Tuesday, May 15, 2018

5/1/2018 BLAST ROBOT NEWS REVIEW



It is a self-driving delivery robot, and it is also a conversation starter – a unit of rounded plastic about the size of a mini-fridge, sending ripples through the streets near Borough station, where Starship Technologies has its business headquarters. The company operates a small fleet of 10-15 robots, ...
When you mention robots, most people think of Star Wars or those car-manufacturing assembly lines where giant, agile machines move heavy parts, make spot welds or secure bolt-on chassis. Robots have developed to the point where robotic process automation (RPA) is now coming to the world of ...
Barnaby Furnas is one of the first painters in the world including robots in his creative process, using them to enhance his works. Elly Park reports. Newslook. by Taboola by Taboola. AD CONTENT. Tophatter · It's Like eBay, But Everything Sells in 90 Seconds.Tophatter. Undo. Banyan Hill Publishing.
Now robots offer a radically new way to multiply limited manpower. “We have long distances to cover,” Ryan told me after his talk here at the Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments. “We're already looking at a range of different Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to perform maritime surveillance.
Shimizu Corp.'s Robo-Welder shows what it can do during a press tour given on April 23 of the Japanese construction company's robot laboratory in Tokyo. The Robo-Welder has a robotic arm that uses laser-shape measurement technology to map the contours of a groove, or channel, on a steel column ...
You can imagine, if you want—and lots of techno-utopians do—that we are on the cusp of the end of scarcity, a new productivity revolution in which robots will produce everything necessary for human life, freeing us from the need to work. If that is true, or true-ish, or close to true, or possibly true in the ...
Poll: Americans Want to Have Sex With Robots. Unable to load video. New research conducted by sex toy shop EdenFantasys.com says four in 10 Americans say they would have sex with a robot, just to try it. Buzz60's Sam Berman has the full story. Published: 5:00 AM EDT May 1, 2018. Updated: 5:10 ...
Robots and automated devices will play an important role in the future of the fast-food industry, the founder of Supermac's has said. Pat McDonagh said that the introduction of robots would result in a higher quality of service for customers rather than job losses across his chain of restaurants.
Robots and artificial intelligence are already taking over jobs from people, so many schools are teaching cybersecurity, programming and robotics to provide students with employable 21st century skills ...
CARSON, Calif., May 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson Robots, the #1 SCARA robot manufacturer in the world, today announced it was recognized by PMMI Media Group's Automation World magazine as a First Team category leader in the 2017 Leadership in Automation program. Automation World, the ...
Dave's World Of Wonder: Robots Today. April 30, 2018. Dave Scott,. This video is no longer available. No playable sources found. New technology is showing us that robots are doing more than ever before. In this World of Wonder, KUSI's Dave Scott takes a look at how robots have evolved so far.
Thanks to data collected by remote-controlled submarines, researchers from the University of East Anglia have confirmed the existence of a nearly oxygen-less "dead zone" the size of Florida in the Arabian Sea. Called "Seagliders," the robots are roughly the size of a small person, but with a much ...
NASA is pulling the plug on a program aimed at landing a robot on the moon. The cancellation announcement comes during a leadership transition at NASA. The affected program was cancelled by the agency's acting director Robert Lightfoot. The announcement came the same day incoming NASA ...
Ashley Carroll has a go-to story that epitomizes how grim things are for female entrepreneurs trying to raise money in Silicon Valley. Earlier this year, Carroll, a partner at the $2.5 billion venture firm Social Capital, was coaching a female startup founder ahead of a meeting with a potential investor.
More than four-fifths of sixth-formers think a human being is a better teacher than a robot could ever be, according to survey findings published today. The same proportion rated the personal relationship they have with their teachers as important. Robot teachers have been put forward as potential ...
We know the robots are coming for our jobs, but depending on where you live this may happen in a shorter amount of time. According to online statistics, market research and business intelligence portal Statista, there are already a number of countries where the rise of the machines is very much in play.
Supermacs boss considering using robots and drones to tackle staff shortages. Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 08:21 AM. The owner of Supermacs is looking at using robots and drones to tackle potential staff shortages. In an RTÉ interview, Pat McDonagh has said he is planning to automate certain tasks in ...
It starts with an online order. An Amazon customer buys a product and designates a shipping schedule, and the high-speed automated process at the company's Kansas City, Kan., fulfillment center begins. The order makes its way to an employee at the fulfillment center. But the employee doesn't go ...
Technology is now a key part of everyday school life, but a poll suggests that when it comes to who is standing at the front of the classroom, teenagers would still rather be taught by a human teacher than a robot. A small-scale survey of sixth-formers indicates that most do not think that artificial ...
Pretentious Anglophiles like myself are probably aware of the show Humans, which is currently in its 3rd season, but those who don't know about the show and are fans of Westworld might want to give it a try. Based on the Swedish science fiction drama Real Humans, Channel 4/AMC's Humans tackles ...
In March of 2017, a small fleet of GPS-enabled delivery robots took to the streets of Washington to deliver food. These automated 35-pound, six-wheeled takeout containers — created by the co-founders of Skype — are just at the head of the oncoming wave of automation. Although robots on wheels may ...
“With the elderly robots, we were hesitant before filming. Wouldn't it be better to have these people visited by their family or real people; isn't the human connection so important?” co-director Femke Wolting told Ars. “But we realized while filming that, for these elderly people, this relationship felt very real.
In a somber video uploaded on Monday, Simone Giertz, a YouTuber who has made many, many "shitty robots," announced that she has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Giertz has been experiencing swelling behind her right eye for a year that she initially thought was allergies. But recently, she ...
The robotics and automation theme has been gaining a lot of attention recently for good reasons. There is an industrial revolution emerging across all industries as they realise that the new tools and applications being developed will be highly disruptive to existing business models. These new ...
Tens of thousands of British workers are losing out on jobs because of robots, staggering new research has found. Researchers at Oxford University say 66.000 positions have already been taken over by 18,500 robots with technological advances enabling each of them to perform the roles of 3.6 factory ...
Danish autonomous robot manufacturer Mobile Industrial Robots was acquired by Teradyne Inc. for $148 million in cash, with an additional $124 million paid if several performance milestones are met through 2020. MiR's 200 robot lifts and pulls pallets and boxes. It is capable of lifting 440 pounds and ...

Monday, April 30, 2018

4/30/2018 BLAST ROBOT NEWS REVIEW


“This is not just robots, there's all sort of infrastructure around it that comes with it, you know: the service, the tools, the housing for the robots. We deliver them in pods that integrate them into the environment. So basically there's a whole system with corporate and academic campuses that we're starting to ...
Even though robots portrayed in science fiction might want to kill us, take our jobs, and possibly have sex with us (unless you're actor Will Smith) -- that doesn't mean real-life robots are anything to fear. Grant Imahara, robot expert and former cast member of the science reality show MythBusters, hosts a ...
With the advancement of robots, the need for manual labor is becoming more and more obsolete. Although many people might object, these advancements in technology help many people in their day-to-day lives. In an article from Scientific American titled “IKEA-Building Robot Conquers Touchy-Feely ...
... the same tech that powers the Amazon Echo-style Google Home smart speakers, too. So Brin may be talking up responsibility, but Google is by far one of the world's biggest players in AI. Do you think robotsare going to take over the world? And will these killer robots have Google branding on them?
The dream of robots bringing lunch to the office just moved a step closer to reality. More than two years ago, the co-founders of Skype revealed a six-wheeled robot they hoped would drive on pavements and make deliveries. After more than 100,000 miles of experimental testing, Starship Technologies is ...
IRBT 0.58% , a maker of self-guided robotic mops and vacuums. As recently as five years ago, the Bedford, Mass.-based company was more focused on hiring hardware developers to build its machines' physical bodies. The robots of the past had software brains that were much less complex, consisting ...
Fiona the AI robot makes her return, and she seems to aspire toward the emotional connection that all the humans in the show seem to reject. That return, by the way, is spectacular. She apparently ditches her creepy, handsy human creator, who had abducted her from the lab financed with VC money ...
The endgame is for Teradyne to help facilitate the global expansion of MiR's warehouse-oriented robots. The deal is broken down into two parts; $148 million for the base acquisition price, and $124 million in performance bonuses that are contingent upon Teradyne and MiR's ability to expand their line ...
There's science and then there's science fiction. The latter has produced robots of all shapes and sizes in our universe — and beyond. Where science drops the fiction and meets reality is robotics and automation in the workplace. Robots are only going to be more prevalent in the near future. Bowling ...
GROWERS were given a glimpse into what's around the corner at the inaugural Future Farming Masterclass at AgroTrend at Bundaberg last week. The event was a joint initiative of Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers and Central Queensland University. Both researchers and commercial business ...
Robots, computers, and everything in between have been on our radars for a while now. If we're not trying to defeat them, it seems like we're trying to sleep with them. Before Westworld made its premiere last year, movies had already taken their robots, made them sexy, and put them on the big screen.
Re the food industry's “struggles to find and keep good staff” (“My compliments to the robot,” Page A1, April 27): The reason for that struggle is the terrible pay. Replacing people with robots will ultimately save the food industry money, while also eliminating the inconvenience of dealing with humans, who ...
In addition to quantifiable gains in productivity and quality, automation has consistently proven to increase something else: anxiety. Robotics, thanks in part to the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) have entered into the general public's and mainstream media's consciousness with stories that attempt to ...
But with the development of sex robots, which could soon be available for sale, are things going too far? These machines are essentially sex dolls with animatronics in their head and an AI personality. None have been released commercially yet. But Harmony, the first sex robot expected to go on the ...
RECENTLY AXED BBC series Robot Wars is almost certain to return. That's according to Dave Young of Team MAD, designers of Apollo and the winner of series eight of the show, the first after the series was revived in 2016. Young operates 'Robots LIVE!', a touring championship show which has been ...
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio's latest market research report on the global industrial robotsmarket in the automotive industry provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2018-2022. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has ...
When Team Morpheus robotics team left the comfortable environs of central New Hampshire last week, they didn't know what to expect. But they came out firing at the FIRST Championship in Detroit and finished 9-1 in qualifying round action. Team Morpheus – Team 5813 – finished as the ...
Rudd-less and rudderless. Amber Rudd's resignation as UK home secretary could disturb the balance of Theresa May's inner “Brexit cabinet”, which meets this week to discuss Britain's future customs arrangements. She was one of five pro-Europeans on the 11-strong committee, with Mrs May holding ...
Engineers in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University took home some bragging rights at this year's Disaster Robotics Awards when judges named Snakebot the 2017 Ground Rescue Robot of the Year. Snakebot helped search through the rubble for survivors after last fall's Mexico City ...
Carl Frey, the report's co-author, said: 'Robots, just like technologies of the past, serve to boost productivity growth, but they do not create jobs, so far.' He added that the effect of robots on employment is different to computers, which increase demand for highly skilled staff such as software developers.
The Deep Sea Nautilus is a 745-foot-long megaship capable of carrying 39,000 tons of ore—plus a 200-person crew and deep-sea mining robots. Nautilus Minerals, which owns the ship, plans to start gold and copper mining in the Solwara I, a mile-deep site in the coastal waters of Papua New Guinea.
A cross between a stylish IKEA lamp and Pixar's signature bouncing desk light, the diminutive robot (which is not much taller than a tablet) looks nothing like the humanoid robots we have become accustomed to seeing in films and in science fiction. Nor is ElliQ designed to busy herself with menial tasks ...
Weinberg had only developed robots that were separate entities, meaning the machines were not attached to or embedded on human bodies. But after meeting Barnes, Weinberg began experimenting with new forms of human augmentation. Barnes was burned in an electrical accident, and his right arm ...
Why bother with a human docent when a robot could give you a guided tour? Last week, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, revealed its new employee -- an interactive robot named Pepper. The four-foot-tall humanoid robot was created by Softbank who donated 30 robots to the museum last ...
UEA sent two remote-controlled seaglider robots, about the size of a human diver but capable of reaching depths of around a kilometre and travelling the ocean for months, to the Gulf of Oman for an eight month mission. They communicated by Iridium satellite to build an underwater picture of oxygen ...
As the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) introduces its new counter-IED robot, the Harris T7, the army has had time to reflect on its previous generation robot and how acquisition might change for future technologies. During SMI's first military robotics and autonomous systems conference, held in London, ...
This undated image provided by JD.com shows an autonomous delivery vehicle. Dr. Hui Cheng, the head of robotics research at JD.'s Silicon Valley Research Center, recently spoke with The Associated Press about the priorities of the lab, the “spoiled” Chinese consumer and the prospect of talking ...
Firstly, Worldwide Autonomous Mobile Robots Market report provides a basic overview of the Autonomous Mobile Robots industry including classification, definitions, Key vendors, Growth Drivers, Competitive Landscape, Regional Analysis and Autonomous Mobile Robots industry chain structure.
With many new disruptive technologies, you will find few pure-play stocks out there for retail investors to take part in. That's certainly not the case with robotics however, and we've written quite a few articles on investing in robots, from buying robot ETFs to buying Japanese robot stocks. Still, we're always ...
Researchers around the world are working on soft robotic systems that will allow robots to pick up items that are irregularly shaped and difficult for traditional robots to handle. Disney Research is working on soft robotics and has a new video and some detail on the system it has created. The hardware is ...
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For the next six weeks, the high school-age students from around the Grand Valley studied the contest rules and created a robot. They used bike chains, motors and plenty of other parts. They used computer- aided design software, machining and imagining, and they created a business plan.
A light motor vehicle was involved in a crash at the Limit Hill robots on Saturday (April 28). Public Safety and other emergency officials were on scene. Also read: Seriously injured in crash on the N3 near Van Reenen. It is alleged that the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit the centre island.
The fantasy of home robots going about their daily chores, lightening up your load, freeing you from drudgery has, alas, remained a fantasy. But the reality of buddy robots cuddling up with your kids, answering their barrage of silly, immature queries – but not helping you with the dishes, alas -- is already ...
Robotics may soon be a critical ally in the fight against disease-spreading bugs, a United Nations agency said Thursday after a successful test releasing sterile mosquitos from aerial drones as part of efforts to suppress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases. The drone-based mechanism ...
For example, there's the cell-phone self-assembly project, which brings to mind eerie, 24/7 factories where mobile phones assemble themselves from 3D printed kits without human or robotic intervention. Okay, so the phones they're making are hardly going to fly off the shelves as fashion items, but if all ...
Presumably, if the robots are sentient, and they kind of have emotional reactions to things -- I mean, we've seen Maeve have an emotional reaction to her daughter -- humor goes along with the rest of the gamut of feelings and thoughts. But from the first season, this has been one of the most interesting ...
Global market study ” Spinal Surgical Robots Market ” in-depth Research of the Spinal Surgical Robotsmarket state and the competitive landscape globally. It analyses the important factors of the Spinal Surgical Robots market based on present industry situations, market demands, business strategies ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Self-driving delivery vehicles that are polite to pedestrians? Faster and more precise robotic arms? JD.com, the largest challenger to Alibaba's e-commerce empire in China, is investing in technology to speed up warehouse operations and delivery to shoppers who want service ...
Perth-based Fastbrick Robotics has partnered with strategic business consultants EY-Panthenon to understand the market potential of its Hadrian X robot. The company is renowned for its robotic bricklaying technology that improves safety, speed and accuracy while reducing costs during construction.
Market Insights Reports new study, Global Arc Welding Robots Sales Market Report 2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The global Arc Welding Robots ...
A growing number of men are preparing to get out their credit cards to find out, as Realbotix launches its first sex robots. Sex doll fan 'Brick' (who asked CBS not to be pictured) explained the appeal, '[AI] makes it better. It makes it more realistic. It makes it more real. 'We want to be told we're doing well ...
Opened in February, Henn na Hotel in the bustling district of Ginza became the hotel group's first hotel staffed by robots. (A second one was opened in March at Maihama near Tokyo Disneyland). The hotel's team of multilingual robots (including dinosaurs) will greet you upon your arrival and will assist ...
Global market study ” Waterjet Robots Market ” in-depth Research of the Waterjet Robots market state and the competitive landscape globally. It analyses the important factors of the Waterjet Robots market based on present industry situations, market demands, business strategies utilized by Waterjet ...
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)-Students tested their skills in the Battle of the 'Bots in Bloomsburg. The Bloomsburg robotic team hosted its 6th annual rage in the cage robotic tournament at Bloomsburg Area High School. 28 teams of students spent the school year building these ...
Around a decade ago at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B), classmates Sneh Rajkumar Vaswani, Chintan Subhash Raikar, and Prashant Iyengar were involved in a project to build intelligent underwater vehicles for the India Navy and the oil and gas industry. In the process, they ...
Alpena Team 5505, V2 Robotics, finished 15th out of 68 teams in the Carson Division. That's the highest the team has ever finished at the World Championships and it's the first time Team 5505 has advanced beyond qualifications into the playoffs. “They performed very well,” AHS teacher and coach ...
For a long time, Pixonic saw our lack of video ads in War Robots as one of our strengths and advantages. We often received pleasant feedback from our players to support our view, along the lines of “Wow, this game is amazing, and also has no annoying ads … such a rarity these days.” We had so ...
To impress Logan, the robot-obsessed duo have Angela stage an elaborate cocktail party wherein the prodigal Delos son is tasked with figuring out who's a robot and who's human. Naturally, it turns out everyone at the party is a robot, and Logan's duly impressed. Also naturally, he has a mini orgy with ...
Scientists have taught robots to coordinate their actions and to help each other. Scientists from Nanyang technological University in Singapore have taught robots to assemble a chair from IKEA, says Meduza. Two roborate with integrated 3D camera independently found the fasteners, put them in the ...