Sunday, November 30, 2014

SATURDAY BLAST ROBOT NEWS

NEWS
InformationWeek
Rethink Robotics Turns Robots Into Better Co-Workers
Rethink Robotics's collaborative robots, already on the market, are definitely not your father's robots, and the new Robot Positioning System (RPS) ...
Wired.co.uk
How robots and 3D printing are making coding fun
With a background in database and design and data access he readily admits coding can be "dull as ditchwater" but through a combination of robotics ...
Bywater neighborhood streets to feature real, costumed robots
NEW ORLEANS —Robots are taking over a portion of the Bywater this weekend in typical New Orleans fashion -- with a parade through the streets.
IBNLive
Now, flying robots to serve as waiters in Singapore
And, the restaurant-goers can expect to be served by these robots, the world's first commercial attempt, by the end of next year, Channel Asia reported ...
Robots so Human-like, They Even Lie
[ GADGET DADDY ]. Robots so Human-like, They Even Lie. By LONNIE BROWN LEDGER CORRESPONDENT. Published: Friday, November 28, 2014 ...
Gladstone Observer
Kalkie students take on robots
BUILDING ROBOTS: Kalkie State School students Damian Flett and Michael Derrick are assessed on robots they've built and programmed this term.
DNAinfo
Join The Nets, Santa and Robots at Downtown Brooklyn-Area Tree Lightings
The bot — whose name stands for "cellularly accessible expressive semi-autonomous robot" — will be decked out in holiday gear for his debut ...
Budapest Business Journal
Killer Robots: Why the World Should Ban Autonomous Weapons Systems
There are serious concerns that fully autonomous weapons systems – or “killerrobots,” as they are also called – would not be able to distinguish ...
Robots so Human-like, They Even Lie
Tuesday morning was bleak, rainy and dreary. A perfect setting for the weirdness that was about to ensue: The phone rang. Caller ID displayed ...
Farmers Guardian
Dairy: Dealing with change after robots installed
Installing robots has meant a different approach to managing cows at Thorpe Farm. Chloe Palmer finds out how the herd and family are adapting to a ...
Terminator: The Beginning
This year's IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, held in Madrid on Nov. 19, revolved around the theme “Humans and Robots ...
Clark Fork Valley Press
St. Regis students learn about robotics
The other types were robots. Together they formed a team that put on a show aboutrobotics including several designs that were able to navigate, ...
The big country of pancakes, “hares” and robots
Every person in the RBTH team has his/her own view of the Russian reality. We glance through it, scrutinize, feast our eyes upon it. Noisy cities ...
Global Nuclear Response Robot Market to 2019 shared in new report
WinterGreen Research announces that it has a new study on Nuclear Response Robots. The 2013 study has 503 pages, 184 tables and figures.
The Globe and Mail
Thespian android brings life to robot on stage at Banff Centre's Convergence
A creation of Intelligent Robotics Laboratory (IRL) at Osaka University, the life-like android can boast acting experience that includes the play ...
Irish Examiner
World (remote) control next for robotics students
A secondary school in Midleton, Co Cork, has won the VEX Robotics challenge and will now compete in the world championships in Kentucky.
Beware the march of the robot soldiers
Military robots and similar uninhabited weapons featured prominently on Mr Hagel's shopping list. Future armed conflicts may well be fought by robots ...
Farming Life
First robotic solar system in Europe installed
The robots, which travel on rails between the solar Photovoltaic panels, ensure that the panels are accurately aligned to capture the maximum ...
Tech Gen Mag
The PR2 robot can fetch beer, play pool and fold your laundry
For a mere $280,000, the Personal Robot 2 (PR2) can be yours to develop and program. In fact, the PR2 robot is unique in the convenience it offers ...
Boursorama
Ces robots indispensables pour les allergiques au ménage
La réputation des robots aspirateurs, apparus il y a quelques années déjà, n'est plus à faire. Pour ceux qui en douteraient encore, ils se montrent de ...
Carnegie Mellon Unveils Lunar Rover 'Andy'
On Nov. 24, Carnegie Mellon University unveiled Andy, a four-wheeled robot designed to scramble up steep slopes and survive the temperature ...
Android of many faces growing up Downtown
This robot is supposed to help autistic kids better relate to fellow humans. Caesar, an emotionally expressive, and at first blush creepy robot, is the ...
MLive.com
Caledonia students head to state robotics championships after first-time appearance
Caledonia's "Where's that piece" teammates, Spencer Chapp and Grant Peek, run the robot game during the school's inaugural appearance at the ...
SFGate
Tools in aging Japan: Robotic spines & Segway-like stools
HINOEMATA, Japan — The video phone in Hirando Hoshi's living room rings. Hoshi, a trim man in his late 70s, kneels on the floor and taps the phone, ...
The Guardian
Beyond McBusted: predicting the mix-and-match stars of tomorrow
Last we heard – 1998 – she was pioneering the Auto-Tune, an effect that makes people sound like robots. Squarepusher, meanwhile, recently ...
Siliconrepublic.com
Review: Samsung Powerbot VR9000 robot vacuum cleaner (video)
Robot vacuum cleaners aren't new. They've been around since the late Nineties and the most famous of them has to be the Roomba, made even ...
Boston Globe
Post-Thanksgiving chain reaction brings families together at MIT
CAMBRIDGE — They came bearing robots, pulleys, balloons, dominoes, mousetraps, Rubik's cubes, and wild ideas for elaborate Rube Goldberg-like ...
NOLA.com
Silicon Valley focuses talent, money on feeding the world, according to media report
The technology experts are seeing incentives in the inefficiency of present farming methods, and are investing in everything from robots to trim lettuce ...
MyCentralJersey.com
Student news from Somerset and Hunterdon counties
The Hun Middle School's robotics class spent a week building and programmingrobots that work together to move as a convoy this fall. Inspired by ...
The Mary Sue
Whoa, Guys, The Mega Man Comic Got Dark
A major theme in the comics – one which has been touched upon in companion stories and design documents over the years – is the Robot Masters' ...
Students test out of math, delve into robotics
It took these Huntersville Elementary School third-graders roughly 10 minutes to build a pyramid using plastic cups as part of a team-building exercise.
Conservative Home
Graeme Archer: In memory of, and gratitude for, Baroness (PD) James
In Dan Mangan's song “Robots”, the singer attempts to make plain the crisis facing every Robot Boy. That no matter how cold and clinical an approach ...
Focusdailynews
Perot Museum of Science Gears Up For Winter “Wonderland”
21 world premiere of Robots 3D, Galapagos 3D: Nature's Wonderland featuring Jeff Corwin and Pandas: The Journey Home 3D; special showings of ...
TechRepublic
Disney Animation team pushes technical boundaries with Big Hero 6
The real hero of "Big Hero 6" isn't Baymax, the on-screen huggable robot that has charmed audiences worldwide, but the team of artists and engineers ...
Marketplace.org
Toyota teaches practical skills to future technicians
One of the reasons Toyota is able to make cars so quickly is that robots do a lot of the work. But robots break down. Finding technicians who can fix ...
Marion County Family Raising Money to Get Son Back in School
Lots of kids want robots for Christmas but few of them want one that will help them go to school. One Marion County family is fundraising exactly for ...
Dallas Morning News
Garland learning center features robot that eases learning for students with special needs
Calen, 6, who has autism, observes as Chris Cook, a technical support and writer with RoboKind, works on rebooting a robot named Milo at the ...