What Does Ethical AI Look Like?

There’s a strong global convergence towards five ethical principles, including transparency, justice and fairness, non-maleficence, responsibility, and privacy. 

Pack Of Robot Dogs Effortlessly Tows A Truck

As well as being skillfull, the SpotMini is strong, as demonstrated in Boston Dynamics' new video. Together, a powerful group of 10 K9s drags a huge truck across the ground.

Careful how you treat today's AI: It might take revenge in the future

If we are going to make machines with human psychological capacities, we should prepare for the possibility that they may become sentient. How then will they react to our behaviour towards them?

Backflipping MIT Mini Cheetah Robot

MIT'S new mini cheetah robot is the first four-legged robot to do a backflip. At only 20 pounds the limber quadruped can bend and swing its legs wide, enabling it to walk either right side up or upside down.

Development of soft robotics could hinge on levitating particles

The U.S. research team used sound waves to levitate polyethylene particles of around 1mm in diameter to see how they interact with each other in 2D in groups of six or seven.

IBM says AI debate loss is still a win

IBM's artificial intelligence-powered Project Debater lost a competition to a human debate champion but said the experience was an important milestone in efforts to get computers to master human language.

MIT’s $1 billion college will teach the theory and ethics of AI

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in US announced that it's launching a college which is specifically focused on the "ethical evolution" of AI that is already affecting and shaping our society.

Parkour robot

Robot Atlas does parkour. The control software uses the whole body including legs, arms and torso, to marshal the energy and strength for jumping over the log and leaping up the steps without breaking its pace.

Robotic Skin Brings Inanimate Objects to Life

Typically, robots are built to perform a single task. To make them more adaptable, US researchers have developed a kind of “robotic skin” that transforms ordinary objects into multifunctional robots.

Emotional robot lets you feel how it's 'feeling'

Researchers have developed a prototype of a robot that can express 'emotions' through changes in its outer surface. The robot's skin covers a grid of texture units whose shapes change based on the robot's feelings.

Scientists created AI from DNA

Test tube chemistry using synthetic DNA molecules can be utilized in complex computing tasks to exhibit artificial intelligence

New BionicFinWave robot

By simplifying the design, using a pair of one-piece silicon fins powered by just two servo motors, the robot can move about underwater without any cords or tethers.

Boston Dynamics Robot's Autonomous Navigation

SpotMini autonomously navigates a specified route through an office and lab facility. During the autonomous run, SpotMini uses data from the cameras to localize itself in the map and to detect and avoid obstacles.

Two "robots" assemble a chair

Engineers were able to use robots to assemble a chair from IKEA, intended for human assembly. Robots with force sensors and a 3-D camera independently found grooves and coordinated actions to help each other.

XPRIZE Aims for Robot Avatars That Let You See, Hear, and Feel by 2021

The XPRIZE Foundation launches $10 million competition to build robot avatars that can be controlled from at least 100 kilometers away.