Friday, February 9, 2018

2/2/2018 BLAST ROBOT NEWS REVIEW


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The robots will come for all of our jobs one day, whether you're a factory worker or a surgeon. In Japan, that reality now seems to be coming for television news anchors. According to Live Science and The Wall Street Journal, a humanoid robot named Erica is on the cusp of her debut on TV news. Erica ...
The team at Embodied Intelligence use a standard, consumer-grade virtual reality system to demonstrate to a robotic pupil how to move with the agility (or functional awkwardness) of a human. The information imparted has a lot more detail than a piece of code. Each pixel is one of more than two million ...
The future is here and it's roaming the halls of the Mall of America. White, shiny robots have spread themselves out across all 13,000 floors, all 30 million square feet, all 50 bajillion stores that make up this retail country. Oh, did you not know that? That the Mall of America is actually just America? It's real ...
Robot barista named "Sawyer" makes a coffee at Henn-na Cafe, Japanese meaning "Strange Cafe"in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. The cafe's robot barista brews and serves coffee as the rapidly aging country seeks to adapt to shrinking workforce. The arm robot "Sawyer" debuted this week in Tokyo's ...
FILE--In this Aug. 13, 2015, file photo, wastewater flows from a trough and down a steep ravine at the site of the blowout at the Gold King mine which triggered a major spill of toxic wastewater, outside Silverton, Colo.Crumbling mine tunnels awash with polluted waters perforate the Colorado mountains, ...
Many workers are anxious about the integration of robots into the workforce because of the potential job losses for people, particularly in low-skilled sectors. But in 50 Walmart locations around the United States, robots from the San Francisco-based robotics firm Bossa Nova are welcomed with open ...
As a computer scientist, she could understand the nominal use case. It was studded with accelerometers and other sensors. People with penises were supposed to put it on before having penetrative sex and record things like thrust length, speed, overall time of session … the things that sex experts tell ...
FLINT, MI - Equations are scribbled on whiteboards throughout the room, attempts to break down the math for autonomous movement. Metal bars and spare parts, like bolts and wheels, fiddle through the fingers of teenage students trying to find the right fit to build a functional robot. Eight Genesee ...
Automation-intensive sectors such as the automotive industry are not the only ones to rely on robots. In more and more agricultural settings, automation systems are superseding strenuous manual labor. As part of the EU's CATCH project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design ...
DENVER – Crumbling mine tunnels awash with polluted waters perforate the Colorado mountains, and scientists may one day send robots creeping through the pitch-black passages to study the mysterious currents that sometimes burst to the surface with devastating effects. One such disaster ...
A bill that would modify Utah traffic code to allow delivery robots to roam sidewalks has advanced through the state House Transportation Committee. The Deseret News reports that the committee on Wednesday unanimously voted in favor of modifying the traffic code. Such personal delivery robots fall ...
Commonsense Robotics, an Israel-based company, understands all the issues grocery stores deal with when starting and sustaining a delivery program. And it believes that its technology and services can be the remedy. “The solution is a combination of the advantages of local, in-city operations and ...
RealBotix is an actual company, known for creating the sex robot “Harmony,” but we couldn't find any evidence of a “Jan Kunchai” working there. Inventors and designers have been working on developing sex robots for years, and companies like RealBotix have produced prototypes that could actualize ...
Sure, there have already been 3-D printed houses. And you can pick up a Nest Thermostat with artificial intelligence at your local hardware store. But a new book co-written and co-edited by Mahesh Daas, dean of the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design, argues that robotics can and ...
To put it bluntly, using robots is better than exploiting workers. But even though the jobs these robots take are really crappy, that means that money flowing to poor people will be diverted to robotics companies instead. Robots could help small and mid-sized family dairies compete by cutting labor costs.
They would look more like golf carts than the personable robots from "Star Wars" movies. Hao Zhang, an assistant professor of computer science at the Colorado School of Mines, envisions a battery-powered robotabout 5 feet long with wheels or tracks to get through collapsing, rubble-strewn tunnels.
Love will be in the air in downtown Terre Haute on Friday, Feb. 2, and the Terre Haute Children's Museum will be spreading the love with discounted admission, the grand opening of a new problem-solving exhibit and robot activities. On Friday, Feb. 2, the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and ...
Creative agency Droga5 produced the video, which shows a scientist of sorts recording notes on the progress of Evelyn, an advanced AI robot with some shades of the film "Deus ex Machina" to her. Evelyn interrupts her creator after her smartphone sends her a reminder that the bill is due. "Doctor, I still ...
When Nintendo Labo launches this April, it will come with a feature called Toy Con Garage that lets you use rudimentary programming to build and customize your own cardboard robots, Nintendo announced today. Some of the custom toys Nintendo showed off included an electric guitar and a basic ...
Robotic tools that are capable of drawing intricate designs have received praise for their complex detail. While digital marketing continues to grow as an important arena for companies trying to attract attention to their sites and products, there could be a large potential for use of robotically drawn graphics ...
Simone Paschetto, Politronica's 3D Printing Robots Network Manager, the Company running on the back of 3D-Token ICO: “Right now I am really very excited; our Projects is meeting great success and our Robot'sNetwork International Development Campaign officially started. We already received ...
The news has raised alarm that the company is 'turning employees into robots' before technology allows humans to be replaced in their warehouses altogether. One angry employee who did not want to be named told Mirror.co.uk: "They're trying to turn us into robots." "They might as well stick a camera ...
TOKYO (AP) - Japan has a new robot cafe where customers can enjoy coffee brewed and served by a robot barista. The robot named Sawyer debuted this week at Henna Cafe in Tokyo's downtown business and shopping district of Shibuya. The shop's name in Japanese means "strange cafe.".
Hotels across the country are rushing to introduce robots, with the promise of enhancing the guest experience and increasing efficiency. The automated companions can do everything from make and pick up deliveries to help guests find their way around. In 2014, Aloft Cupertino in the Silicon Valley ...
The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, which kick off on 9 February, may be the most futuristic of their kind, as officials have announced robots will play several starring roles. In addition to robotic torch-bearers, there will be roaming robot guides that will provide assistance and entertainment around ...
For the exhibition, Noumena has created a series of robots which integrate both artificial and organic components. The small rovers, which look like some sort of shelled alien insects, are powered by DC motors, an Arduino main board, and a Kinect motion sensor system which helps to guide them.
Hit Channel 4 series 'Humans' also showed the difficult of dealing with robots that had become human-like. And new Netflix show 'Altered Carbon' imagines a world where humans can transfer their consciousness into lab-grown bodies, or "sleeves". This means that when your body becomes old or gets ...
Yes, every single robot, android, and automaton starts to laugh at the doctor's expense. Plus, a little robot comes up and goes, “you got a dumb face.” Now, that's just rude. While it's cool for Sprint to stress its affordability when compared to its competitors, it's odd that this Super Bowl commercial would ...
MOSES LAKE – Families are invited to create valentine candy robots during Free Family Saturday in Moses Lake. The Feb. 3 event is from noon until 2 p.m., or until supplies are gone, at the Moses Lake Museum and Art Center, located at 401 S. Balsam St. The event is open to all ages and admission is ...
I've been intrigued by robots for as long as I can remember. What kid didn't think that R2-D2 was awesome?! I knew he looked like a shop vac, but he was so cool. The lights. The movement. The sounds. He had a personality all his own. I remember making robots out of legos and even made a mini r2-d2 ...
In 2016, Peter Tieryas published his debut novel United States of Japan which ended up on our best books of the year list for 2016. Tieryas has described the influence that Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle had on the book, in which the US loses World War II and is occupied by Japan and ...
Rep. Stewart Barlow, R-Fruit Heights, left, and Rep Barlow and David Catania, head of public affairs for Starship Technologies, show off a personal delivery robot to the Utah Transportation Committee on Wednesday at the state Capitol. Barlow is sponsoring a bill that would modify Utah traffic code to ...
TOKYO — Robots are waiting to serve coffee and other beverages at the Henna Café, or strange cafe, scheduled to open today at the Shibuya Modi commercial building in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward. Major travel agency H.I.S. Co. is opening the café, where customers place orders via a ticket-vending ...
A quarter of jobs in Dundee are at risk from automation and globalisation, according to Centre for Cities report. Sign up to our Daily newsletter. Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1 a week Subscribe today from £1 a week. The rise of robots should be seen as an opportunity and not just a threat, ...
You take your self-driving car to the checkout-less Amazon GO store for a nosh and a beverage and on the way home, a Tesla robot consumes your snack, strains out the carcinogens, fats, chemicals and other ickies, and injects the nutrients into you. And when you get home, Alexa automatically tunes ...
A new startup could hold the key to keeping construction projects on time and on budget. Doxel launched on Jan. 23 with a promise to use artificial intelligence and robots to keep a close watch on construction sites. Welding Manufacturing, construction, building, construction workers. Rob Lambert/ ...
Sprint unveiled its full 60-second Super Bowl LII ad today, set to air in the first quarter of the game. While the ad mirrors last year's Sprint commercial in ridiculing its biggest competitor, Verizon, its tactics have apparently evolved. The Super Bowl spot, “Do the math and switch to Sprint,” (the second Big ...
Ken Russell's 'Gothic' and Mark Lester's 'Class of 1999' are new to Blu-ray from Vestron Video! Vestron Video's Collector's Series continues to offer up fun genre blasts from the past, and their latest releases include an atmospheric look at the night that birthed Frankenstein and a warning about the future ...
If you can remember, thousands of employees lost their jobs when automakers employed robots to tackle car assembling. However, instead of lamenting, a good number of folks took upon themselves to study robotics and how to work the bots and were absorbed back by their companies. That simply ...
You inform robot with voice commands about the contents of each box and then direct it, “Pick up the snack.” Deducing that sugar is a raw material and, therefore, unlikely to be someone's snack, the robot instead selects the crackers. That scenario is being developed by researchers at the Massachusetts ...
That history means it's one of the first places employers recruit from for their robotics and automation needs. At Ramp Manufacturing—a Waterloo, Ont.-based company that builds custom automation machines for clients—there are four Conestoga grads in the controls department alone, including Adams.
The fourth industrial revolution, commonly referred to as the digital revolution, is often in the news and will give rise to a number of major challenges. The digital revolution is characterised by the rise of advanced technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, autonomous vehicles, artificial ...
Also, an ambulance service, which will be similar to Uber, is in the pipeline. 6. With the aim of putting a final end to the inhumane practice of manual scavenging in the state, the minister announced that a robotdeveloped by a Kozhikode resident would be employed across the state to clean sewers and ...
And along with entering a new phase of development comes a new name for the 60-kilogram robots: Xaver. “We started with a research project funded by the European Commission in May of 2015,” explained Thiemo Buchner, project lead at Fendt Robotics. “The research part lasted 18 months.
"This design is based on our hypothesis assuming physical and social telepresence can be embodied by such a surrogate human who imitates the remote user." Such telepresence systems have been developed before. But they have mostly been mounted on robots, which the person talking could then ...
It's almost Valentine's Day, and it appears sex robots are gonna make Cupid's job a lot harder. That's just one of the fascinating insights found in Match's eighth annual Singles in America report, which was released Thursday. There's plenty to learn abut the modern dating experience from the results of ...
Guang-Zhong Yang from Imperial and his colleagues said seven of the challenges involve technology which will have a broad impact on all robotic applications, including creating new materials and manufacturing methods, developing cost-effective and long-lasting power sources for mobile robots and ...
Robots are a relatively recent entrant into the healthcare sector, contributing to medical imaging services over the last 25 years. According to market research and strategy consulting company Yole Développement and its partner KnowMade, the surgical robotics market will experience an impressive ...
MONTREAL, Quebec — C2RO today announced a partnership with the leading service robot manufacturer in China, Qihan Sanbot Robotics, to bring powerful cloud-based cognitive augmentation to the Sanbot Elf. The companies said that the already successful Elf platform will initially be enhanced with ...

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