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DARPA Announces Teams Qualifying for Subterranean Challenge Virtual Competition Finals

Twelve teams have qualified for the DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge Virtual Competition Final Event, to be held September 21-24, where $1.5-million of prizes are at stake. Their algorithms will guide virtual versions of real robots as they drive or fly through unfamiliar simulated underground courses and locate items of interest such as injured survivors, cell phones, backpacks, […]

MIT: Researchers’ Algorithm Designs Soft Robots that Sense

CAMBRIDGE, MA — March 22, 2021 — There are some tasks that traditional robots — the rigid and metallic kind — simply aren’t cut out for. Soft-bodied robots, on the other hand, may be able to interact with people more safely or slip into tight spaces with ease. But for robots to reliably complete their […]

NTU Singapore Scientists Develop ‘Mini-brains’ to Help Robots Recognize Pain and to Self-repair

Singapore, 15 Oct. 2020 — Using a brain-inspired approach, scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a way for robots to have the artificial intelligence (AI) to recognize pain and to self-repair when damaged. The system has AI-enabled sensor nodes to process and respond to ‘pain’ arising from pressure exerted by a physical […]