Monday, April 2, 2018

3/17/2018 BLAST ROBOT NEWS REVIEW


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The "Star Wars" robots R2-D2 and BB-8 are the droids that NASA is looking for — "astromechs" that can help repair spaceships on the fly, a NASA robotics engineer says. Future NASA robots might resemble humanoid droids such as C-3PO and K-2SO from the waist up, but have giant mechanical ...
DOES the possibility of C-3PO standing by the side of your hospital bed, his gold metal fingers operating on your heart, fill you with dread or with hope? What about the idea of sitting down on the psychologist's couch with Data to talk through your feelings, or getting Wall-E to help look after your elderly ...
“The SOTABots are a local robotics team combining students from Tacoma School of the Arts, Tacoma Science and Math Institute, and Stewart Middle School. Our team is a part of the FIRST Roboticsorganization, a worldwide association designed to get young adults involved in engineering. Every year ...
A team of Toyota engineers built a basketball-throwing robot named "Cue" in their free time. The robot uses AI to sink shot after shot, and after 200,000 practice throws, the robot shoots with almost perfect accuracy. At 6 feet 3 inches, Cue is shorter than the average NBA player. But the basketbot was still ...
While many view market leader Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) as the Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) of China, JD.com (NASDAQ: JD) may be a closer comparison. Unlike Alibaba, which began as a platform upon which third parties bought and sold goods, JD.com began as a full-service e-commerce platform, ..
Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu made a significant announcement in mid-March 2018 at a domestic technology forum. “The serial production of combat robots for the Russian armed forces may start already this year,” he stated. Shoigu also implied, in response a question about whether ...
Developed by chemistry professor Lee Cronin and his team, the #RealTimeChem project uses a pair of robots to perform chemical reactions in the lab, executing simple experiments involving mixing liquids and then recording the results. The Twitter part relates to the fact that the two robots aren't ...
Amid the debate about robotics more and more is robots themselves: one unintended effect of their integration into society has been the rise in incidents involving robots being vandalized or severely damaged. Children born in and growing up in this decade, however, will encounter and engage with ...
Researchers from Naver Labs, KAIST, and Seoul National University in South Korea developed Shelly, a turtle-like cyborg designed to teach wee ones not to abuse robots. The tortoise-shaped toy is fun to play with, lighting up and dancing—until someone presses too hard or whacks it. Sensing danger ...
What's the point of having decades of experience if you're no longer allowed to use it to decide how best to help this individual child or patient? Doesn't professional judgment count for anything any more? You might as well get a robot to do it. And the wider social consequences of all this are worrying.
The robots will avoid obstacles such as pedestrians via a combination of 10 to 14 sensors, which will include video cameras, LiDAR (light detection and ranging) and radar. They'll be able to travel up to 25 km (16 miles) on one charge of their battery pack, and will be capable of topping that pack up via ...
The nearly 100-year-old farm, which was started by Andy Styger's grandfather, has two robots that milk the dairy cows. He and his wife, Linda, run the farm with their son, Shane Styger. Shane is transitioning into taking over the farm. “In the old system, when you milked by hand, usually you milked twice a ...
Teams prepare for their matches at the FIRST Tech Challenge north super-regional championship at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids on Friday, March 16, 2018. The robotics competition takes place on a global scale, with teams competing at local levels with the goal of advancing to the world ...
Folks are invited to watch robots show off their skills for free at the Yakima SunDome. More than 1,000 FIRST Washington and Oregon high school students are competing Friday and Saturday for the FIRST Robotics Competition. FIRST, a nonprofit organization, says nearly 11,000 young people, from ...
The company is counting on robots and the "internet of things" to pick up the slack. It has already introduced about 250 robots at the park and a neighboring Henn na Hotel, which literally translates to "weird hotel." It also is running a pilot program to automatically monitor and collect garbage at the park.
robot built at MIT has reportedly set a world speed record for solving a Rubik's Cube, cutting the previous record of 0.637 seconds (set by another robot in 2016) down to just 0.38 seconds. If robots had grandparents, this one's would be very proud. The Rubik's-solving robot was constructed at MIT this ...
PEORIA, Ill. - Robots are on the move this weekend as hundreds of students take part in the FIRST Robotics Central Illinois Midwest Regional Competition. 37 teams from 6 states, and even a team from Turkey, are in central Illinois for the 2-day competition, hosted by Bradley University. 9 local teams are ...
The use of robotics in medical health isn't new. Robots already lend a hand in spinal surgery, with models such as Renaissance allowing surgeons to place screws in spines with 99 per cent accuracy (9 per cent higher than conventional methods). The famous da Vinci surgical system (where surgeon's ...
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) looks at a human-like combat robot during a visit to the Central Research Institute for Precision Machine outside Moscow, January 20, 2015. (Reuters/RIA Novosti). MOSCOW, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced on Thursday ...
It's a good look at the state of the game so far, showcasing changing mission conditions, various types of enemy units, the inconvenience of enemy reinforcements, and other elements of gameplay. But sometimes you want to just kick back and watch a few minutes of giant robots blowing the 31st-century ...
Tencent, the tech titan behind China's biggest social networking and chat platform, WeChat, is about to bring its AI research to life by opening a robotics lab in China's center of manufacturing, Shenzhen. The move, announced at an AI event yesterday, will see the company explore an exciting new ...
This Saturday, March 17, OMSI is opening the Robot Revolution exhibit to the public—a traveling crew of over 40 robots from nine different countries, accompanied by a team of robot specialists. We recommended this exhibit in our last issue but couldn't say no when offered the chance to play with the ...
Global Joint Stacking Robots Market outlook 2018 report covers a detailed study of the Global Joint Stacking Robots Market which highlights the latest technological improvements and new launches, current industrial affairs and developments, upcoming policy alterations, and knocking opportunities in ...
The rise of robotics promises to turn the world of work upside down and corporate tax may have to be raised to make up for the shortfall. Josh White looks at whether this could force the 'race to the bottom' into reverse. The article you are trying to view is locked content, available only to subscribers and ...
Watch out all you well-paid, fat-and-sassy jazz marimba players: Shimon, the marimba playing robot, is after your jobs. Shimon is the brainchild of the RoboticMusicianship Group at Georgia Tech and I've been following his career for a few years now. In this video, taken at the Ferst Center Presents as ...
robot that can reproduce these, even if imperfectly, suspends our critical abilities (i.e. remembering that this speaking, life-like creature is nonetheless a carefully engineered machine under its latex exterior) and forces us, at some level, to interact with it as if it were a biological entity like ourselves.
Small Robot Company has won a TechAward from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) for helping farms increase yields and profits. The new technology involves robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI), which improve the way that food is ...
In the first single off his forthcoming EP Emotional Robots, Son! (formerly known as LordoftheFly) offers a glimpse into the internal workings of a loving but perhaps fleeting relationship. On “WHAT'S GOOD,” Son!, real name Daniel Kaplan, takes another delve into emotionally-laden, synth-washed ...
Thirty-one teams of high-schoolers have come to Troy from as far away as Brazil and Quebec to showcase their talents and their robots. "My job personally is to check anything that may have broken on the robot. We have a lot of issues where we get hit by other robots and the vibrations can loosen a wire ...
By 2020, they want prototypes of both robotic and “optionally manned” units available for field testing. That means having something solid to work with by 2019. Brigadier General David A. Lesperance told reporter Sydney Freedberg of Breakingdefense.com that they expect heavy modeling, simulation, ...
Robot Wars first aired from 1998 to 2004 and was brought back to the BBC in 2016. Previous hosts have included Jeremy Clarkson, Craig Charles, Philippa Forrester and Jayne Middlemiss. The competitive game show featured enthusiasts building and battling their robots against the likes of house ...
Growers worried about workforce shortages on Cornish farms in the wake of Brexit could soon have an alternative solution - robots. Scientists from Plymouth University are pioneering technology that could transform the future of produce growing, dubbing it the 'robot harvest'. It is part of a three-year ...
THE ROBOTS are here to stay and growing numbers of our children want to learn more about them. Nearly 200 students gathered at Clinton Primary School yesterday for the inter-school Robotics Competition and the clear winners were the students themselves. With minimal supervision they had built, ...
Construction Robots Market report 2023 focuses on the major Types and Applications for the key players. Construction Robots market research report also provides analysis of the market share, segmentation, revenue forecasts and geographic regions of the market. The Construction Robots market ...
This Report also provides Sales Analysis, Equipment and Raw Material Suppliers, Tables & Figures, development of Aerospace Robots industry, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions distributors analysis, and shares from 2011-2016 and forecast till 2022. In this section, various Aerospace ...
Demonstration areas at the event here featured several autonomous robots made by Locus Robotics, which DHL use in a warehouse that the company said is helping it move packages 50 percent faster. The robots include a tablet display that a warehouse staffer can use to input an order that the robot ...
Sleazy preferences also include boob sizes up to a triple F and 11 different types of genitalia. There are even 19 different NIPPLE TYPES to choose from – ranging from “perky” to “puffy”. We told last year about a Scottish festival held to discuss humans having sex with robots. An academic is set to tell an ...
The abstract reads, “Soft robots have received an increasing attention due to their advantages of high flexibility and safety for human operators but ... Recently, 3D printing has been used as a key technology to fabricate soft robots because of high quality and printing multiple materials at the same time.
Unfortunately, the task proved too much for the robot who appears to have given up. At the time of hiring, the CEO of Cali Group the company that runs the burger chain was reported as saying, "The key to success in the restaurant industry is consistency. So anytime you go to a CaliBurger anywhere you ...
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced on Thursday that serial production of combat robotsfor the army could be implemented this year. "We have begun creating combat robots. Their state and army tests are nearing completion. And I think we will begin serial production as early as this ...
TROY - Hundreds of students are getting ready to take part in a unique competition at RPI this weekend. Teams from around the world are gathered in Troy for the fifth annual FIRST Robotics competition. The competition combines sports with science, technology, engineering, and math. The teams are ...
Day one of a robotics competition in Albany began on Friday. High school students from all over South Georgia are at the Albany Civic Center taking part in the P&G FIRST® Robotics Competition. Twenty-six teams represent different schools in South Georgia. They have been building these robots the ...
16 de marzo de 2018, 00:28Muscat, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Two robots will guide travelers at the international airport Muscat, the opening of which is scheduled for next Tuesday, said local media. A statement issued by the Oman Airports Management Company indicated the staff of the airport terminal ...
The Robot Wars revival has been curtailed after three series. The BBC Two show has been axed in order to create room for new shows. In a tweet on Friday, the official Robot Wars account confirmed the Beeb had decided to drop the beloved game show, which officially came to fore in the 1990s.
The Educational Robots market report provides a quick analysis on competitive landscape and prime manufacturers in regional market. On competitive landscape, this report includes complete profiles of key market players. Their product details, capacity, price, cost, gross and revenue numbers are ...
Justice League #41 hits your local comic book store on March 21, but thanks to DC Comics, Monkeys Fighting Robots has an exclusive four-page preview for you. Justice League #41 is written by Christopher Priest, with art by Pete Woods, colors by Jeromy Cox, letters by Willie Schu, with the main cover ...
Global Household Service Robots Market outlook 2018 report covers a detailed study of the Global Household Service Robots Market which highlights the latest technological improvements and new launches, current industrial affairs and developments, upcoming policy alterations, and knocking ...
Zion Market Research added a new report “Smart Robots Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2016–2024” in its database, which provides an expert and in-depth analysis of key business trends and future market development prospects, key drivers and restraints ...
Flippy, the burger-flipping robot has been fired from his job, just one day after starting. Flippy was 'hired' by Pasadena Caliburger, with the KPI of cooking 150 burgers an hour. Unfortunately, the task proved too much for the robot who appears to have given up. At the time of hiring, the CEO of Cali Group ...
There has been moderate growth in the global “Inspection Robots Market” in recent years, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.68% between 2017 and 2021. APAC, Europe, North America, ROW likely to have quite high penetration rates and easily accessible facilities. The Inspection ...

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