Friday, January 31, 2014

THE TGIF ROBOT NEWS REVIEW


NEWS
Robots, Jobs & Personal Responsibility
EE Times - I, for one, am tired of hearing how robots are taking jobs. Maybe I've been around the water cooler for too many decades, but really, is the rise of ...
Washington Post (blog)
Giant robots direct traffic, issue ticket
Washington Post (blog) - On The Washington Post's Innovation's blog, Matt McFarland reports that two large robots are being used in place of police officers to direct traffic and ...
Why Foxconn's iPhone Robots Could Create American Jobs
Wired - Many complain that Americans are losing their jobs to two things: China and robots. But what if those two things are bringing American jobs back?
National Geographic
Coming, aerial robots modelled after flying snakes
Business Standard - The researchers are hopeful that understanding such snakes' flight pattern can help them make tiny aerial robots - to be used in search and rescue ...
The Guardian
Google Failed at Smartphones. Can It Really Build Smart Homes ...
Businessweek - On the face of it, operating an existing cellphone company should be easier than creating and maintaining computerized eyeglasses, robots, and ...
The Business of Robotics
Software-based virtual robots help businesses add efficiency
The Business of Robotics - Since the 1960s, robots have been used to automate tedious manufacturing tasks, but they have largely stayed out of the backrooms of white collar ...
Even (Some) Law Firms Think Robots Are The Next Big Thing
Forbes - I am proud to say that I helped found the Robot Block Party in Silicon Valley. Now in its fifth year, the event brings together industry, academia, and the ...
Robots, Jobs and Personal Ability
EE Times - I suppose we could try Swift's "Modest Proposal" (i.e., kill and eat them). But I think I would prefer to have trucks driven by employed humans to robot ...
Research and Markets: Agricultural Robots - Market Shares ...
Fort Mills Times - Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the agricultural robots are used in every aspect of farming, milking, food production, ...
South Cotswolds Gazette
Robots join class for fun
South Cotswolds Gazette - Gazette Series: Nao robots Ben(orange) and Anthony( Nao robots Ben(orange) and Anthony(blue) with Castle School students James ...

Thursday, January 30, 2014

THURSDAY AFTERNOON ROBOT NEWS REVIEW


NEWS
Robots show off Danbury High stars
Danbury News Times - This team of Danbury High School students, demonstrating their 5150D roboticsentry, Monday, January 28, 2014, took the top award for excellence in ...
Oologahonline
Robots ready to rumble
Oologahonline - Oologah robotics team co-captain's Trevor Perkins (from left) and Randy Greeves work with team member Jeffery Sligar and advisor Danny Pruett ...
Smarter robots are likely in Army's future, planners say
The Fort Hood Sentinel - WASHINGTON - Unmanned robots already have proven their worth on the battlefield, neutralizing improvised explosive devices, and more capable ...
The Robots Aren't the Problem, Politicians Are
Huffington Post - A spectre haunts us -- the spectre of robots. The Economist wrote, "[I]t seems likely that this wave of technological disruption to the job market has only ...
Agricultural Robots Market 2020: Automated Harvesting Optimizes ...
DigitalJournal.com - ReportsnReports.com adds Agricultural Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014-2020 research report to its store
IEEE Spectrum
Modular Robotics' MOSS Kit Makes Building Robots a Snap
IEEE Spectrum - Building robots is hard. Seriously hard. Not only do you have to construct them physically, but even after you've got them all wired up with motors and ..
Weare robotics club gets a visit from iRobot
The Union Leader - Engineers Rob Figler, left, and Scott Bachman, from iRobot in Bedford, Mass., show members of the Weare Middle School Robotics Club how robots ..
Boys & Girls Clubs receive robots
Quad City Times - Nearly three dozen children who attend the Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley could hardly stay seated Wednesday afternoon in the basement ...
Murray robotics team advances to state competition
Creston News Advertiser - Pictured is the robot named MECatron Mark 3 loading blocks during a competition. Murray's FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team is headed to state ...
PHOTOS: Robots in Weare
Concord Monitor - The Weare Middle School Lego Robotics Club watches a Roomba clean the floor during a presentation by Rob Figler, director of electrical ...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

THE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ROBOT NEWS REVIEW

NEWS
Robots coming to QC to help kids learn while having fun
Quad-Cities Online - IA/IL QUAD-CITIES – On Wed., Jan. 29, 2014, in presentations on both sides of the river, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley (BGCMV) ...
San Francisco Chronicle
Robots, Bomb Squad, Feds Aid Columbia Mall Shooting Investigation
Patch.com - Howard County police and fire officials at The Mall in Columbia on Jan. 25, 2014. (Credit: Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services).
E! Online
Robots‚ newcomers‚ Beatles and marriage rule Grammys
Himalayan Times - The quirky robotic duo, Daft Punk, scored the double win of album of the year for Random Access Memories, and record of the year with the summer ...
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Robots need sponsors too
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - When Ashley Taylor enrolled in Technology High, she wanted to be part of the robotics team. She had no idea that one of her primary jobs would be ...
New York Daily News
Fixing The NFL: Put Robots In The Super Bowl
OPB News - Through one lens, the National Football League — on the threshold of Super Bowl XLVIII — looks to be at the top of its game. Revenues are ...
KALW
Fixing The NFL: Put Robots In The Super Bowl
Capital Public Radio News - Maureen Carruthers of the National Robotics League – a program of the National Tooling and Machining Association that encourages students to ...
Google's DeepMind buy would add smarts to search, robots and ...
Computerworld - The news comes on the heels of reports that Google signed a deal last month to buy Boston Dynamics, a well-known robotics companies.
Industrial Robotics Market Worth $32.8 Billion by 2017
Robotics Tomorrow - Dallas, TX -- 01/28/2014 -- According to the market research report "IndustrialRobotics Market - Global Forecast & Analysis by Applications, Functions, ...
New robots set to transform farming says Shropshire expert
shropshirestar.com - Miniature robots will soon be capable of carrying out many back-breaking jobs around the farm, including weeding and harvesting, according to an ...
Bio robots make a splash in the Indian Ocean (w/video)
Nanowerk - (Nanowerk News) The Indian Ocean contains vast fisheries and mineral resources that are of strategic importance to both Australia and India.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

THE TUESDAY NIGHT ROBOT NEWS REVIEW

NEWS
Otago Daily Times
Robots, Rappers, Beatles & “Royals” Rule 56th Annual Grammy ...
East Idaho News - Bret Hartman/CBSAmerica: Meet your robot overlords. Your French robot overlords. The French electronic duo Daft Punk -- the guys who dress like ...
Billboard
2014 Grammy Awards: Robots score, couples wed, rappers roar
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - The night's most honored couple, however, was a pair ofrobots from France. In another sign of the times, the top prize of the evening -- album of the ...
Calgary Herald
Beatles, robots and marriage: acts that rocked the Grammys
Reuters - Robots "Get Lucky" With Wonder. French electro-music duo Daft Punk performed their second televised performance ever with their hit "Get Lucky," ..
LEGOS? Robots? Westfield Business Takes Fun Approach to ...
Patch.com - Inside the labs at 203 South Avenue East, you will find computers, legos and a variety ofrobotic parts, among other things. Just last week, owner J.D. ...
Daily Mail
Robots may replace a QUARTER Of U.S. Combat Soldiers By 2030 ...
Daily Mail - A top U.S. general responsible for shaping the military of the future has revealed that robots could make up a quarter of the army within the next few ...
Slate Magazine (blog)
I Want a Robot to Officiate My Wedding
Slate Magazine (blog) - But other robots actually play a role in the marriage rites. Wisconsinites Mark Martin and Sarah Kriha used a tuxedo-clad cyborg as their ring bearer.
BET
33 Weddings, Robots, a Goofy Hat and Major Snubs: Must Be the ...
The Root - ... filled with head-scratchers, from Pharrell's hat to a mass wedding officiated by Queen Latifiah to robots winning best album and song and then being ...
eMaxHealth
Robots Helping Diagnose Children with Autism?
eMaxHealth - When it comes to our autistic children, we would do anything to help them in life, a thought process which sparked the creation of a robot in Croatia to ...
Daily Mail
The robots made from JUNK: Artist creates sculptures inspired by ...
Daily Mail - This robotic sculpture was designed to look like a drone. It's base is made from a disc drive, while the arms are attached with fuses and copper wire.
RxMedic Showcases Pharmacy Robots Product Lines in Upcoming ...
Vision Systems Design - Pharmacies large and small have benefitted from using RxMedic robots. RxMedic pharmacy robots position pharmacies to benefit from the increased ...

Beatles, robots and marriage: acts that rocked the Grammys
Chicago Tribune - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Grammy awards, music's biggest night, is as much about the lively performances and often rare collaborations ..
MarketWatch
9 jobs robots already do better than you
MarketWatch - While your local bartender may fumble when you ask him for a Sex on the Beach or a Tight Twister, the Monsieur robot bartender, who knows 300 ...
Washington Post
Rap, 'robots' find success at the Grammys
St. Cloud Times - And then I got sober and two robots called me and asked me to make an album,” said producer Paul Williams, who stood onstage with Daft Punk, who ...
Agency unveiled robots that are sent into tunnels
Record-Searchlight - The 12-pound robots also let agents navigate an underground labyrinth in a fraction of the time it would take an agent to explore the tunnel. And the ...
Columbus Dispatch
Daft Punk robots silently soar at Grammys
Columbus Dispatch - Daft Punk robots silently soar at Grammys. Spacey French duo seize record, album of year, other awards but don't say a word; rap newcomers capture ...
Nanotech robots deliver gene therapy through blood
www.worldbulletin.net - U.S. researchers have developed tiny nanoparticle robots that can travel through a patient's blood and into tumors where they deliver a therapy that ...
Billboard
The 2014 Grammy Awards Recap: Weddings, FrenchRobots, Paul ...
Billboard - At a Grammy ceremony that may be forever known for a marriage ceremony with 33 couples presided over by Queen Latifah and Madonna singing, ...
Student Engineers Compete In Mid-Hudson Robotics Tournament
The Daily Voice - Alliances of two teams compete against other alliances in a series of robot challenges in a tournament at Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers.
Killeen: Central Texas College Hosts Robotics Competition
KWTX - KILLEEN (January 25, 2014) Twenty high schools from the area, including some from Colleyville and Fort Worth gathered Saturday at Central Texas ...

San Francisco Chronicle
Robots, Rappers, Beatles & "Royals" Rule 56th Annual Grammy ...
KUGN - America: Meet your robot overlords. Your French robot overlords. The French electronic duo Daft Punk -- the guys who dress like robots, don't speak ...