Sunday, December 31, 2017

12/3/2017 BLAST ROBOT NEWS REVIEW


NEWS  12/3/2017
Channel 4 treated us to a robots season, with hugely mixed results. Undoubtedly the most throwaway was The Robot Will See You Now, which pretended – I use the word advisedly – that robots might one day be able to treat us on the couch. So we had robot Jess, a perky tabletop mix of R2-D2 and ...
It feels as though I'm supposed to be enraged about sex robots, sex-bots, robosexuals, whatever, as viewed on the recent Channel 4 The Sex Robots Are Coming documentary. That I should be unnerved about the likes of new improved prototype Harmony and her promise of brushed-plastic erotica.
Held at Virginia Western Community College, Worker Bots was the 11th annual autonomous robotcompetition put on by the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It attracted 29 high school and 17 community college teams, plus a crowd of onlookers. Groans, laughter and cheers ...
Robots have mainly been used to do dangerous, dirty, or repetitive tasks. As such, they have often been hard, metal based, hulking monstrosities. The thing is, we have other sorts of needs for robots too, ones that require a gentler approach. Robots with soft, formable structures have been used to put ...
He shows how cutting edge advances in robotics and life sciences will change the way we work and live. He examines how the increasing application of computer code to new areas of the economy – in the virtual and physical worlds – will transform two spheres that are traditionally state monopolies: ...
Danaher co-authored Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications with Neil McArthur, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Manitoba. The book, released in October, features contributions from a number of experts around how sex robots will change many aspects of everyday life.
Eight fifth-grade students at Dunbar Township Elementary School are receiving a crash-course in roboticsas they use brand new robots to participate in an international competition. The Connellsville Area school was recently able to purchase several small robots for its media center and makerspace to ...
Dr Pearson – a futurologist who writes for the website Futurizon – told Daily Star Online: "That would be the same as using a chess robot to practice chess. "There is nothing wrong with that, you could practice against chess robots all you like you are just not allowed to use them in competition. "I don't see ...
The playing fields at the center of Ballston Spa Middle School's gymnasium Saturday hosted a different kind of sport: battle of the robots. Rock music blared from speakers. An announcer counted down the time. Judges in black and white stripes scored the match as the LEGO robots rolled and crawled ...
(WDBJ7) Virginia Western Community College will be full of robots Saturday for the 11th annual autonomous robot competition. 46 teams of high school and college teams will compete. The competition will take place in the Virginia Western Humanities Building from 8 a.m. to noon. According to a VWCC ...
After a week of discussions regarding the future of “lethal autonomous weapon systems” (LAWS) in Geneva, Russia took an in-character stand against the United Nations' position that drones should not be developed to autonomously conduct military operations that involve taking human lives without ...
Robots are common in the manufacturing industry -- most notably in the construction of automobiles -- but they're finding work in the service industry as well. With the help of Georgia Tech, UTA is studying how the technology can apply in the caretaker industry. “The caretaker's burden is huge,” Greer ...
RACHEL Whiteread is a sculptor who became the first woman to win the Turner Prize in 1993. She also achieved lots of media attention, much of it negative, for her famous artwork, House, where she pumped concrete into an old, Edwardian house and then removed its exterior, leaving the grey mass in ...
Trapped in a room and longing to see the outside world, the Japanese android is blurring the lines between real and robot, as seen in a recent doc by Bloomberg. Her creators even say that robots can be warm and caring, with Erica currently trying to wrap her circuits around the idea of humour.
Since the start of the school year, gears have been turning in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Westfield Robotics club. The club, made up of two teams, Positive Charge and That Hertz, has been anticipating involving the community in more outreach events and has made noteworthy contributions to the ...
Emporia State's Visser Hall hosted 38 teams and more than 300 students from area schools for a two-day robotics design competition and obstacle course challenge that concluded Thursday. While the inaugural event was originally attended by fewer than 20 people, this year's featured visiting teams ...
The first-ever study of Michigan State University's pioneering robot-learning course shows that online students who use the innovative robots feel more engaged and connected to the instructor and students in the classroom. Stationed around the class, each robot has a mounted video screen controlled ...
The National Bureau of Economic Research estimates nearly half of the American labor force could be disrupted by automation in the next 20 years, according to a working paper titled “Robots and Jobs: Evidence from U.S. Labor Markets” published in May by the Maryland-based nonprofit, nonpartisan ...
Fellow Seibertronian Sunstar has been gracious enough to send us some more images of the chocolate Transformers advent calendar she found in Burlington, Ontario, which sports a Transformers: The Last Knight theme and carries UK-made chocolate goodies (with chunkier chocs for later in the ...
The typical image of robots is of a bulky machine in car manufacturing plants. These are hunks of steel made to resemble human arms and seemingly good at a few other things apart from producing assembly-line chassis. Soft robots are more malleable and can bend and flex and interact better with ...
Former deputy SDI, Robert Work, said the Pentagon needed to pour billions into researching advanced computing and robotics, or risk Russia developing murderous AI machines. Moscow hardman Vladimir Putin believes the country will develop the best AI and become “the ruler of the world”.
On the basis of brands, the surgical robots market is segmented into Da Vinci Surgical system, Renaissance Cyberknife, Artas, ROSA and others. The da Vinci Surgical System is currently dominating the surgical robots market due to the benefits such as high degree of surgical precision and enhanced ...
How many of you fancy world-class education through MOOCs? If you are accustomed to online courses then it might be a piece of cake for you however many of us face difficulties with the virtual environment. In a bid to improve, the Michigan State University unleashed the first-ever robot-aided online ...
VIRTUAL museums and art galleries could exist in 2050 and robots doing the housework could leave people with much more free time to explore them. But residents and businesses can now shape the future by giving their views on the city's culture and leisure activities in 33 years. Oxford City Council ...
(WLUC) - Dean Ellis is a mentor for four robotics teams. He advises the Iron Mountain and Kingsford middle school and high school teams. "These kids are amazing the way they are programming their x-box remotes to operate these robots and sorting through issues that they are having and coming up ...
A new study by the consultancy firm, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), reveals that up to one-third of the United States workers and 800 million workers globally could lose their jobs as a result of automation by 2030. The new report, entitled “Jobs lost, jobs gained: Workforce transitions in a time of ...
Having imported four robots of different colour each — pink, red, purple and blue — the Thai-Chinese restaurant also has manpower to program the machines and the combined efforts of the both, leave you in awe. The whole process took three months including the permissions from the Customs ...
Scientists have developed an innovative robot that can help online students stay more engaged and connected to the instructor and students in the classroom. ... "The main takeaway here is that students participating with the robots felt much more engaged and interactive with the instructor and their ...
Indoor robots are the robotic systems which are developed to perform a specific task autonomously in an enclosed surroundings. These robots are majorly used across commercial and residential sectors. The robots developed for commercial and residential end-users are robust in design, ubiquitous ...
When Amazon purchased Kiva Systems in 2012, interest in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for the warehouse soared. Even though these solutions are not yet widely deployed (except at Amazon), they cannot be considered an immature or emerging technology. Amazon has proven they can be used ...
The Biomimetic Millisystems Lab of the University of Berkeley, California (UC Berkeley) led by Ronald Fearing, a professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, is harnessing the features of small animals to create next-gen robots. From building jumping robots to specially-constructed robots ...
In a 7:30 p.m. program in Kresge Auditorium, Dr. Hanson -- founder, CEO and chief designer of Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics -- will be joined by his one-of-a-kind robot character. The two will deliver a speech, take questions from the audience, and offer insights into the world of tomorrow that ...
Scientists have developed an innovative robot that can help online students more engaged and connected to the instructor and students in the classroom. Stationed around the class, each robot has a mounted video screen controlled by the remote user that lets the student pan around the room to see ...
Technologies that make lithium ion batteries safer, power self-driving robots and amplify wireless signals in hard-to-reach places are among the winners of this year's Connect Most Innovative Products. The competition, in its 30th year, highlights some of the key innovations occurring in the San Diego ...
The RoboCup event is no longer solely in the sphere of hobbies and sports, but will play a big role in all sectors. Thailand will host RoboCup Asia-Pacific 2017, the region's first robotics competition, which for the first time will be supported by government and private organisations. The international ...
Then, in the Redemption Round – where losing robots face-off for another chance at winning a place in that week's Semi-Final – Push to Exit met with further technical problems and ultimately lost on the judges' vote. It led to Shane, who was making his third appearance on the show, questioning as ...
As many as 800 million workers worldwide may lose their jobs to robots and automation by 2030, equivalent to more than a fifth of today's global labor force. That's according to a new report covering 46 nations and more than 800 occupations by the research arm of McKinsey & Co. And here the ...
The Parsons Middle School Robotics Club is designed to help introduce students to the world of robotics. “Students will explore a variety of 'challenges' that can be solved by designing and building robots. These encourage the development of specific skills. Our robotic challenge activities will involve ...
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Kids in our area will now get the chance to work with robotics thanks to a local business. Ashley Furniture announced its $20,000 sponsorship with the 7 Rivers Coalition. That money will go to help local school districts pay for the costs of robotics competitions. Saturday they ...
It led to Shane, who was making his third appearance on the show, questioning as whether or not to continue in the battling bot business. Speaking to The Standard on Monday, he said: “The battles obviously could have gone better for sure. With fighting robots you need a lot of skill and a lot of luck.
Wednesday's Mr. Robot episode was less about hacks and plot development, and more about building a character journey — specifically, Elliot's. There were zero hacks in the episode, and meager computer time. While this fact did make for one of the most beautiful and redeeming character arcs, ...
[A robot waitress serves food at the launch of the Mexwel Robot Restaurant in Dhaka. (Arab News photo)]. Dhaka: The use of two robots as waiters in a Dhaka restaurant is causing much excitement and amusement among customers and residents. “I can't believe my eyes — human-like robots are ...
Agricultural Robots and Drones Market Report cover detailed competitive outlook including the market share and company profiles of the key participants operating in the global market. The Agricultural Robotsand Drones market report provides an in-depth overview of Product Specification, technology, ...
Belgian engineering company Octinion has developed what it is touting as a “fully autonomous strawberry picking robot.” If you've ever wondered how those baskets of fresh strawberries get to your supermarket, Octinion would like the answer to be, from the pincers of their creation. Agriculture is doing ...
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Hundreds of students competed at a Lego robotics qualifier tournament in Johnson City Saturday. More than 20 teams of elementary and middle school students built and programmed their own robots to perform tasks in the competition. They were also judged on their teamwork, ...
The two teams had to work together to score as many points as possible using robots to move colored rings throughout a 4-foot by 8-foot rectangular arena. Points can be scored by moving rings into the “floor goal” space, dropping them onto a post and taking rings off other pegs. Teams can also score ...
Walgamott, who had lost most of his left arm and hand 14 years earlier in an electrical accident, volunteered for an experimental project at the University of Utah, where researchers were working on a robotic arm "controlled by an amputee's own nerves." Researchers planted electrodes into Walgamott's ...
The topic, Hydro Dynamics, challenged students to build robots that could perform a variety of tasks to improve the way municipal water is found, transported, used and disposed of. “It's all about critical thinking with problem solving and developing communication and collaboration skills,” said Diane ...
There is a hint of Audrey Hepburn about her. It's intentional; it's all part of making her likeable. Sophia, the brainchild of Hanson Robotics, has become something of a media darling. She, or if you prefer, it, has been wowing audiences around the world. Her seemingly sentient responses, social ...
HTF MI comprehensive and detailed 125-page research study on Global Entertainment Robots provides a significantly expanded scope with deeply analyzed conclusions and content that includes an industry relevant database of major existing Entertainment Robots manufacturers/players in each ...