Friday, February 16, 2018

2/6/2018 BLAST ROBOT NEWS REVIEW


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With Japan's ageing society facing a predicted shortfall of 370,000 caregivers by 2025, the government wants to increase community acceptance of technology that could help fill the gap in the nursing workforce. Developers have focused their efforts on producing simple robotic devices that help frail ...
Software robots at AT&T Inc. have taken over routine, repetitive tasks for human employees in areas ranging from customer service to finance. The company currently has more than 1,000 software robotsdeployed throughout its organization, up from about 200 in mid-2016, said Steve Stine, AT&T's chief ...
For those of you who have watched Disney's film Big Hero 6, you might have been humored and touched by the personality of “Baymax,” the lead character's personal robotic healthcare companion. This pudgy, lovable, medical machine was programmed to care for those in need by scanning a human ...
From mowing the grass and cleaning windows to making deliveries at hotels and hospitals, even child and elder care, robots of all shapes and sizes are doing things humans have been doing for years. These types of machines can also do things humans cannot. "It can work all day, 24 hours a day, and ...
“The HAMR platform evolved from our exploration of millimeter-scale fabrication and actuation strategies,” said Wood, who is also a Core Faculty Member of the Harvard Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. “Our techniques allow us to create robots that don't sacrifice complexity as the size ...
There is no question that the use of robots, along with other similar technological changes in the workplace, will continue to eliminate or downgrade jobs. Indeed, it has been estimated that on average, each workplace robot eliminates six jobs. This article will examine (1) the impact such changes will ...
On Monday, people learned how to drive robots through coding. The robots the library used were "Sphero" robots that look like a ball. Events like this are important to get people interested in technology jobs. "We are specializing in Sphero Sprk robotics, and we are actually learning to code because ...
Robots delivering mail and dropping off parcels inside homes could soon become a familiar sight as an alternative to human drivers. Amazon has designed small, box-shaped droids capable of opening a door's smartlock and making deliveries while the resident is at work, or even in the middle of the ...
Dennis Perkoff and A.P. Benson, students at Carbondale Community High School, work on the robot of The Guys with Z team Saturday during VEX ... to competitions in volleyball or basketball, a different kind of competitor took over Carbondale Community High School gymnasium Saturday — robots.
Aren't robots just as capable of exploring the lunar surface as human astronauts and at a cheaper price? The argument is as old as the space age when scientists such as James Van Allen and politicians like the late Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wisc., were making it. A modern version of the argument was ...
LG imagines a future where you interact with its artificial intelligence-infused robots at every turn, and at CES 2018 it revealed three new robots that takes us one step closer to that reality. This time on All Hands on Tech we take a look at the three new hospitality robots, LG's Cloi serving robot, porter ...
There's nothing more innovative than changing one of the key aspects of baseball, a game that has been around since the mid- to late-19th century, for the better. As the No. 1 most innovative school in the U.S., ASU could be at the forefront of a major shift that could begin to incorporate more technology ...
It may seem strange telling your symptoms to a computer screen on wheels, but simulation director Lisa Munoz at Pacific Northwest University said the use of tele-simulation robots is increasing when it comes to medicine. “Our healthcare needs have become huge in America, so finding ways to be able ...
What does it take to have good sex? According to Match.com's annual Singles in America Survey, it's surprisingly simple. American singles list a caring and enthusiastic partner (83 percent), communication (78 percent), and good kissing (76 percent) as their top three criteria for an enjoyable night in the ...
The European Union's Viable Alternative Mine Operating System (VAMOS) project aims to prove the use of underwater mining robots as an effective means of accessing abandoned, flooded, inland mine sites. “Stef Kapusniak and other industry mining and dredging experts developed the concept and ...
A clash of student-designed robots is expected to draw a capacity crowd to Mount Olive High School in early March, when two technology-related competitions will take place on the same day. Students from dozens high school teams in New Jersey and Pennsylvania will return to Mount Olive high ...
Robots nowadays can be trained to do seemingly anything. But making general-purpose robots that can interact under many different scenarios and environments are a long ways off. Robots today aren't able to easily reuse in a different environment what they have learnt that works well in one ...
After comparing the sizes of movie monsters, MetaBall Studios is now measuring up movie robots. They start at the spindly spider robot from Minority Report at .18 meters and go up to the towering 160 meter CyberKing from Doctor Who.
Exdoll, in Dalian China, is investing in smart, AI-type technology so that its new model of sex robots are fitted with system similar to Alexa or Siri and is connected to the Internet, so you can have a chat with it, ask it to sing for you or even get it to carry out tasks around the home, if you have a smart-home ...
Amazon is designing box-shaped robot 'postmen' that can open smartlocks on doors and deliver items while the you are out of the house. The move would see 'autonomous ground vehicles (AGV) transport parcels from delivery trucks and place them either at your front door or inside your home.
The chess-playing humanoid reminded me a little of Sophia, David Hanson's emotionally suggestive robot. When I interviewed Hanson in Guangzhou in December he acknowledged that while Sophia looks and acts cool in certain staged situations, he has only scratched the AI surface with her.
Imagine a Coleman's size cooler — the big one typically taken on a camping trip. Now imagine that cooler with six wheels, a brake light and traveling down a sidewalk without a human operator. That scenario could soon be a reality under a proposed bill by Rep. Stewart Barlow, who demonstrated the ...
Almost a third of British jobs could be affected by automation over the next 15 years, according to PWC. Economists at the accountancy firm analysed the tasks and skills involved in more than 200,000 jobs across 29 countries, identifying three waves of automation, which they said were likely to strike ...
Europe followed Asia and Wall Street sharply lower on Tuesday, after US equity markets suffered their worst fall in more than six years on concerns that a strong American economy meant rising inflation. London's FTSE 100 lost 3.5 per cent in opening trade, before recovering to be 2 per cent lower.
When Hui Wu was growing up in China in the 1990s, she had two interests: fashion and math. The farming town where she lived was so small and poor the fields were tilled by oxen, so there wasn't much opportunity for her to explore the first interest, and she was a girl, so her teachers told her there ...
CARE robots could soon be common place in Japan's nursing homes and hospitals as the government wants to use the automated bots to plug an ever-growing gap in caregivers for the country's ageing population. The government is pushing for increased acceptance of this method of support as it ...
In a perfect world, you'd be able to blast annoyingly intrusive drones out of the sky with a trusty 12-gauge shotgun. But since it's often illegal to discharge firearms in urban areas, DroneShield has a considerably safer solution. The DroneGun Tactical can disable any RC copter, drone or other airborne ...
The FIRST Robotics season officially started last month when school robotics teams had a chance to see the season's kickoff video that shows the game's new concept that changes each year. Johannesburg-Lewiston High School's Army of Sum robotics team is working toward its first competition of the ...
Building robots similar to people involves creating a human-like body and brain, and instilling values and motivations, according to the 2017 Business in Vancouver Forty under 40 Award winner. Companies have already been making robots with human features, and the technology is steadily improving.
Innovative robots with cutting edge technology filled the rooms at McCollough Unis School as 500 kindergarten through eighth grade students from across the region competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge Michigan State Qualifier Match and FIRST LEGO League Junior Exhibition. Dearborn Public ...
The year kicked off, as usual, with the big CES show in Las Vegas. Some of the hot trends on display this year were AI, IoT, and Robotics. And while overall, the progress shown at CES is quite impressive, it seems like most of the robotics examples shown at CES were misuses of the promising field of ...
BANGALORE, February 6, 2018/PRNewswire/ --An early pioneer in robotics, iRobot was founded in 1990 with the vision of making practical robots a reality ... Puresight Systems Pvt Ltd., the exclusive distributor of iRobot robotic vacuum cleaners, in India is proud to launch 2 new products: Roomba® 695 ...
The government of Japan is planning to have robots take over the lives of the nation's elderly citizens, according to a report in The Guardian. Japan's elderly people are a growing proportion of the total population of 127 million, and taking care of them is becoming an issue of increasing concern.
Every day there are new accomplishments with robots that are making them quickly become human's partners in life. Robby the delivery robot that can deliver food groceries and packages premiered at CES2018. Sofia the humanoid robot recently became a Saudi Arabian citizen. There is even a robot ...
Two teams from Nevada Blind Children's Foundation (NBCF) were recognized for their entries at the FIRST LEGO Expo robotics competition. The NBCF teams competed against sighted teams of elementary and high school students from local schools and clubs. NBCF is the only nonprofit organization ...
"We don't believe that automation will lead to mass technological unemployment by the 2030s, any more than it has done in the decades since the digital revolution began. In the long run, AI, robotics and related technologies should not only make a significant contribution to UK GDP of up to 10 per cent, ...
The expected large-scale increase in the use of robots has prompted discussion about which jobs will become obsolete as society becomes more automated. It's an issue that dates back long before computers were invented but that is leaking into ever more fields as machines become more capable.
Drones That Smash Into Obstacles Can Be a Good and Useful Thing Image: Vijay Kumar Lab/UPenn Just like bees, these microdrones can bump on things, including each other, and continue flying without a problem. Advertisement ...
Elementary school students participate in the Montana FIRST LEGO League Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at Shroyer Gym at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont., as the MSU Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering hosts the event. MSU Photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez.
France's first ever sex doll brothel – for punters who'd prefer to romp with a plastic model than a real woman – has opened its doors in Paris. And obviously the Loose Women had to discuss the brand spanking new sex club – which boasts of dolls of different shapes, sizes and colours. Loose Women ...
Robot security guards have started work in China, as their creator boasts they will never 'be late, sick or drink on the job.'. Ramsee is one of the first security robots - developed by US firm Gamma 2 Robotics Corporate Development - to move into China's labour market.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Colorado-based manufacturer is touting a new security guard that can detect heat, smoke, humidity, gases and motion. "Ramsee the Robot" was developed to provide cost-effective security. It can send alerts to a monitoring center, which can then dispatch a first responder if ...
MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At CES 2018, OVO Technology just demonstrated their latest project, Danovo (https://youtu.be/ihEYldnLg9s). Danovo, an egg-shaped robot standing at roughly 0.88 meter high and weighing fifty pounds, is designed as an empathetic helper that makes learning fun ...
The Winter Olympics in South Korea will be a chance for the country to show off its newest robot creations. NPR's Elise Hu reports that the peek into the future starts as soon as you land at the airport. ELISE HU, BYLINE: We're in the arrival hall of Terminal 1 of the Incheon International Airport. It is the ...
As visiting journalists from around the world roam the halls of PyeongChang Main Press Centre, they have to watch out for a vacuum with a mind of its own. READ MORE: Kimchi, moose and onesies — Canadian Olympic athletes arrive in PyeongChang. A white robotic vacuum is making the rounds ...
Who should be held responsible if a robot commits a crime? How can we prevent androids from being hacked by criminals? And what is the best appearance for a service humanoid? These are some of the questions researchers will tackle in a planned new robotics centre expected to open at New York ...
A study by McKinsey calculated that 49% of professional activities can be automated. This does not mean that 49% of our jobs will disappear. It means that in every job some aspects can be taken over by computers. Moreover, this 49% makes no allowance for future technological developments. This is ...
As Business Process Management (BPM) continues to develop, one of the most exciting and high profile aspects of it is that of Robotic Process Automation (RPA). RPA is transforming organisations across all industries, leading experts to believe that it is one of the most transformational tools in current ...