Monday, April 30, 2018

4/26/2018 BLAST ROBOT NEWS REVIEW


Japanese companies are facing a workforce automation problem. It's not the kind you normally hear about, though — workers aren't afraid they'll lose their jobs to machines. Instead, the companies need to engineer robots to replace the droves of Japanese workers approaching retirement age.
The robots, which can answer common questions, tell stories and make gestures, can be found at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian Castle, the National Museum of African Art and the Smithsonian Environmental ...
This five-part series takes Grant around the world to explore the companies that are bringing humans and robots together. Part one takes him to Georgia Tech University Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) in Atlanta, the first school to offer an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in robotics.
Dielectric elastomer actuators (DEAs) are a promising enabling technology for a wide range of emerging applications, including robotics, artificial muscles, and microfluidics. This is due to their large actuation strains, rapid response rate, low cost and low noise, high energy density, and high efficiency ...
... Monospace Serif, Casual, Script, Small Caps. Defaults Done. Japan Wants Robotsto Build Its Skyscrapers. Japan Wants Robots to Build Its Skyscrapers ... Will robotssoon be building skyscrapers? Japan hopes so. @pashakun explains https://bloom.bg/2qWT0rk #tictocnews (Source: Bloomberg).
This Chinese robot has the added advantage of being intelligent as well. It can help your child to read any book. It can also teach them good habits, by playing interactive games such as the tooth-cleaning contest. Maybe this robot will first take the place of the babysitter and cat robots in your children's ...
Benefits of robots: 1. They never get tired. 2. They can lift very heavy things. 3. They can walk through (controlled) conflagrations on college campuses. At least, that is, the robots in and around roboticist Jessy Grizzle's lab at the University of Michigan. Specifically, Grizzle is working with a ...
Robotics is an excellent program for students to be involved in because it teaches them so many different skills,” Fier-Hansen said. “In addition to learning how to design, build and program the robot, the students learn how to collaborate and solve problems. As part of the FIRST Robotics Competition, ...
Many years ago, when I lived in New York City, everyone I knew had a drawer in the kitchen with Chinese takeout menus and local restaurants on their (landline) speed-dial. Now, in Los Angeles, people use food delivery apps and cross-reference carb counts with virtual trainers (true story). In 2016, the ...
Yes, but: Amazon is catching up in its pursuit of home robots, not leading the wave. History is replete with latecomers who won anyway, and we don't know what Amazon will actually unveil. But unless it is about to surprise all the private and university labs on the planet, Amazon is actually behind the ...
A total of 971 children in Mexico got a chance to test their maker skills at the Talent Land event in Guadalajara, Mexico, by participating the world's Largest robotics lesson. Elementary, middle and high school students from different cities traveled to Expo Guadalajara to participate in the lesson.
As I may have told you before, I occasionally get sent a press release from a PR agency mistakenly believing me to be a proper journalist or someone who cares about “More and more stay-at-home dads being bullied by their vacuum cleaners”. Every now and then, though, I get something interesting.
Japanese engineers have unveiled a robot that transforms into a car that can actually carry people on board, in what they said was the first such accomplishment in the history of robots. The 3.7-metre-tall two-seater robot "J-deite RIDE" can transform into a sportscar in a process that takes about a minute.
ISLAMABAD: With the modernization of business technology, even small- and medium-sized companies can effortlessly integrate robots into their day-to-day operations and service areas to augment revenues and process efficiencies. “We're living in exciting times, where the Artificial Intelligence has ...
We're a mere two and a half weeks out from TC Sessions: Robotics, and we couldn't be more excited. We've got a full day schedule packed to brim with some of the greatest minds and machines the robotics industry has to offer. On the human side, we've already announced Andy Rubin, Laura Tyson, ...
Detroit — The Motor City will be put into motion Wednesday when thousands of students descend on the city for the world's largest robotics competition, which is being held at Cobo Center and Ford Field through Saturday. Event organizers say Detroit was chosen for the FIRST Championship ...
Because radiation is so dangerous to humans, the natural solution to the Fukushima disaster was to send in robots to monitor levels of radiation and attempt to begin the clean-up process. The techno-optimists in Japan had discovered a challenge, deep in the heart of that reactor core, that even their ...
A local team will test their robot-building skills at a global competition this week in Detroit. The Winter Soldiers are fourteen middle and high school students from Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley. The organization "FIRST Tech Challenge" is the host. The Winter Soldiers are one of 128 teams who will bring ...
It's still weird, isn't it? German Chancellor Angela Merkel is palling around with robots at every opportunity, with her most recent robo-encounter happening just yesterday on 'Girl's Day' at the chancellery in Berlin. Does Merkel know something that we don't about the impending robot uprising? Probably.
Amazon has reportedly begun development on a household robot, codenamed “Vesta.” Lab126—the division of Amazon that brought out Kindle, Echo, and Fire TV—has listed a number of robotics job openings, which has spurred on rumors about Vesta. Max Paley, a former Apple executive, is heading ...
NORTH READING, Mass. & ODENSE, Denmark--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) and the shareholders of Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) today announced the acquisition of privately held MiR of Odense, Denmark for €121 million ($148 million) net of cash acquired plus €101 million ...
There is no such thing as the perfect shoe, but with the AM4-series, Adidas aims to get close to making one. The running shoes are all tech: digitally designed around research data, embedded with cutting-edge components, and assembled by robots — all to achieve the perfect fit. Created in Adidas' ...
The biological model for the BionicWheelBot is the flic-flac spider (cebrennus rechenbergi), which lives on the edge of the Sahara and was discovered by a bionics professor, Ingo Rechenberg. The flic-flac can walk like a regular spider, but it can also propel itself by somersaulting. The bimodal ...
The Bates are just a few months away from rolling out robots to commercial farmers, driving a whole new wave of technology and efficiency in all types of agriculture. The central Queensland grain growers founded SwarmFarm Robotics at Gindie, south of Emerald, eight years ago when they realised that ...
Changing the way robots are used to treat prostate cancer could encourage more men to undergo operations, a top surgeon said today. A procedure undergoing trials at University College London Hospitals has reduced common side-effects of prostate removal that can deter patients for opting for ...
Built by Japanese telecoms giant SoftBank in collaboration with French robotics firm Aldebaran SAS, Pepper can recognize faces and emotions, and respond through voice or by showing messages and information on its torso-based tablet. It can also be programmed with data specific to its workplace in ...
After what felt like an age, HBO hit Westworld finally returned to screens last week for a show-stopping season premiere. Promising an even more complex and fascinating universe in this second chapter, the latest episode brought up a whole new batch of questions. But let's not forget, there are still a ...
This time robots are going to take our jobs and they'll also take the future jobs that we might shift, too. I tend to agree with this stance. We've never had artificial intelligence that allows us to replace people with software and AI can learn any new job that comes up faster and better than we could.
This past weekend over 1,400 robotics teams and 20,000 students, from kindergarten to high school, gathered at the George R. Brown Convention Center and Minute Maid Park for the FIRST Robotics world championships. The event was first held in Houston last year, and it will continue in 2019 and ...
The 'Butler 1' robot will be loaded with real estate data and have technology that allows real estate agents who don't speak Mandarin to be able to assist potential Chinese buyers. Juwai CEO Carrie Law said the service would provide better service to Chinese international property buyers. “The robot is ...
Ascott Limited, a mid-market serviced apartments provider with 40,000 residences across the US, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, is in discussions with two Dubai-based robotics firms as it looks to use robotsto conduct basic services at its properties, such as bringing clean towels to its guests.
A further 17% believe robots could be working in government as soon as 2019 or 2020. Artificial intelligence (AI) is making waves across the private and public sectors. At the Davos summit in January, UK prime minister Theresa May singled out the need for international frameworks to ensure everyone ...
The manufacturing sector is one of those industrial genres that employ collaborative robots to ensure lesser idle time. By leveraging the techniques of batch processing, collaborative robots are able to streamline most of the industrial operations with a pinch of machine learning and data analytics.
Do an Internet search on sex robots and it'll return such lovely links as “A.I. Sex Robot, The Perfect Girlfriend,” and “RealDolls sex robots are ready to talk you into bed,” and “Sex robot who can ORGASM, and remember YOUR favourite position” — that last, noteworthy also for the fact that apparently, ...
This month marks the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's massively influential sci-fi movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Five decades after the film's release, robots have become ubiquitous in popular culture – though they certainly had an on-screen presence well before Kubrick. From Fritz Lang's seminal ...
We often see the same worker resistance to environmental policies that create economic displacement as well as to technological innovations that replace people with computers or robotics. These changes may be inevitable and beneficial globally, but political leaders need to address the inequities ...
In a politically divided world the right blames immigrants for taking jobs, but if that's the case why are factory workers being replaced by robots? Why are there self checkouts at the grocery store? Don't even get me started on self driving ubers. I've seen “Bone Collector” and “Maximum Overdrive.” No one ..
A murmuration of starlings performs their traditional dance before landing to sleep near the southern Israeli city of Rahat, in the Negev desert on January 22, 2018. | Photo Credit: AFP · A S Nazir Ahamed Shubashree Desikan. April 25, 2018 17:07 IST. Updated: April 25, 2018 17:09 IST. more-in.
For the economy, the great thing about the portable telephone was that it was a gift that kept giving. The first brick-sized device that I used as a reporter in Hong Kong was a money spinner, but that was just the beginning. In the more than 30 years since, mobile phones have kept getting smaller and ...
For more than a year, Matsuzaki and a team of engineers had been developing their little robot—a bread-loaf-sized, red and white machine equipped with five propellers, a transparent dome, front and rear video cameras, and an array of lights and sensors. Nicknamed Little Sunfish, it was engineered to ...
A recent report from ABI Research estimates that shipments of global commercial and collaborative robotsin e-commerce fulfilment will reach 443,000 units in 2026, 20 times more than current shipments in 2018. This includes squat mobile platforms in goods-to-person systems, autonomous mobile ...
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--United Hospital Center (UHC) announced that with the addition of two more Xenex LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping Robots™, exclusively for the operating rooms (OR), that it is the first hospital within five bordering states to use a two-minute protocol for between ...
The robotics facility is attached to the University of the West of England. Projects from the warehouse-style space include Tactips, a technology enabling robots to know what they are touching, and a robot Dailami's team put together for a milk company. It can “see” and remove unwanted duckweed from ...
6-year-old Samir and his grandmother headed straight for the robots. He was fascinated. He played catch and flew paper airplanes with Columbia High School's robots and later drove and picked up cups with Fear the Gear's bot. I got permission to photograph him and you can see his face light up when ...
In February 2017, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on civil-law rules of robotics. As part of this, there is a proposal to create a special legal status for sufficiently advanced autonomous robots that would amount to electronic personhood, shifting responsibility from the owner or manufacturer ...
Researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, have created algorithms that enable robots to construct an IKEA chair in approximately 20 minutes. The new robot arms are built using off-the-shelf components and when confronted with the IKEA's solid wood Stefan chair, the robot ...
Robots are an integral part of Zume's pizza process, but Garden is very clear on his robot philosophy: "Automation exists to improve the quality of human lives." With Zume adding more than two dozen delivery locations by the end of the year, the number of pizzas made and delivered is bound to increase ...
The robots undergoing autonomous control testing at the robot laboratory include: the Robo-Carrier, which conveys materials horizontally; the Robo-Welder, a robot that welds steel columns; and the Robo-Buddy, a multipurpose robot that handles construction work for ceilings and floors.
DETROIT — If you live or work in downtown Detroit, get ready for it. There will be 15,000 students, 640 robots, 700 teams, and $30 million in economic impact. It'll all descend on the city's downtown area this week for the FIRST Robotics World Championship, a huge display of scientific muscle that has ...
Articulated robots are expected to hold the largest share of the top industrial robotics market in 2018 owing to increased payload capacity, work envelope, reliability, and speed, articulated robots are used in several applications, including welding, painting, assembly, packaging, palletizing, depalletizing, ...

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