Monday, December 30, 2013

ROBOT NEWS FOR A TUESDAY

The Sidney Awards, Part 2New York Times
Kevin Kelly set off a big debate with a piece in Wired called “Better Than Human: WhyRobots Will — And Must — Take Our Jobs.” He asserted that ...

Can Robots Better Spot Terrorists at Airports?Wall Street Journal
The U.S. uses biometrics for airport border patrol but other countries are using it for aviation security. Rob Hart for The Wall Street Journal.

And the robot winnerInvestor's Business Daily
And the robot winner in the Darpa Robotics Challenge is a Japanese startup called Schaft that was earlier acquired by Google. Robots from 16 teams ...
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FAA selects six sites for drone testing because flying robots are our ...Engadget
One day, drones will be flying overhead... and it will be normal. But, right now, concern over the safety of allowing unmanned aircraft to roam freely in ...


Google robot wins Pentagon competitionMYfoxLUBBOCK.COM
A Japanese start-up company that was recently bought by Google has built the winning robot in a competition run by the Pentagon's research ...
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Big 2014 Trend? Aye, RobotsMotley Fool
One of these trends is our continuing reliance on robotics. iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT ) is well positioned to take advantage of this trend, in both the ...

Super Ball Robot Revealed By NASA: 7 Other Robots You Didn't ...Bustle
But NASA's newest robot isn't the only borg created in recent years to blow our minds. Here are seven robots you should probably know about: ...
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Robotics Challengemybighornbasin
11, to test drive their robots in the Yellowstone RoboRumble Tournament. FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) students go head-to-head after designing, ...

FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) Global Kickoff Event: Nearly ...Financial Post
FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) Global Kickoff Event: Nearly 70,000 High-School Students Worldwide Eager for Inventor Dean Kamen to Unveil ...

Robots will soon mingle with us undetectedThe Times (subscription)
People became afraid — and I swear this is true — that robots were among them, and not letting on. I am not, however, talking about that huge, ...
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How Robots Could Fight Cancer And Travel Into SpaceBenzinga
By using microscopic robots, doctors could theoretically target cancer cells without causing additional problems for the patient. "That's happening in a ...
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Mexican engineer designs piano-playing robotGlobalPost
Mexico City, Dec 30 (EFE).- An engineer who graduated from Mexico's National Polytechnic Institute, or IPN, has designed and built the first robot ...
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Ford expects to remain top-selling car brand in North AmericaThe Courier-Journal
Ford Builds the World's Largest Robot-Driven Picku...: The Ford F-150 is the best selling vehicle in America...that's a fact, but is it the world's most ...
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Sponsored post: Robots tackle tough environmentsGigaOM
Advances in robotics now place robots alongside humans on a daily basis. Tasks best suited forrobots largely fall into three categories: dirty, dull or ...
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An Amazing Supermaterial That Could Be Used for Terminator-Style ...Slate Magazine
An Amazing Supermaterial That Could Be Used for Terminator-Style RobotsVanadium dioxide might not sound like much, but scientists have big ...
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Watch NASA Control Space Robots With Video Game TechKotaku
Watch NASA Control Space Robots With Video Game Tech. Watch NASA Control Space RobotsWith Video Game Tech S. Not content with putting a ...
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Goal for 3-5 strong robot firms by 2020Shanghai Daily (subscription)
China aims to create three to five globally competitive industrial robot makers by 2020 to meet rising demand amid higher labor costs and industrial ...
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DOD maps out future of dronesStars and Stripes
Unmanned systems in use on the battlefield today, from bomb-defusing robots to aerial drones, are controlled by human operators. The more complex ...
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Australia's Sharks Are Tweeting When They're Near a BeachSlate Magazine
30 2013 12:56 PMAn Amazing Supermaterial That Could Be Used for Terminator-Style RobotsVanadium dioxide might not sound like much, but ...
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Regulating Killer Robots On The BattlefieldInformationWeek
Human rights groups are calling for a ban on autonomous battlefield robots, raising larger questions about the ethics of robots from the battlefield to ...
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Forex Scalping - Perfect Trading for Beginners and Experts in Forex ...Benzinga
The robots are developed by different software houses but the trader should select the one that suits his requirement the most. The points for best ...
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Would You Let Scarlett Johansson's Robot Voice Babysit Your ...Slate Magazine (blog)
Spike Jonze's new film, Her, contemplates finding romantic love in artificial intelligence. Theodore, a lonely writer played by Joaquin Phoenix, ...
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On the Job with Mike BorkowskiMinneapolis Star Tribune
The problem with the phrase “robotics and automated systems” is that “of course, people go straight to R2D2,” says Mike Borkowski. An engineering ...
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NASA Playing with Kinect 2 and Oculus Rift to Control Space Robots ...Geekosystem
“No, Mom, I will not pause this game for dinner. I'm practicing my skills for NASA.” Yes, some day you may be able to use that excuse for playing video ...
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Seegrid Truth About Robots Whitepaper Profiled in FFJournalSBWire (press release)
Seegrid, maker of automated guided vehicles (AGV's), authored a whitepaper titled, “The Truth AboutRobotics.” According to the article, Separating ...
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Sunday, December 29, 2013

ROBOT NEWS FOR A MONDAY MORNING READ

Earth Talk: Robots in chargeSanta Monica Daily Press
Pictured: a Robotic arm loading Coca Cola bottles into boxes and loading the boxes onto an assembly line. (Tom Maglieri, courtesy Flickr).
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Just quietly, 2013 has been an amazing year in technologyStuff.co.nz
Rosie the Robot came one step closer to reality. We have long been waiting forrobots such as the housekeeper in The Jetsons. These weren't ...
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How Google's New Robot Clobbered Competitors at the World's ...DailyFinance
This is not only a cool event, but it also has a timely business angle, since Google's been gobbling uprobotics companies of late. Given that fellow ...
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Super Ball Bot: NASA Working on 'Tensegrity' Robots to Explore TitanWomen Citizen
newsworthy - Super Ball Bot: NASA Working on 'Tensegrity' Robots to Explore Titan. newsworthy - A concept drawing of the mission, where many ...
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Android Loses Another Engineer to Rubin's Robotics TeamAndroid Headlines - Android News
Then there is the robotics project, could it be household robot maids, delivery drivers, or simply new manufacturing systems? Whatever it is they are ...
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Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT)'s Disaster Robot Gets the Go ...Next iPhone News
If you're a human, you're a first-responder, or you just like robots, you might want to take note, because Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT)'s ...

Korea develops special education assistant robots for young childrenArirang News
These colorful and playful robots have been a hit at this elementary school in ... This unique class ofrobots called Engkey was developed by the Korea ...
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Program offers youth opportunity to build and program Lego robotsNG News
Pictou Library staff member Sabrina Gladney looks on as John Kendall of Antigonish works on his Lego robot. The library's Lego robotics program, ...

Eight Teams Graduate DARPA Robotic Challenge TrialsDefense Update
16 robotic research teams from the USA and Japan demonstrated the skills of humanoid robots developed for the DARPA Robotic Challenge (DRC) ...
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BMW, General Motors among manufacturers using robots for efficiencyTehran Times
c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_09_bmv.jpg After years of walling off robots to ensure safety, some companies are finding ways to ...

Local robotics team starts new season next monthChampaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Kavi Naidu,16, of Champaign prepares to drill a hole in a piece of metal as part of Ctrl+Z, a robotics team that includes students from local middle and ...

College TownWorcester Telegram
Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 360 pounds, the humanoid robot earned a strong seventh-place showing at the Defense Advanced Research Projects ...
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Indian IT: Wake up and smell the opportunityTimes of India
For example, advances in robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and 3D printing are making it cost effective to move manufacturing back from China to the ...

Rodents and coffee could inspire space robots in futureZee News
UK's Bristol Robotics Laboratory's ' Shrewbot' has been inspired by the Etruscan shrew - one of the world's tiniest mammals - scientists wanted to find ...
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Saturday, December 28, 2013

SUNDAY BRUNCH OF ROBOT NEWS TO REVIEW

In technology, 2013 was a more amazing year than you thinkSydney Morning Herald
Rosie the Robot came one step closer to reality. We have long been waiting for robots such as the housekeeper in "The Jetsons." These weren't ...

Flying robots have many potential usesRochester Democrat and Chronicle
Before long, flying robots could assist in all of these tasks, according to New York researchers and industry experts who see the potential for ...
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The top ten posts of the week, on one to four wheelsTreehugger
"We want to push the boundaries of what can be done by robots vs humans." Truly amazing. More: A quick tour of Tesla's electric car factory in ...
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2013 Movie Recap – Robots, racism and the Lone RangerNerdvana (blog)
As another fun year at the movies comes to a close it's time to look back and reflect on what we've learned and what we've seen on the silver screen in ...
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Robots Podcast #146: Lynne Parker, robot teamworkRobots.net
At UTK, she is the founder and director of the Distributed Intelligence Laboratory, which performs research in multi-robot systems, sensor networks, ...
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NASA team studies ball bot as future space explorerPhys.Org
Current robot designs call for a combination of devices such as parachutes, retrorockets and impact balloons to minimize impact forces and to place a ...
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Super Ball Bot: NASA Working on 'Tensegrity' Robots to Explore TitanHeadlines & Global News
icon. Super Ball Bot: NASA Working on 'Tensegrity' Robots to Explore Titan. A concept drawing of the mission, where many Super Ball Bots could be ...

Earth Talk: Dark factoriesAugusta Free Press
And while the up-front costs of setting up automated work routines manned by robots and other machines may be higher than setting up a traditional ...

New frontier opens in automationRegina Leader-Post
An engineer examines a hand on a robot at defence contractor Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Laboratories, in Pennsauken, N.J., before ...
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Geisha girls, robots and temples: Discover Japan's modern ...Express.co.uk
A throng of intimidating 7ft robots, doe-eyed maids, clowns and gothic geisha girls were advancing towards me. But this was not a scene from a ...
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Parcel2Go: The Future of Delivery between Google Robots and ...MarketWatch
MANCHESTER, England, Dec 28, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- With Amazon announcing the launch of their Prime Air Project, Google too has decided ...