Sunday, August 31, 2014

SUNDAY DOSE OF ROBOT NEWS


NEWS
Top Engineer and Futurist: Tomorrow's Robots Might Mercy-Kill Mankind
Nell Watson is an engineer, a futurist, and the founder and CEO of Poikos. As such, she knows a lot about the machines we use today, and the ones ...
A night at the museum? Robots takeover the Tate.
Art and robots: an irresolvable dichotomy between art and technology, or a symbiotic and novel way to exhibit art to the world? The Tate Britain's ...
Boston Globe
Help wanted: Robots only, please
Most repetitive work — especially manufacturing — will eventually be replaced byrobots. Boston-based Rethink Robotics has humanoid-like models ...
Scientists teach ping-pong robots to master spin
The world could be just two years away from the first serious showdown between a robot and a top-flight ping-pong player with a mainland ...
Growing number of Jackson County FIRST robotics teams getting ready for new season
JACKSON, MI – Jackson County's growing student robotics program is getting ready for another season for both high school and middle school teams.
Doctor Who TV (blog)
Next Time: Robot of Sherwood
Prior to this trailer I was a bit iffy on Robot of Sherwood but now I have a feeling it may be pretty good. That being said, I'm going to keep my hype for it ...
Politico
Google Testing Delivery Robots In Australia
In rural Australia, a drone delivers dog treats to a farmer. The robot is a proof of concept, part of Project Wing by Google X. The program is designed to ...
Schwan: On Labor Day, think about a world without jobs
Robots already are replacing manufacturing workers, Wadhwa wrote, working 24 hours a day and requiring little maintenance. Farmers, pharmacists ...
USA TODAY
Robot toy invasion: Tech fuels the latest toys
But this is the case with Lego Mindstorms EV3 ($349.99), an advanced robotics kit that lets kids build five different robots out of the box — such as a ...
Hart to showcase robotic reality
IT might sound far-fetched but the idea of using robotics in large-scale, broadacre agriculture is just around the corner, according to University of ...
Awesome Home-Built Elysium Exoskeleton Lifts 170 Pounds Like Nothing
... pneumatic-powered cyborg arms let him curl more than 170 pounds like it's an empty pillow sack, complete with exactly the sort of robotic sounds ...

Saturday, August 30, 2014

THE SATURDAY DOSE OF ROBOT NEWS

NEWS
Mother Nature Network
Scientists create one robot brain to rule them all
Researchers are creating a single, massive repository of robot knowledge so machines around the world can learn from each other. Dubbed Robo ...
The Globe and Mail
I, for one, welcome our robot overlords
When Harvard University scientists said a couple of weeks ago that they had createdrobots that can work together in large numbers without guidance ...
Rodney Brooks: robots and the future
Rodney Brooks: robots and the future (02:15). The leading ex-MIT roboticist describes the growing need forrobots among an aging demographic.
The robots are coming! To clean!
According to a new YouTube teaser, various Dyson types – or at least actors doing a splendid job – are seen looking at a mysterious unseen thing, ...
The Inquisitr
MIT: Robots Should Take Control
The idea of robot being used in various industries is still debatable. But according to people in manufacturing companies say that robots can actually ...
Smart World Weekly: Safer roads, smarter robots and tiny modems
This week's Smart World Series features smarter roads and homes, fresh funding for wearable health devices, smarter office robots, and new tools for ...
Team 624 (CRyptonite) demos robots at ConocoPhillips event
A group of students from Cinco Ranch High School's robotics Team 624 (“CRyptonite”) showed off three of their robots to team sponsor ...
ANALYSIS: Boeing testing robots to improve 777 productivity
As early as next year, Boeing could activate a robotic system to drill and fasten tens of thousands of rivets on the 777, as the company makes its ...
The Inquisitr
It's Human Nature To Prefer Our Bosses To Be Robots Claim Scientists
Research from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) suggest that robots should be given more control in the future because ...
The Farming Show
Robots next advance in aged care?
Auckland University professor Ngaire Kerse says the look of the robot is surprisingly important to get it accepted into homes. People prefer robots to ...
Japanese Robots: Pepper Gallery!
Since the big public reveal in early June, SoftBank's been working hard to nail that point. This new robot, Pepper, it isn't another dream/research ...
Ekso Bionics(TM) to Demonstrate Robotic Exoskeleton Technology at Academy of Spinal C...
Exoskeletons are ready-to-wear, battery-powered robots that are strapped over the user's clothing, enabling individuals to achieve mobility, strength, ...
AIMG Develops New, Responsive Website for Kawasaki Robotics
With more than 110,000 robots installed worldwide, Kawasaki Robotics is a leading supplier of industrialrobots and robotic automation systems.
New York Daily News
Obama Says He Wants to Help Workers. He Might Just Be HelpingRobots Find New Jobs
It's Labor Day weekend, and President Barack Obama chose to celebrate the holiday by flogging one of his favorite issues: the minimum wage.
Professor plans 'Million Robot March' to protest Iowa's pink locker room
University of Iowa professor Kembrew McLeod poses for a photo in his office in Iowa City with a poster promoting the "Million Robot MarchM" which he ...
Venture Capital Post
"Terminator 5" Plot Leaks! Schwarzenegger Sequel Features a Second Robotic Villain, Terminator ...
KpopStarz has the story, first repeating what we already know- that Arnold Schwarzenegger will star as the iconic time-traveling robot assassin in the ...
The Space Reporter
NASA's “Swarmies” tested for use in space
According to a NASA statement, the agency is about to start testing Swarmies, a group of robots and associated software that could one day be used to ...
Innovation is key at Business Awards
Last year's winners were West Elloe Pharmacy of Spalding and Pinchbeck who, in 2006, installed two dispensing robots to speed up stock ...
Surgical Robot Risk and Safety: ECRI Institute and Hartford Hospital Launch New Education Series
Robotic surgery is creating buzz among the surgical community, patients, and media, both for the promise of improved outcomes and the potential ...
United Nations is failing the world
“Killer robots programmed to open fire without human control are just a 'small step' from the battlefield and military powers should agree to outlaw ...
Associations Now
INTERVIEW: Robotics Competition at the Minnesota State Fair
Members from the Bloomington Kennedy Robotics Team, also known as "The Robo Eagles," stopped by the KSTP building to show off their robot, and ...
E! Online
All The Proof You Need That Lea Michele Is A Robot In A Human Body
Today is Lea Michele's twenty-eighth birthday, so in honor of this blessed day, I thought we should probably talk about the fact that she is a robot in a ...
Protesting the Pink Locker Rooms
Protesters, dressed up as robots, wanted to voice their opinion on the pink locker rooms at Kinnick. They call it fighting absurdity with absurdity.
Friday night topic: why the fear of autonomous machines?
If you keep up with the news these days, you're probably regularly exposed to stories about "drones," killerrobots, and the like. You may also have ...
Village News Online
Lake Deane: Making it Happen
“They really had a blast with the rockets and with racing the robots they built,” Deane said. Benway, who helped Deane with obtaining the grant, was a ...
'Let's Speak English': One cartoonist's adventures in teaching
It's had cheerful teenagers piloting robots to protect a futuristic New York City since 2009. I haven't read this webcomic yet; the archives are a little ...

FRIDAY FIX OF ROBOT NEWS

NEWS
Are Killer Robots on the Rise?
A recent New York Times article warned of the future dangers robots could pose to the humans who work alongside them. The article cited the 33 ...
An Architectural Robot To Explore Other Worlds
The robot is a "tensegrity structure," or "tensegrity" for short — a structure that combines elements under tension, the cables, with elements that are ...
Mirror.co.uk
Rise of the machines: How robots are taking over all aspects of our lives
One man and his dog? Old hat. It could soon be one man and his 'droid after scientists say they can program a robot to round up a flock of sheep.
ENGINEERING.com
NASA's Swarming Robots Might Explore Planets
Nasa, robot, swarm A small band of NASA engineers and interns is about to begin testing a group of robots and related software that will show ...
Phys.Org
Socially-assistive robots help kids with autism learn by providing personalized prompts
Findings from the study, entitled "Graded Cueing Feedback in Robot-Mediated Imitation Practice for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders," will be ...
A sheep dog's herding instinct may teach robots a lesson in crowd control
Here's a noodle-scratcher to occupy yourself with for a few moments: what makes a sheep dog so darned good at rounding up the woolly ruminants ...
Fox News
This Week's Best Trailers: Robots, French Drug Rings, and Eva Green
It's time to face the facts. Summer is nearly over. As Labor Day approaches we need to start packing away those beach towels and getting the last of ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Dyson Teases New...Vacuum Robot?
Adding a little more fuel to the rumor flames is the fact that Dyson announced earlier this year that it was investing $9.2 million in a new robotics vision ...
China Economic Net
Research and Markets: Global Industrial Robotics Market in Heavy Machinery Industry 2014-2018 ...
The Global Industrial Robotics market in Heavy Machinery industry to grow at a CAGR of 5.19 percent in terms of revenue and a CAGR of 6.27 percent ...
Product Design & Development
'Swarmies' Robots Could Scurry, Search Alien Worlds
A small band of NASA engineers and interns is about to begin testing a group ofrobots and related software that will show whether it's possible for ...
Times LIVE
Killer robots ready to suit up
Lethal robots programmed to open fire without human control are just a "small step" from the battlefield and military powers should agree to outlaw ...
Robots Protesting UI Locker Rooms
IOWA CITY, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - As the University of Iowa gears up for FRY fest this weekend, one group is planning to take to the campus streets for ...
Even if robots do take over everyone else's jobs, meteorologists are safe
In a recent study from MIT labor economist David Autor, he pointed out that most of us are safe from having our jobs stolen away by robots, due to the ...
Indian Express
From Print Edition
ISLAMABAD: No sensible person is taker of the unreasonable inflexibility of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, who announced the ...
Surgery Using Robots Unveiled In Nairobi
Kenyan doctors and surgeons can now get training on robotic laparoscopic surgery in Mauritius. The program launched by the Apollo Bramwel ...
Bridge Michigan
Robots enter Flint, change lives
Burton, a college-bound senior at Mott Middle College High School in Flint, is chasing that dream as a member of a high school robotics team ...
China Economic Net
Inevitable trend of "robots replacing" manpower
According to data released by the International Federation of Robotics recently, a total of 37,000 sets of industrial robots were sold in the domestic ...
Get all the robots before time runs out!
August 28th - Set in a black and white world, Booommm is the home to mischievous looking robots that will create chaos if not destroyed. Make them ...
Robots are people too
Some more famous movies like “I, Robot” (2004) are probably the models for machine versus man movies, but I maintain “Robot & Frank” delves ...
Mother Nature Network
Massive online brain being built for the world's robots
Those who fear an inevitable robot apocalypse will probably think this is a very, very bad idea: Stanford engineers are currently working on creating a ...
Tiny Robots Being Built To Attack Cancer
In a study published in Nature, researchers report that these tiny weaponised robots can both identify malignant cells and attack them immediately, ...
Robots next advance in aged care?
A conference starting in Auckland today brings together international experts to discuss topics including how artificial intelligence can help the elderly.
Geek
NASA is training Swarmie robots to prepare alien worlds for our arrival
For a long time the trend has been for engineers to design the smartest, most advanced robots possible to complete a task, but maybe a swarm of ...
Can 'Gundam' fans build a six-story walking robot?
Gaming company Bandai Namco Holdings has sold over 430 million plastic model kits based on Gundamrobots since 1980. For 2013, the 35th ...
Hatfield-based company donates law enforcement robot
The KNIGHT robot that was donated by WM Robots of Hatfield to the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office Thursday. The robot will be used by ...
Redditch Standard
Robots take over Redditch
There will also be the opportunity for the public to have a go and drive the robotsthemselves, while an exhibition showcasing famous bots, cyborgs ...
Youth robotics teams need more coaches
Thunder Mountain High School senior Jared Lear, second from right, shows off his FIRST robotics team'srobot from last year to attendees of the ...
Western Daily Press
Robot sheep dog won't replace my Tess, insists Marlborough farmerJames Sheppard
Mr Sheppard said he would pick Tess over any robot dog after scientists claimed they could develop robots able to round up sheep Photographer: ...
Bold Ride Blog (blog)
Robots Love Riding Hoverbikes Too [w/Video]
In the space race to create a mass-market hoverbike, which is legitimately heating up, these guys are doing it right. This is the Drone 3, a hoverbike ...
Colmar company donates robot to Montco DA office
A Knight Robot hands a package to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman during a ceremony Thursday at WM Robots LLC in Colmar, ...
Canadian Metalworking
IMTS 2014 Preview: Universal Robots
Meet the new generation of Universal Robots at IMTS in booth E-4841. With eight new adjustable safety rated functions, Universal Robots presents the ...
China Economic Net
Head in the clouds: 5 elements of cloud robotics
Robots haven't yet lived up to their potential, but they're about to benefit enormously from the Cloud. In this talk I'll describe how a new generation of ...
NBCNews.com
WPI accepts ice bucket challenge in honor of Steve Rubin; enlists help from robots and a goat
Enlisting the help of two of the college's robots, student leaders and WPI mascot Gompei, Leshin accepted the challenge from California Institute of ...
Innovative App Funky Bots Lets Kids Create Their Own Space Robot Dance
[prMac.com] Raleigh, North Carolina - Funky Bots LLC today proudly announces the release of its innovative new kids app that allows players to ...
New Report: Global Medical Robotic Systems Market Expected to Reach $17901.5 Million by 2020
Grand View Research Has Announced the latest Addition of "Medical Robotic Systems Market Trends & Forecasts To 2020" Market Research Report ...
Adept Technology Introduces New Mobile Robot Localization Technology
27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligentrobots, autonomous mobile robot solutions, ...
CNN
Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program
For two years, the company has been working to build flying robots that can deliver products across a city in a minute or two. An Atlantic exclusive.
Artist Uses a Robot to Paint a Nude Self-Portrait With His Own Blood
It's not irrational to fear that robots will someday take over the art world. We've seen robots that can paint like the Old Masters, for one. But the real sign ...