take blood from vein from the first are failure. In each of 5 cases the doctor doesn’t get to a vein from the first, it involves not only additional expenses for medical institutions, but also leads to complications at patients. The Veebot robot was developed for the solution of this problem. The robot copes with this task quite easily. Clinical tests of the robot, capable to do a blood from a vein, will take place this year. In order that it is correct to define a place where there is a vein, the robot uses the camera, infrared illumination and the special software.

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