Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY EVENING ROBOT NEWS UPDATE


NEWS
CTV News
Keep 'killer robots' off the battlefield, activist group says
The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots hopes Canada can be a leader in an international effort to ban autonomous weapons, as it was in the campaign ...
Robots, drones, and Mr. Wizard at Scouts' STEM-O-RAMA
More than 20,000 Scouts from Three Fires Council will host the first-ever STEM-O-RAMA from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., May 17 at Kane County ...
Wall Street Journal
In Battle of Robot Vacuums, No Clean Sweep
Can robot vacuum cleaners finally clean? Personal Tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler puts iRobot Roomba 880, Neato BotVac 85 and Moneual Rydis ...
Robots invade Harrisburg's underground infrastructure
Capital Region Water has hired a robotics company to examine the city's century-old pipes to help detect weak spots that cause sinkholes. What looks ...
Surgical robots need to be more than 'dexterous manipulators'
Having worked as an engineer, before turning her attention to healthcare and becoming design lead on the Da Vinci surgical robot, if any would know ...
gulfnews.com
Robots set to clean homes
To be introduced to the market shortly by iRobot Corp, the robots Roomba and Scooba can clean the floor with state-of-the-art technology within ...
USC News
Robot racers: Are you ready for some botball?
Student with robot Photo: Middle school and high school students competing in Botball design, build and program robots to complete challenges on a ...
Magnetic 'Micro-Robots' Could Lead to Tiny Automated Factories
Well, researchers at SRI International are developing a super-miniaturized, high-tech variation on the theme in which tiny worker robots shimmy ...
National Robotics Week Provides Opportunity to Encourage Interest in STEM Subjects
2014 marks the fifth year for National Robotics Week, and its stated purpose is to recognize robotics as a key technology for our nation's economy.
Flying Robots Will Now Advertise Things To You Thanks To A Teenager
That noisy beast above is an advertising drone brought to you by DroneCast, a company that uses flying drones to display advertising banners.
Product Design & Development
Kollmorgen Drives the Lightweight Helpers of Universal Robots
Close partnership with people: the robots from Denmark have been designed for collaborative work in UR 5 and UR 10 are the names of the two ...
Say no to killer battlefield robots, campaign urges Ottawa
Canada is being urged to lead a new international effort to ban so-called “killer robots” – the new generation of deadly high-tech equipment that can ...
Press TV
Robots called to journalists' assistance
Robots have been called to the assistance of journalism, looking to take much away from humans' workload. A Quakebot has been deployed in ...
KDramaStars
Transformers: Age of Extinction - Mark Wahlberg on Acting Around No Robots
Before Mark Wahlberg ever attempted to test his mettle vis-a-vis giant metamorphosingrobots from outer space, and before he befriended a heroic ...
Event honors National Robotics week
On Sunday, Notre Dame faculty members, students and community members presented their roboticsresearch at the Morris Inn ballroom in honor of ...
Science Recorder
Talented Robots Fly and Play Musical Instruments (Video)
Flying robots play musical instruments at the annual USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2014. (DuWon Kang/Epoch ...
Some facts about autonomous weapons systems, so-called 'killer robots'
OTTAWA - Critics are calling for a pre-emptive strike on so-called "killer robots" — forthcoming autonomous weapons systems that will be able to find, ...
Day of the robot at East Gloucester
Robots took over East Gloucester Elementary School Tuesday — or at least took over the school's fifth-graders' attention. The occasion was the ...
Research and Markets: Global Military Robots Market 2014-2018: BAE Systems, General ...
For instance, there has been an increase in the demand for military robots that require low maintenance. Therefore, with the increase in R&D, the ...
South robotics team finishes third in world
SOUTH FORSYTH — A team of three seniors from South Forsyth High School finished third at the VEXRobotics World Championship competition ...
INSIGHT: Google gobbles up Japanese robot technology
He kicked around a soccer ball with the humanoid Asimo robot and also observed a blue robot that was still in the developmental stage.
The Daily Meal
Udderly Robotic
New robotic milking systems are now able to feed and milk cow after cow without any human intervention. Lasers scan and map the cows' bellies, and ..
Meet Socibot, A Robot That Responds To Your Movements And Moods&&Sort Of Like A Real Person
Equipped with cameras and facial recognition technology, this machine is pushing the emotional limits of human-robot interaction to its creepy (or is it ..
Baxter the Robot Could Revolutionize Manufacturing: Watch Him in Action
Baxter the robot showed what it could do at the annual USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on the weekend. Its movements may ...
'Killer Robots' Must Be Kept Off Battlefield, Activist Group Urges
OTTAWA - Canada is being urged to lead a new international effort to ban so-called "killer robots" — the new generation of deadly high-tech ..
Toronto Star
Canada urged to lead 'killer robot' ban
OTTAWA—Canada is being urged to lead a new international effort to ban so-called “killer robots” — the new generation of deadly high-tech ...
NETCOMPOSITES
Complete Robotic System Acquired By KAI
Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) has acquired a new inspection system supplied by Tecnatom which is described as the most complete robot-based ...
Slack is a chat app that lets robots speak to humans
(Data and alerts from external services pop up in chat streams, and users can also easily program the software robots to reply when a user types a ...
Greenpeace Envisions A Nightmarish Future Populated By Robotic Bees
The video is not as outlandish as it appears (though the suggestion that robotic bees will attack and kill predatorial wasps (or natural bees) is utterly ...
Robotics opening new opportunities
JEFFERSON — Starting seven years ago with just a handful of youngsters, the Jefferson County 4-Hrobotics project has grown exponentially to ...
Business Insider Australia
Here's The Percentage Odds That Your Job Gets Replaced By ARobot
To see how bad it can get, they took 702 occupations and calculated the odds of them getting replaced by robots. First, they divided the occupations ...
Den Of Geek
Blade Runner to I, Robot: Almost Human's sci-fi inheritance
The terms 'robot' and 'android' are common words in science fiction, yet the idea of creating life from the materials around us predates the genre itself.
Robots, jobs and TFL strikes
Alan Manning erred on the side of techno optimism but warned that everything will depend on who owns therobots, and how we redistribute those ...
Bayer Donates Makrolon Polycarbonate Sheet for BotsIQ Robotics Competition Arena
For years it's been said that robots are the way of the future. In southwestern Pennsylvania, robots are helping to create a workforce development ...
ABC News
Drone 'Stigma' Means 'Less Skilled' Pilots at Controls of DeadlyRobots
The Air Force recently acknowledged that due to a “stigma” surrounding its drone program, many pilots at the controls of the deadly weapons are “less ...
Is your job at risk from robot labor? Check this handy interactive
In the second machine age, robots will perform tasks once thought to require uniquely human abilities, like driving our taxis and filleting our fish.
International Academy, Clarkston and Milford teams take top world robotics honors
After a competition filled with robots and famous musical guests such as Will.i.am and Rachel Crow, •Team Las Guerrillas 469 of International ...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

TUESDAY EVENING ROBOT NEWS UPDATE


NEWS
Universal Robots to Significantly Expand Production Capacity
Universal Robots, the Danish manufacturer of industrial robots, has celebrated the opening of its new company headquarters in Odense, Denmark.
NRK Introduces SA Robot Calibration Appliance
The Calibration Appliance is a production line solution that not only calibrates robots but also implements the calibration for every move the robot ...
Why Robots Don't Love Music
For more than a decade the media have been eagerly reporting on exciting advances in brain research and genetics, which arrive almost monthly.
Animation Magazine
Robots, Monsters and SpongeBob Come to Video
Robots in disguise, pineapple-dwellers and a bit misunderstood monster are among the classic animated TV shows getting some home video love this ...
Washington Post
Album review: Damon Albarn's 'Everyday Robots' is full of surprises
That's the kind of low-key charm that Albarn's solo debut, "Everyday Robots," is built on. It's an LP full of finely observed tunes about the numbing ...
Can You Teach a Robot How Not to Be a Jerk?
For some people, the only thing scarier than a robot is a rude robot. But what if you could teach robotshow to be polite — even ethical? Robots can be ...
cozine
Monsters, Robots and Rocketships – The Story of Four Salida Sculptors
New Orleans-born Rocketman Jimmy Descant has art in his blood. His mother studied fine art at the local community college and sold oil paintings in ...
Tiny Robots Morph Into The Controller Of Your Choice
Interaction media design and technology company Patten Studio has created a robotic table user interface platform called Thumbles, which are ...
The Wilton Bulletin
Robots set to invade Wilton Kiwanis lunch meeting
Robots set to invade Wilton Kiwanis lunch meeting ... Clarke will lead a talk on Wilton Library's robotics team at Wednesday's Kiwanis Club meeting.
Notre Dame celebrates robots during kickoff to 'National Robotics Week'
SOUTH BEND, Ind.--- Most people have seen robots in popular movies like 'Transformers' or 'Star Wars.' Today they got a chance to interact with them ...
Robotic Automation: Another Moore's Law?
Gordon E. Moore of Moore's Law made his iconic 1965 prediction that computer power will continue to double approximately every two years to ...
Micro Factory Employs Tiny Robots
In the movie "Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon," Autobots, transforming robots from the planet Cybertron, work alongside humans to battle the ...
White-collar robots roll into schools, hospitals and offices
Shiny and white, the autonomous guard robot patrols an area, using data from optical and sound sensors along with licence plate recognition to feed ...
Can robots replace human functions?
When people talk of robots replacing human workforce, it sounds like a very distant and nearly impossible scenario. But what if it happens in the near ...
Livemint
Grey Orange Robotics raises funds from Tiger Global
Bangalore: Gurgaon-based robotics start-up Grey Orange Robotics Pvt. Ltd has raised an undisclosed sum in a Series A round of funding led by Tiger ...
University Herald
Robotic Hand Shakes Yours for Long Distance Greeting
In the spirit of fairness, I've combined the two words of the year and applied them torobots. Yes, robotsRobots that explore space, doing science.
Robotics team semifinalists at world tournament
Robotics requires students work alongside adult mentors to build a robot that can play a game with otherrobots during competition. Among the most ...
Tech firms 'have robots to replace housemaids'
Several Japanese and Chinese technology companies have proposed exporting robots that can do house chores to cater for the growing number of ...
Milking robots revolution taking place in Scotland
In the north-east corner of Scotland a revolution is taking place on dairy farms, with almost 50 roboticmilkers springing up in the region over the past ...
Independent Online
Obama meets Honda's robot
The kid-size robot, which can acknowledge a raised hand and track three conversations at once, is the product of three decades of work in image ...
Watch a creepy robot draw an even creepier joker
A recent Pew Research study says 51 percent of Americans believe robots will be able to create art indistinguishable from a human's. Well, they might ...
Could Robots Someday Win the World Cup?
For Steffen Puhlmann, the question isn't if a team of robots will come to dominate the soccer world, but when. But as this summer's World Cup ...
The Guardian
Tube strike: Sack the drivers, and roll out the robots
During the last Tube strike of Bob Crow's reign, I suggested that London should just go ahead and replace its drivers with robots – because, simply put ...
Panasonic Parallel Link Robot Makes North American Debut at IPC APEX 2014
Rolling Meadows, IL - Parallel Link Robot made its first North American appearance in the Panasonic Factory Solutions Company booth at the 2014 ...
Campaign to Stop Killer Robots Calls For Canada To Support Ban On Fully Autonomous ...
(April 28, 2014 – Ottawa) Canada should support new international law to pre-emptive ban fully autonomous weapons of “killer robots” said Mines ...
Novel Robot May Help Improve Social Behaviors for Children with ASD
Robots and humans socialize frequently in pop fiction — think of Wall-E and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Now, a UT Dallas researcher is giving the ...
A Simple Experiment Shows How Hard It Is To Get Robots To Behave Ethically
If we want robots to be the complex autonomous agents promised to us in sci-fi movies, they need to be able to interpret the (often complicated) ...
SHS robotics team reaches world quarterfinals
SOUTHINGTON —— The Southington High School Cyber Knights reached the quarterfinals at the World Championship of Robotics in St. Louis
What Isaac Asimov got right about today's robots
Robots will neither be common nor very good in 2014, but they will be in existence,” Asimov wrote in The New York Times. That has been borne out in ...
Photo gallery: June summer movie preview
That includes big-budget superhero spectaculars, robots and monsters, dragons and apes, and action aplenty. There also will be some comedy, a bit ..
Cardinal Gibbons first baseman balances baseballs and robots
Cardinal Gibbons High doesn't have a robot that can hit a pitched ball, but maybe junior first baseman Brian Nelson will help design one some day.
Gigwise
Listen to Damon Albarn's new album Everyday Robots online now Blur frontman reveals debut ...
Damon Albarn makes his long-awaited debut as a 'proper' solo artist this week, with the release of his new album, Everyday Robots. Listen in full ...
Beaverton-area robotics team Hot Wired wins World Championships
Hot Wired robotics team is a World Champion. The 15 team members attend school at Westview and Sunset highs and Meadow Park and Stoller ...
ElectronicsWeekly.com
Bristol steers light-driven 'micro-robots' with optical tweezers
Bristol University has revealed some of its work on the development of light-driven 'micro-robots' that can autonomously investigate and manipulate ...
Washington Post
First FAA-Approved Drone Test Site Goes Live Next Week in North Dakota
Whether or not the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has the authority to approve or regulate or monitor or oversee or whatever they want to do ...
Autonomous Robots Fight to the Death in Cambridge
Well, they sort of fought to the death, at least. The Middle East night club in Cambridge hosted the second Autonomous Fighting Robot Challenge on ...
NREL promotes down-and-out robot to science big leagues
The Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is using a Fanuc S300 robot to test hoses used to fill cars' fuel tanks with ...
Why Robots Don't Love Music
The current connection between music and the brain is useful only if the listener is a robot with a roboticbrain. That's exactly the model being used ...
How Robot 'Sex' Can Help Us Understand Gender in Mating Strategies
Alright, I'm going to be honest—the robot sex we're about to talk about isn't the sexy Jude Law from AI Artificial Intelligence type. Nope, it's the type of ...
Every Button On This Touchscreen Is Actually A Tiny Robot
It's a desktop interface that combines touchscreens with robots. Whenever a new button would normally pop on the screen, a robot drives up instead, ...
Review: Ex Blur frontman Damon Albarn looks back in languor on solo debut 'Everyday Robots'
So "Everyday Robots" is hardly the work of a novice — rather of a man in his 40s looking back with a mixture of wonder and regret. The songs ...
ScienceBlog.com
Brain-mimicking microchips pave way for better robots
The researchers at Stanford University say this “Neurogrid” could pave the way for greater advances in robotics: for example, chips as fast and efficient ...
Meet Boomer, The Cute Dinosaur Robot You Didn't Know You Needed
Sometimes robots are terrifying (e.g. BigDog, Cornell's stabbing robot, and the robot that thirsts for blood). Other times, they'd make awesome pets ...
BetaBoston
Basement bots battle, dance to death
The two robots would faced off in the ultimate duel of the afternoon's robotic cage match, one of a handful of events wrapping up the Cambridge ...