Can a robot make a breakfast omelette?

How many eggs does a robot have to crack to make an omelette? A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge have tried to find out by training a robotic arm to make and plate the breakfast dish using machine learning. From cracking the eggs and adding seasoning to whisking and pouring, the engineers were able to teach the … Read more Can a robot make a breakfast omelette?

MIT’s Virtual Commencement 2020

For the first time, MIT hosted a virtual commencement for the 2020 graduates. Watch the event! (See below for specific segments). Admiral William H. McGraven (scroll —– 00:07:23) MIT Comusica (scroll —– 00:19:53) Peter X. Su PhD ’20 (scroll —– 00:25:30) Nwanacho Nwana ’20 (scroll —– 00:28:11) NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy SM ’00 (scroll —– … Read more MIT’s Virtual Commencement 2020

COVID-19: Robot screens visitors entering Brussels hospital

At Antwerp University Hospital, you won’t be greeted by front desk receptionists. Instead, a robot called CRUZR is screening medical staff, patients and visitors. It automatically detects the body temperature of those coming in and whether they have masks on. Those with fever or aren’t properly wearing masks will be notified immediately. The robot is … Read more COVID-19: Robot screens visitors entering Brussels hospital

Tech for the lazy: How to make robots park your car?

Is it true that robots can park your car at the airport? CGTN’s reporter Rachel Zhou has collected three questions from the internet to answer you at Beijing Daxing International airport, known as being one of the biggest airports in the world and also for its cutting-edge tech. Check it out! #DaxingAirport #Tech #Robot Aerial … Read more Tech for the lazy: How to make robots park your car?

Beethoven, Quarantined

During the pandemic lockdown, MIT music professor Evan Ziporyn transformed his orchestra class into a remote, online learning experience at lightning speed. Absent the essentials of a space with good acoustics, access to instruments — and the physical presence of other musicians — Ziporyn and 40 undergraduates, now scattered across several countries, found new ways … Read more Beethoven, Quarantined

It’s time for CORONA ROBOT!

India has deployed a coronavirus-shaped sanitation robot on the streets of Chennai to help sanitation workers stay safe and increase COVID-19 awareness. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on … Read more It’s time for CORONA ROBOT!

How a robotic dog is herding sheep in New Zealand

A herd of New Zealand sheep are being watched over by a robotic dog called Spot. The New Zealand software company Rocos is training the Boston Dynamics-designed robot to work on farms to help ‘relieve the strain of worker shortages, and create precision in farming’. Another Boston Dynamics robot is also undergoing testing in Singapore, … Read more How a robotic dog is herding sheep in New Zealand

Robot helpsTurkish sitcom keep cameras rolling in age of Covid-19

Thanks to innovative production methods, Turkish sitcom “Tutunamayanlar” continues to delight audiences week on week while complying with strict sanitary guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic. FRANCE 24’s Shona Bhattacharyya and Ludovic de Foucaud report. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com … Read more Robot helpsTurkish sitcom keep cameras rolling in age of Covid-19

Musical conversation with Samantha Farrell (Podcast)

Samantha Farrell is the assistant to Vladimir Bulović, the director of MIT.nano, as well as a professional musician. Here, she talks about how music is keeping her focused, productive, and sane and how in times like these, “. . . the arts really shine, people’s humanity can really shine, and musicians and filmmakers and artists … Read more Musical conversation with Samantha Farrell (Podcast)

Robot to conduct job interviews amid COVID-19 crisis

Amid #COVID19 pandemic, the Upplands-Bro Municipality in #Sweden has employed a talking #robot to screen candidates during its hiring process. Although the municipality has tested the robot, known as Tengai, in interviews prior to coronavirus, the worldwide pandemic has proven the perfect opportunity to continue to experiment with new technology as in-person contact remains reduced. … Read more Robot to conduct job interviews amid COVID-19 crisis

Design problem: How to teach a hands-on course online

A fascinating insight from Amos Winter of MIT, into how they’ve changed their teaching to cope with the sudden removal of physical presence for Covid-19. Every spring at MIT, Amos Winter, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, co-teaches Course 2.007: Design and Manufacturing I. One of the most hands-on courses offered at MIT, … Read more Design problem: How to teach a hands-on course online

EMYS, a social robot for learning new languages

Practice is the most important part of studying a new language and EMYS helps make the process more fun for kids. The robot is a companion for students, helping them learn a new word a day. It guides them through games, chats with them and reacts to gestures and touch. We talked to the startup’s … Read more EMYS, a social robot for learning new languages

Robot dog reminds park goers about social distancing

Singapore unveiled a four-legged canine-like robot on May 8 to remind park goers to maintain social distancing. The robot, named Spot, could be seen patrolling Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park on Friday afternoon as part of a two week trial-run held by the National Parks Board and the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group, according to … Read more Robot dog reminds park goers about social distancing

Singapore robot enforces safe distancing among park-goers

Singapore unveiled a four-legged, canine-like robot on Friday to remind park-goers to maintain social distancing. The robot is being deployed to “reduce the manpower required for park patrols and minimize contact among staff.” For now, it is remote-controlled, but its developers hope that it will achieve full autonomy in the future. #Singapore #Technology #Robot Subscribe … Read more Singapore robot enforces safe distancing among park-goers

Professor Mom

Desiree Plata, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, juggles science projects with her children at home, while leading PhD-level science projects with her MIT lab family via Zoom. Putting her heart into both, she encourages her children and her students to use resources they have on hand to inform their projects. “At some point, … Read more Professor Mom