Category Robotics

My picks, 2016-13

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Predicting the range of droplet sizes for sticky fluids Additive Manufacturing with Metals What’s harder to understand, a human brain or the universe? Big Ideas for future NSF investments Marie Tharp: Uncovering the Secrets of the Ocean Floor Predicting the range of droplet sizes […]

Defending cyber-physical systems from digital attacks

Every 30 years there is a new wave of things that computers do. Around 1950 they began to model events in the world (simulation), and around 1980 to connect people (communication). Since 2010 they have begun to engage with the physical world in a non-trivial way (embodiment – giving them bodies). ‒ Butler Lampson, Microsoft […]

My picks, 2016-4

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Robot that runs and swims like a salamander New Insight Into Pain Sensation IBM Scientists Achieve Storage Memory Breakthrough Head in the Cloud: Computing and Storage in the Connected World Dean James Ryan’s 5 Essential Questions In Life Robot that runs and swims like […]

Autonomous Robot Surgeon Bests Humans in World First

Reprinted from IEEE Spectrumby Eliza Strickland Autonomous Robot Surgeon Bests Humans in World First Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation The smart surgical bot planned and performed the operation, although supervising humans occasionally reached in to help. In a robotic surgery breakthrough, a bot stitched up a pig’s small intestines using its own vision, […]

Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy

A book review by David Mindell at Microsoft Research MIT2015 http://research.microsoft.com/… All autonomous systems are joint human-machine cognitive systems. There are no fully autonomous systems just as there are no fully autonomous soldiers, sailors, airmen or Marines. From drones to Mars rovers—an exploration of the most innovative use of robots today and a provocative argument […]

My picks, 2015-27

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Using a Virus for Gene Therapy What’s The Loudest Possible Sound? Anand Varma: A thrilling look at the first 21 days of a bee’s life Lands of the Monsoon Oldest Known Stone Tools Discovered: 3.3 Million Years Old Robotic arm moves by the power […]

My picks, 2015-11

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Mathematics and sex Kob Mating Ritual Capuchin monkey flirting Gorilla Mating Croc vs. Hippo IXV: Mastering atmospheric reentry Miguel Nicolelis: Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it Security Analysis of Estonia’s Internet Voting System How robots could be your future surgeons Mathematics and […]

My picks, 2015-7

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Why I make robots the size of a grain of rice What Ever Happened to Nuclear Weapons? Crazy Engineering: Mars Helicopter Interstellar Voyaging – An Evolutionary Transition 11 Years and Counting – Opportunity on Mars The World’s Smallest Movie Radio Wave Lightning Tracking Greenland’s […]

My picks, 22

My picks from previous week. A Colorful Lunar Eclipse Stunning Timelapse of the Earth From Space The Mysterious Holes in the Atmosphere on Venus Soft Robotic Exosuit Re-engineering Sight Exoplanet Q & Alien GeForce GTX 980 & 970 Product Video Quantum Technologies The Radiology Detective: Utilizing Clues Within High-Tech Imaging Exams to Solve Medical Mysteries […]

Information that deserves attention, 16

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. Land Rover and Virgin Galactic Rosetta Spacecraft Rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Haptic Feedback at the Fingertips Robotic Insects Art of Sound The Danger Theory Fate of Antarctica Land Rover and Virgin Galactic The Visionaries You do have to be bold, brave, […]