Monday, January 29, 2018

1/29/2018 BLAST ROBOT NEWS REVIEW


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The terms in which we frame this debate are crucial: If we fail to understand the problem correctly, and fail to set the appropriate terms and boundaries of the debate from the beginning, we risk searching in the fundamentally wrong places for killer robots and the means to mitigate their pernicious ...
The Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel Hotel (rates from $149), opening February 2018, will be equipped with eight Tug robots developed by Aethon. One robot will escort guests to destinations on the first floor, while the remaining seven multiuse robots will use the service elevators to deliver in-room ...
It sounds like a script from a film - but the threat of robots taking over people's jobs is becoming closer to reality. The think tank The Centre for Cities has warned that almost one in four jobs in Welsh cities could be lost to robots by 2030 unless skills change. It estimates about 112,000 workers could be at ...
Humanoid robots are getting better at walking, talking and looking like humans. But as they continue to evolve, will us real humans want to spend time with them? And exactly how useful could they become? For this episode of Moving Upstream, WSJ's Jason Bellini travels to Asia to meet some of the ...
Room service has taken on a new twist at several hotels around the globe. When a guest calls for extra towels or food, the one making the delivery to the room may be a robot. Many hotels have given their delivery robots names. The Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel calls its two delivery robots Elvis and ...
Navigation algorithms enable the Seaglider robots to maneuver autonomously. The autonomous underwater gliders move by changing their buoyancy, rising to the surface to transmit data, and that comes with a risk — some may sink and be lost for good as they move under the Antarctic ice sheets.
FTC Robotics Competition: Oregon State University Robotics Club hosted a FIRST Tech Challenge this past weekend where 7th to 12th grade students designed robotsto complete tasks with an archaeological spin. OSU Gymnastics: No. 18 Oregon State Gymnastics defeated No. 23Stanford Women's ...
Now a robot is being programmed to precisely copy the moves of an ace pizzaiolo, who has obligingly worn a "bio-kinetic sensorised suit" enabling researchers at the University of Naples to map his movements. By next year, the robot is expected to perfect the art and start churning out pizzas like a ...
Some say that humans and robots are on the verge of getting romantically involved — or at the very least having sex with each other. And this prediction isn't coming from the lunatic fringes of tech, either. Sure, sure, the concept is not new. Hollywood, as well as sci-fi literature, has taken it for a ride ...
Two years ago Hungary ranked 32nd worldwide regarding the number of robots per 10,000 workers, an indicator used for measuring robotization on an international scale. Hungaryʼs indicator was 57, with most robots used in the automobile industry, the IFR said, cited by business daily Világgazdaság.
Who: Epson Robots will be showcasing unique, innovative, high precision robotics solutions designed for maximum efficiency and productivity for a wide variety of applications in factory automation at the Automation Technology show, ATX West. What: The showcase will feature the new T3 All-in-One ...
If 'blue-collar automation' could be cutting jobs on the factory floors with robots, AI-driven 'white-collar automation' will be cutting jobs in call centres, stock exchanges and even laboratories. In this scenario, any decision to get into photography, cooking or writing after an engineering degree is starting to ...
Prior to Sunday, elementary school students, age 9 to 14, from across the province, spent five months designing Lego robots to solve some of the world's water problems. Srijay Mundler, 14, is a member of the team Unresolved, made up of 10 students from Mississauga. "The name was pretty much found ...
JENKS, Oklahoma -. Nearly 200 students in Green Country are spending this weekend building robots. 58 teams at the Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center had to program a remote-controlled robot to perform functions underwater. 1/12/2018 Related Story: Tulsa Elementary Students Build, Test Water Robots.
Certainly, voice activated enquiries for example are a starting point just as Google is, but we know that robots can't replace trusted advisors, and as humans I don't believe we really want them to anyway. “They can never build rewarding relationships with clients… and first and foremost, we're in the ...
“We are extremely proud of the entire team, whose hard work and dedication have paid off in an incredible way,” said David Peterson, robotics club coach. “At one point in Indiana, another competitor told one of our team members that the Kraken Pinion robot scared him. That was a big compliment.
This story illustrates that, despite much recent discussion about the rise of the robots and their job-destroying powers, change brought about by new inventions, globalisation or demographic shifts is nothing new. And nor is the fretting about its implications. Indeed, these concerns stretch back to the ...
Francisco Viramontes said it is a sight to see watching kids run around with giant robots in their hands preparing for their match. In the final match the Red Team — which included Navajo Prep Robotics, School of Dreams Team 2 and the Cleveland Colts — faced off with the Blue Team — which included ...
KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The second edition of BattleBot was held on the sidelines of Subisu CAN Info-Tech 2018 being organized at the Bhrikutimandap Exhibition Ground. BattleBot 2.0 was jointly organized by Online Media Group (OMG) and Robotics Association of Nepal (RAN) in support of Khalti on ...
The idea of smarter and faster robots replacing humans may seem like science fiction nightmare, but the concept has slowly made its existence and mark known in the field of medical technology — and it's not leaving anytime soon. As much as it is easy to visualize in fear artificially intelligent humanoid ...
The first ever Libyan Robotic Championship was announced this weekend. Details are still sketch, but the event will involve Libyan participants building their own moving robots to compete for a championship prize. It is presumed that the competition will be based on the lines of the famous British TV ...
Humans 1, Robots 0: Most Americans wary of self-driving cars, poll shows ... While 27 percent of respondents said they would feel comfortable riding in a self-driving car, poll data indicated that most people were far more trusting of humans than robots and artificial intelligence under a variety of ...
What: The showcase will feature the new T3 All-in-One SCARA robot, the Flexion™ N2 6-Axis robot as well other high precision robots for small parts assembly in industries ranging from automotive and medical development, to lab automation, consumer electronics, electronic components and industrial ...
The announcement is a blow to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), which had strongly argued for robot marking, insisting it was as reliable as humans for narrative and persuasive writings tasks. The NSW Teachers Federation last year commissioned a report from ...
It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie but the use of artificial intelligence in Australian courtrooms could remove emotional bias and human error, according to new research. Swinburne Law School Dean Professor Dan Hunter and Swinburne researcher Professor Mirko Bagaric found ...
THE problems of the gig economy are showing at a macroeconomic level ("More jobs but little growth is forecast", The Herald, January 24) but let's consider two other aspects. Gig workers are treated as disposable, interchangeable commodities and have less upward connection with people in the ...
Respecting Life in a Time of Transgender Robots and 'Pet Parents'. Something's wrong when AI and animals can be treated as human, while actual unborn humans are deemed worthless. Anna Abbott. Respecting life is complicated in a culture that has problems comprehending “respect” and “life.
"The other robots had horizontal spinning weapons, spinning drums, lifting arms and high pressure pneumatic flippers," Mr Barker told Newshub. Death Toll's impressive set-up uses aircraft aluminium and lithium batteries to power the deadly machine. Its spinning weapon runs at 6000 RPM and while it ...
Apart from more ways to meet new people and explore sexuality, sex robots have also taken the world by storm ever since they were introduced in markets. After realistic sex dolls enabled with artificial intelligence and humanoids modelled after people's spouses, a company is now set to introduce a ...
Unlike other hosts, the Winter Pyeongchang Games will focus much of its national showcase around tech. With reports that a 5G network and Ultra-HD broadcasting of the events will be two new-tech features of the February pageantry, it is the innovations which fall into the field of robotics that are easiest ...
Robots are getting better at walking, talking and looking like humans. But big questions remain: Will we want to spend time with them on a regular basis? And how useful to humans could they become? David Hanson, the founder of Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, thinks the true beauty of his ...
This report Articulated Robots market, especially in North America, China, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan and India, with production, revenue, consumption, import and export in these regions, from 2012 to 2016, and forecast to 2022. This report pays attention to the top manufacturers in global market, ...
As a global strategist, I've spent a lot of January talking about the biggest trends in digital media and marketing for 2018. Tyler Greer. From a global perspective we're going to see a big evolution in three key areas – artificial intelligence (AI); voice; and the structure of media agencies. However, despite ...
"The main objective behind organizing the event is to popularize robotic activities among students and develop their creativity and problem-solving skills through challenging and educational roboticcompetitions. These activities will help students increase their positive attitude and motivate them in ...
Biloxi, Mississippi — Robots are serving up drinks inside a new bar at the Hard Rock Casino in Mississippi. Jengo, a robot bartender, can make up to 120 drinks an hour. He made his debut during the grand opening on Hard Rock Casino's new "robo bar" on Thursday. Members of the community ...
Ladies and gentlemen, Samantha is here. I'm talking about the sex doll developed by a Brazilian scientist which has cast fear in most Kenyan bedrooms. The sex robot, developed over the past five years, was created by Sergi Santos and uses artificial intelligence, can crack jokes and even hold a ...
Another student Jaelyne Tauro insists that we must prepare to co-exist with robots in order to have a steady future. "By the next decade, artificial intelligence will have some impact on the society, and even jobs. Some jobs may still require human skill, while humans and robots will work side by side and ...
Factorylux, a UK manufacturer of architectural and design lighting, used the ST Robotics R12 industrial robot to mix cocktails at the London Design Festival using nothing but audio frequencies. The result of this new sound and light installation was 'Cocktails & Robots', a human/robot encounter made ...
The Polytechnic campus started off this year's Open Door — four free open houses through the end of February — on Friday, welcoming crowds of visitors and giving them the chance to peek into Arizona State University's learning spaces. Families launched paper rockets, experimented with chemistry ...
A corrective software patch uplinked to the International Space Station has fixed a problem with a newly installed grapple fixture on one end of the lab's robot arm, NASA officials said Sunday. With the mechanism now fully operational, a re-planned spacewalk Monday to re-install a degraded unit has ...
IDC's latest data forecasts global spending on robotics and drones will hit US$103.1 billion this year, with the expectation to more than double by 2021. The firm expects worldwide spending on robotics to notch US$94 billion this year, and further soar by 2021. Industrial robotic solutions will represent the ...
... NASA and the Canadian Space Agency—which built the 57.7-foot (17.6-meter) long Canadarm2—said the decision was made to use the upcoming spacewalk to re-install the old LEE-B to restore the redundant capability with the arm. The space agency said if Canada and its robotics specialists find a ...
Dr. Dmitri Oleynikov, a professor of surgery at UNMC, and Shane Farritor, a professor of mechanical and materials engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, have been working to come up with a significantly smaller minimally invasive robotic surgical system with a two-pound robot that can fit ...
Since late-2014, Yamaha Motor Corp and California-based research institute SRI International have been working on Motobot, an autonomous robot which can ride motorbikes. However, Motobot isn't any ordinary robot and is looking to compete with the likes of nine-time Grand Prix champion and ...
Researchers invented a tiny "minimalist robot" that looks like a caterpillar and can perform a wide range of movements, including jumping, crawling through tunnels, and climbing out of a pool. It is designed to deliver drugs to specific targets in the human body.
Self-driving cars, roll-up tvs, social robots, the world's skinniest laptop, a real-time earphone translator and a suitcase that follows you with a camera were some of the gadgets and innovative products that tech companies and entrepreneurs rolled out at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, held in ...
... specialises in mental health, addiction and complicated marriages – is less positive about the sudden demand for sex dolls in South Africa. She fears men will eventually prefer sex with robots over humans, with scary results. Sex doll SRSD. POPULAR: Another hundred sex dolls have been ordered ...
Add in that it has to be able to complete a series of complicated tasks – including moving and lifting blocks and even doing a pullup – and it gets even tougher. But that the task put forward by the FIRST Roboticschallenge, where high school teams across the country feverishly design, tinker and build ...
The competition Friday - "Clash at the Castle" - involved 20 teams from Pennsylvania and West Virginia whose student-constructed robots competed by stacking cones and moving them to designated areas. A Franklin High School VEX Robotics team became one of two tournament champions.
This week a Southwest Michigan robotics team will travel to Lansing to testify in front of the state Senate Health Policy Committee. The CW Tech Robotarians, made up from students from Coloma, Watervliet and other area schools, will speak in support of Senate Bill 411, which would ensure Michigan ...