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Our 8 favorite startups from Y Combinator W18 Demo Day 2 – TechCrunch

Our 8 favorite startups from Y Combinator W18 Demo Day 2 – TechCrunch Microbiome pills, gambling for one-on-one video games and potential cancer cures were the highlights from legendary startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Winter 2018 Demo Day 2. You can read about all 64 startups that launched on Day 1 in verticals …

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From fungal architecture to shape-shifting robo-swarms, here are NASA’s latest moonshots – TechCrunch

From fungal architecture to shape-shifting robo-swarms, here are NASA’s latest moonshots – TechCrunch The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program is perhaps the best place to get federal funding for an idea that sounds crazy — because the program managers think it might be just crazy enough to work. Researchers making …

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Nvidia’s researchers teach a robot to perform simple tasks by observing a human – TechCrunch

Nvidia’s researchers teach a robot to perform simple tasks by observing a human – TechCrunch Industrial robots are typically all about repeating a well-defined task over and over again. Usually, that means performing those tasks a safe distance away from the fragile humans that programmed them. More and more, however, researchers …

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This jolly little robot gets goosebumps – TechCrunch

This jolly little robot gets goosebumps – TechCrunch Cornell researchers have made a little robot that can express its emotions through touch, sending out little spikes when its scared or even getting goosebumps to express delight or excitement. The prototype, a cute smiling creature with rubber skin, is designed to …

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Watch every panel from TC Sessions: Robotics – TechCrunch

Watch every panel from TC Sessions: Robotics – TechCrunch Last week at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall, TechCrunch held its second TC Sessions: Robotics event. It was a full day of panels and demos, featuring the top minds in robotics, artificial intelligence and venture capital, along with some of the most …

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Here are all the robots we saw at TC Sessions: Robotics – TechCrunch

Here are all the robots we saw at TC Sessions: Robotics – TechCrunch Robots are coming. Are they overlords or friendly companions designed to help us perform the mundane tasks of our respective days? Perhaps it’s both. Whatever the purpose, they’re no longer part of some vague future we can’t …

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