Friday, October 31, 2014

FRIDAY BLAST ROBOT NEWS

NEWS
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Google's New Droid Commander Will Keep the Robots Rolling, Experts Say
Google's chief of robotics has resigned, but the company's robot army remains on the march. Its new commander, James Kuffner, has the experience ...
Can Robots Learn Right From Wrong?
The research team is looking at associations between developers, robots, users and owners to help them identify where ethical accountabilities lies.
MedCity News
Dancing robots combat autism
Two 24-inch-tall, interactive robots were the source of entertainment for 3 autistic children at the River Street School in Windsor, Conn. recently, and it ...
Hospital using robots to clean patient rooms
Grinnell Regional Medical Center at 210 4th Ave. is one of the first in Iowa to use therobot. It's designed as a preventive measure to fight ...
Forbes
Q&A: 'Interstellar' filmmaker Christopher Nolan on his rendition ofrobots
I didn't even call them robots in the script. I referred to them as "articulated machines" because I wanted my crew and everybody to stop thinking of ...
Reuters Blogs (blog)
Fear no robot overlords. They can become our best friends.
Over a slice of strudel, I spent a few minutes last week contemplating my colleague Andy Mukherjee's well argued article about the danger robots pose ...
Of Course Robots Will Never Become Our High-Tech Overlords... Or Will They?
All that talk about robots rising up to become our high-tech overlords is ... Alas, our new "11 Reasons To Fear Robots" mash-up video (see above) ...
Film Pulse
Ex Machina Trailer: Sexy Lady Robots Can Love, Too
Here's the trailer for Ex Machina, a sci-fi thriller about a young programmer selected to serve as the human component in a Turing Test on a robot.
KUKA Robotics Corporation Chills Out to -30°C at Pack Expo 2014
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KUKA Robotics will exhibit among 1,800+ world-class industry suppliers at Pack Expo ...
San Ramon: Dougherty Valley High hosts robotics contest
It's a Saturday afternoon at the Dougherty Valley High School gym in San Ramon, and the air is filled with whoops, groans and the soft whir of ...
Gizmag
FPS control method tested with emergency response robots
Emergency response robots are sent into environments such as burning houses in advance of people going in to gain an understanding of what the ...
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Youths' career advancement outlook dimmed by robots: report
The report by the Global Education Association in Taiwan said robots have already replaced many manual workers and are now threatening the jobs ...
School welcomes robot educators to classrooms
During a demonstration Tuesday, the robots interacted with three students at the school, of different ages but all afflicted with autism, to showcase the ...
Controlled Environments Magazine
Reading the Minds of Robots
Video screenshot courtesy of Melanie Gonick/MIT In a darkened, hangar-like space inside MIT's Building 41, a small, Roomba-like robot is trying to ...
Cloud-based Control and New Industrial Robots
Today's controller can combine HMI, logic control, motion control, robotics control, safety control, cyber security, and energy management functions on ...
Seattle Sports Nut
China, world's largest robotics producer
WITH 420 existing factories, plus 30 more under construction, China has become the largest producer in the global robotics industry, according to ...
IEEE Spectrum
The Defibrillator Drone Is Another Good Drone Idea But Will It Work?
It's starting to feel like our job around here is to take things like drones and commercial robots and just list all the depressing reasons why they almost ...
Sam Volkering's Tech Insider
How Robots will Ease the Burden on Healthcare
I ducked into Costa Coffee yesterday for a quick grande latte. It's my coffee of choice. To be honest with you, the coffee isn't amazing compared it to the ...
Bangkok Post
Robots to taste-test Thai food
This is perhaps the main reason as to why anyone would enlist robots to do a job typically reserved for distinguished gourmands and culinary experts.
Berkeley's Autonomous Surgical Robotic System
surgical robot berkeleyh Berkeleys Autonomous Surgical Robotic System While so-called surgical robotshave been around for a few years now, they ...
Otago Daily Times
Robot seals for rest home residents
The Selwyn Foundation has purchased four of the therapeutic robots, worth nearly $27,000 each, after a trial was carried out at Selwyn Height ...
WantChinaTimes
Robots outcompeting Taiwan's youth for jobs: report
The development of robotic and artificial intelligence technology have contributed to the plight of young people in Taiwan, who are faced with stagnant ...
Phys.Org
Researchers develop hybrid fluid transmission enabling light and swift robotic arms
Engineers routinely face tradeoffs as they design robotic limbs – weight vs. speed, ease of control vs. fluidity. A new hybrid fluid transmission ...
Computing
Android creator Andy Rubin leaves Google, switching robotics for startups
Sundar Pichai, a senior vice president at Google, took over the robotics division at that point, leaving Rubin to head-up a series of robotics acquisitions ...
Packaging & Palletizing Robots Solve Industry's Pain Points
Throughput, quality, labor and ROI, this is what keeps manufacturers awake at night. Fear not. Robots are at the ready. Deft manipulators with ...
The Japan Times
Off-court distractions create additional challenges for TsukubaRobots
But, of course, it's the Robots players who have been affected, both ... in October,Robots guard/forward Yusuke Okada kept furrowing his brow.
3D Vision Guidance Package enhances robotics applications.
October 30, 2014 - With software, sensor, and industrial PC, 3D vision guidance package provides everything needed for various types of robotic ...
Coming robots move gracefully like humans
New York, Oct 31 (IANS): A team of engineers at Disney Research has developed a system that will helprobotic arms move swiftly and gracefully with ...
MFRTech (press release)
Universal Robotics Neocortex Software with an IQ
At Pack Expo 2014, Yaskawa Motoman will demonstrate unstructured depalletizing using Universal Robotics' flagship machine-learning software, ...
Robotic Unstructured Depalletizing Uses Machine-Learning Software
At Pack Expo 2014 in Chicago, November 2-5, Yaskawa Motoman will demonstrate unstructured depalletizing using Universal Robotics' flagship ...
moviepilot.com
Robotics Expert Explains Why We Have Little to Fear From TheRobot Apocalypse
There is, however, another extremely common human extermination scenario - therobot apocalypse. As soon as man created the computer, his next ...
The New Indian Express
Tech-Gen Takes to Robotics for Fun and Learning
CHENNAI: Asimov's robots may not have arrived in the city yet but Chennai children have experience with football-playing, maze-solving robots.
FFT.ie
Nestlé Employing Robots to Sell Nescafé in Japan
Nestlé Japan has hired a thousand humanoid robots to sell its Nescafé machines in Japan following a deal signed with SoftBank, a leading Japanese ...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

THURSDAY BLAST ROBOT NEWS


NEWS
UNM researchers help robots talk to each other
​Researchers at the University of New Mexico have developed a new communications technology that lets different types of robots communicate with ...
10 of the World's Most Absurd Robots
Ah, robots. Is there anything these marvels of modern technology can't do? From performing repetitive industrial manufacturing tasks or cleaning ...
One Job That's Safe From the Robots: Medical Caregiver
Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses how the company is helping children in Ethiopia at the WSJD ...
Irish Independent
Ebola scare driving up demand for Xenex germ-zapping robots, CEO says
A number of hospitals in the U.S. have acquired the robots, and now demand for the devices has increased as a result of concerns about Ebola.
The Week Magazine
Sorry, we will not all be having sex with robots in the future
Sure, Levy's vision in Love and Sex with Robots is silly. But it's also profoundly creepy, and has troublesome implications now that sex robots are ...
Press Herald
Sci-fi made real in a customer service robot
The robots, dubbed OSHbots, look like white columns with two large black screens on either side of them, all on wheels to move. They are equipped ...
89.3 KPCC
Goodbye Retail Associates, Hello Robots
Not only do robots cost less than humans, they don't complain, they speak multiple languages, and most importantly, by scanning aisles they know ...
Phys.Org
Game technology can make emergency robots easier to control
The robot that firefighters tested in Italy was found to be easier to use with the "free look control" method. A method borrowed from video gaming can ...
Future Of Customer Service: Robots And Apps Enhance Customer Experience
It's been in the news. Lowe's, the chain home improvement store is experimenting with robots that help with customer service. I have seen an amazing ...
Yup, robots are coming to take our retail jobs, too
Elon Musk may be terrified of self-controlling robots, but the retail industry is clearly hoping they'll save cash in the long term. Nestle, for instance, has ...
Robot use in manufacturing continues to climb, but barriers to adoption still exist with small ...
The robotics industry is having its best year ever with record orders and shipments from companies of all sizes, according to a report released this ...
Aussies Love Robots More Than The Japanese Do
Australians are more trusting with robots than the Japanese who were viewed to be more acceptable ofrobots, a study found. The finding contradicted ...
Washington Times
ERNEST ISTOOK: Obama is a robot's best friend: Policies hurt jobs but help machines
McDonald's has joined the trend of going to automation. Robots and computers take and serve orders but don't get minimum wage hikes. They don't ...
Nippon.com
Japan's Humanoid Robots Nearly Ready for Primetime?
After a stagnant period, Japan's robot industry is getting a second wind. One researcher at the forefront of R&D in this field is Shimizu Masaharu of the ..
Columbus Monthly
Man Overboard: The Robots That Found the Ship of Gold, Then and Now
The underwater robot Tommy Thompson engineered to explore the SS Central America had less power than an iPhone does today, but it was ...
From Ultron to Mechani-Kong: Your Guide to Killer Robots
But which robots (and cyborgs, because we're not discriminatory here) are the most deadly? Here's a quick guide to which robots you should run away ...
Health24.com
Will robots replace nurses?
To address the shortage of nurses in Japanese hospitals, robot design company Kokoro have created male and female robot nurses.
Internet Marketing News
SEO Weekly Roundup: Pirates, Robots and Mobile Search
Another week, another raft of developments in search engine optimisation. Here are five big stories that have gotten us thinking over the last seven ...
SiliconANGLE (blog)
siliconANGLE » Google wants to inject Robots into your blood
Google nanoparticles Google Inc., has made no secret of its obsession with search, but it's about to take things to the extreme with the development of ...
Uproxx
The MegaBots 'Mad Scientists' Want To Finally Make RobotFighting A Reality
Are you the type of person who watched the Hugh Jackman comedy Real Steel and thought, “This is pretty great, this robot fighting… someone should ...
LEGO and Robots to combine at TH Children's Museum Saturday
Kids and adults of all ages love LEGO bricks and robots, and during the FIRST Robotics Day at the Terre Haute Children's Museum, they can enjoy ...