Archive | January, 2022

A robot just performed autonomous surgery on a pig and we're shook

A robot has successfully performed autonomous abdominal surgery on a pig.Researchers at Johns Hopkins University reported the breakthrough on Wednesday in Science Daily News. The team has been programming its Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) for years; in 2018, the robot performed semi-autonomous laparoscopic surgery. This, however, is the first time the robot has successfully completed such an operation without

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture agrees to buy Honeybee Robotics, a pioneer in rover hardware

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture has struck a deal to acquire Honeybee Robotics, a trailblazer in the business of building specialized tools for space probes. The deal with Honeybee’s parent organization, Ensign-Bickford Industries, is expected to close in mid-February. Financial terms were not disclosed. EBI has owned Honeybee since 2017. Honeybee said it would become a wholly owned…

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Stealthy digital health startup Measure Labs raising cash for remote care tech

The news: A quiet Seattle digital health startup called Measure Labs is raising cash. A new regulatory filing shows $4.7 million raised. The company has not responded to inquiries from GeekWire. What we know: Measure Labs is linked to the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) and is developing ways to measure patients’ vital signs remotely. It describes its product

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Boston Dynamics’ most boring robot is getting a sensible job unloading trucks

Boston Dynamics is synonymous with four-legged robots, particularly its consumer model Spot. But in the past few years, the company has been expanding into logistics — one of the most challenging and potentially lucrative sectors in modern robotics.
Today, Boston Dynamics announced the first commercial purchase of its pallet-stacking machine Stretch, which will be starting try-outs in

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The self-driving car industry is abandoning the term ‘self-driving’ and leaving it to Tesla

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

So long, Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets; hello, Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association!
The AV industry’s top lobbying group in Washington, DC is rebranding, dropping the reference to “self-driving” in exchange for a more straightforward moniker. The group, which was founded in 2016 by Waymo, Ford, Lyft, Uber, and Volvo,

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Razer's green sneaker collaboration with Cariuma could help save 1 million trees

Popular gaming and lifestyle brand Razer has partnered with sustainable shoe brand  Cariuma to release sneakers as part of its ‘Go Green’ initiative, specifically to help reach its goal of saving 1 million trees.Cariuma is a sneaker brand dedicated to only using sustainable materials, and maintaining ethical operations and manufacturing that have similar reforestation goals in mind; ideals that make

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Immersive Ekto One VR boots are launching soon but you won't be getting a pair

What if VR experiences weren’t constrained by the size of your play space?That’s a question users and developers alike have asked themselves as they’re forced to adapt to real-world limits – limits that prevent us from exploring endless virtual environments as if they were real.As such, it’s no wonder that VR peripheral creators have focused heavily on this area with

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Self-Driving Car Users Shouldn’t Be Held Responsible For Crashes, U.K. Report Says

Proposed legal reforms would give U.K. self-driving car users immunity from offenses like dangerous driving, speeding and running red lights.

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