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Children consider technologies that pose an ambiguous threat as 'creepy'. Researchers pinpoint five aspects of technology that contribute to the feeling of ambiguity, examples of which are lack of control, ominous physical appearance and mimicry.
Researchers have developed a new method that generates fully functioning skeletal muscle tissue, which they incorporated into a biohybrid robot. The robot was able to generate fluid movement and continued muscle function for over a week.
Stanford Doggo, a student-designed dog-like robot, can perform a variety of acrobatic tricks and traverse challenging environments. The student investors have provided construction plans and parts lists online for DIY scientists who wish to build their own version of the robopup.
A new Frontiers in Robotics and AI study outlines a concept called Empowerment that may allow robots to adhere to self preservation while serving and protecting humans.
Researchers investigate why feminine robots and AI systems, such as Siri and Alexa, are considered to be more humanistic than their male counterparts.
Much of a sea star's locomotion is determined by local sensory-motor response at the tube feet level as opposed to global sensory-motor commands. It appears the nervous system relies on the physics of the interaction between the body and the environment to control movement. The findings will help with the development of new robotic systems that utilize a decentralized component to learn hierarchically.