Wednesday, April 4, 2018

3/23/2018 BLAST ROBOT NEWS REVIEW


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Husky the robot is helping villagers in a rural part of southern India with the arduous daily task of fetching water from the local well. Husky was brought to the village of Ayyampathy by computer science researchers from universities in the UK and India. According to data published by Water Aid earlier this ...
The robots contain a variety of sensors and cameras that allow them to navigate the aisles and take photos of every shelf. Computer software then looks for out of stock items, missing labels or incorrect prices. Products can be restocked faster since the robots can potentially work around the clock to give ...
robotics company that grew out of research at Oregon State University said Thursday it has raised $8 million to advance its work. Agility Robotics develops machines that walk and run like people do. The company, headquartered in Albany, hopes to change the economy with robots that perform tasks ...
The 2018 Winter Olympics brought service robots to the world stage like never before. Some 85 robotspunctuated the games in Pyeongchang. Robot guides designed to resemble the Olympic mascot, Soohorang the White Tiger, were on hand to answer visitors' questions, translate over 20 languages, ...
Moll, 67, is best known for the da Vinci Surgical System, a large industrial robot that surgeons operate, using electronic hand controls and a video monitor. The device, the top-selling surgical robot, is used in laparoscopic surgeries in thousands of hospitals and retails for about $2 million. Its success has ...
“It's a sporting event for the mind,” said Kim Markham, coach of Auburn Riverside's 15-member, first-year robotics team, which designed and engineered Hello World 5683. “This is our first competition, and every time we work out a little bit, we get a little bit better, so we are optimistic moving forward.”.
But as numerous impassioned fans and tenured mecha scholars are surely ready to remind me, a more relevant comparison might be drawn to a Japanese anime series like "Neon Genesis Evangelion," whose human-piloted biomechanical robots are a clear conceptual influence on their "Pacific Rim" ...
People tend to think of robots as humanoid machines, climbing stairs, assembling cars, or fetching goods from the back of a warehouse. Robots do all of those things. Sometimes, however, they are simply pieces of software, augmenting or replacing human labor. These software robots might not be as ...
Its Robogals team came second last year in the national RoboCup secondary schools dance division performing with seven robots simultaneously. About 150 kids from 10 or so schools will descend on CCGS in June, where they will battle for supremacy at robot rescue, robot soccer and robot dance.
Even if you aren't a fan of the genre, there's no denying how satisfying it is to watch giant robots battle giant monsters. Pacific Rim: Uprising is the newest addition to a long list of giant-robot-centric fiction that's emerged during the last 60 years. Here's a look back at how the genre first began.
If you're a chef, you could conceivably use robots to churn out identical dishes to your specifications in greater quantities than you yourself could cook. Using technologies like 3D food printing will also make possible the creation of entirely new dishes that would have been previously unimaginable.
Today, Agility Robotics is announcing US $8 million in Series A funding “to accelerate product, technology, and business development.” Leading the round is Playground Global, founded by Android co-creator and ex-Google Robotics head Andy Rubin, and also joining in is Sony Innovation Fund.
Chances are that at least once in your life, you considered what life would be like if you had a robot to make your day-to-day duties a little easier. Of course, once that thought settles, you start to think about all the time you'd need to spend in school learning electrical engineering, computer science, and ...
A company launched at Oregon State University has just secured $8 million in new funding to build robots. Agility Robotics specializes in robots that walk and run like humans. Playground Global, a company that has a fund dedicated to investing in entrepreneurs, is the main source of the new funding.
Robotics, artificial intelligence and other technologies of the future are what the Trump administration aims to protect from potential Chinese dominance and what the U.S. calls unfair trade practices. The White House showdown with China over unfair trade practices is really a fight about the future: Trump ...
I'll start worrying about autonomous automobiles the first time a robot flips me the bird and runs me off the road. I live in South Florida, where even the most diabolical Russian bot could do no worse behind the wheel than local humankind. It's as if South Florida drivers have been infected by a malicious ...
Michael Torguson says it's not enough to tell his students that what they're learning is important. They have to find it interesting and fun, too. “One of the biggest challenges I have in this classroom is getting kids re-engaged with learning,” he says. “They don't come to this class because they're behind the ...
The six-foot-tall robots come with a tower that tower that is fitted with cameras that scan aisles to check stock and identify missing and misplaced items, as well as incorrect prices and mislabeling. The robotspass that data to store employees, who then stock the shelves and fix errors. A Walmart in ...
Robots which can pick kiwifruit without damaging them, and put apples into trays with the colour side up are a step closer, with the announcement that Tauranga-based agricultural robot company Robotics Plus has secured investment from Yamaha Motor's venture investment arm. Robotics Plus, the sort ...
The robots can scan dozens of aisles in less than an hour. The robots, from Bossa Nova Robotics, scan shelves for out-of-stock items and use AI and machine learning to identify where stock levels are low, prices are incorrect or labels are missing, according to Walmart. The roaming technology provides ...
DIGITAL FIRST PHOTOGRAPH Martin Hitch, chief business officer with San Francisco-based Boss Nova Robotics, stands next to one of the company's intelligent robots in a Walmart store in Milpitas. Walmart has begun testing intelligent robots at some Bay Area stores that can meld artificial intelligence ...
In the past 30 years, industrial robots have increased the productivity and quality in mass production enormously and simultaneously reduced the production costs. Since 2005, the number of industrial robotsinstalled annually has more than doubled, to well above 250,000 in 2015, according to the ...
US: Artificial intelligence will soon be implemented at Walmart stores in USA. And it will certainly start a new era in retail. Walmart is launching a small army of autonomous scanning robots. The robots would be around 6 feet tall, equipped with an array of lights, cameras, and radar sensors. The robot ...
They're unmanned vehicles of the sea, and they're heading out on their first solo voyage. The CSIRO has three sail drones under its command and plans to use them to collect scientific information from the surface of the ocean. CSIRO chief executive Dr Larry Marshall said the data gathered by the ...
Rise of the Robots Brings Benefits But Creates New Loss and Liability Scenarios for Businesses. New Allianz AI Report Reveals Potential for Large Scale Disruptions as Economies Become More Interconnected ...
A new private clinic in Stevens Point is dedicated to provide world class care for patients with advanced technology. General surgeon Dr. Chris Reising of RiseSurgical is performing both simple and complex surgeries with the help of a robot. "The robot allows you to have very precise surgical ...
A circuit board. Hillsdale professors discussed how technology affects humans' views of each other at a Lyceum forum on Friday. Pexels | Courtesy. Hillsdale professors combined their technical knowledge and cultural aptitude to address the topic of the Lyceum Friday Forum on March 16, about ...
Luke Skywalker losing his right hand may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for real-life amputees. Because at the stroke of Darth Vader's lightsaber, the grizzliest moment in "The Empire Strikes Back" has had a useful, if unintentional, consequence. While audiences were busy digesting Darth Vader's ...
Being a neophyte in the world of woodworking — I've made a shabby but sturdy shed — I can appreciate the value of a good partner who can help measure, cut, hold stuff and generally be a second pair of hands. The usual drawback with humans is you have to pay them or feed them in return for this ...
Companies that began experimenting a few years ago with software programs to automate mundane tasks are reaping tangible benefits now. Hundreds of software robots work alongside human employees at companies such as Ernst & Young and Walmart Inc. where they're saving employees millions ...
The best way for humans to study the oceans could be to act more like fish — or at least to appear more fish-like to other marine life. That's the idea behind the Soft Robotic Fish, known as SoFi, which was developed by a team at MIT. Don't confuse the SoFi fish with SoFi, the online loan refinancing ...
Robots, drones, and self-driving cars will be the stars of a special event at Biosphere 2 on Saturday. The science facility north of Tucson will host an all-day exhibition highlighting the "Fourth Industrial Revolution," described by scientists as the combination of people and technology. One exhibition ...
The group further enhanced their skills by taking a robotics class the next year. They began with a robotthat only utilized parts from VEX Robotics, but decided to expand out this year. This is the first year the team will be competing in an open division where robots are made with parts aside from VEX.
BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 22, 2018--FANUC America, the leading supplier of robotics, CNC and factory automation today announced that its Robot LINK i Zero Down Time (ZDT) service is now available to all automotive and non-automotive manufacturers who purchase FANUC robots. This press release ...
The trend within many warehouses and distribution centers today is clearly toward the use of more robotsand fewer people. In fact, the most recent peak holiday shopping season found robots performing better, and in great numbers, than ever before. So what jobs are robots actually doing? And where ...
Robots are becoming uncaged, mobile, collaborative and increasingly intelligent and dexterous, moving beyond their traditional strongholds to bring automation to previously inaccessible tasks. In their brand new report New Robotics and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Forecasts, Players, IDTechEx ..
Pitzer's strawberry-picking robot is about to meet its latest test. It's rolling, ever so slowly, into a strawberry field. The contraption drives itself. It's as big as a bus and straddles a dozen rows of strawberries at once. Powerful computers are sitting on top. Underneath, there are high-definition cameras to find ...
A farm where livestock weigh themselves, robots weed paddocks and GPS trackers act as virtual shepherds is being showcased at this year's Sydney Royal Easter Show. Almost 800,000 people are expected to attend the Easter Show, which begins today and runs until April 3 at Olympic Park.
Robots are taking over an eastern Iowa college campus by the dozens for a regional competition this week. The FIRST Robotics Competition Iowa Regional is happening in Cedar Falls right now, with the University of Northern Iowa hosting more than 60 high school teams and their robots. Each team ...
ZDT is available for all FANUC R-30iB Plus robots as well as R-30iA and R-30iB robots with the latest software version. ZDT monitors the robot's mechanical health, controller and process equipment controlled by the robot. A ZDT Data Collector located inside a customer's plant securely transfers ...
The robot first takes a timber beam and guides it while it is sawed to size. After an automatic tool change, a second robot drills the required holes for connecting the beams. In the final step, the two robots work together and position the beams in the precise spatial arrangement based on the computer ...
What we have here is a textbook example of an unnecessary sequel. “Pacific Rim,” 2013's bombastic sci-fi blitzkrieg of human-piloted giant robots in smackdown fights with big alien monsters, was trash cinema. But it was rubbish raised to the level of romping good fun by the taste and virtuoso polish of ...
Nonetheless, as Cecilia Laschi, a professor of biorobotics at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy points out, the robotic fish does have a better chance of getting up close to other fish than humans. "A robot like this can help explore the reef more closely than current robots, both ...
Robots that work alongside humans are hitting factory floors in earnest. Falling costs and expanding capabilities are bringing robotic coworkers to more plants. Unlike traditional industrial robots, these so-called collaborative robots don't need large safety cages to protect workers. Many of the robots are ...
Walmart's new robots resemble portable air conditioners, but they're much more sophisticated than that. Created by Bossa Nova Robotics, these robots roll around the store and can scan an entire aisle in just 90 seconds, detailed the Sacramento Bee. The robots will conduct inventory, as well as let ...
Avoid fake news! Subscribe to the Standard SMS service and receive factual, verified breaking news as it happens. Text the word 'NEWS' to 22840. London, March 22, 2018: Chatbots, autonomous vehicles, and connected machines in digital factories foreshadow what the future will look like: The ...
Students set to show off their robotics skills at county competition Satuday. Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2018 5:39 pm. By Dick Lindsay, The Berkshire Eagle. LENOX — The smallest field of techno-whiz kids in years will put their Lego-inspired robots to the test Saturday at the 19th annual Berkshire ...
The Double 2—the telepresence robot used by student Tess Messiha—gives its user total control over its movements. The user maneuvers it remotely through an application that also acts as a videoconferencing device. “It's very easy to understand,” said David Cann, a co-founder of Double Robotics.
Torguson currently has two robots he uses for STEM education, but thanks to the grant, 12 more are on their way. He believes the robots are an invaluable tool for getting his students to graduation day. "The robot is a tool to get them re-engaged in school, because they're almost to the point of giving up," ...
Who doesn't love giant robots and monsters? With the arrival of Pacific Rim: Uprising on March 27, the giant robot/tokusatsu genre returns in full force to the big screen. Set ten years after 2013's Pacific Rim from Guillermo del Toro, a new corps of Jaeger pilots have to prevent another major kaiju ...

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