Using Biomimicry in Robot Design

Jumping is easy, landing is hard. Having a robot jump—or fly—and then consistently stick the landing in one piece remains one of the standout challenges in robotics. Some drones are large enough to pack landing gear....

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Mars Robotics Tech is Great for Cars on Earth

Space is hard. Anything from a stuck valve to a tiny mistake in a single line of code can turn a $100 million spacecraft into a pile of space dust. Not only does success or failure turn on a dime, but these factors...

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Using Competition in Advanced Robotics

Robot design isn't easy. Materials science, mechanical engineering, biology, physics, and machine learning (plus other disciplines too numerous to mention) are all combined in the creation of robotics. As such, it's...

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Get Started With Robotics By Trying These Beginner Robot Projects

Many observers have noted that the world of robotics in the mid-2010's strongly mirrors the world of computers in the mid-1980s. Like computers back in the day, a moderately skilled individual can put together a...

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Designing Robots - With Bugs??

Ask a child to design a robot, and they'll produce a drawing that looks a little like you or I—the parts may be gray and boxy, but it will have two arms, two legs, and a head (probably with an antenna coming out of...

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Artificial Intelligence & The Turing Test

Taking Measure of Artificial Intelligence and the Turing Test

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Jibo Receives Popular Science Invention Award

Popular Science Magazine hosted their tenth annual Invention Awards in May 2016, looking at inventions that have the ability to disrupt the tech world. They celebrate “garage tinkerers and backyard builders, the DIY...

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Animating Jibo: Creative Imitation

Last week, Susan demonstrated just how easy it is to animate Jibo using the Jibo SDK. In this weeks update, Fardad Faridi will take you through his design thinking so you can understand one of the ways he brings Jibo to...

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Toasters and Espresso Machines: Jibo and Your Appliances

Written by: Kyla Jacobs

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Jibo Skill Building: Parallels to Writing a Video Game

You’ve heard us say this repeatedly: developers are key to extending Jibo’s personality and capabilities. What excites us is that all different types of developers will find Jibo an interesting platform to work with....

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