The 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) is taking place in Macau this week, featuring well over a thousand presentations on the newest and most amazing robotics research from around the world. There are also posters, workshops, tutorials, an exhibit hall, and plenty of social events where roboticists have the chance to get a little tipsy and talk about all the really interesting stuff.
As always, our plan is to bring you all of the coolest, weirdest, and most interesting things that we find at the show, and here are just a few of the things we’re looking forward to this week:
- Flying robots with wings, tails, and... arms?
- Spherical robot turtles
- An update on that crazy jet-powered iCub
- Agile and tiny robot insects
- Metallic self-healing robot bones
- How to train robots by messing with them
- A weird robot sea urchin
And all that is happening just on Tuesday!
Our IROS coverage will continue beyond this week, so keep checking back for more of the best new robotics from Macau.
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Evan Ackerman is a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum. Since 2007, he has written over 6,000 articles on robotics and technology. He has a degree in Martian geology and is excellent at playing bagpipes.