Thursday, January 18, 2018

1/18/2018 BLAST ROBOT NEWS REVIEW


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NintendoLabo is like a next-level LEGO, with kits that let you do things like build working pianos that interact directly with Switch software, and even make your own robots. Nintendo shows off an interactive fishing game with a real, build-it-yourself cardboard fishing rod you can use to catch stuff in-game, ...
Until recently I'd been employed as a robotics researcher at the company that supplied this humanoid, which gained me a backstage pass and a few evenings at the pub with Jon, exploring how a robot might inhabit—or fail to inhabit—the role of companion and friend. Spillikin offered a prescient look at ...
It is conceivable that robots and artificial intelligence will eventually take over the American workforce. These advancements in modern technology are currently being tested and fine-tuned in a multitude of scenarios where humans were once the primary source of labor. Anyone who has ever used a ...
In this episode of Robots in Depth, Per Sj√∂borg speaks with Erin Rapacki about how the FIRST roboticscompetition was a natural and inspiring way into her career spanning multiple robotics companies. Erin talks about her work marketing for several startups, including selling points, examples from ...
“Pepper” the robot stands in front of the Pyramid Ale Taproom at the Oakland International Airport in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. HMS Host, which operates the food and beverage services at the airport has deployed “Pepper” built by Softbank Robotics to interact and assist guest.
Robotics company ForwardX wants to make sure you never lose your luggage again — or have to lug it around the airport. The company showcased a robotic suitcase called the CX-1 that uses a 170-degree wide-angle camera and laser radars to detect and avoid obstacles. It even has four-wheel drive ...
That would be because they've now transcended changing the way knitwear design is done—via computer programming, essentially “coding” to come up with their patterns—to whom the designs are actually for, moving on from human beings to robots—and not just any robot. Sophia the Robot, an AI ...
Harvard's micro delta robot Image: Harvard Harvard's milliDelta is a millimeter-scale delta robot based on origami-inspired engineering that can reach velocities of 0.45 m/s and accelerations of 215 m/s². In terms of sheer speed and precision, delta robots are some of the most impressive to watch.
In this week's Florida on a Tankful we hit the road and found a spot where you can build robots, design planes and even climb though a rain-drop maze and it's all under one roof. The sights and sounds at the Glazer Children's Museum open up a world of possibility as the 3-story building houses it all, ...
The United States military must embrace artificial intelligence, robotics and other emerging technologies soon to maintain its edge on the battlefield, because other nations are already doing so, the army's chief of staff has said. "Whether we like it or not, artificial intelligence is coming," General Mark ...
When it comes to finding intimacy in the digital age, the same tools that seem to make it easier than ever to connect with other humans are wont to leave users isolated and alone, remotely tethered to an app or website that provides the thrilling immediacy of intimacy or companionship, but is not ...
Alpharetta is taking the lead in purchasing the equipment – previously reported as a Lenco Industries armored rescue vehicle; a RoboteX Avatar III tracked robot that can enable police to speak with a suspect; and a ReconRobotics Recon Scout XL “throwbot” small enough to be thrown through doorways ...
Robots took over the CES 2018 show floor this year, showing off skills from playing ping pong to dominating in Scrabble. While many of these robots were still in prototype phase, robot manufacturers are finding lucrative niche markets and applications – like educational use cases for children and smart ...
She raised the sex robots among a list of other problematic uses of AI at a debate in Westminster Hall. The lawmaker was calling for the tech industry to consider having its own version of the Hippocratic oath, the code of ethics sworn to by doctors. The deputy leader of the Lib Dems suggested a new ...
Artificial intelligence can beat humans at games such as Jeopardy, chess and Go, but these much-celebrated achievements aren't actually what we need. We want AI to work with us not against us – and the key may be a little banter. Jacob Crandall at Brigham Young University in Utah and his ...
One of such inventions are the sex robot that have caused a massive controversy stir both online and offline. Sex robots are no longer a science fiction but a reality. High-tech sex robots with real silicone skin with the ability to flirt and stimulate orgasms are now readily available in the market.
It wasn't so long ago that people could generally agree on what an industrial robot looked like. They were typically big. Usually in cages to protect humans. And looked like a one-armed baseball slugger with a bat in his hand making the same motion swing after swing. Some moved parts, others welded ...
Before the Consumer Electronics Show opens to all its attendees, there's a press day in which many of the bigger manufacturers put on elaborate productions to show off their new products, announce new partnerships, and give us a glimpse into their future tech. It helps set the tone for the show and ...
The foldable wheel including a double hub, a rim with rubberized sectors, and spokes pivotly connecting each hub with the sectors of the rim. The sectors of the rim can be figured, starting from an extended condition of forming the wheel in which the hubs are mutually approached, in a collapsed ...
In a world that seems in constant danger of going over the edge, why isn't more effort going into making sure robots don't steal every last job and leave our kids fighting, cage-match style, for whatever's left? Jobs are a key measure of how well the economy is ticking along, but they have become a ...
China will use underwater robots to help detect leaks and staunch the flow of oil from an Iranian tanker that exploded and sank in the East China Sea on Sunday. China's Ministry of Transport said on Wednesday that the marine patrol ship Haixun 166 had arrived at the site and the crew had started ...
Students ages 8 to 17 can try their hand at robotics and coding at the inaugural Tech Club at the Redstone MWR Library Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon. The morning will feature a demonstration of the library's new robots, including a special appearance by a miniature R2D2. Registration is required.
CA Technologies is adding collaborative robot research and development to its already-packed product dance card. The New York-based company already has bustling businesses in mainframe software, automation, API distribution, security and several others. Nonetheless, on Jan. 17 CA revealed that ...
Females showed a strong preference for robot claws that waved faster and faster. Fiddler crabs are famous for their courtship dances, in which males try to impress females by waving their heavy larger claw – a physically demanding exercise requiring strength and stamina. Lead researcher Dr Sophie ...
The creator of the alarmingly busty Samantha sex droid is working on an AI update which means the robotwill decide if you're a good person – which increases it's sex drive. So owners may actually have to 'chat up' their sex robots rather than just plugging them in and getting down to business.
The following story is part of this week's centerpiece on corporate investing, where we tell the stories of three local tech companies who have received big infusions in cash from a corporate partner, and the impact it's had on both investor and investee. It was David Shapira, executive chairman of ...
California house of horror: 13 starving children spoke like robots, says neighbour. THE 13 starving children chained up by their parents in a house of horrors acted like they were “in a cult”.
Set ten years after the events of Guillermo Del Toro's first film, which saw humanity fight a tide of world-threatening monsters by creating equally humongous robots called Jaegers, John Boyega leads a new generation of pilots against an evolved Kaiju resurgence. Speaking of Boyega, you can catch him ...
Agricultural robots are extending the farmer's reach in numerous ways. These robots help perform various complicated agricultural tasks easily, thereby reducing manual labour, increasing productivity, precision, and efficiency, and giving high agricultural yields. The opportunities for robot-enhanced ...
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some incredible robots are on display in Japan, but they're causing a bit of controversy. Almost twice as many companies took part in this year's RoboDex Expo in Tokyo as there were last year. Nearly 200 companies gathered to showcase the latest in robot technology.
Robots, Legos, and 3D printers are not things we're used to seeing at a library. However, the Allegan District Library is making the state of the art technology part of its 21st century plan. “In order to get the next generation, we want to find out what they want to do,” Devin Erlandson, assistant director at the ...
A free-floating robot, the size and shape of a volleyball, could work alongside the crew, lending a robotichand, or eye, or brain, as needed. Here's how Gawdiak and his colleagues at NASA's Ames Research Center, where he was then a research engineer, imagined their Personal Satellite Assistant in ...
Turns out Anton Lavey, the founder of church, predicted close to two decades ago these robots could have a positive impact on the world, the Metro reported. In the 80's he drew up the 'Five Point Plan', where he encouraged the use of 'humanoids' as a way for people to relieve their dark desires and ...
For all the advancement robots have displayed through their course of existence, they are still a far cry from being an ideal home companion. A look around at the CES 2018 tech show in Las Vegas exposes the lack of versatility in modern droids, which are programmed only for niche jobs, a limitation ...
A huge collection of toy robots is on offer at the saleroom in Chippenham, Wiltshire, on March 2. More than 200 robot lots are for sale, dating from the 1960s-'90s. They form part of an collection of science-fiction toys which comprise 400-plus lots in total and are estimated to fetch in the region of ...
Robots have been a fixture of science fiction books and movies for decades. Perhaps our infatuation with them stems from some innate need to reproduce humanity in the form of a machine. Or, perhaps, it comes from a desire to create machines that can take over the mundane tasks of our everyday lives ...
Bloke claims to have visited the year 6,000 and reveals ROBOTS will govern us. FOOTAGE has emerged of a man who says he has travelled in time, and he has the evidence to prove it. By Callum Hoare / Published 18th January 2018 ...
MORE than 420,000 jobs are at risk of automation in Northern Ireland in the next 10 years, a hard-hitting new report is predicting. And to help counter that, the region must create 80,000 high-value "knowledge economy" jobs by 2030 and produce better products than anyone else in the world. The report ...
Danish company Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) recently announced that it tripled revenue from its autonomous mobile robots in 2017, with 25 percent of sales in the United States. That's off a 500 percent sales jump between 2015 and 2016, and further proof of the pace of adoption of automation across ...
A new market research report published by Renub Research studies the comprehensive insight and in-depth analysis of the Global Robotics Market as title Global Robotics Market, Volume & Forecast by Type (Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Metal, Chemical, Rubber and Plastics, Food, Defense, ...
We have a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) club in our school. We do a lot of coding. In the coding we did, you have arrows and you move the arrows in the direction you want the pieces to go. We build towers with sticks. We also use a robot for coding on the iPad. We go to the computer ...
Ignore the doomsayers - there is little evidence of robots taking over our jobs. Those who foretell of doom in the workplace, owing to robots and artificial intelligence, 1 Those who foretell of doom in the workplace, owing to robots and artificial intelligence, keep getting it wrong. Photo: AP. Dan O'Brien ...
The firm behind Realbotix already provides a transgender sex doll, but they don't have robotic functionality yet. Realbotix is also constantly working on AI that can make robots more lifelike with lip-sync for speech and dedicated smartphone apps. Meanwhile trans activists have doubts about the product ...
"The strength of our knowledge economy cannot be allowed to wither because we do not act on a well-indicated slowdown, particularly when re-focusing investment on automation and robotics will boost competitiveness and secure more jobs in the long term," he said. "A major re-think is also required ...
In 2009, Terminator Salvation was also set in the year 2018 and focused on the war between the last remnants of humanity and Skynet's robots which are intent on destroying the human race. The humans managed to get one over on the robots at the end of the movie but hadn't won the war as yet.
Actually, an A.I. robot with a face modeled according to the look of the late science fiction writer, conveniently named Philip, was featured in one episode of Nova Science Now. When asked if he thinks robots would one day dominate the World, Philip the robot said: “But you're my friend and I'll remember ...
The future of grocery stores and retail will be driven by smartphones and robots that do things for you. Innovative technologies, including robotic shopping carts and grocery store shelves with digital screens that automatically update prices and can connect to a smartphone, are set to speed up in-store ...
Amongst all automation solutions, robots are one of the most dynamic examples personifying automation based on exchange of communication with human beings. Their interface with humans has been continuously evolving, enabling them to make inroads to varied manufacturing fields, and form an ...
What do you get when you smush a bunch off live heart cells, specialized biomaterials, and electrodes into a tiny, stingray-shaped package? If you said “lunch” than you're wrong. Instead, you get the first example of bioinspired robotic systems that can imitate nature using both electrical and organic ...
Nearly 400 students between the ages of nine and 14 were joined by family, friends, and coaches to see who was tops in the robot game this year. Within the competition students are encouraged to apply math and science concepts to research, design, build and program autonomous robots using ...