Sunday, May 31, 2015

SUNDAY BLAST ROBOT NEWS REVIEW

NEWS
The Union Leader
Stop making me talk to robots
A LOT of trends and technologies have eroded customer experience. But one disturbing trend stands out among all of them: automated phone routing ...
Mashable
Household robots are here, but their real promise is decades away
Social robots like Amazon's Echo can play music and tell you the weather today, but their real promise is potentially decades away. Social robots like ...
Who will police the killer robots?
Such fully autonomous weapons, or “killer robots”, are under development in several countries. But therobots' use of force would undermine the ...
Rappler (blog)
7 habits of highly effective robots
Robots are everywhere. New innovations, inventions and gadgets are developed every day with robotic features that can be found in our homes and ...
The Register
What does it take to find the Antikythera Mechanism? Underwaterrobots, of course!
This year, Lees tells The Reg, the robots he tends will conduct a magnetic survey of the wreck site. One is a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) ...
Will robots put you out of work?
Imagine one day you're poking along down the highway, a gargantuan vehicle behind you honks, galumphs past you in another lane, and unsettles ...
Guardian Liberty Voice
Maine News Online
Geek Snack
Making New Strides in Machine Collaboration: Roach Robot Helps Ornithopter Get off the Ground
A team at UC Berkeley has not only created a couple of animal-like robots, but has also demonstrated how different kinds of robots can collaborate, ...
Quartz
This insane cheetah robot from MIT hurdles obstacles without breaking a sweat
Robots are on the march, and a new breed of them can leap obstacles in a single bound. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have ...
The Independent
Dogs give away valuable information including gender and age when they bark, say scientists
Social robots are autonomous machines that interact and communicate with humans or other such robots according to their role, for example handing ...
PhillyVoice.com
Serpent robot evolves into Snake Monster
Choset says robots that can be easily assembled could potentially have a huge impact on how search and rescue operations are carried out in the ...
Bioscience Technology
Medical Millirobots Might Operate From Within, Using Magnets
Tiny robots driven by magnets could operate from within, meaning fixing tissue within having to cut through flesh and bone, they said in a paper ...
The Courier-Journal
Students learn programming through robot films
For the past couple months, students have been programming robots, ... Storylines include robots writing letters to Santa Claus or taking trips to the ...
The Dispatch
Cold water helps protect Delaware from hurricanes
Scientists are just beginning to understand the cold pool by using underwater robotscalled gliders. Twice, gliders were deployed as hurricanes ...
Tech Cocktail
Qualcomm, Techstars Welcome 10 Companies to Their Robotics Accelerator
Robots use many of the same technologies that are currently present in smartphones and we at Qualcomm are gratified to have the opportunity to ...
Gizmag
Highlights from the ICRA 2015 robotics conference in Seattle
Also running around the exhibit hall (sometimes literally) were the platform robots, such as those made by Adept Mobile Robots, which are ...
Reading Eagle
Berks' Best 2015 computer science winner: Austin Frownfelter, Conrad Weiser High School
Frownfelter joined the Smokin' Motors Robotics Team, which participates in competitions where teams build robots to complete various tasks.
Telegraph.co.uk
Business Insider
Airbus Group starts $150 million venture fund, Silicon Valley base
On Thursday, Airbus presented to journalists its plans for a futuristic factory in which humans, robots and cobots - or collaborative robots - interact to ...
TheNewsTribune.com
GET OUT: Blues competition at Jazzbones, farmers markets open Sundays, Seattle Bot Battles
Combat robots will battle it out for Mech Supremacy starting at noon Sunday. The 12-foot by 16-foot arena will pit regional bot makers and fighters ...
A.V. Club Denver/Boulder
Doctor Who (Classic): “Pyramids Of Mars”
Not just robots. Not just mummies. Robots who are also mummies. It's simultaneously awesome and absurd, and part of a grand tradition of Doctor ...
Calcutta Telegraph
Broken arm? Robot still works
New Delhi, May 28: Scientists have built prototypes of what could be the world's firstrobots designed to continue performing assigned tasks even ...
The Desert Sun
Robbery, bomb threat evacuates Palm Springs Stater Bros
Riverside County Sheriff's Department Hazardous Device Team officers who were aided by two bomb disposal robots did not find anything dangerous ...
The Seattle Times
Costco on chicken: Keep 'em cheap
The robot contest simulates work done by Amazon workers in the company's warehouses. Amazon already uses 15,000 robots in its facilities to move ...
Wired.co.uk
How one artist smuggled Iraqi war victim names into Congress
His other projects have included creating Coca-Cola-consuming robots (when Coke hits the circuitry, the robots die); and a helmet-based exercise ...
Indianapolis Business Journal
SKARBECK: Robo-advisers might alter investment landscape
Robots are certainly a worthy alternative for clients of entrenched investment advisers who charge high fees for fund portfolios that have performed ...
Mstarz
'Age of Ultron Vs. Marvel Zombies' #1 Preview: Secret Wars Spoilers: Marvel Comics' Epic Battle!
Who will win as two unstoppable armies will clash in Marvel Comics' epic crossover event, Secret Wars? An onslaught of killer robots will fight against ...
Tech Times
Lenovo Unveils Quirky New Gadgets Including A Chocolate Printer And Smart Shoes
It also promotes the creation of drones and robots. Some of the concept products unveiled at the conference include a chocolate printer, smart shoes, ...
AL.com
University of Alabama students win NASA space mining competition
The competition, hosted at Cape Canaveral, consisted of simulated Martian terrain.Robots were tasked with navigating obstacles and excavating soil.
Cinema Blend
Bumblebee May Get A Spinoff Transformers Movie
... long-term planning regarding where the Robots in Disguise are heading. Plans for spinoff films, in the same vein as the upcoming Star Wars spinoffs ...
Examiner.com
Dogs bark, humans listen
These robots may be able to help determine illnesses and other issues to veterinary doctors through simply sound. As seen in past articles, the ...

EdSurge
8 Questions to Ask When Designing STEM for Girls
... the Girl Scouts of Western Washington's LEGO League, a competition that combines programming LEGO Mindstorms robots, team project planning, ...
The Monitor Daily
Meet BRETT the Robot that Can Learn to Do Things through Trial and Error, Just Like Humans
Unlike other robots, which are pre-programmed to do perform things from the moment they are created, BRETT the robot has the capacity of “thinking” ...
Financial Times
Robotics pioneers voice frustration with UK funding rules
But robots do go out of date quickly and the sector needs sustained investment.” Some are hopeful the new government will provide that investment.
Can't replace consumers
... that the companies installing all these robots have is that they can't sell their products to the robots like they could before to their human workers.
Cinema Blend
SOMA Gameplay Trailer Confirms Release Date
Story wise, I have no idea what's going on but the player-character encounters some really messed up robots. One of those robots tries really hard to ...