January 23, 2021

Biden's transportation plans, base Porsche Taycan and more: Roadshow's week in review – Roadshow

Here’s a look at the car world’s biggest stories for the week ending Jan. 23. Source: Reviews – https://www.cnet.com/rss/
January 22, 2021

Video Friday: Record-Breaking Drone Show Depicts Life of Van Gogh

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here’s what we have so far (send us your events!): HRI 2021 – March 8-11, 2021 – [Online] RoboSoft 2021 – April 12-16, 2021 – [Online] Let us know if you have suggestions for next week, and enjoy today’s videos.
January 22, 2021

Review: Samsung's Galaxy S21 is the no-brainer upgrade phone – CNET

Samsung’s pulled the Galaxy S21 away from the Ultra and closer to the Galaxy 20 FE. Definitely a wise move. Source: Reviews – https://www.cnet.com/rss/
January 22, 2021

American Robotics Becomes First Company Approved by the FAA To Operate Automated Drones Without Human Operators On-Site

A seminal milestone in the drone industry, American Robotics now meets the safety requirements needed to make drones scalable for widespread commercial use. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
January 22, 2021

Podcast: Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra review

We’re back in review mode this week! Cherlynn dishes her thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra, and whether they’re worthy upgrades over last year’s phones. Do all those cameras make a difference? And is there a point to releasing a Galaxy… Source: Reviews – https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml
January 22, 2021

The Morning After: The Galaxy S21 reviews are in

The verdict is in for Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series. We’ve got two separate reviews for you today, one on the premium Ultra variant and another for the standard S21 — which should also inform you of what to expect from the S21+ model. Don’t expect any… Source: Reviews – https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml
January 21, 2021

Designing customized 'brains' for robots

Contemporary robots can move quickly. “The motors are fast, and they’re powerful,” says Sabrina Neuman. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
January 21, 2021

3 Questions: Thomas Malone and Daniela Rus on how AI will change work

As part of the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future’s series of research briefs, Professor Thomas Malone, Professor Daniela Rus, and Robert Laubacher collaborated on “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work,” a brief that provides a comprehensive overview of AI today and what lies at the AI frontier.  The authors delve into the question of how work will change with AI and provide policy prescriptions that speak to different parts of society. Thomas Malone is director […]
January 21, 2021

Fengdi Guo awarded first place in LTTP Data Analysis Student Contest

Pavement deterioration takes many forms. It can manifest in almost imperceptible flaws, like surface roughness, to much more evident distresses, such as web-like alligator cracks. While the causes of these distresses are numerous, one cause, in particular, can impose an intractable burden: the weight of a vehicle. In a prize-winning paper, Fengdi Guo, a PhD candidate at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, helps clarify the layered relationship between traffic weight and pavement deterioration. The machine learning models he proposes have […]
January 21, 2021

Designing customized 'brains' for robots

Researchers have developed an automated way to design customized hardware that speeds up a robot’s operation. The system, called robomorphic computing, accounts for the robot’s physical layout in suggesting an optimized hardware architecture. Source: Science Daily – Robotics