Tuesday, April 10, 2018

4/4/2018 BLAST ROBOT NEWS REVIEW

It allows robots to quickly and easily assemble complex timber modules, which could be used to form large structures. The multi-robotic fabrication process involves a series of processes. Firstly, a CNC-controlled saw and drill are used to prepare each component. These are then arranged and fix

It used to seem that a headline like the one for today's column would freak everyone out that “robots are taking all of our jobs.” However, low unemployment combined with dropping prices and increasing capabilities for robots has to a great degree silenced that cry, especially in logistics where ...
More than 50 leading AI and robotics researchers have joined a boycott of South Korea's KAIST university over the institute's plans to help develop AI-powered weapons. The boycott was announced ahead of a UN meeting set in Geneva next week to discuss international restrictions on so-called “killer ...
Boston-based robotics startup 6 River Systems (6RS) announced Wednesday that it had raised $25 million in a Series B round led by Menlo Ventures. Matt Murphy from Menlo Ventures joins the board of 6 River Systems as a result of the deal, in which existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, ...
The East Ridge Robotic Ominous Raptors, or ERRORS, competed as part of a three-team alliance at the North Star Regional Tournament at the University of Minnesota March 28-31. East Ridge co-captain, Iaong Lor (front row, fourth from right) received the Dean's List Finalist award for her efforts on ...
In a world-first, French Total is set to deploy groundbreaking autonomous robots to a North Sea oil platform to test the machines in operational inspections at the facility. The 18-month trial project is a continuation of Total's ARGOS challenge, which an Austro-German team of engineers won last year.
For every warning that the robots will put us all out of work, there seems to be a comment that increasing the use of robots and AI in industry will actually create jobs. In 2013, Oxford University forecast that 40% of jobs in the US in 2010 and 35% in UK were at high risk of being lost to automation by 2030; ...
It's an opportunity to see state-of-the-art robots, such as the Boston Dynamics Atlas robot, which placed second in the international DARPA Robotics Challenge, and two of the fastest robots in the world, the FastRunner and HexRunner. Scientists will also demonstrate IHMC's exoskeleton, designed to ...
Are the robots coming for our jobs? MindEdge's Frank Connolly discusses the skills that will separate human workers from robots and advanced automation that are drastically changing our workforce. Advanced automation and robots were once the stuff of science fiction. From the friendly B-9 Robot of ...
Robots are coming to America's construction sites. At least that's the vision behind the Bay Area startup firm, Built Robotics. Founder and CEO Noah Ready-Campbell says the idea is not to totally replace human construction workers. “Machines are great at repetitive tasks. They're great where precision ...
The robot is officially called the Bionic Flying Fox. It features a lightweight frame, a custom membrane for the wings, and uses machine learning to fly semi-autonomously. The robot relies on a system of gears and motors to provide the flying power and steering. The wings themselves are made of two ...
Robots could take over more than 65m jobs, warns OECD report. One in seven workers in the developed world could soon be replaced by machines. Larry Elliott ... Robots on a production line. Jobs in the manufacturing industry and agriculture are most at risk from automation, according to the thinktank.
I've had quite a month, again, covering clever software and gadgets that continue to inch their way into performing tasks once reserved for humans. These tasks range from mundane material handling to highly skilled engineering design. It has made me think quite a bit about how our world of ...
The list also targets industrial robots, which are emerging as a strategic area of technology growth for China. The country is upgrading manufacturing plants with robots to catch up with rivals. According to a report by the International Federation of Robotics last August, China installed 87,000 new robots ...
Stephen Robinson made a cake-baking robot because he wanted to challenge himself to learn the basics of robotics. This project took about 300 hours, over a course of a year and a half, to complete. You can watch the full video here. Next UpShows ...
On average, eight Chuck robots can work with about five or six human pickers, Dubois said. The company currently has about 100 Chuck robots deployed across 10 sites, with the goal of deploying 600 robots by the end of this year, he added. The platform and robots can quickly deploy within an existing ...
We have a tendency to beat around the bush when we talk to each other. We use extra words, phrases, and non-literal statements just to be polite. But to most robots this is nothing more than “code bloat” in the form of useless language. If you've been called an impolite jerk your entire life, maybe you're ...
Often, when we talk about robots in the food industry, there is a measure of doom and gloom associated with it. I'm guilty of this as well, trying to balance excitement around innovation with the gravitas of millions of human jobs being wiped out. But it's also important to remember that robots are really ...
(Press Release) –– Robots have been used to explore the deepest reaches of the Mariana Trench in recent years. This month, local students will have the chance to learn the basics of underwater exploration using drones provided by a federal grant. The Friends of the Mariana Trench Monument are ...
One of the central misconceptions underpinning the myth of robots taking jobs is that job displacement is permanent, or that it will cause a net job loss. Four out of every five Americans worked on farms in 1800. Today, just one in 50 do. If job loss were permanent, unemployment would be astronomically ...
BURBANK, CA - Walmart is stepping further into the future and embracing artificial technology as its latest employee hire. In late March, store officials gathered at the Burbank Walmart Supercenter to watch a demonstration of the retailer's new shelf-scanning robot developed by Bossa Nova Robotics, ...
In recent years, an increasing number of robots have relied on screens rather than physical mechanisms to generate expressive faces. Screens are cheap, they're easy to work with, and they allow for nearly unlimited creativity. Consequently, there's an enormous variety of robot faces, with a spectrum of ...
The US Trade Representative has published the list of Chinese products that would be subject to its proposed tech tariffs, and there are a few clear themes. The move would hike the costs of about 1,300 products, including industrial robots, communication satellites, spacecraft and a slew of ...
The items range from components for spacecraft and aircraft, to robots and other industrial tools, to pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, to television sets, dishwashers and even sewing machine needles. The 45-page, 1,300-item list was developed as a response to what the Trump administration ...
Local artist Doug Rhodehamel (Website) has launched an Etsy page to sell his “robots and whatnot's.” Rhodehamel is a familiar face for patrons of Stardust and Video and Coffee and he specializes in upcycled art pieces using discarded materials. The robots in his shop were made mostly using card ...
U.S. proposes tariffs on $50B in Chinese imports, including planes, robots and TVs. by Alan ... The items range from components for spacecraft and aircraft, to robots and other industrial tools, to pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, to television sets, dishwashers and even sewing machine needles.
What may appear as trash to others may be the limbs or face of his robot figures for Matharu. Matharu started making these robots in 2013 after being inspired by self-taught artist Nek Chand Saini, the man behind Chandigarh's famed Rock Garden. Matharu's robot figures are made by welding together ...
Robots called comfort companions can fill this void, by offering the benefits of therapy animals without the downsides of germs, allergies and cost. With names like Paro (a seal), My Special Aflac Duck and Jerry the Bear, these comfort companions help kids and adults cope with cancer, Type 1 diabetes, ...
Robots could soon be working autonomously alongside humans on a North Sea platform as part of a world-first project. The Aberdeen-based Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) is leading an 18-month trial to develop a mobile robot for operational inspection of facilities on Total's onshore Shetland ...
The year is 2027, and Romania and Moldova have agreed to unite. But the move is opposed by Russia, which has maintained what it calls “peacekeeping” troops in Moldova's eastern breakaway region of Transdniester since 1992. As Russian forces mass to the east of the Dniester River, including ...
Having robots that are unencumbered by the drag and roughness of the Mars terrain, and which can reach new heights in terms of vantage points, would certainly give scientists more options in taking readings and measurements on the Red Planet. "Our preliminary numerical results suggest that a ...
Duba: With technological advances being the norm, many of the everyday tasks have slowly been replaced by computer-enabled machines, robots or automation -- from watering the plants, sweeping the floor to driving to work or checking blood sugar levels. Innovations aren't just happening on the ...
It's the smell that hits you first. Deep beneath brick railway arches in Bermondsey, south London, the damp air inside Neal's Yard Dairy's maturing rooms is alive with aromas of yeast and mould. The source is impossible to miss. Rows of spruce shelves reach high up to the vaulted ceilings and are filled ...
Wolff: I had not even contemplated having a career that would focus on robotics until we started looking at acquiring the business back in 2012. I had been in Telecom for most of my entrepreneurial career. I spent six months getting to know the business and the team and the technologies. At the end of ...
Domestic aide robots are on the way, but the largest category is still the robotic vacuum. Global hardware unit revenue for consumer robotics is projected to reach $22.8 billion by 2022, based on a new forecast. That will be an increase from $6.4 billion this year, according to the report by Juniper ...
A new lightweight, low-cost agricultural robot could transform data collection and field scouting for agronomists, seed companies and farmers. The TerraSentia crop phenotyping robot, developed by a team of scientists at the University of Illinois, was featured at the 2018 Energy Innovation Summit ...
Wärtsilä started utilizing software robots in 2015 and has handed over 100 tasks to these programs, including loan and deposit confirmations. The robots review transactions, send and receive emails and create reports, streamlining a process that “includes thousands of transactions annually,” a ...
Data scientists at AI startups Neuromation and TRA Robotics have partnered to develop autonomous, intelligent and affordable robots that are able to not only take over daily household chores, but manage complex tasks in a variety of industries. According to the companies, the prohibitive costs of AI ...
Bosch sponsors farm teams for future talent. It has 21 high school FIRST Robotics teams in eight states, Mexico and Canada mentored by 73 Bosch engineers. They help more than 1,000 students design and build robots for six weeks in winter. In early spring, the robots compete with and against each ...
Collaboration is not typically the first word associated with East Asian robotics, but in recent years, the intense competition between companies in the region has also led to increased collaboration, often between neighboring countries. However, in many ways, these collaborations are simply just another ...
The rig robots are being brought to life at Aberdeen's Oil & Gas Technology Centre by Total and Austrian robot-makers taurob in partnership with German research university TU Darmstadt. They will perform visual inspections, read dials, level gauges and valve positions, navigate through narrow ...
Swiss company Stäubli Robotics recently introduced new six-axis collaboratives. Companies that are already established in the six-axis collaborative sector, like Fanuc, ABB and Denso, are improving controllers and robot monitoring software. And Universal Robots' customers are finding innovative ..
Participants will learn about two different power sources for robots, after which they will construct a miniature robot powered by saltwater in week one and a spider robot in week two. Students will have the opportunity to visually improve their robots during week three in preparation for week four's robot ...
Urban Rivers launched a Kickstarter, which has since been fully funded. Their plan is to allow anyone to control the river robot from their web browsers from anywhere in the world. That way, anyone can take control of the robot—with some basic limitations in place to stop people from hijacking the robot ...

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