Wednesday, April 4, 2018

3/20/2018 BLAST ROBOT NEWS REVIEW


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Today marks the kickoff of Amazon's annual semi-secret MARS Conference in Palm Springs, which means two things. No, you weren't invited. The start of several days of pictures featuring Jeff Bezos palling around with his best robot friends. Last year the 'bot loving billionaire wowed the internet with a ...
SAN FRANCISCO: As a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for building projects. Now the former Google engineer is turning that dream into a reality with Built ...
Promising to keep oversight light, they invited the companies to test their robotic vehicles on the state's roads. Then on Sunday night, an autonomous car operated by Uber — and with an emergency backup driver behind the wheel — struck and killed a woman on a street in Tempe, Ariz. It was believed ...
Within less than two decades it will be cheaper to operate robots in US factories than hire workers in Africa, a new report warns. Falling automation costs are predicted to cause job losses as manufacturers return to richer economies. Some analysts say poorer countries could be less impacted by this ...
SAN FRANCISCO — As a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for building projects. After moving on to work for a time as a Google engineer, Ready-Campbell ...
Jim Lawton , Contributor Challenging us to rethink robotics, manufacturing and smart factories Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Tweet This. In the race to build the digital factory, manufacturers will find robots the perfect physical and cognitive partner. Getty Images. Robots that ...
FedEx will grow its North Carolina fleet, testing 20 more Vecna robots in hopes of replacing all existing tuggers, a company spokeswoman confirmed to Geek.com. If all goes well, it may broaden the program to other locations across the country. In 2016, FedEx partnered with Savioke to develop a robot ...
The app ModiFace scrutinizes your skin type, points out what's wrong with your face, (you've got wrinkles here, a spot there), and suggests cosmetics that might be able to repair or cover those flaws. If you just thought, “Hey, making people feel insecure is a great way to get people to buy cosmetics,” ...
Giant robots are now a well-established part of the popular culture, and are regularly featured in movies, comic books, video games, television, toys and beyond. But not all giant robots are created equal, and some have left a bigger footprint than others. Heck, some of them are just plain cooler than ...
IBM creating robots to clean ocean. IBM Research Senior Vice President Arvind Krishna on creating AI-powered robot microscopes that can clean the ocean. IBM is predicting it will change the world in the next five years by using robots powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to clean the oceans. Continue ...
robot that can work on one shift picking parts and another shift loading parts will deliver a quicker ROI than a static robot fixed to one job. Small- and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) are discovering that smart manufacturing tools are now affordable. This is changing the audience for automation tools such ...
Advances in robotics and artificial intelligence technologies have stoked fears that machines are coming for humans' jobs in a variety of industries. Some executives of robotics companies have tried to allay those concerns, arguing that in many cases, people's roles will evolve, but technology won't ...
Because the Toyota engineers designed their robot to shoot like a human, they had to deal with the added complication of backspin. Human shooters rely on backspin, in part, to make any contact between the rim and the ball more forgiving. According to John Fantanella, author of The Physics of ...
The CMU robot has demonstrated it can measure radiation levels more accurately from inside the pipe than is possible with external techniques. In addition to savings in labor costs, its use significantly reduces hazards to workers who otherwise must perform external measurements by hand, garbed in ...
"The Super Bowl Indicator is a superstition that says that the stock market's performance in a given year can be predicted based on the outcome of the Super Bowl of that year," says Wikipedia. "This pseudo-macroeconomic concept states that if a team from the American Football Conference (AFC) wins, ...
Ever wished you could be in two places at the same time? The XPRIZE Foundation wants to make that a reality with a $10 million competition to build robot avatars that can be controlled from at least 100 kilometers away. The competition was announced by XPRIZE founder Peter Diamandis at the SXSW ...
The Uncanny Valley posits that robots get exponentially creepier the closer they look to humans -- take Nadine the social robot, RealDoll and the Geminoids (please). However, a company called Akin Roboticsin Turkey has proved that robots don't need to look like humans at all to evoke the "ugh" factor.
An eight-year-old Silver Spring, Md. company that makes software guiding robots to perform tasks on manufacturing floors is getting ready to be more widely seen. Robotic VISION Technologies announced $10.5 million in new funding from a mix of internal and outside investors earlier this month.
While sales of intelligent personal assistants continue to climb, are truly useful and cost-effective home robots on the near horizon? Keynote speaker Dr. Maja Mataric, Chan Soon-Shiong Chair in Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics at the University of Southern California, and panelists Dr.
Are robots finally taking over our classrooms? Not quite, but they have entered Irish schools for the first time as part of a new project to monitor the performance of trainee teachers. Hibernia College, the teacher education provider, has been piloting the use of a new “Swivl” robot with some of its trainees ...
Bipedal Robot Uses Jet-Powered Feet to Step Over Large Gaps Photo: Guangdong University of Technology The ducted fans on Jet-HR1's feet allow the robot to stretch its legs out farther without falling and take bigger steps than it normally would be able to. Advertisement. Editor's Picks. Lots of robots ...
A burger-flipping robot named Flippy the Robot has been fired from his post at a California burger joint after only one day on the job. Flippy, made by Miso Robotics, is billed as the “world's first autonomous robotickitchen assistant.” Like most artificially intelligent entities, it's supposed to learn from its ...
will.i.am has predicted the world will be taken over by powerful robots in two decades. The Black Eyed Peas star and entrepreneur - who is renowned for creating snazzy yet useful pieces of technology, including Apple's Dial watch - believes that human beings won't be able to compete with artificial ...
Verb's goal is to introduce a better, cheaper surgical robot into the market in 2020, plus a bunch of software tools for capturing insights from procedures. Many Alphabet engineers who used to work at Project Loon (stratospheric balloons to deliver internet) are currently on loan to Verb. The best-known ...
PITTSBURGH--A pair of autonomous robots developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute will soon be driving through miles of pipes at the U.S. Department of Energy's former uranium enrichment plant in Piketon, Ohio, to identify uranium deposits on pipe walls. The CMU robot has ...
FOX 12 got an inside look Monday evening at the robots that have become a staple for law enforcement. The Washington County Sheriff's Office gave a demonstration of one of two robots they keep with the patrol unit. The robot is used remotely to give deputies a live look at potentially dangerous ...
And it is important to remember that not all robots use artificial intelligence – some do, many don't. The problem is, the very same deficiency preventing these smart robots using AI from taking over the world will also make them extremely frustrating colleagues. From a tendency towards racism to a total ...
The regional robotics competitions begin with qualifying matches, where teams have a chance to evaluate the competition. After this, teams join together to form “alliances” of three that compete in a double-elimination bracket. Not all teams get chosen for alliances, and those not chosen do not advance.
Built Robotics is a start-up company making autonomous vehicles for operation on construction sites; they are designed to do all the 'dirty work' and heavy lifting. A promotional video on their website shows an autonomous excavator digging out building foundations. It also demonstrates the vehicle's ...
Scientists have discovered what may be the simplest form of locomotion in the travels of micron-scale particles linked and driven by a magnetic field. Researchers placed magnetized spheres of different sizes into a solution. When subjected to an “eccentric magnetic field,” the spheres self-assembled ...
Reis & Irvy's announced it is deploying its frozen yogurt vending robots to select grocery retailers in 17 U.S. states this spring. The brand, which launched in 2016, dispenses frozen yogurt within 60 seconds or less at the point of sale and includes seven different flavors and up to six toppings. Reis & Irvy's ...
Colombo - Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee says emotion and aggression are part of the game and doesn't want to see robots on the field, but he warned against behaviour "crossing the line". The ongoing Australia tour of South Africa has been marred by on-field altercations with South African ...
Colombo: Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee says emotion and aggression are part of the game and doesn't want to see robots on the field, but he warned against "crossing the line". The ongoing Australia tour of South Africa has been marred by on-field altercations with South African speedster ...
Chopping Mall has a planned remake in the works from director Robert Hall, but the killers in this version will be mannequins possessed by ghosts. It looks like there won't be very much to recognize in the remake of Chopping Mall! There's a reason this 1986 horror film from director Jim Wynorski ...
Alec Johnson, founder of the Carey High School STEM Club's inaugural roboticsteam, shows a group of enthusiastic students how to take the club's remote-controlled Bronco Onyx for a spin. The robot starred in several competitions this year, including one at Kalahari Waterpark Resort in Sandusky ...
Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee says emotion and aggression are part of the game and doesn't want to see robots on the field, but he warned ... "The thing that I will say about that, in all honesty, is we don't want robots on the field," he told AFP ahead of the T20 tri-series final between India and ...
The villains of Jim Wynorski's 1986 cult classic Chopping Mall are of course high-tech security robots that go on a killing spree inside of a shopping mall, dubbed “Killbots.” In fact, Killbots was the original title of the film. But there's a Chopping Mall remake in the works, and the director says the script does ..
German band Joasihno strikes a chord in a unique way as it takes its show on the road. Currently touring in Canada, the two-man band works in concert with a "robotic" element that can play several instruments at the same time. "Actually we call it psychedelic robot orchestra," said Cico Beck, one of the ...
And then there were the robots. Our mechanical servants who would perform mundane or dangerous tasks, meanwhile freeing human beings to pursue more intellectual and erudite matters. We did alright on that score for a little while with automotive welding machines and pretty much right up through ...
Autonomous robots equipped with disc-collimated radiation sensors are set to carry out inspections for uranium deposits at a former uranium enrichment plant in the US. Developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, the pair of robots will manoeuvre through miles of pipes at the US ...
The robot uprising his car. I'm systems. Here are are well. Humans. Have suffered the first casualty. In the robot uprising the as a driver lists Lugar vehicle has killed a pedestrian yes and LB I think you called it. You'd. It is. Kind of alarming this woman was standing by the side of the road. Will with.
There's a photo app called Google Photos and in it, algorithms automatically tag photos: dog, cat, you name it. My name is Daniela Hernandez and I'm a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and I cover science, AI, and tech. In one instance, a set of users realized that the app was tagging photos of ...
A few months ago when our 10 year old edtech reporter, Tatum F, was at her first CES (CES 2018), she got the chance to meet the team behind Ziro.IO. Ziro.IO has been developing the worlds first gesture controlled robotics kits that can be programmed by kids. Not only that but with Ziro.IO's robotics kits ...
SAN MATEO, Calif., March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Wonder Workshop, creator of the popular Dash, Dot, and Cue robots now used in over 15,000 elementary and middle schools in the US, today announced the Teach Wonder initiative, a collaboration with state-based nonprofit partners designed to ...
Within couple of years, it had robots developed and installed within its factories. By 1982, it had captured half of the world's computer numerical control (NYSE:CNC) market, which was earlier dominated by US firms. Today, FANUC's robot sales reached 500,000 units. FANUC has three lines of business: ...
“It's a department store that became a grocery store, and a firearms dealer, and now they're just building an army of robot bees? “I miss the good old days, when Walmart was just a place where I saw my third-grade teacher punch a greeter on Black Friday,” he said. CB Insights says the patent application ...
The fifth annual FIRST Robotics District Competition will take place at H.H. Dow High School on Friday and Saturday. Forty teams, including all Midland County high schools, will be competing in a fast-paced, high-energy environment as they play this season's game called "FIRST POWER UPSM.
Speaking ahead of the Nidahas trophy in Sri Lanka Lee told AFP: "The thing that I will say about that, in all honesty, is we don't want robots on the field. "Of course, there is a line that the players should not cross. "You don't racially vilify someone. You don't use excessive swearing or stuff that can upset ...
Global Medical Robots Market Report provides important information related to the overall market and price forecast over a five-year period, from 2017 to 2022. In this bit, the experts have offered essential figures which relates to the production and consumption forecast for the major regions that the ...
Global Personal Service Robots Market outlook 2018 report covers a detailed study of the Global Personal Service Robots Market which highlights the latest technological improvements and new launches, current industrial affairs and developments, upcoming policy alterations, and knocking ...

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