Thursday, April 26, 2018

4/25/2018 BLAST ROBOT NEWS REVIEW


Across the world, the pace of industrial automation is steadily accelerating. According to the International Federation of Robotics, there were 66 installed industrial robots per 10,000 employees globally in 2015 and that increased to 74 in 2016. Broken down by region, average robot density in Europe is ...
Ten years ago, Amazon introduced the Kindle and established the appeal of reading on a digital device. Four years ago, Jeff Bezos and company rolled out the Echo, prompting millions of people to start talking to a computer. Now Amazon.com is working on another big bet: robots for the home.
"It's more of a production line with automated robots doing the traditional tasks which require the heavy labor." Zume Pizza Costello pointed to the robots that were prepped for heavy or dangerous tasks, from chopping up ingredients to shoving things in hot ovens. "A lot of what goes on in a co-bot line is ...
Anthony Brown and his daughter, Elisa, 12, play with a robot (bottom) that Elisa made using individual programmed cubes at Port Discover, Saturday. The cubes were fitted together with a marker attached so that the robot would draw a design on the butcher paper spread out on the floor. More Stories.
The second season premiere of Westworld, HBO's moody series about a theme park of “host” robots who rise up against their human “guest” overlords, opened on Sunday night with a scene in which a man confesses his fear of a woman's growing intelligence. “You frighten me sometimes,” says Bernard ...
The new Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots will be used exclusively in operating rooms and join others that have been deployed at the hospital since 2016. At that time, the Xenex robots replaced older, mercury-containing ultraviolet disinfection machines used since the 2010 opening of the new ...
WASHINGTON - No, you are not seeing things. Robots are indeed roaming the hallways and exhibits at some of your favorite Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C. It's part of an effort to improve your visit to these treasures along the National Mall. One of the Smithsonian's newest humanoid robots ...
Just accept it: the robots are coming and there's not much we can do about it. No one knows this more than Adam ... Zelcer has developed a robot, really a chat bot, that can be built into Facebook and Facebook messenger to answer simple customer queries. While big businesses have been able to ...
Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil dropped by the Guardian Pharmacy in Annapolis Royal recently to draw the winning ticket in a 50/50 draw, a fundraiser for the Annapolis West Education Centre Royal Robotsteams that are heading to Detroit to take part in several world competitions after both the ...
A study by ManpowerGroup found that two out of five Romanian employers believe that they will lay off part of their production staff in the next two or three years, as a result of labour automation. Romania is among the few countries in the world where the digital transformation of companies will have a ...
Yesterday, Bloomberg broke a story that Amazon's Lab126 research and development group in San Francisco has been working on some kind of mobile home robot. It's not a huge surprise to see Amazon throwing its R&D budget at more robots, and a home robot is a perfectly logical thing for them to ...
In this report, Technavio highlights the improvement in robotic system integration services as one of the key emerging trends in the global metal forming and press tending robots market. By capitalizing on technological improvements such as the Internet of Things and software platforms, system ...
In the latest IoT Tracker, Cacioppo spoke to PYMNTS about how warehouse robot assistants can be a safer bet and help warehouses up their speed while staying flexible to changing business trends. “Robotics is very flexible,” Cacioppo said. “You want to change your operations? We can just remap ...
In the build-up to the Model 3 release, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tried to assure naysayers and skeptics that the company's mass market EV would actually ship on time. Not only did Musk articulate that Tesla learned from previous mistakes made with Model S and Model X production, Musk touted that the ...
Shimizu Corp.'s Robo-Welder is demonstrated during a press tour to the major Japanese construction company's robot laboratory in Tokyo, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Robo-Welder has a robotic arm that uses laser shape measurement to determine the contours of a groove, or channel, on a steel ...
What if we created human-like robots with human-level intellect? Would they deserve basic human rights? To imagine the answer to this question, video game company Quantic Dream is set to release a free demo Tuesday for Detroit: Become Human. In Detroit, robots look like real people — one of the ...
Technology and the Internet have infiltrated every corner of our lives but nowhere is this suddenly more apparent than when it comes to the ways we experience sex, dating and love. Could nothing less than the future of romance and reproduction be at stake? You're on a date. Well, kind of. After meeting ...
What tasks would you want a robot to do for you? Why? How would it improve your life or the lives of others? Write A Comment. Tell us in the comments, then read the related article to find out how researchers created this furniture-building robot. Find many more ways to use our Picture Prompt feature in ...
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - United Hospital Center in Bridgeport added two new robots to its fleet of germ-zapping machines. The new machines will be used in the operating room and allow the hospital to be the first hospital within five states to use a two minute protocol between operating cases. The robots ...
US Military scientists and researchers at the University of Minnesota (UMN) have developed an advanced 3D printer capable of creating “soft” robots. Named the Solider, this printer is essentially an autonomous FFF/FDM platform designed around our current understanding of invertebrate mobility.
Step into Hall 17, and you'll see them everywhere — big ones lifting car tires and pallets, small ones working with smartphone batteries, sorting tiles or even picking up and moving golf balls like chicken eggs. Robots are eye-catching but hardly a novelty at the Hannover Messe, the world's largest ...
The robots are coming! The world's biggest robotics competition is happening in Detroit this Wednesday through Saturday, bringing some 40-thousand students, mentors, coaches and their families to Ford Field and Cobo Center. This is the first year that this world robotics championship is being held in ...
WALL-E has a new job. Robots are now working alongside humans in warehouses, where labor shortages are common and an extra pair of hands — or gears — can help staff fulfill eCommerce orders faster. In the latest Intelligence of Things Tracker, 6 River System's CTO Christopher Cacioppo ...
Albert Einstein once claimed that you can be in two places at once. The boffin was right—and you don't need to be a quantum physicist to do it; merely a business school student. MBAs are attending campus classes using robots, controlled from halfway across the planet. Online learning has existed for ...
Facing a diminishing workforce, some farmers in the United States are looking to artificial intelligence as a means to adapt to the changing labor landscape. In Florida, for example, Gary Wishnatzki of Wish Farms is rolling out AI-powered robots that are capable of picking his crops. Wish Farms in FL ...
Prof Aaron Steinfeld of Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute is working on building robots that could one day help disabled people navigate major transport hubs. Significant strides have been made to ensure our society is more inclusive of people with disabilities in terms of building ...
Resembling two robotic arms, the machines are composed of grippers, sensors and a 3D camera that allow them to locate the various assembly pieces within three seconds, pick them up and start building. While whether these robots will someday be able to put together furniture other than the Stefan ...
SAN MATEO, Calif., April 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wonder Workshop today announced the availability of Sketch Kit, a new accessory for its iconic Dash and Cue robots that brings kids' imagination to life with the ability to create artwork by programming robots. Available now on ...
Science is anything but boring and the Philadelphia Science Carnival is proof of that. Sci-athletes battle against each other to show off the coolest science experiments. Robots hunt for treasure. Water is made into slime. Rockets fly. And, before the day is out, liquid nitrogen sets off an explosion of ...
Self-driving cars have it rough. They have to detect the world around them in fine detail, learn to recognize signals, and avoid running over pets. But hey, at least they'll spend most of their time dealing with other robot cars, not people. Now, a delivery robot, on the other hand, it roams sidewalks.
Imagine a future where you are greeted by a robot as you pop into your local bank branch to deposit some cash. That vision has been a made a reality at the state-owned China Construction Bank (CCB) in Shanghai, where customers can gain access via face-scanning software and talking robots.
If you watched last night's season two premiere of Westworld on HBO, your robot-induced anxiety may be heightened today, but fear not. While there are several robots mentioned in this week's tech recap, they're all friendly and helpful, rather than self-aware and murderous.
There are a number of other people — and robots, too — who we have reason to believe know what's what, or are at least starting to catch on. After all, as Sunday night's episode revealed, Bernard does not have much time left before his functions stop working due to the injury he sustained last season.
No longer confined to factories and warehouses, robots are quickly becoming part of our daily lives. Expectations are high for service robots, but what exactly are they, and where will consumers and businesses see and interact with them first? Robots are typically classified based on their intended ...
All roads in Japan lead to Nihonbashi. In the early 17th century, when shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu's military government rose to power and enforced a strict hierarchical class system, Kyoto was the country's seat of power. This bustling district of Tokyo (then called Edo) became the starting point of five ...
The automotive and sub-contractor manufacturing industries are today getting a major facelift by investing heavily in robotics. This trend has seen many manufacturing firms get the much-needed push-up they need to produce more and better quality automobiles. Universal Robots is on the forefront in ...
Amazon's next big move could be putting a robot – or several robots – into your home. And they could arrive as soon as 2019. That's according to a report on Monday morning from Bloomberg, which says that Amazon is several years deep into a project codenamed “Vesta” – a project to create domestic ...
Warning: spoilers ahead for Netflix's Lost in Space. In the first episode of Netflix's new Lost in Space, Will Robinson (Maxwell Jenkins) discovers a robot (Brian Steele) and saves it from a spreading forest fire. As a result, it seems to imprint upon him, following him around and obeying him like a loyal pet.
By turning ant brains into algorithms, scientists at the University of Sussex have made robots that can navigate without remote control or GPS. Now they are adapting the software to create self-learning drones. They hope the vehicles will be used for search and rescue missions. Listen to to discover other ...
In a small alley in downtown Boston, the Spyce Food Co. is preparing the lunch of the future. Instead of open tins of food along a counter, vegetables, produce, and grains are pre-loaded into a huge machine that dispenses measured amounts of each ingredient into a cylindrical wok, which rotates slowly ...
And, you'll get access to the pits — the area where teams furiously work on their robots between matches. But you will have to register. You can do that in advance online at www.tinyurl.com/y9bbskb9. You can also register on-site. And if you want an in-depth tour of the championship, you can sign up for ...
MiR is a leading supplier of collaborative autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for industrial applications. The AMR market is an emerging category within the approximately $1.1 billion logistics systems segment of the professional services robot market and is expected to grow rapidly in the years ahead.
An attempt to address this conundrum was made last year by the European Parliament, which passed a resolution suggesting robots be granted 'legal status'. But recently, members of the European Council (responsible for defining the EU's overall political agenda) has penned an open letter on the ...
AMP's two-part system is a robot and a vision system, which is installed over a conveyor belt and is capable of understanding and learning all materials that pass through a MRF. Once material is recognized by the vision system, the robot uses suction cups at the end of a gripper to grab on to the item ...
Above all, the army of new writers dropped another tantalising clue that the show can be expanded: a dead tiger was discovered in a canyon, one more hint that there are other robot realities nearby. Westworld, meet Eastworld. That should be interesting. Real-life violence is less stylised and more brutal ...
Russia Will Have Robots in This Year's Victory Day Parade. It was probably just a matter of time before the Russians started showing off their unmanned military systems. On April 18, 2018, Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu announced that the year's military parade in Moscow, commemorating the ...
ATLAB, a technology-based learning solutions company has announced the launch of robots that can help train children to code at the ongoing BETT Middle East and Africa (MEA) in Abu Dhabi. The tiny can sized robot is a simple intuitive plug and learn educational robot that helps K-2 children learn ...
Delivery robots are no longer only a part of sci-fi movies. With logistics and retail companies exploring different ways to ramp up and roll out the technology, it is only a matter of time until delivery robots become the norm. While the consumer benefit is obvious—faster deliveries at the fraction of the ...
Amazon hopes to test the domestic robot in homes this year. A court has decided that animals can't copyright their selfies. A monkey took this now-famous selfie in 2015. PETA filed a lawsuit saying he should have the rights to it, and the camera's owner shouldn't be able to profit off the image. A federal ...
That's because Amazon has set in motion a “top-secret” plan to build a robot for the home, according to a stunning new report from Bloomberg. The project — already several years old — is being run out of Lab 126, a division of the company known for creating products like the Echo and the Kindle.

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