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The Next Chapter of Surgical Robotics
Universities and hospitals are conducting several surgical robotic firsts as the technology continues to be developed.

University of Central Florida Study Finds Greater Mistrust of Robotics in Countries with High Income Inequality
New study links income inequality to skepticism of robotics and artificial intelligence.

University of Leeds Scientists Discuss the Role of Automation in Global Sustainability
A new report outlines the findings of a team of international researchers related to automation, sustainability, and human-to-robot relationships.

10 Robotics Clusters Around the Globe
Innovative startups looking to connect often seek the guidance of their local robotics clusters. Here's a look at some of the biggest.

MIT, Harvard Researchers Examine Cognitive Theories to Clarify Robot Explanations
MIT and Harvard researchers have published a new report that uses cognitive theory to explain how humans can better work with robots.

11 Questions About the Future of Robotics With a Senior Engineer at ARRC
Fatima Al Nuaimi, a senior associate engineer at the Autonomous Robotics Research Centre in Abu Dhabi, shared her experiences and insights in advance of International Women's Day.

Automata Raises Series B Financing for Laboratory Robotics
Automata, which raised $50 million, plans to continue development of its Automata Labs product for scientists working in drug discovery, healthcare diagnostics, and biotech.

Johns Hopkins STAR Performs First Robotic Laparascopic Surgery Without Human Guidance
Johns Hopkins researchers said their Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot, or STAR, successfully sutured two ends of pig intestine in one of the hardest tasks in abdominal surgery.

Evolution Gym at MIT CSAIL Gets Soft Robots Into Shape for Basic Tasks
Scientists at MIT CSAIL created a system for co-optimizing the brain and body of soft robots and found that they often resembled real animals while outperforming hand-designed robots.

MIT CSAIL Designs Dexterous Robot Hands to Easily Manipulate Multiple Objects
MIT CSAIL has built a model-free framework that can learn to reorient more than 2,000 geometrically different objects from above or below, with implications for logistics and manufacturing.

What Is a Cobot, and Does My Company Need One?
Depending on the application, power- and force-limited collaborative robot arms can help businesses with tasks involving automation alongside humans, says the SwRI.

Farm Robots Could Lead to a Utopian—or Dystopian—Future, Argues Researcher
As farms of all sizes look to adopt automation, robotics developers and policymakers should take a broader view of the potential environmental impacts, says a German scientist.

Matterport and Facebook Release Open-Source Spatial Dataset to Train Robots and AI
Collaboration to enable researchers to use Habitat, Facebook AI’s simulation platform for research in embodied AI, to help robots understand and interact with the physical world.

Legged, Wheeled, and Tracked Robots Could Be on Same Power Curve, Find U.S. Army Researchers
From cockroaches to tanks, U.S. Army researchers have found that the same power-mass-speed relation describes both biological systems and mobile ground robots using different locomotion.

Korean Researchers Develop Hybrid Robotic Hand for Improved Grasping
Researchers at DGIST have developed and tested a new type of human-like mechanical hand that combines the benefits of existing robot hands while eliminating their weaknesses.



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