Friday, March 9, 2018

2/15/2018 BLAST ROBOT NEWS REVIEW


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So reads a notice on the wall at Hello, Robot: Design Between Human and Machine – an exhibition which could change the way you think about automatons. The show's already been a big hit in Vienna, Austria. This summer it travels to Winterthur, in Switzerland, then on to Lisbon in Portugal. Until April ...
The work with these robots, known as “smarticles,” is part of a broader interest in the feasibility and applications of self-organizing robots. Other examples include “droplet”-size robots being developed at the University of Colorado, “Kilobot” swarms at Harvard University, and swarmanoids out of a ...
Robots in the workforce will give rise to new jobs for humans, including safety engineers, robot specialists and augmented reality experts, according to researchers. Credit: 'FANUC robots', by Mixabest - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0. Robots are already changing the way we work—particularly in ...
Robots are already changing the way we work - particularly in factories - but worries that they will steal our jobs are only part of the picture, as new ... As the field develops, European roboticists are busy investigating how factory robots could create new opportunities for workers in manufacturing jobs.
The director of “Metalhead”, David Slade, was inspired by these very demonstrations. As he stated in an interview in January, the inspiration for those robotic villains stemmed from none other than Boston Dynamics itself. “Those fucking Boston Dynamics robots are terrifying, so that in itself was enough ...
Anki Cozmo coding robot is on display at CES International in Las Vegas. Cozmo, which debuted in 2016, now comes with an app called Code Lab that allows kids to drag and drop blocks of code that control its movements and animations. They can even access facial and object recognition functions ...
PARIS — A small army of robots invaded France's foreign ministry Wednesday, prompting a response with a distinctly French flavor: people fueled up on cream puffs and strong coffee, then launched into discussion about how to harness technology to project influence on a global stage.This was the ...
This video from Pyeongchang gives us a glimpse into the 2018 Ski Robot Challenge where brilliant minds craft robots that will take on a downhill course. As you can see in the video, some robots are more successful than others. And apparently, some get colder than others and also require coats and ...
Sony is getting into the STEM education game with KOOV, a coding kit containing more than enough sensors, actuators, and electronic parts to bring blocky Minecraft-like robots to life. It's the first US launch from Sony's Global Education division, which already found success with KOOV in Japan and ...
Stories of cashier-less grocery stores, self-driving cars and programmable lawyers have flooded the news in the past six months, kicking off a renewed debate over whether robots might soon dominate the global economy. But how will the impending takeover of robots in the workplace affect Pierce ...
That idea is the Future of Work Task Force, a proposal in the Legislature that would research ways to prepare workers for the robot-dominated job landscape of the future. The bill follows estimates from one MIT study that roughly a third of U.S. workers may be replaced by robots by the year 2030. Several ...
The crowd murmured and cheered as the robots overcame the obstacle. Tyson implored the audience to read the comments on the video at home later. “The first comment was 'We're all going to die!' but then the second comment was 'Those were polite robots!'” he said. “So for me this captures the split ...
ReportsnReports.com adds Artificial Intelligence (AI) Robots Market is forecast to reach $12.36 billion by 2023 from $3.49 billion in 2018 at a CAGR of 28.78% during (2018-2023) driven by the high adoption of robots for personal use such as companionship and entertainment; and support from ...
WATCH: Skiing Robots Are Here And They Come In Peace. Welcome to the 2018 Ski Robot Challenge, an event organizers are calling the first ever robot skiing competition.
While a relationship with a robot may sound strange, robots are making their way into every aspect of the business world, and not just on a manufacturing floor. The market for robotic process automation (RPA), or software robots, is exploding and it is poised to be a $1.2-billion-dollar market by 2021.
CommonSense Robotics, an Israel-based startup developing AI and robotics tech to help online grocery retailers speed up fulfilment and delivery, has raised $20 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Playground Global, with participation from previous investors Aleph VC and Eric Scs ...
By studying the pests as they clamber across chasms and over obstacles, roboticists hope to learn some of their locomotion secrets that they can then apply to new robotprototypes. “Where they live, you have all sorts of stuff around you, like dense vegetation or fallen leaves or branches or roots,” says ...
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The paradox is that activities like high-level reasoning that are challenging for human beings are easy for robots endowed with AI. Simple sensory and motor skills that are easy for the average one-year-old child, on the other hand, are far beyond the current reach of the robots. No surprise, really: Those ...
“Let's say you wanted a robot to take care of a baby,” CU Boulder associate professor Wei Zhang suggested. “In that case, you would integrate e-skin on the robot fingers [so it] can feel the pressure of the baby.” Simply apply moderate heat and pressure to conform the sheet to curved surfaces—like ...
For years the technology company has been delighting and outraging us with their YouTube videos showing them kicking robots, hitting them with sticks, and generally being mean. And now engineers at Boston Dynamics have found the missing link between robots being our servants, and robots being ...
As the world's top athletes competed at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, some robots also showed off their winter sports skills. A ski race involving robots was held recently at the Welli Hilli Park ski area near Pyeongchang. Eight teams built and programmed the robots to compete in the Ski Robot ...
But experts like Jeff Gray, a computer science professor at the University of Alabama and an adviser to the nonprofit coding education group Code.org, say kids can derive other benefits from coding robots and similar toys. They can, for instance, learn "persistence and grit" when the toys inevitably do ...
will.i.am is a musician, record producer, and a judge on The Voice - but now he's adding author to the list! He's created a new book 'WaR: Wizards and Robots' with science-fiction writer Brian David Johnson. It's an action-adventure story where wizards are real, robots from the future have arrived, and ...
Knightscope is in the security business, manufacturing autonomous robots to guard a variety of environments, from wind farms and parking lots to shopping malls and storefronts. Since its founding in 2013, the company has been steadily expanding its customer base and refining a technology that ...
The results were similar, appearing to confirm Dr. Jayaram's conclusions. The findings could prove helpful to engineers as robots become smaller, softer and lighter, Dr. Jayaram believes. “There is an increasing trend to make robots smarter and more capable, so that they can operate effectively indoors ...
Just like the original version of Twin Robots, this Ultimate Edition supports co-op play, allowing you and a friend to run, jump, puzzle solve, and transfer energy from one to the other in your bid for freedom. There appears to be a rather generous amount of extra content on offer, too, which you can check ...
Robots, once only a staple of science fiction, have begun receiving a lot of real-world attention. In the West in recent years, they've begun building houses, cleaning houses and making foods. Lately, manufacturers have upped their ante with the creation of female special versions for sexual pleasure ...
In a contest worthy of televised action via ESPN 8: The Ocho, robotics teams are pitting animatronic skiers against one another, an hour away from the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The competition is dubbed the “Edge of Robot: Ski Robot Challenge,” and features eight robotics teams ...
Researchers seeking new ways to explore the ocean have developed an underwater “robotic plankton” inexpensive enough to be deployed in swarms to study the ocean from a plankton-eye viewpoint. Not that the devices truly resemble plankton. Plankton is a mix of tiny organisms, including diatoms, ...
LAS VEGAS (AP) – You've seen apps and toys that promise to teach your child to code. Now enter the robots. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, coding robots came out in force. One convention hall area was packed with everything from chip-embedded, alphabet-like coding blocks to ...
In October last year, Saudi Arabia became the first country in the world to give a robot citizenship. When taking to the stage to announce “her” new status, Sophia said she was “very honored and proud for this unique distinction…It is historic to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with citizenship ...
Robots. Washing machine-size versions created by LG Electronics are cleaning airport floors, and robot guides are answering questions in a number of languages. If a robot guide isn't available, foreign visitors can still communicate, thanks to GenieTalk, the official interpretation app of the Olympics.
The Automated Brassica harvesting in Cornwall (ABC) project is being led by Lecturer in Robotics Dr. Martin Stoelen, with key agricultural expertise provided by Professor of Plant Physiology Mick Fuller. It also involves strategic partner Teagle Machinery Ltd in Truro, and partners Riviera Produce in ...
A man who calls himself a “cyborg artist,” with an antenna dangling over his forehead, says the number of half-robots will only rise and governments should start recognizing them. British-born and Catalan-raised Neil Harbisson has an unusual implant – a special antenna attached to his head that has ...
Helen said: "The number of medical conditions that keeps children off school for a long period of time is huge. "At Yeovil Hospital there is a school but the moment you come out there is a gap, when there's no schooling available. "Basically any child could use the robots who can't come into school." ...
But as manufacturers begin to introduce “companion robots” that play with children and look after the elderly, some scientists and ethicists are thinking that if robots can't have a soul, they should at least have some foundational ethics to govern their behavior. The need for so-called "moral machines" ...
These sexbots are custom-made, complete with silicon body parts, heating and lubrication systems, and changing facial expressions. The idea of sex robots is not new. In 2007, futurist David Levy published “Love and Sex with Robots,” in which he argued that robotic love would soon be embraced in the ...
Robotics students at Dodge City Middle School are learning to assemble and program sophisticated electronics with a high-tech version of a popular construction toy. Gifted Facilitator and robotics instructor Brian Steib said most of the classes are building a LEGO Mindstorm product called Sk3tchbots to ...
Research conducted by Stanford Medical University found that of 25,000 operations in 416 hospitals in the US in 2006-2012, surgeons needed less time to carry out kidney laparoscopy operations than robots, while fewer accidents occurred with patients who underwent operations by humans only.
Amid fears that sex robots might assume the place of women in the lives of men in the nearest future, renowned sex therapist and Managing Director of Zee Virtual Media, Uche Edochie, in this interview, says human females still have a greater advantage over robotic female partners in the lives of men.
The workplace is always evolving. From ink and paper to typewriters and now computers, enterprise solutions implemented by businesses over the last century have moved at a nearly improbable pace. Technology has innovated the way most businesses operate, and now in the 21st century, Robotics ...
That has to be one of the strangest titles I've ever given an article without attempting to be funny. It seems this year's Winter Olympics saw more than humans competing in a skiing event. There are about 85 different robots at the Olympics in Pyeongchang working the sporting event in an effort to show the ...
Struggling to find the perfect words to charm that special someone this Valentine's Day? Let a neural network lend a hand. Ah, yes, the 14th Day of February, on which you're maybe anticipating some sweet words from that special someone, or feeling forever alone, or just went and rejected the Hallmark ...
Davao City – A team that includes representatives from the University of the Philippines is looking at ways to replace humans in mapping coral reefs through open-source robots deployed in Mindoro. Dubbed the MindoroBots project, a team led by researchers from the Hong Kong University (HKU), has ...
City of Commerce-based Hollar Inc., operators of an online discount store, recently announced that it had deployed 100 “picker robots” to help with automating fulfillment services at its warehouse. Hollar's online store sells thousands of good starting at $2 with products ranging from apparel, toys, ...
The Wahkiakum 4-H Robotics Club brought their robots to the Senior lunch in Cathlamet on Thursday, February 8 to talk about what they are using to learn programming. On display was small Wedo robots that the younger kids work with, an underwater robot, a drone with a camera, and an EV3 robot.
A top British intelligence expert had claimed that the US military will have more robot soldiers on the battlefield than real ones by 2025, suggesting that deadly combat robots are rapidly becoming a reality of modern day warfare. US is looking to have a military edge over other countries like China and ...
The latest video from Boston Dynamics is called 'Hey Buddy, can you give me a hand?'. The clip shows two dog-like robots working together to open a door. Reactions from the online community appear mixed with many expressing concern over the dangerous potential of future machines.
Robots in your classroom as learning enters digital age ... At other times, the pupils at Attymass have been programming mini-robots, experimenting with earthquake simulators and shooting their own films. ... At Attymass, the infant classes work with small programmable robots known as BeeBots.

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