Sunday, June 30, 2013

FROM SOCCER TO GORT


Thats what it looks like to me.

They first play Soccer then they become GORT and protect us from ourselves.

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

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On Twitter @vjmachiavelli 
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Robots
 Will One Day Compete Against FIFA World Cup Champs...And Win ...

Latinos Post
In the evolving world of man vs. machine, robots have taken to the soccer field and as developments continue in the robotics industry, it's been suggested that we will some day see robotics players take on human players in serious competitions. RoboCup ...
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Robots take over soccer pitch in Netherlands
FOXSports.com
See what Robocup looks like. Is this the future of soccer? Category. Sports. License. Standard YouTube License. Show more. Show less. Loading icon Loading... Loading icon Loading... Loading icon Loading... Loading icon Loading... Sign in. Ratings have ...
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World Cup Robots No Steroids
Guardian Express
robotics The Telegraph reports that creators of more than a thousandrobots designed to play football (soccer in the US) came from forty counties to a tournament in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The goal of the tournament is to create robots that can ...
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The Cleanest Robot Tech for 2013
TechNewsDaily
Thanks to the latest in clean robot technology, maintaining a healthy and kept-up home just became a little easier. First, there's the Winbot suction window cleaner from Ecovacs Robotics. The device, which has a suction pad attached to its unit along ...
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Teaching robots to score goals

Stuff.co.nz
... announces Windows-Android hybrid. Making robots score goals with tennis balls may not sound like the average sport of choice for a Kiwi teenager. But a weekend of it has helped prepare more than 40 Christchurch pupils for the international playing ...
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Watch robots play soccer at RoboCup 2013 [VIDEO]
Science Recorder
If you love soccer and robotic technology, then RoboCup 2013 might be the perfect event for you. Thousands of RoboCup enthusiasts and more than a thousand soccer-playing robots arrived in Eindhoven this week to witness the marriage of sports and ...
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Electric dreams: Soccer-playing robots aim for World Cup
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Welcome to the RoboCup, where more than a thousand soccer-playingrobots from 40 countries have descended on the Dutch technology Mecca of Eindhoven this week with one goal in mind: beat the humans. Eventually. The tournament's mission is to ...
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Goal for soccer robots: Beat World Cup winner by 2050
CBSSports.com (blog)
According to the Associated Press, the robots have trouble keeping their balance, but they can kick and pass accurately and communicate their positions to one another through wireless Internet connections. "It's starting to look like soccer," Marcell ...
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RoboCup 2013: Watch Robots Play Soccer [VIDEOS]
Design & Trend
"By [the] mid-21st century, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robotsoccer players shall win [a] soccer game, complying with the official rule of the FIFA, against the winner of the most recent World Cup," RoboCup organizers said on the competition's ...
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Robots
 Take the Soccer Pitch for RoboCup 2013

PC Magazine
They're not going to remind anyone of top-flight human footballers, but the android participants in RoboCup 2013 are still a marvel to watch.Robot soccer teams from 40 countries are participating in a soccer tournament this week in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
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Titanfall's robots created through 'old school techniques' and '80s influences
Polygon
While crafting Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment's upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter, developers used a few "old school techniques" to make the game come alive, lead artist Joel Emslie said during an interview with EA Vision. Titanfall is set in ...
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Move over Messi, here come the robots | Malaysia Sun
Malaysia Sun
Perhaps he can be forgiven: He's a robot, after all. Welcome to the RoboCup, where more than a thousand soccer-playing robots from forty countries have descended on the Dutch technology Mecca of Eindhoven this week with one goal in mind: beat the ...
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VIDEO: World Cup for robots takes place in Eindhoven
Metro
Never mind the Confederations Cup, for a real glimpse into the future of football check out RoboCup. Robots from 40 different countries have descended on Eindhoven in Holland in a geeky battle of computer programming and engineering. The teams play in ...
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Robot Footballers On The Pitch At RoboCup
Sky News
More than 1,000 robots have rolled onto a football pitch in the Netherlands to show off their sporting skills. The machines might not be able to bend the ball like Beckham, their attacks lack the pace of a Barcelona charge and they struggle to stay on ...
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Robot football players compete in RoboCup tournament
The Guardian
To achieve the goal, organisers have created multiple competition classes – including small robots, large robots, humanoid robots and even virtual robots – with plans to merge their techniques into a single squad of all-star androids capable of one day ...
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FROM SOCCER ROBOTS TO KILLER ROBOTS


That and a whole lot more are on the way.

We will keep you in the loop on whats happening in the field of robotics.

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli

On Twitter @vjmachiavelli 
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Can robot soccer players generate interest in the sport for Americans?
Digital Trends
For whatever reason, soccer – football to the rest of the world – never really managed to take off in the United States, despite the sport's dominance almost everywhere else across the globe and the continued success of the U.S. Women's National Team.
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Alt-week 6.29.13: DARPA's robot finalists, the IRIS solar mission and ...

Engadget
Remember DARPA's Robotics Challenge (DRC) launched to create 'bots that would look like humans and perform real world tasks? Well, the military's skunkworks division just announced that its winnowed down the original 26 teams to seven after ...
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Japan conversation robot ready for outer space
WTOP
Humanoid communication robots, Kirobo, bottom left, and Mirata, bottom right, are held by Tomotaka Takahashi, left, CEO of Robo Garage Co. and project associate professor from the University of Tokyo, and Fuminori Kataoka, project general manager from ...
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Robot rulers: Campers learn real-world applications of robots
Bemidji Pioneer
The competition included a hanging bar and different barriers, affecting how the teams designed their robots to ultimately score points. Teams took part in eight qualification rounds to rack up as many points as they could, since the team with the most ...
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Lightweight robots, heavy cockroaches
EE Times
Lightweight robots, heavy cockroaches PatrickMannion 6/29/2013 2:00:10 PM. NO RATINGS. Login to Rate. I heard the electronics for this puppy weigh 3g or so, or about half that of a large cockroach. I wonder if it slows them down - or do their muscles ...
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Student-Made Robots Compete at Riverfront Museum
CIproud.com
PEORIA - People say that one day robots could take over the world, but for at least a few hours on Saturday they were out in full force at the Riverfront Museum. Robots shot basketball, tossed flying disks and rolled around as part of a 'Robo Rumble ...
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Robots
 inspire students

Examiner.com
Sixty students from Lancaster elementary and middle schools have been spending 8 hours a day this week planning, designing and buildingrobots for a competition on Saturday. “She brought the flyer home and begged me, mom can we please, please do ...
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Rodney Brooks And Why Robots Will Be Essential
iProgrammer
You can't ignore Rodney Brooks' views on robotics and his latest Ted talk makes it easy for you to find out why he thinks that in the future we will rely on robots. Rodney Brooks' latest robot project is Baxter, the two-armed, easy-to-use and safe robot.
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My colleague is a robot
AsiaOne
At this Saitama factory of Glory Ltd., a money-handling machine manufacturer headquartered in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, one robotjoined about 320 workers in 2010. Currently, 17 robots help manufacture devices, such as change machines for cash ...
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Robit rulers: Campers learn real-world applications of robots
Bemidji Pioneer
BEMIDJI — The course was set, the robots were placed and the competitors of the Dream It, Do It / VEX robotics camp waited for their signal to enter the arena. "Thumbs up and ready to drive?" Andrew Dahlen, a robotics camp organizer, asked the students.
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Saturday, June 29, 2013

THE SATURDAY MORNING ROBOT NEWS


for you to read with your coffee, and ham and eggs.

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli

On Twitter @vjmachiavelli 
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Robot games spur advances in artificial intelligence
Vancouver Sun
It's RoboCup 2013 and what it is championing is robotic technology and artificial intelligence. While the robots may seem a bit bumbling, they're getting smarter every year and by 2050 the goal is to have a team ofrobots beat humans at their own game.
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Top 10 bad robots: From Proteus IV to the Spider-bot

V3.co.uk
They will be driving our buses, making our cups of coffee and tying our shoelaces. Or will they? Surely, as history and film has told us, they will all turn out bad and turn on us, their meaty creators. With this in mind, V3 presents its 10 baddest robots.
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Top 10 good robots: From R2D2 to The Iron Giant
Malaysia Sun
The robot is the modern day trusty side kick, and a good one should be cherished. Good robots, whichever ones they might be, can usually be relied on to save us from bad robots, causing us to wonder why we bothered with robots in the first place.
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Tiny robots are taking over medical technology
New Statesman
And, granted, the miniscule robots being developed today don't quite boast the complexity of a full-blown submarine; nor are they expected to be deployed to track down punk jazz cells. However, almost invisible nanorobots, which are capable of swimming ...
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Japanese to stick two cute robots in space
Fudzilla
Robot astronaut Kirobo and backup robot Mirata were created as part of the Kibo Robot Project which is part of a project between Toyota, the University of Tokyo and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA. They aim to send the robots with the JAXA ...
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Robots
 may run data centers, someday

ZDNet (blog)
That's the view of Bill Kleyman, a virtualization and cloud solutions architect, who sees robotics as the inevitable approach to managing and maintaining increasingly complex data centers. In a recent post, he says today's sites are quickly evolving ...
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The Innovator: Robots invade the children's nursery
Financial Times
If ever you start to fret about being replaced by a robot in some Terminator-style apocalypse, look up a YouTube video entitled “PR2 Autonomously Pairing Socks”. The two-minute clip from a University of California, Berkeley research project in 2011 ...
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Will Facebook's Robot Censors Know Porn When They See It?
Businessweek
The old trope about pornography is that you'll know it when you see it. Facebook (FB) is betting that not only will it know it, but that the social network will be able to train its computers to do the same. On Friday the company announced a new ...
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Japan is Determined to Prove Humans and Robots Can Live Together [VIDEO]
Nature World News
Meet Kirobo, the little robot that dreams of a world where humans androbots can live together. A Japanese creation, Kirobo is headed for the International Space Station (ISS) in August where it will help the astronauts there perform experiments on ...
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Video of Robots (and Good Ol' Boys) Getting Into Cars
Core77.com (blog)
Humanoid robots, on the other hand, are not. But DARPA still feels the humanoid form factor has some merit for robots, at least those designed to work in disaster areas. While attaching a fire hose to a water source, for instance, hands with fingers ...
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Disc-tossing robots impress at FP&L robotics showcase

Palm Beach Post
Five robotics teams representing nearly a dozen South Florida high schools diplayed their flying disc-tossing creations Thursday morning at arobotics showcase hosted by Florida Power & Light Co. The event, which included demonstrations by the robotics ...
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Robots rising in 'Salad Bowl of the Earth'
Financial Times
The “help wanted” signs dotting the farms in the Salinas Valley are going unheeded. Even immigrant labourers are not taking the gruelling jobs Americans have long proven they do not want, leaving a dwindling number of people willing to be hunched over ...
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Robocup: The robot football world championship gets underway in the ...
ITN
The Robocup robot football world championship has kicked off in the Netherlands. Over 2,500 contestants from around 40 countries are expected to compete in this year's Robocup championship where robotsbattle without assistance from humans, in a bid to ...
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Adorable Robot from Japan Launched into Space to Speak with Astronauts
Science World Report
Some adorable robots from Japan will soon be making their debut in space. An anime-like machine will be launched into orbit where it will meet astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS). There, the astronauts will converse with the pint-sized ...
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Robots milk cows and save labor struggle
AberdeenNews.com
BROOKINGS - Finding quality help for their 200-cow dairy forced Ethan dairy farmers, Gary and Amy Blase to make a decision - quit the dairy business or invest in robotic milkers. Not ready to quit the industry they love, the couple turned to technology.
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Robot Destruction in Slow Motion!
YouTube
Ray Billings is the father of Last Rites, and approached building thisrobotic deathlord somewhat simply: make a giant weapon and attach a tough drivetrain to shove it at your opponent. Brute force has no better friend. See Last Rites destroy a table ...
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Friday, June 28, 2013

FRIDAY DOSE OF GOPROBOT NEWS

Here it is so enjoy your dose of news.

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli

On Twitter @vjmachiavelli 
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Japanese Robot Blasts Off in Name of Friendship
Wall Street Journal
Tokyo University robot creator Tomotaka Takahashi chats with humanoid robot Kirobo, right, and back-up robot Mirata in Tokyo on June 26. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. Robot designers in other countries may not worry too much about how cute their ...
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Cute Robots Will Be Launched Into Space

Discovery News
This summer, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) plans to launch two amazingly cute yet advanced, white-helmeted robots into space. Then an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will attempt to converse with one of them.
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DARPA Challenge: Build Virtual Robots
InformationWeek
The Virtual Robotics Challenge (VRC) represents another step forward in DARPA's efforts to develop new-generation technologies, and the first time the agency has focused on virtual robotics. This time, the aim is to find innovative software development ...
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Robots open teachers' eyes
Glendale News Press
During the first-ever robotics academy at Glendale Community College, nearly 30 teens built and programmed robots from scratch in less than two weeks to compete against each on Thursday. The four-wheeledrobots maneuvered around a small white ...
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Small-scale robots can help wherever they are needed
Knovel
The use of drones and automated machines in the military may not be overly popular with the general public, but engineering research into benefits of using robots in the health care and food production sectors is likely to gain more widespread approval.
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Virtual Robots Survive Disaster Scenarios to Win DARPA Challenge
PC Magazine
DARPA today awarded funds and an Atlas robot to more than a half dozen teams who competed in a software challenge leading up to the agency's Robotics Challenge. While the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) focuses on the development of actual ...
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Snuggly Little Robots Provide Company for Elderly With Dementia
Slate Magazine
First things first: No one is suggesting we lock all the old people in a room full of robots and throw away the key—though when Grandpa gets on one of his racist rants, that might sound tempting. But thanks to some new research, it does seem as though ...
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Japanese Robot Blasts Off in Name of Friendship

Wall Street Journal (blog)
Robot designers in other countries may not worry too much about how cute their robots are, focusing on functionality for military and rescue missions instead. But Japan prides itself on robots with a human touch that people might look to as something ...
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Rocking robots! From Compressorhead to Z Machines
ElectronicsWeekly.com
The robotic trio features Mach on guitar, Ashura on percussion and Cosmo on keyboard. They had their first gig in Tokyo, Japan, yesterday, with a guest appearance from human pop duo Amoyamo. Ayamo, one of the humans, praised Z-Machines' flawless ...
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Ireland take on German robots in RoboCup 2013
Irish Independent
IRELAND'S robot soccer team, NUI Maynooth's RoboEireann, will play their first match tomorrow at RoboCup 2013 – an annual competition which involves robots from over 20 nations pitting their skills against each other, just like humans.
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UBC team competes in robot soccer world championships
Vancouver Sun
While the main event will see robots of different sizes and forms take to small-sized soccer fields in the robotic version of the World Cup, the end game isn't just about playing soccer. RoboCup is designed to pushrobots and artificial intelligence ...
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