Tiny Robots Could Aid Search and Rescue
Jun28

Tiny Robots Could Aid Search and Rescue

Berkeley, Calif. — At a University of California, Berkeley laboratory, engineers are building cockroach-like robots with a noble purpose — search and rescue. Smaller than the palm of a hand and weighing an ounce, the robots are fast, nimble, and equipped with microphones and thermostats to detect sound and heat. “Imagine there’s a warehouse that’s collapsed,” said Ronald Fearing, the director of UC Berkeley’s Biomimetic Millisystems...

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Japanese Tech Firm Offers Childlike Robot With ‘Heart’
Jun21

Japanese Tech Firm Offers Childlike Robot With ‘Heart’

Urayasu, Japan — Technology company Softbank’s Pepper robot went on sale in Japan on Saturday, equipped with a “heart” designed to not only recognize human emotions but react with simulations of anger, joy and irritation. The robot, which has no legs and moves on wheels, was shown to reporters and guests at a Tokyo area theater Thursday. It has a hairless head and moving arms and went through a year of software development after first...

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