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From Germany: A Safer Humanoid Robot Worker

New Innovation from Technical University of Munich Source:  Technical University of Munich Touch Sensitive Artificial Skin Makes for Safer, Accident Avoiding Robots This is new innovation from the Technical University of Munich.  Their H-1 autonomous, humanoid robot is covered with touch sensitive, synthetic artificial skin.  The skin is composed of 13,000 separate sensors.  The sensors enable the robot to feel the touch of humans.  New algorithms made it possible to apply artificial skin to a human sized robot. Safer Working Robots This is an important development because of concerns about humans getting hurt working side by side with robots.  Biologically-inspired artificial skin improves the robot's sensory ability, making it possible for the robot to sense its own body and surroundings. Senses Like the Human Brain The robot's artificial skin is able to measure temperature, pressure, proximity and acceleration.  The sensors are an event-based sys

Important Innovations Collection: Ai-Da -- Robot Artist

Ai-Da - Robot Artist Source:  Aiden Meller's Ai-Da Humanoid has 1st Solo Art Exhibit Next Week Humanoid robot artist Ai-Da has a sold out 1st, solo art exhibition in the UK next week.  Inventor and art gallery owner Aiden Meller have sold over a million pounds of her artwork.  This extraordinary piece of robotics is loaded with AI algorithms created by scientists at the University of Oxford and paints by sight with the cameras in her eyes.  For a great news blog, go to Important Innovations Collection: Ai-Da -- Robot Artist : Ai-Da's First Solo Art Exhibit Source:  Aiden Meller's Ai-Da Already a Sell-out Ai-Da has been described by her British in...

UBTECH of China's New Robotic AI Innovation

UBTECH's Two Advanced Robots Debuted at CES 2019 Source:  UBTECH's Walker Walker and Cruzr UBTECH has unveiled a pair of new, advanced robots.  They are new versions of the company's Walker bipedal humanoid robot and Cruzr.  Cruzr is a cloud-based, intelligent service robot.  The company says its performance and reliability have been greatly improved.  Walker, as you can see in the photo, now has arms and hands and seems to enjoy piano music. UBTECH is a leading, global AI and humanoid robotics company based in China. The new robots are enabled by advanced artificial intelligence and robotic technology. Retail Cruzr Source:  UBTECH's Cruzr Customers' Service Bot UBTECH says the robots are specifically designed to enhance the home and retail environments. Cruzr has servo motors, a powerful processor and a redesigned audio chamber for better sound quality.  It's started working in retail stores in Europe to help customers.  It's available for

Multitalented Robot Does Parkour Exercises

Boston Dynamics' Atlas - Your Tough Companion at the Gym Humanoid Extraordinaire Boston Dynamics' humanoid robot Atlas is a multi-talented, multi-tasker.  His latest feat is to bound up multi layers of platform, shifting his weight from right foot to left and back to the right foot as it runs upstairs.  In other words, it can do parkour training, using exercise movements developed from military course training. Backflips Too Atlas can backflip, run through the snow without falling, bound up stairs.  It's athletic prowess is being constantly upgraded to manage its way in the world and assist humans as a humanoid robot walking, running and jumping among us. Exciting Future of Robotics Robotic technology is advancing leaps and bounds.  Robots are clearly a growing part of our future, whether on 2 legs like Atlas, 4 legs like Boston Dynamics' Spot Mini or flying through the air like DARPA's flying robotic insects.

Being Manipulated by a Robot

New, German Research Confirms Robotic Manipulation Humans can be emotionally manipulated by robots.  German scientists found that we humans have a strong tendency to give human-like attributes to machines.  The scientists say, based on their research, interactive robots can emotionally manipulate people.  It's robotic manipulation. Scientific Study Researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany asked 89 volunteers to interact with a human-like robot under the pretext of helping it to become more intelligent. Turn It Off At the end of the interaction, the humans were asked by the researchers to turn off the robot.  But the robot was programmed to beg the humans not to turn it off.  46 volunteers served as the control group and were aware of the set-up.  43 weren't aware.  Of that group, 13 compiled with the begging robot.  Many said they felt sorry for it.  And, the rest of the "unaware" were much slower than the control group to decide whether