ASTM International’s Committee on Robotics, Automation and Autonomous Systems recently approved the creation of a new subcommittee for legged robots.
Sanctuary AI unveils general purpose humanoid robot
Sanctuary AI announces the launch of its first human-scale, bipedal robot called Pheonix, powered by Carbon AI.
Gaumard gives simulated patients realistic symptoms for robotic medical training
In the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, efficient and effective medical training is more urgent than ever. Gaumard said its simulators can help medical personnel train on real equipment.
SecondHands consortium announces progress in proactive humanoid robot
The SecondHands consortium said it has completed development of the ARMAR-6 humanoid robot, which includes advances in machine learning, natural language processing, and robotic manipulation.
Humanoid robots don’t provoke fear in older people, finds German study
Contrary to popular belief, older people don’t fear humanoid robots, found German psycholgists.
Iranian Robot Walks, Stands On One Leg
Researchers at Tehran University, in Iran, unveiled last month an adult-sized humanoid robot called Surena 2. The initial press reports in Iran’s official news media didn’t include many details, saying only it could “walk like a human being but at a slower pace” and perform some other tasks, and there were questions about the robot’s real […]
Humanoid Robot Will Teach Software Classes
Classrooms in Japan may soon welcome a new 4-foot-tall educational humanoid robot unveiled byNippon INstitute of Technology and other groups. It will be used to teach software programming and hardware engineering to students, but will also be demonstrated in elementary schools and nursing homes. It will act as a “teacher” in class along with a […]