Smart sensors help industrial robots to work with humans

As machine-human collaborations become increasingly important to scale and optimise industrial operations, robotic devices are smarter to detect slight human movements – bridging the gap between homo-machina functions to increase precision and safety. Humantics, an MIT spinout, is developing indoor radar systems that allow robots to detect human movement with greater precision than ever before. … Continue reading “Smart sensors help industrial robots to work with humans”

MIT researchers use parallel autonomy tech to save lives

MIT researchers tested a prototype of a hacked Prius with inbuilt sensors and self-driving software that engages in case of human error. Called “parallel autonomy”, the car takes control when the driver does not respond to the vehicle’s surroundings. This ‘guardian angel’ concept insulates the thrill of driving a car but vastly reduces the risk … Continue reading “MIT researchers use parallel autonomy tech to save lives”