Friday, May 30, 2014

FRIDAY EVENING ROBOT NEWS


NEWS
SFGate
Google's Robotic Investments: Driverless Cars Supported by Home Delivery Robots?
Coincidentally, that same week ARC Advisory Group's Dick Slansky wrote an article on robotics where Google's investments were discussed.
Robots Battle Robots in World Championship
May 29, 2014---Each spring, high school science students from around the world gather for the FIRSTRobotics Competition. Started in 1989 by Dean ...
BBC News
The Next Generation of Robots: Working with and for People
Robots first emerged on the scene in the 1970s and 80s. The initial uses of robotsin production often were not very efficient. As robots and control ...
Robots As Furniture?
A team of Swiss researchers has created robots that self-assemble into tables and chairs—but they could also be used to help the elderly and ...
Robot contest aims to build STEM interest
Rick Snyder last month attended the FIRST Robotics State Finals at Eastern Michigan University for his second consecutive year. Snyder has taken a ...
Why haven't robots yet changed the world?
Computerworld - A well-known robotics expert acknowledged Wednesday at an MIT symposium that his field has yet to change the world.
myfox8.com
Could these robots build a base on Mars?
Ask 100 robotics scientists why they're inspired to create modern-day automatons and you may get 100 different answers. For a team at Harvard ...
Helping robots see faster could make them smarter
But when a robot relies on a camera to see its surroundings, it might only update its view of the world every .2 seconds. That leaves enough time for an ...
Phys.Org
Bake your own robot
Printable robots—those that can be assembled from parts produced by 3-D printers—have long been a topic of research in the laboratory of Daniela ...
Cookeville firm designs robots to tackle big challenges
When Tennessee Valley Authority representatives saw climbing robot ... The product line has expanded beyond climbing robots and now includes ...
Hands-on robots: From surgery to bomb disassembly
Robots used primarily for passive monitoring and measuring are not “smart,” according to Joey Hartman, director of the Federal Highway ...
ABC Technology and Games
Could robots replace nearly half of us in the workforce?
The concept of a robot for every human task is well advanced and experts say within two decades there could be more robots on Earth than people.
How Mobile Robots Fit Into Collaboration Sales: 'Not the Future, But Part of the Future'
In much the same way as NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover enabled Internet users to explore the Red Planet 140 million miles away, iRobot's Ava 500 ...
Making Autonomous Robots More Nimble
At this year's International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Censi and Davide Scaramuzza of the University of Zurich present the first ...
The Calvert Journal
Robot revolution: Moscow plays host to world's most socially intelligent robots
Think of robots and you're unlikely to think of a tiny cardboard box perched on a set of motorised wheels. But that is precisely what Boxie is.
Japan's Uncanny Quest to Humanize Robots
We're one step closer to a robot takeover. ... These are the result of a growing group of scientists trying to make robots look like living, breathing ...
Acting robots and other short plays
By Junichiro Shiozaki / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterFour short plays by playwright-director Oriza Hirata, including one featuring robots, will be ...
Newport Nursery Uses Robots for Time Consuming, Dull Job
The robots are made by a Massachusetts company called Harvest Automation. The company approached Bailey and a handful of other large national ...
The Australian Financial Review
Intel Corporation To Launch 3D-Printed Robots By Year-End
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has rolled out a walking, talking robot made from 3D-printed parts that will ship towards the end of this year, and the ...
Local Author's Robot Apocalypse Takes Over the World
A warning light switches on in the Dynamic Robotics Laboratory at Oregon State University. A pair of three-foot-tall, disembodied legs come alive with ...
ANINEWS
Coming soon, nimbler robots that can zip past obstacles at 35mph
One of the reasons why self-driving cars and mini-helicopters are not delivering online purchases is that autonomous vehicles tend not to perform well ...
Laboratory of Killer Robots 'Already Functioning'
Weeks after expressing an interest in designing lethal robots, the Russian government announced on Friday that a new military robotics laboratory ...
Guy Hoffman's Robots With Soul
On that day, Hoffman's talk, entitled “Robots with Soul”, was one of the three most watched videos on YouTube and became one of the thirty most ...
IEEE Spectrum
Researchers Build Fast Running Robot Inspired by Velociraptor
Researchers have long been interested in fast-running robots with powerful, agile legs. In particular, several groups have focused on bio-inspired ...
The future's bright: the future is robots
Robots should be given a central role in educating children with special educational needs because they engage young people and can improve their ...
Industry Leaders Magazine
Japanese Humanoid Industry is progressing faster than you may have thought
The recent wave of adapting Robots, outbidding humans and replacing them in factories and industries around the world is taking place. Human ...
A Visual Guide To Pop Culture ROBOTS & CYBORGS
If there's one thing I'm sure we can all agree on, it's that robots are awesome. “Science Bob” Pflugfelder has put together a visual reference guide to ...
Want a cold beer? Ask Intel's 3D-printed robot to get it for you
Jimmy is Intel's first 3D printed robot. He can walk, talk, tweet, dance a stilted dance and gets one a glass of beer if asked. And if you have a 3D printer, ...
Richard Hermann: Time to rein in the robots
In his classic 1942 science fiction story “Runaround,” the late, great Isaac Asimov formulated his Three Laws of Robotics: 1. A robot may not injure a ...
Bake your own robot
Printable robots — those that can be assembled from parts produced by 3-D printers — have long been a topic of research in the lab of Daniela Rus, ...
Ekso Bionics and CSNE Partner to Enrich Human Machine Interface
Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc., a robotic exoskeleton company, announced today they have been accepted by the Center for Sensorimotor Neural ...
Global sales of industrial robots head above $40bn
The global market for industrial robots will grow at an annual rate (CAGR) of 5.4% between 2013 and 2020, reaching a value of $41.17bn by the end ...
Robot harvesting of sweet pepper crops shown to be viable by research
At Wageningen UR in the Netherlands, the multi-national Clever Robots for Crops (CROPS) project has developed a robot that is hand-guided by a ...
(VIDEO) Journalism Now Free From Tyranny Of Robots: Quartz's Delaney
Quartz editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney professes to be "really optimistic about the future of journalism", now that he's no longer writing stories for "robots" ...
CaryCitizen
Help Kickstart a Robotics Lab for Kids in Downtown Cary
Cary, NC – What if Wake Robotics, a non-profit here in Cary, converted a paint and wallpaper store Downtown into a workspace where kids could ...
Re/code
Learning Code at Code: Play-i Seeks to Teach Kids to Program With Robot Friends
based startup creating robots that help teach kids between the ages of 5 and 12 how to code. They chose robots because they found tangible, physical ...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

THURSDAY ROBOT NEWS


NEWS
Wired
World Cup Robots and the Economics of Robot's Pay
During a warm-up robot football game (soccer, if you must) back in the mid-90s, onerobot team was judged the winner on the basis that it had kicked ...
At Harvard, swarming robots that mimic termites
(CNN) -- Ask 100 robotics scientists why they're inspired to create modern-day automatons and you may get 100 different answers. For a team at ...
Could robots replace nearly half of us in the workforce?
Some 47 per cent of jobs in industrialised nations like Australia are at risk of redundancy as automation outstrips job creation, according to an ...
The 6 Robots That Will Wash And Feed Us When We're Old
Universities and startups around the world have already built a few early examples our future mechanical caretakers. Here are six of the robots that ...
Industrial Robotics Market is Expected to Reach $41.17 Billion, Globally, by 2020 - Allied Market ...
According to a new report by Allied Market Research, titled "Industrial Robotics Market (Products, Functions, Applications and Geography) - Global ...
Robots could soon replace fast food workers, study says
Robots could soon replace fast food workers, study says. by Lauren O'Neil Posted: May 28, 2014 8:12 PM Last Updated: May 28, 2014 7:14 PM.
Can Killer Robots Learn to Follow the Rules of War?
But it does change. And one of the more profound shifts we'll see in coming years is to a military increasingly dependent on robots. Drones get most of ...
WildStang Robotics Team Is On The Move
The WildStang Robotics Team, comprised of District 214 students from Rolling Meadows, Wheeling and Prospect high schools, is moving its operation ...
Recycled robots on display at the Estes Valley Library
Each robot will be made from recycled, reused, repurposed, or broken materials. This is not an expensive project! You are encouraged to use items ..
Uncommon Wisdom Daily
Will Amazon's 10000 Robot Workers Turn it Into the American Foxconn?
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) expects to add 10,000 robot workers to its warehouses by the end of the year, according to CNN. While robots are not new ...
'Zombies Monsters Robots' Launches Closed Beta - Screens & Trailer
'Zombies Monsters Robots' Launches Closed Beta - Screens & Trailer. by Rainier on May 28, 2014 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT. Set in an alternate world where ...
CNBC.com
Intel Blew Mobile, But It Does Have Robots and Wearables
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California — Jimmy, an Intel-powered, 3D-printable robotmade a surprise appearance at Recode's Code Conference on ...
Will Robots Replace Minimum Wage Workers?
Meanwhile, researchers are trying to develop robots who can accomplish the tasks that minimum wage earners perform, reducing the human ...
Bill Gates Says Robots Will Steal Our Jobs, Make Demand For Human Workers 'Substantially Lower'
Bill Gates, the former CEO of Microsoft, current Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and one of earth's richest people, spoke bluntly about ...
BetaBoston
MIT conference looks at robotics breakthroughs — and big challenges ahead
Two of the "AlphaDog" robots made by Boston Dynamics, designed to carry equipment for the military. The Waltham company was acquired by Google ...
The Future of Retail: More Robots, Fewer Salespeople
Despite the rise of e-commerce, brick-and-mortar stores aren't going anywhere. Just expect to see some major changes in your shopping experience.
Beware the killer robots
Should scientists be prosecuted for killings carried out by armed robots? If that sounds like the premise of a science-fiction film, don't be fooled – the ...
Kid Koala knows robots need lover too
Eric (Kid Koala) San never thought it would come to this. A self-described “chameleon in the music world,” he is best known for being a virtuoso ...
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Fyusion Raises $3.4M to Help People, Robots Make Use of 3-D Images
Fyusion Inc. raised $3.35 million in Series A funding to develop advanced, 3-D image-processing technologies and to promote Fyu.se, a 3-D ...
Robotics World Champions Welcomed Home to McLean
The competition brought together 760 outstanding teams from 27 countries, in which their robots solved an engineering challenge and the students ...
North Country Public Radio
Volunteers from Clarkson help kids make their lego robots. Photo: Sarah Harris
Kids are packed in at tables, finding the right Legos to make their robots. Theserobots are supposed to actually do something once they're plugged ...
Vision Systems Design
Liquid Robotics Names Gary Gysin as President and CEO
SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - May 28, 2014) - Liquid Robotics today announced that Gary Gysin, a highly successful Silicon Valley executive and ...
Do Robots Dream of FIFA?
Robots can already manage warehouses, perform search and rescue, and even run faster than you, but can we expect them to be playing soccer ...
The Pineapple Newspaper
Atlantic High School Eagles Robotics Xperience
The City of Delray Beach congratulates Atlantic Community High School's EaglesRobotics Xperience (ERX) and team coach Vladimir Safin for their ...
The robots are coming for your job
Earlier this year, The Atlantic released a report, arguing that nearly half of current jobs in the United States could be replaced by robots within a ...
ABC Local
Mending, not ending; turning rubbish into robots
Artist Peter Fountain Boogy-bot Electrical epicurian Robot minion ... He imagines disco droids, manic metal chefs, wrestling robots, scuba cyborgs.
Journalism Now Free From Tyranny Of Robots: Quartz's Delaney
Quartz editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney professes to be “really optimistic about the future of journalism”, now that he's no longer writing stories for “robots” ...
Jagbots team at Northwest High takes on robot battles
“It was like a mix of basketball and soccer played with robots,” said Greg Vogl, a mentor with Northwest High's fledgling robotics team, the Jagbotics.
Build your own drink-mixing robot for $180
If Futurama has taught us anything, it's that robots and alcohol go together like peanut butter and jelly. The BarMixvah is a slick, DIY combination of the ...
World Magazine
Teaching U.S. military robots right from wrong
It's been more than 70 years since legendary science fiction author Isaac Asimov, in his anthology I Robot, introduced the world to the idea that robots ...
Experimental Google Smartphone Becomes Brain Of Space Robot
Research engineer D.W. Wheeler and Terry Fong, NASA's director of the Intelligent Robotics Group, flank the SPHERES utility robot with the Project ...
Adept Technology Adds Sales Engineer in Southern Europe
PLEASANTON, Calif., May 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots, ...
Shacknews
Wolfenstein: The New Order Walkthrough Guide Part 12 - Giantrobot guns on Gibraltar Bridge
Keep moving through the next few cars until you get to one with two giant robotsinside. Don't worry, they're inactive for now, and behind bars at the ..
AIM Excites Attendees with Advances in Automation and Robotics
A full range of presentations from end users, integrators, OEM's and industry advocates covered advances in robotic technologies and the competitive ...
What Will The Economy Look Like When The Robots Take Your Job?
A future of automation could play out in many different ways--from a leisurely society where machines do the hard work for us, to a dystopia where the ...
ROBOT OPERATED ON MY HERNIA
Robotics-assisted surgery has become enormously popular, with physicians around the world performing 1.5 million procedures – from ...
Hasbro's 2014 Transformers Hall of Fame Fans' Choice Voting
In 2010, Hasbro founded its TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame, honoring humans and robots that have left an everlasting mark on the world of toys, ...
Is US dominance in military robotics starting to crumble?
Besides comparing Chinese and American unmanned flying robots that can land PLE1405_WEB_TheRobot Report Drones Courtesy: The Robot ...
Robotmaster at AUTOMATICA 2014
Discover the revolutionary software that has enabled the economic implementation of robots to companies of all sizes, from small local shops to large ...
Amazon to Add 9000 Robots to Workforce, Ending Great Robot Depression
The online retailing giant announced plans to increase their robot workforce to 10,000 by the end of this year. Currently, Amazon employs 1,000 of the ...
UC Davis
Schools robotics day at UC Davis and in Orange County
C-STEM Day, the annual celebration of school students' skills in programming,robotics and math, will be held on Saturday, May 31, at the University ...
Technology savvy students enjoy hands- on experience with Robots in Kashmir May 27, 11:06 pm
Srinagar, May 27 (ANI): Students of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Srinagar enjoyed a hands-on experience with robots at the three-day ...
Make your own robot at Newcastle College
PEOPLE can build their own robots at a college event designed to promote vocational learning. Newcastle College is organising the tester sessions ...