Hitting the Books: AI doctors and the dangers tiered medical care

  • January 23, 2021
Healthcare is a human right, however, nobody said all coverage is created equal. Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems are already making impressive inroads into the myriad fields of medicine — from IBM’s Watson: Hospital Edition and A…

The ExoMy is a programmable $600 Mars rover you can build yourself

  • November 30, 2020
From Sojourner to the much bigger Curiosity, robotic rovers tend to come in all shapes and sizes. But few will go down as adorable as the European Space Agency’s new ExoMy rover. Better yet, this one you can make yourself with the help of a 3D printe…

This tiny robotic beetle travels for two hours without a battery

  • August 21, 2020
A team of researchers from the University of Southern California have created a miniscule autonomous robotic beetle, RoBeetle, that can travel for more than two hours without a battery. The 88-milligram, insect-inspired robot runs on liquid methanol,…

Researchers trained a quadruped robot to cross a balance beam

  • July 3, 2020
While four-legged robots can achieve impressive feats, like pulling an airplane or climbing a fence, they still have a few limitations. In most cases, they need a fairly large surface to walk on. A team of Italian robotics researchers is looking to c…