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Boston Dynamics acquires a 3D vision startup in bid to put its robots to work

Boston Dynamics acquires a 3D vision startup in bid to put its robots to work Last week’s Handle video was different than past Boston Dynamics releases. Sure, it showcased the same sort of impressive robotics that have made every video from the company a viral hit, but this one took a very […]

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Marc Raibert will be speaking at TC Sessions: : Robotics + AI April 18 at UC Berkeley

Marc Raibert will be speaking at TC Sessions: : Robotics + AI April 18 at UC Berkeley So, we’ve already announced that Anca Dragan, Alexei Efros, Hany Farid, Melonee Wise, Peter Barrett, Rana el Kaliouby, Arnaud Thiercelin and Laura Major will all be appearing at April’s big robotics show on April 18 […]

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Google is closing its Schaft robotics unit after failing to find a buyer

Google is closing its Schaft robotics unit after failing to find a buyer Sad news for anyone into giant robots: Google is closing down Schaft, its secretive unit that develops bipedal robots aimed at helping out in disaster efforts and generally looking badass. The news was first reported by Nikkei, but Google confirmed […]

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Burgerbot startup Creator hires inventor of Boston Dynamics’ Big Dog

Burgerbot startup Creator hires inventor of Boston Dynamics’ Big Dog Disney Imagineering animatronics wizard Dr. Martin Buehler is a legend in the robotics world. His work leading development of the galloping Big Dog quadruped at Boston Dynamics both inspired and terrified a new generation of makers. But after playing in the worlds […]

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See Spot dance: Watch a Boston Dynamics robot get a little funky

See Spot dance: Watch a Boston Dynamics robot get a little funky In this fun video the Boston Dynamics Spot dances, wiggles, and shimmies right into our hearts. This little four-legged robot – a smaller sibling to the massive Big Dog – is surprisingly agile and the team at Boston Robotics have […]

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Watch Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot leap up massive steps like it’s nothing

Watch Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot leap up massive steps like it’s nothing Two years ago, Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot Atlas needed a big ol’ safety tether to shuffle its way down a flat hiking trail. Five years ago it needed a big, bolted-down support structure to keep itself upright. Now it’s casually leaping […]

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Why engineers are looking to animals for new technology

Why engineers are looking to animals for new technology As a race, human beings have a lot of shortcomings. We’re not very fast, not all that strong and while we have been able to create technology that helps us overcome our environments, we’re not very good at adapting to them. Animals, on […]

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Robotics-as-a-service is on the way and inVia Robotics is leading the charge

Robotics-as-a-service is on the way and inVia Robotics is leading the charge The team at inVia Robotics didn’t start out looking to build a business that would create a new kind of model for selling robotics to the masses, but that may be exactly what they’ve done. After their graduation from the […]

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Here are all the robots we saw at TC Sessions: Robotics

Here are all the robots we saw at TC Sessions: Robotics Robots are coming. Are they overlords or friendly companions designed to help us perform the mundane tasks of our respective days? Perhaps it’s both. Whatever the purpose, they’re no longer part of some vague future we can’t quite fathom. They’re here […]

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Boston Dynamics will start selling its dog-like SpotMini robot in 2019

Boston Dynamics will start selling its dog-like SpotMini robot in 2019 After 26 years, Boston Dynamics is finally getting ready to start selling some robots. Founder Marc Raibert says that the company’s dog-like SpotMini robot is in pre-production and preparing for commercial availability in 2019. The announcement came onstage at TechCrunch’s TC […]

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