Tuesday, December 23, 2014

TUESDAY BLAST ROBOT NEWS


NEWS
Boston Business Journal (blog)
Underwater robots buoyed by $5M state grant
When the project is complete over about five years, the Center for Marine Roboticswill have made several capital improvements in new testing ...
One day, robots may work in zones too dangerous for humans
Ideally, robots could take over for human crews. But seemingly simple tasks, such as moving, communicating and staying powered up, pose big ...
12 Jobs You Wouldn't Think Are Threatened By Robots, But Are
When people hear the now-familiar refrain “robots are taking our jobs,” they tend to think of robotic arms replacing assembly line workers. But let's face ...
E&T magazine
Researchers develop new-generation 'thinking' biomimetic robotsas ocean engineering solutions
NUS Engineering researchers are closer to creating underwater robotic creatures with a brain of their own – besides behaving like the real thing.
Flavorwire
Your Holiday Helping of Home Cooked Food (and Sex Robots): Links You Need To See
Did you know artificial intelligence experts predict we'll be having sex with robots by 2025? I didn't either, and ew. At The Daily Dot, EJ Dickson, ...
GeekWire
R2D2 heads to the farm: Can cow-milking robots save the future of dairy?
In this scary world of technology that's coming for your jobs, here's one practical use that will actually help save jobs: Cow-milking robots. Dairy farming ...
CITY A.M.
Robots could soon fight our wars – but we need to give them emotions to stop them turning against ...
A swarm of robots approaches the front line, each gearing up its inbuilt guns and explosives as it prepares to launch an attack on the enemy – another, ...
Daily Mail
Meet Hector, the robotic BUG: Mechanical stick insect scales obstacles - and could be used to ...
To copy nature's design, the robotics experts gave their six robot legs a total of 18 joints that are highly elastic, allowing it to cope with uneven surfaces ...
Your Human-Sized Personal Robot for Just $999
In 2011, Gizmag and other publications noted the “mysterious debut” of Luna, a home-service robot then retailing for $3,000 in a small batch. Recently ...
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Robotic Nation (2) Robots in 2015
When the robots start arriving in massive numbers to take half the jobs in America, the effects will be profound. At this moment in history, we are ...
The Baltic Course
Latvian robotics team victorious in Japan
A team of Latvian students from Riga Technical University and University of Latvia has won first place in the prestigious „All Japan Robot-Sumo ...
There's a Robot Revolution Coming to Savings, Investing Advice
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — You've heard of Robocop — the 1987 film about a part-man, part-robotic police officer wreaking havoc and instilling ...
Buffalo Computer Graphics partners with Lithos Robotics to offer customers access to live ...
BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Buffalo Computer Graphics, Inc. (BCG) has partnered with Lithos Robotics Corporation to offer ...
Romano: Robots Are Not To Blame For Weak Job Growth
It's actually about how robots may ultimately take all of our jobs, with the headline, “As robots grow smarter, American workers struggle to keep up.”.
E&T magazine
Underwater turtle robots to get a brain of their own
Singapore researchers have developed a self-charging sea robot that mimics the natural movements of a turtle to perform tasks too complex and ...
Diginomica
Robots and holorooms make for improvements at Lowe's
The answer they've come up with is OSHbot, a retail-service robot that has the ability to scan a physical product presented to it by a customer – a nail, ...
Business Solutions Magazine
Robotics In Industry: How Will It Impact IT?
According to a PwC report, there are currently about 1.5 million robots working in industries around the world, with as many as 230,000 in the U.S. ...
Product Design & Development
World's First Robotic Entertainment on the High Seas
And in the center of this entertainment spectacle is the RoboScreen entertainment system, created by Robotic Arts and featuring six ABB IRB 6620 ...
seibertron.com
Official Transformers Robots In Disguise Mobile Video Game Now Available For Android
The Transformers: Robots In Disguise mobile game has been available for a very short while on iOS, which we reported on, here, and now it's been ...
Transformers: Robots in Disguise App Now Available on iOS and Android
During 2015 you'll be able to unlock your new Transformers “Robots in Disguise” Toys in the game by scanning the new Transformers “Shield” icon.
Amazon Reveals The Robots It's Using To Ship Your Packages - IGN News
Amazon's eighth generation of fulfillment center received some new technological advancements, with several robots operating in ten of the online ...
VentureBeat
Our future of unlimited wealth — and joblessness
Above: Robots will eventually take all our menial jobs. ... and healthier lives; robotswill drive our cars, manufacture our goods, and do our chores.
Recombu
Buy this: Ollie and Parrot Minidrones, the robots controlled by your phone
Still got presents to buy for a tech-obsessed loved one? Or maybe you got some Christmas cash and you're keen to burn it on some cool gadgetry?
Mashable
6 tech trends for 2015 that will change our future
Depending on how far he gets, we could see some interesting changes in Google services and, later, software and robots that make new connections ...
Inc.com
Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley on Steve Jobs: 'We Were Meant to Be a Team'
You read that right--John Sculley, former chief executive of Apple and Steve Jobs's rival, wishes the visionary founder had stayed on. By Jill Krasny.
Chicago Tribune
Robotics enters D204 elementary schools
New robotics clubs at two Indian Prairie District 204 elementary schools are helping to teach the basics of the all-important science, technology, ...
The Jewish Press
Technion Robot Likes Hanukkah Candles – but What about the Blessings? [video]
High schools students have programmed a robotic trio at Technion University to light Hanukkah candles as well as pour olive oil for the lighting and ...
ABB Robotics to exhibit at International CES for the first time
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (December 22, 2014) – ABB will be displaying a relevant sample of its highly innovative robotic technology at the 2015 ...
Camdenton hosts Mid MO FIRST® Tech Challenge
The day started with teams setting up NASCAR style pits to prep their robots for competition. Teams then proceeded into closed-door judging sessions ...
Headlines & Global News
Army Researchers Working on Robotic Fly for Spying, Looking for Assistance
In the latest military robotics news, the U.S. Army is looking for assistance in developing a robotic fly for spying. (Photo : Program Executive Office ...
The Next Web
The rise of disability tech
From robots that can help you remember things, to cars that can drive on their own, disability tech is on the rise. Read on to find out more about this ...
CNET
'Snake Monster' robot has snake-bots for legs
It's a robot. It's a snake. It's a spider. It's Snake Monster! "Snake Monster" is the adorably creepy nickname given to a new robot from the Biorobotics ...
OregonLive.com
North Korea's Sony attack prompts wave of hacker threats - now even Iggy Azalea isn't safe
But at the moment it's looking like we'd be better off turning over our lives to robots. Because things aren't going so well with humans in control.
Hedgepath-Williams School touts 2014-15 Robotics' Club
TRENTON — Trenton's Hedgepath-Williams School is proud to present its 2014-2015 Robotics' Club. Students in the 6th through 8th grades stay after ...
Who Decided a Hexapod With Robot Snakes For Legs Was a Good Idea?
When it comes to mobility and articulation, it turns out that using six robot snakes as legs actually results in a walking hexapod that can easily scramble ...
ExecutiveGov
Sandia Robotics Work Focuses on Power Efficiency; Steve Buerger Comments
Sandia National Laboratories The Sandia National Laboratories said it is developingrobotics technology that will help disaster response machines ...
Boston Business Journal (blog)
Ten Mass. companies we're watching in 2015 (BBJ photo gallery)
Jibo, billed as the "world's first family robot" and is the brainchild of Cynthia Breazeal, an MIT roboticist who has spent several years researching social ...
No Robots or Other #VirginRumors, But Virgin's Chicago Hotel Still Has Cool Tech Features
In September, Virgin began a social media campaign to draw up interest in its first hotel, located in Chicago, asking people to name their favorite ...
Walsh Students Tournament Champions at Robotics Competition
Walsh Middle School's robot - bearing students from the Robotics Club known as WalshBots VEXRobotics Competition team #9791 - secured the ...
moviepilot.com
Proof That Robot Companions Are Better Than Actual Human Friends
Now, I love a good movie duo, but I believe the best movie companions of all time aren't humans or even Extra Terrestrials - they're ROBOTS.
Watch this six-legged robot crawl into your nightmare
Although we've seen all kinds of impressive advances in robotics this year, perhaps none inspire as much fascination, and creepiness, as Hector, ...
Backchannel
Top 10 Tech Books of 2014, Part I
Whether it's the oncoming invasion of our robot overlords, the latest extraordinary advances in cyber-warfare or the privacy implications of social ...
Archiving Storage Tiers, Part 1
These libraries used robots to bring the storage medium to a drive that could read the content. The mechanical latency to bring the media (tapes or ...
Star Local Media
Dōmo arigatō, Prosper robotics
Then came Lego Robotics. Harkey said she heard about the robots from another school in the district, Rogers Middle School, where many of her ...
Philippine Star
Cracking the Da Vinci Robot
The advent of the Da Vinci Robot provided surgeons with an enabled tool to carry out more complex minimally invasive procedures. This was mainly ...
Broadway World
Jonathan Nolan Talks 'Westworld'; First Image Revealed
The plot revolves around a futuristic amusement park for adults, where artificially-intelligent robots act out whatever fantasy the various park guests ...
Nintendo Life
Intriguing Adventure Puzzle Title, Underground, Heading to Wii U on 8th January
While traveling through the underground caverns, Sari and the robots get themselves into a world of trouble and it's up to you to help them out of their ...

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