2019 National Robotics Week Roundup

National Robotics Week 2019: News Roundup. Image: An ultra-low power chip runs a robotic car.

2019 National Robotics Week Roundup

Published April 8, 2019

In celebration of National Robotics Week, we’ve rounded up our latest robotics stories.

Above, an ultra-low power hybrid chip drives a robotic car.


 
Making Small Robots More Capable

An ultra-low power hybrid chip inspired by the brain could help give palm-sized robots the ability to collaborate and learn from their experiences.


 

A robot shaves a man who has profound motor impairments.
Helping Those with Profound Motor Impairments

An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves and perform routine personal care tasks.


 

Shimi the Robot’s Latest Venture in Sound Explores Emotive Response and What It Means for Communication
Responding Appropriately to Humans

With the help of deep learning, this personal robot can learn emotional cues in people’s voices and respond with emotive voice and movement.


 

Georgia Tech undergraduate student Lillian Chen demonstrates how she and colleague Alex Hubbard studied snakes as they moved through an arena covered with shag carpet to mimic sand. (Photo: Allison Carter, Georgia Tech)
Behaving Like Light Waves

Understanding the movement of desert snakes could help engineers improve the control of autonomous search and rescue robots designed to operate on sand, grass and other complex environments.


 

Georgia Tech College of Computing 2019 AI predictions.
Highlighting Human Rights

Whether talking about machine learning, robotics, data visualizations, natural language processing, or other facets of AI – each of them touch on the growing importance of recognizing the needs of people in AI systems.