Saturday, March 31, 2018

3/15/2018 BLAST ROBOT NEWS REVIEW

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RoboThespian explains the difference between humans and robots as OMSI employees install the new Robot Revolution exhibit Thursday, March 9. Opening Saturday, March 17, the exhibit explores a world in which humans and robots interface regularly. (Photo by Dillon Pilorget for The ...
captured here in a stunning short film, TELESTRON is like something from a robot'sfever dream, where the most modern of technologies reenacts one of humanity's oldest rituals. accompanied by a soundscape that is at times both rousing and ethereal, the effect is that of being granted audience to ...
Industries have been using robots to assist laborers for more than three decades. Every modern factory relies on robots in assembly lines, while artificial intelligence programmers rely on much smaller robots to help them design better code. We have plenty of robots; they just don't look like we thought ...

3/14/2018 BLAST ROBOT NEWS REVIEW


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I believe that eventually many of the smart assistant devices that are around today will still be here, but they will serve to supplement a primary robot with high-performance compute capabilities for serious AI applications. While I am not sure that these smart assistant-powered robots will necessarily ...
And if robots are taking human jobs, we need to figure out how we would deal with a large jobless population. Bill Gates believes that governments should tax companies' use of robots, as a way to at least temporarily slow the spread of automation and to fund other types of employment. And many now ...
In the series, she also explores the age-old question of whether robots will eventually take our jobs, concluding that automation will likely “dramatically change the world of work and probably our economy.” She even visited a sex robot factory in San Diego to gauge whether these machines could ...
TechCrunch's upcoming TC Sessions: Robotics is fast taking shape. The single-day event, held on May 11, will focus of the crossroads of the latest AI and robotics technology and the startup ecosystem. We're really pleased to announce two sessions for the show — as well as throw open the application ...
Each match is between two alliances, each comprised of three different FRC teams and their robots. An alliance's three robots work together to compete in each match. In early qualification matches, teams are randomly assigned together. Following those matches, based on rankings, the top eight teams ...
Eric Joyner only paints robots and donuts. Or, to be more precise: for almost two decades, robots, donuts or both have featured prominently in all of Joyner' paintings. The rest is up to his imagination. Despite restricting himself to two chosen subjects, the Californian painter's output is remarkably varied.
Not sure if it's good news David as a top ten manufacturer we should be in the top ten of robot penetration (sic). Having said that, one of our biggest manufacturing industries i.e. pharma, is highly automated, so is the (smaller) car industry we have now. A lot of our manufacturing must be so-called High ...
What's more, these robots can capture and archive samples of seawater in an Environmental Sample Processor (ESP) as they travel. The organisms in those samples will give researchers an idea of which kinds of microbes exist in different places in the ocean, and provide insight into the structure of the ...
Robots retrofitted into existing facilities are having the most problems, while robots placed in new barns have SPCs similar to or less than conventional barns and milking systems. “It is reasonable to assume that new barns were built based on the most up-to-date recommendations for ventilation, stall ...
The South by Southwest Trade Show is always a grab bag of interesting eye-popping technologies (giant robots! Sushi machines! Weird musicians planing digital music in crazy costumes), and more down-to Earth booths for universities such at Texas A&M, vendors who deal in supply-chain items and a ...
Students will learn about robotics and machine intelligence. This camp will be held June 17-21. Explosives Camp – Rising high school juniors and seniors, age 16 and older, can attend this one-of-a-kind camp. Students must apply for acceptance to this camp. Two sessions are offered: June 10-15 and ...
The country's biggest property players are bracing for the next wave of disruption, including the potential impacts of automation and artificial intelligence, an industry forum has heard. Opening the Green Cities conference in Melbourne on Wednesday was a panel of industry heavyweights: Lendlease's ...
Million Insights pointed to the use of industrial robots in China, where average labour costs have been rising by nearly 10% a year. The use of robots in industries has helped to slash workers' idle time by 80% and save more than 50% on production costs, leading to significant cost savings, the research ...
AndrĂ©a Morris , Contributor I cover S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Tweet This. If robots do become sentient, how would we know? Are we disincentivized to recognize sentient machines? we have no criteria for ...
Do robots make the best baristas? That's the thinking behind Briggo, a connected coffee company that's based in Austin. The company built a system, called a Coffee Haus, that enables robots to make coffee and other espresso beverages that customers can personalize based on temperature, flavor, ..
There have been some worrying headlines recently that warn us of the rise of robot workers and that millions of jobs will be lost to automation and non-human operators over the coming years. While much of these could be written off as scare stories, it does seem that as robot workers become more ...
The early conversations around driverless cars have focused on robot taxis because taking the human driver out of a cab seemed like the quickest path to profitability. But an increasing number of companies—automakers, tech giants, startups, parcel services—are seeing autonomous delivery as the ...
Avatars would enable their human operators to see, hear and touch via the robot's sensors and actuators, essentially allowing them to teleport their skills and knowledge to anywhere in the world — although the contest requirements only require the avatar to work from at least 100 kilometers away.
"Other compounding robots currently available neither provide the level of safety nor the efficiency compared to the Equashield Pro. Furthermore, the Pro allows pharmacists to spend more time with patients and help in making prescription decisions on the nursing floor, all while remotely monitoring ...
Security research firm IOActive also conducted a study last year that found roughly 50 vulnerabilities in robots produced by many popular vendors. The machines studied include robots from Softbank Robotics, UBTECH Robotics, Universal Robotics, Asratec Corp, ROBOTIS, and Rethink Robotics.
These include an application that uses machine vision for identifying pests and monitoring crop damage, drones that shoot targeted sprays of pesticides instead of the usual cloud, and the “robot bee” patent, which would carry pollen from plant to plant. There's also potential for drones to act as the next ...
If you're one who thinks the ability to dance is severely missing from modern robotics, the fine folks over at ETH Zurich's Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering have a treat for you. The team has developed a robot – a quadrupedal bot called the ANYmal – with the ability to analyze music ...
My husband and I were making out, about to head to the bedroom, when he told me he was ready for our family to get bigger. I had been talking about having another child basically since we'd had our daughter three years ago. I looked at him, eyes wide, and he said, “We're getting a robot.
HELSINKI, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Four talking robots are to be used in preschool and early elementary classrooms in Tampere, southwest Finland, Finnish national broadcaster Yle reported on Tuesday. Three of them are owl-like robots. Produced by the Finnish company AI Robots, they will be used to ...
ZenRobotics' robotic sorting systems will be a central part of the modern sorting facility that will run fully automated. Sogetri emphasizes that no jobs will be lost. In fact, a dozen of jobs will be created in for example maintenance. On the sorting line the robots will mainly take on the toughest tasks, such as ...
... as your own brain waves turn into sound - the Digital Spring x After Hours At The McCord event will let you meet the only two humanoid robots in Canada, Nao and Pepper. Let me repeat that, friends: you can literally meet and party with the only two humanoid robots in Canada, right here at this event.
You don't have to be Steph Curry or Lebron James to score basket after basket like a pro. You don't even have to be human. Meet CUE, a humanoid robot trained by AI to shoot basketballs. Built by employees of Toyota in Japan, the humanoid robot was unveiled in the B League 1, a professional men's ...
What you didn't realize that some of these robotics were early versions of collaborative robots, the kind of robots designed to work around people. Fast-forward in real time ... "A collaborative robot is any device that can move itself or things on its own and perform a function," Aulenbach said. "For example ...
We here at The Fresh Toast are big fans of BBC's Planet Earth series. We love watching bears boogie in the jungle and giraffes stomping lions. These moments remind us that nature is so often more entertaining than anything else you'd see on TV. We also love Planet Earth because its style is so distinct ...
Building automata dates back to ancient Egypt and is thought to be one of the earliest forays into robotics. First developed as a form of entertainment for royalty, automata are complex mechanical sculptures that combine watchmaking and anatomy to create objects that seemingly come alive. Today ...
Our first inkling something was up came when Domino's started delivering hot pies via autonomous vehicle in limited markets. We watched the success of Zume Pizza, a California-based chain that uses robots, big data, and custom trucks to whip up pizzas on the way to your door. We figured it was just a ...
A new lightweight, low-cost agricultural robot could transform data collection and field scouting for agronomists, seed companies and farmers. The TerraSentia crop phenotyping robot, developed by a team of scientists at the University of Illinois, will be featured at the 2018 Energy Innovation Summit ...
The Flippy units, sold by Miso Robotics and specifically designed for CaliBurger restaurants, cost around $60,000 each and another $12,000 a year to run. The plan is for them to appear exclusively in CaliBurger restaurants for the next six months. The company is hoping that the rest of the 50 locations, ...
First of all, stop worrying about the coming robot revolution. Second, build your creative and adaptive skill base. Around the world, top educators are already stealing the move. Stanford and Princeton are changing their curriculums to advance arts education. Princeton has 30 per cent to 40 per cent more ...
I'm writing in response to Jim Hightower's fearmongering piece in the Feb. 21 Indy. I am concerned that this may frighten too many readers and cause them to make wrong choices in their life or for their children. If I had kids, I would not send them to college but make them learn a trade that requires ...
Seven years ago, iRobot introduced us to Ava, a sort of tech demonstrator designed to show how robotswere capable of doing things like—well, the company wasn't entirely sure, but telepresence was one of the ideas. The robot's autonomous navigation was certainly impressive, and Ava could avoid ...
But, what if there is a scientific solution that makes every cup of tea, the perfect cup of tea. We bring you, Arya, world's first 'Chai' making robot. Now, having a cup of tea is as easy as saying, “Hi Arya! Make me my favourite cup of tea.” And your tea is made with your precise flavour as Arya is programmed ...
A driverless street sweeping machine from Cruise Automation, spotted at 38th & Geary on 3/8/18. Photo by Jim C. Reader Jim C. sent us the pic above of a driverless/automated street sweeping machine that he spotted at 38th and Geary last Thursday. Jim reports that the vehicle was closely followed by ...
PETOSKEY — The St. Francis Xavier School robotics team took home a trophy in its first-ever competition on Saturday in Roseville. The school had two ... The teams are also required to do an ambassador program, which means demonstrating the robots to younger students and community members.
Twenty automated bookstores staffed by robots are reportedly expected to open in Beijing later this year, offering a 24-hour-a-day service. China's largest bookselling franchise Xinhua opened the first of the planned stores last month in the southeast district of Tongzhou, according to the Beijinger.
OptoForce, a leading robotics technology provider of multi-axis force and torque sensors, today announced that it has completely rewritten its core software, resulting in new capabilities and automation tasks not previously available for Universal Robots industrial robots. The new developments also ...
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As an early adopter of TrustPortal's digital platform for Robotic Process Automation (RPA), RPAi Inc. will be advancing automation strategies for clients in North America. RPAi help clients hire, train and employ robots and in partnering with TrustPortal, their clients will ...
FIRST Tech Challenge teams build robots on an 18-inch square base and compete on a 12-foot by 12-foot field. This year's game is called “Relic Recovery.” Teams operate the robots, which gather and place objects like foam cubes and plastic balls to score points during 2-1/2-minute matches.
The South by Southwest Trade Show is up and running and with it an eclectic mix of gadgets and companies on display. High-tech companies as well as startups jostle for attention among the hundreds of vendors on display at the Austin Convention Center. There were even lightsaber-wielding robots, ...
The potential of 3D printed soft robots is a much-discussed area of technology in 2018. Just last week, in fact, we wrote about how engineers at Oregon State University are using a gallium alloy to 3D print flexible computer screens and other stretchable electronic devices; those engineers also made the ...
The pollution in Ganga, Yamuna and other rivers of the country will now be monitored through high tech robots. The robots will be placed in the industrial towns from where the rivers passes, said Indra Shekhar Sen, scientist, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K), who will be leading the team to ...
Eighth grader Michael Lohan, 13, of Clarence E. Culver Elementary School located in Niles, right, competes against Lincoln Junior High School sixth grader Hayden Lindsay, 12, at the first Little 9 robotics tournament Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Lincoln Junior High School in Skokie. (Pioneer Press).
In the series, she also explores the age-old question of whether robots will eventually take our jobs, concluding that automation will likely "dramatically change the world of work and probably our economy." She even visited a sex robot factory in San Diego to gauge whether these machines could ...
For anyone terrified about a robot uprising, this viral video of a cute electronic butler will put your mind at ease. ... James said: “I've seen a couple of robots in Japanese stores before, and they were typically quite adorable too. I suppose it makes the inevitable robot uprising seem less terrifying.”.
IT security researchers have showcased a unique danger that could be posed by a robot the size of a child if one was to be hacked. It's certainly worlds apart from humanoid robots being hacked and reprogrammed to fight like Chucky, the killer doll from the horror movie Child's Play. It's worse – the ...