The Robotics Roundup is a weekly newspost going over some of the most exciting developments in robotics over the past week.
In today’s edition we have:
- Will Robots Replace Fast Food Workers?
- Is it OK to kick a robot dog?
- The Army Orders Dronuts: Cleo Robotics’ Dronut Prepares to Deploy
- Robots roaming corridors and drones over the lake: York’s new Institute for Safe Autonomy
- Feathered robotic wing paves way for flapping drones
CNBC dives into one of the most pressing topics in robotics today: the apparent replacement of human employees with robotics.
Robert Sparrow shares his opinion regarding an important question that will probably be asked more and more in the coming years: How should we treat our robots, and what does the way we treat them say about us?
Cleo Robotics’ Dronut mini drone has been an excellent solution to industrial inspection in tight quarters. Now the US Army has placed an order to purchase specialty modified TacDronuts for a field trials in the coming years.
The University of York is opening a new Institute for Safe Autonomy designed from the ground up to function as a collaborative robotics research space. The building includes plenty of classroom, fabrication, and lab space and was designed to be safely navigable by both humans and robots.
Insights into the ways that birds move for powered flight are helping roboticists design and plan more efficient models of flapping flight.