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Robotic parcel sorting facility in China

The dumb robots fall into the holes, while the smarter ones survive and breed. From the YouTube description:<p>Chinese delivery firm is moving to …

Robotics

Open Source Q&A Forum

As I've came to the conclusion that kobuki's iClebo TurtleBot's odometry is not accurate at all (as expected), I'd like to implement a vision and …

Table of contents

-----------------<p><b>tiny-dnn</b> is a C++14 implementation of deep learning. It is suitable for deep learning on limited computational resource, embedded …

Sex and robots: How mechanical dolls may press all the right buttons for lonesome guys

Inspired by sultry cyborgs stalking early cinema to the love-making androids that pepper modern ­science fiction shows, mechanical lady friends have …

Robotics

Sphero adds the SPRK+ to their line of robot balls – The Gadgeteer

Sphero has recently released a new member to their robotic ball series, the SPRK+. The Gadgeteer Kid and I know the world of Sphero pretty well, …

Artificial Intelligence May Soon Drive Your Car -- And Keep You Company at the Same Time

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Driverless cars are already being developed by nearly every automaker. And despite the recent <b>Tesla</b> Model S crash in which a driver was killed while using the car's semi-autonomous Autopilot feature, they're typically much safer than human drivers, and they're getting …

Let's build a robot!

Are you a developer? .. then you can build a robot...

Robotics

Here's Why North Dakota Wants to Be Drone Central

When thinking of North Dakota, many people inevitably imagine images of long, snowy winters, chilly outdoor activities like ice fishing, and the …

Drones

9 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Ever since he was a child in South Africa, Elon Musk has been a big reader, of everything from science-fiction novels to historical biographies.<p>The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has said that reading books taught him how to build rockets.<p>We combed through years of interviews with Musk to find out which …

Elon Musk

A robot wrote the 'perfect' horror film — and could save the movie industry

Robots are smart enough to write now, which means it's only a matter of time before I'll lose my job. But for now, I might soon be able to enjoy "Impossible Things," the first feature-length movie written with artificial intelligence.<p>A company called Greenlight Essentials made an artificially …

Artificial Intelligence

Design for Hackers

Near the end of the lifecycle of mass-market commercial product development, an engineering team may come in and make a design for manufacturability …

Arduino

Xiaomi Surprises With MacBook Lookalike 'Mi Notebook Air'

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi had a surprise in store for attendees of its new Redmi Pro smartphone launch event today, unveiling its first ever PC laptop, named the "Mi Notebook Air".<p>The familiar-named $750 aluminum notebook closely resembles a MacBook and features a 13.3-inch 1080p …

The Dyson 360 Eye is the best robotic vacuum, which is why it's $1,000

A far superior vacuum attached to a serviceable robot<p>Mike Aldred was hired by high-end appliance maker Dyson in 1998 with the goal of creating a robotic vacuum. Aldred was familiar with founder James Dyson’s legendary perfectionism, but even that didn’t prepare him for the task that lay ahead. For …

Robotics

Elon Musk Wants To End Housework With These Self-Training Robots

Humankind has been dreaming of ways to nix its domestic duties since time immemorial, but aside from Roombas and robotic baristas, mechanical servants have mostly stayed in science fiction. Luckily for us, the mega-entrepreneur and possible super-villain Elon Musk makes it his business to fund …

Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence writes ‘perfect’ horror script, seeks crowdfunding

Artificial intelligence has evolved enough that it can now take care of daily chores, drive a car, function as a trusty shopping buddy, and… write a …

This drone can detect and detonate land mines

The Mine Kafon Drone is now looking for funds on Kickstarter<p>The creators of a drone that can autonomously map, detect, and detonate land mines say their technology could potentially clear the world of these deadly devices in less than 10 years' time. It's an ambitious goal, but one well worth …

Drones

Robots will train doctors in the next 10 years, says a MIT expert working on one

Robots are going to play an integral role in hospital care soon.<p>At least that's what Julie Shah — an MIT professor who leads the Interactive Robotics Group at the university's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory — is working on.<p>Shah recently programmed a Nao robot to watch how …

Robotics

Scientists Found Even More of These Crazy-Looking Peacock Spiders

Most people wouldn’t describe spiders as “beautiful.” But have you ever seen a peacock spider? Scientists just found seven new species of these …

This genius created a text editor in less than 1000 lines of code

This genius created a text editor in less than 1000 lines of code<p>3 Shares<p>A couple of weeks ago there was this news that the tiny cool program named …