Erica, an AI-powered robot, has been cast in a $70-million science fiction movie titled “b.” The story follows a scientist who discovers dangers associated with a program he created to perfect human DNA and attempts to help the artificially intelligent woman he designed, escape. This robot was created in a joint project Japanese scientists Hiroshi Ishiguro and Kohei Ogawa.
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It’s only a matter of time before humans welcome autonomous robotic pets into their homes, and the Samsung M-1 just might be the first. Rather than a normal head, it comes equipped with an interactive LED screen of sorts that can display various expressions and / or notifications. Since the central computing unit runs off an artificial intelligence system, it automatically learns new tasks and adapts to your lifestyle.
Miso Robotics unveils their latest robot, the Robot on a Rail (ROAR). This innovative robot arm can be installed under a standard kitchen hood and enables two stations to work together simultaneously, while interacting with a cold storage hopper. It’s powered by Miso AI (Miso’s eponymous cloud-based platform) that enable to cook various dishes from several food categories, including chicken tenders, chicken wings, tater tots, french fries, waffle fries, cheese sticks, potato wedges, corn dogs, popcorn shrimp / chicken, and onion rings.
France-based Pollen Robotics has debuted Reachy at CES 2020, and while it may look like yet another robot at first glance, it’s actually of the open-source variety. That’s right, developers can use Python to create custom applications for Reachy’s system, while its modular parts can be swapped in and out depending on the task, like for food purposes or just customer service.
Agility Robotics’ bipedal robo Digit has an upper torso, arms, sensors, and additional computing power, making it the successor to the company’s Cassie robot design. This upgraded model boasts four degree-of-freedom (4-DOF) arms that greatly extend both the mobility and utility of Digit, as compared to its predecessor. These new capabilities enable it to perform well in complex, human-oriented environments, for tasks such as curb-to-doorstep delivery.