#439849 Boots Full of Nickels Help Mini Cheetah ...

As quadrupedal robots learn to do more and more dynamic tasks, they're likely to spend more and more time not on their feet. Not falling over, necessarily (although that's inevitable of course, because they're legged robots after all)—but just being in flight in one way or another. The most risky of flight phases would be a fall from a substantial height, because it's almost certain to break your very expensive robot and any payload it might have.Falls being bad […] Continue Reading…

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#439847 Tiny hand-shaped gripper can grasp and ...

A team of researchers affiliated with a host of institutions in the Republic of Korea has developed a tiny, soft robotic hand that can grasp small objects and measure their temperature. They have published their results in the journal Science Robotics.[Read more…]

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#439842 AI-Powered Brain Implant Eases Severe ...

Sarah hadn’t laughed in five years.
At 36 years old, the avid home cook has struggled with depression since early childhood. She tried the whole range of antidepressant medications and therapy for decades. Nothing worked. One night, five years ago, driving home from work, she had one thought in her mind: this is it. I’m done.
Luckily she made it home safe. And soon she was offered an intriguing new possibility to tackle her symptoms—a little chip, implanted into her brain, […] Continue Reading…

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#439836 Video Friday: Dusty at Work

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We'll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here's what we have so far (send us your events!):ROSCon 2021 – October 20-21, 2021 – [Online Event]Silicon Valley Robot Block Party – October 23, 2021 – Oakland, CA, USALet us know if you have suggestions for next week, and enjoy today's videos. I love […] Continue Reading…

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#439832 This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From ...

NEUROSCIENCE
How the World’s Biggest Brain Maps Could Transform NeuroscienceAlison Abbott | Nature“To truly understand how the brain works, neuroscientists also need to know how each of the roughly 1,000 types of cell thought to exist in the brain speak to each other in their different electrical dialects. With that kind of complete, finely contoured map, they could really begin to explain the networks that drive how we think and behave.”
GENE THERAPY
A Gene-Editing Experiment Let These Patients With Vision Loss […] Continue Reading…

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