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jet-powered icub could be the first flying humanoid robot




science fiction is full of robotic systems that can fly. whether they’re humanoid robots or robotic exoskeletons, all it seems to take to turn a walking robot into a flying robot is some thrusters attached to the hands and feet, and just like iron man, off you go. the reason that science fiction i...



presstv-romania unveils first humanoid robot




romania has unveiled its first humanoid robot. it can grab, hold, drop and even answer questions. the life-size white plastic robot doesn't have a name yet. if connected to the internet, the robot can answer a variety of questions taken from wikipedia. the machine repeats questions to make sure it h...



presstv-researchers discuss evidence of alien life on earth




a group of researchers have claimed that a recently unearthed, humanoid-shaped mummy is the latest evidence of alien life on earth.the self-proclaimed paranormal researchers attended a press conference in peru to argue their case. they presented a slide show of x-rays, depicting the mummified object...



talos humanoid now available from pal robotics




if you are a roboticist and you want to work with humanoids but you don’t want to build a robot from scratch, pal robotics would be happy to sell you one. the spanish robot maker is introducing a new option that improves on its reem humanoids: talos is a 32-degrees-of-freedom, 1.75-meter-tall, 1...



disney files patent for “huggable and interactive” humanoid robots




enlarge/ awwww, doesn't disney's huggable patent prototype look so soft and cuddly?us patent and trademark officeshare this storythe disney enterprises group filed a us patent in february that hints at a possible future for its theme parks: humanoid robots designed for maximum hugging efficiency.th...



google sells off boston dynamics to softbank




share this story boston dynamics' atlas robot. softbank's pepper robot, which is already a commercial success. one of boston dynamics' smaller robots, spot. the original bigdog. cheetah/wildcat, the fastest quadruped robot in the world. alphadog, or ls3 in darpa-lingo. japanese tech company softbank...



softbank adding technology ambitions, with arm, robotics




photo ops of softbank chief executive masayoshi son sometimes show him chatting happily with his company's humanoid robot, the childlike pepper, or grinning as president donald trump heaps praise on him for creating american jobs.



get ready for robots made with human flesh




enlarge/ oh hey, could you zip up my flesh? i can't reach.share this storytwo university of oxford biomedical researchers are calling for robots to be built with real human tissue, and they say the technology is there if we only choose to develop it. writing in science robotics, pierre-alexis mouthu...



french designer shows off diy robot in public for first time




a french designer has shown his humanoid diy robot to the public for the first time.



presstv-robot buddhist priest unveiled in japan




visitors of the life ending industry expo 2017 had an opportunity to see a robotic buddhist priest celebrating a mass at the tokyo big sight in the japanese capital on august 25.multinational telecommunications corporation softbank group showcased its latest invention, a humanoid robot 'pepper', whi...



inside the barbican’s sci-fi movie wonderland




delve deeper and you'll see the black, monolithic tars robot from interstellar, the humanoid sonny from i, robot and the smiling twiki from the 1970s tv show buck rogers in the 25th century. they're flanked by manuscripts, concept art and other intriguing props — one cabinet hides a metal chair de...



inside the barbican’s sci-fi movie wonderland




delve deeper and you'll see the black, monolithic tars robot from interstellar, the humanoid sonny from i, robot and the smiling twiki from the 1970s tv show buck rogers in the 25th century. they're flanked by manuscripts, concept art and other intriguing props — one cabinet hides a metal chair de...



presstv-high-tech tools transforming dementia care in australia




researchers in australia have announced that the use of high-tech tools is transforming the lives of dementia patients.scientists have started to use high-tech tools like virtual reality headsets and humanoid robots in aged care facilities. people with dementia often withdraw from social contact, bu...



captain marvel villains, timeline revealed




brie larson did not come to san diego comic-con to promote her role as captain marvel, marvel's first female superhero with her own movie. but head of marvel studios kevin feige made up for it by revealing concept art of the actor in costume. in the illustrated images, larson floats above her enemie...



this ostrich robot doesn't need to think to run




typically, bipedal robots like agile technologies' cassie need plenty of processing power to run the balancing algorithms, gyroscopes and sensors to keep it on its feet. however, with the per, it uses an elegant mechanical design, with a single motor that drives the legs in an elliptical motion. the...



what is a robot? | wired




editor’s note: this is the first entry in a new video series, hardwired: welcome to the robotic future, in which we explore the many fascinating machines that are transforming society. and we can’t do that without first defining what a robot even is.when you hear the word “robot,” the first ...



robocar movie from pre-talky days




this short silent movie, called “the automatic motorist,” imagines an old-timey car, running boards and all, being driven by a robot chauffeur. and the film came out in 1911, apparently providing the first sustained vision of our robocar future.of course, robocars are still in our future, ...



robocar movie from pre-talkie days




this short silent movie, called “the automatic motorist,” imagines an old-timey car, running boards and all, being driven by a robot chauffeur. and the film came out in 1911, apparently providing the first sustained vision of our robocar future.of course, robocars are still in our future, ...



the 7 best sci-fi movies you can stream right now, from 'e.t.' to 'ex machina'




science fiction gets a bad rap in some circles for being a genre with nothing but a bunch of spaceships and robots. but it’s so much more than that. it’s also got drama, action, and even some romance. it’s also full of spaceships and robots and if you’re not really into those things, well, t...



'as a feminist, as a woman' jodie whittaker excited to be new 'doctor who'




british actress jodie whittaker has been unveiled as the first woman to play 'doctor who', telling fans of the cult bbc science fiction series they should "not be scared by my gender". the 35-year-old, who starred in the british award-winning drama 'broadchurch', will take over from scottish actor p...



pepper now available at funerals as a more affordable alternative to human pries




robots excel at predictable, repetitive tasks, and what could be more predictable and repetitive than death? in japan, a plastic moulding company called nissei eco (which also does funeral arrangements, i guess) is planning to introduce softbank's pepper robot as a cheaper substitute for human pries...



softbank acquires robotics company boston dynamics from google




robotics aficionados may have mixed feelings right now. on the one hand, alphabet, google’s parent compny has just sold boston dynamics, potentially saving the robotics company from descending into obsolescence in the company. on the other hand, the buyer is none other than japan’s softbank, whi...



how a one-man team from california won nasa's space robotics challenge




nasa’s space robotics challenge (src) took place last month, full of virtual valkyries wandering around a virtual mars base trying to fix virtual stuff. anyone was allowed to participate, and since the virtual nature of the competition means there was no need for big expensive robots that mostly d...



'black box' technique may lead to more powerful ai




the system starts with many random parameters, makes guesses, and then tweaks follow-up guesses to favor the more successful candidates, gradually whittling things down to the ideal answer. you may start with a million numbers, but you'll end up with just one in the end.it sounds a bit mysterious, b...



alien: covenant invites you to “meet walter” (with amd onboard)




this morning a press release was sent out detailing the latest synthetic (read: humanoid robot) from weyland-yutani. this synthetic’s name was walter, and it acted as a different version of the robot we saw in prometheus – then called david. oddly, it would seem that this “walter” version is...