Robotics

In the Future, Your Phone Will Be Built by Thousands of Robot Ants - VICE

Late last month, the German industrial automation firm Festo unveiled a product that it hopes will help to revolutionize manufacturing: hand-sized, autonomous, collaborative ant robots, or BionicANTs (for "Autonomous Networking Technologies").<p>These mechanical bugs, to be demoed at the Hannover …

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How we built India's biggest robot company

<b>In 2008, engineering student Samay Kohli wanted to build a humanoid robot, but his professor told him it would not be possible.</b><p>Along with his fellow student Abhay Singhal, not only did they achieve that task, but they have also built GreyOrange, a multi-national robotics company based in India and …

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Now, a socially-aware robotic assistant that gets your mood!

Taking artificial intelligence a step further, a new Socially-Aware Robot Assistant (SARA) took the participants of the World Economic Forum (WEF) …

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The Fiction Of Unemployment

“This is actually why Smith’s (Adam) work is so important. He created the vision of an imaginary world almost entirely free of debt and credit, and …

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Europe will debate robot rights, ethics and AI kill switches in February

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Machines are increasingly becoming autonomous and intelligent and it’s one of the greatest dangers humanity has ever faced, …

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Amazon Grows Its Robot Army -- Is a Robot Air Force Next?

Donald Trump has been sworn in as President, and a new day has dawned for America -- one would hope.Central to President Trump's campaign was a …

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Davos Highlights AI's Massive PR Problem

As business, policy, and technology leaders gathered at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this year, the rise of populism with Brexit in the UK and the election of Donald Trump in the US drove discussions about the pros and cons of globalization.<p>While globalization has improved …

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Soft Robot Wraps Around Your Heart to Help it Beat

Researchers from Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a breakthrough “soft robot” device that might improve your odds of …

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Super Robot Wars V Gets Plenty of PS4 Gameplay Starring Space Battleship Yamato and Crossbone Gundam

The Space Battleship Yamato and the Crossbone Gundam wreak havoc on enemy mobile suits in new Super Robot Wars V gameplay. ...Read MoreThe post Super …

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This squishy robot squeezes pig hearts to keep them pumping

It’s still early, but one day it might help humans with heart failure<p>With a squishy embrace, a new soft robot can keep a weak and failing heart pumping. So far, it’s only been tested in pigs. But if it works in humans, it could one day keep people with heart failure alive.<p>Researchers at Harvard …

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Lego Boosts Their Robotic Offering

Kids often have their first exposure to robots in school using Lego Mindstorm kits. Now Lego is rolling out Boost — a robotic kit targeting all Lego …

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Biggest Russian Bank to Replace 3,000 Employees With Robot Lawyer

Smart, time-saving computers are quickly elevating many professions. Instead of employing dozens of assistants to sort through endless paperwork, …

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Real-life robot joins BBC's 'I, Robot' adaptation

Stanley the robot can walk, talk, recognise faces and play golf -- but what he really wants to do is act.<p>The humanoid robot will lend his voicebox to a forthcoming BBC radio adaptation of Isaac Asimov's "I, Robot" stories. "Outcasts" and "Cold feet" star Hermione Norris leads the human cast as …

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Program with Robot Operating System for Smooth Servo Movement

Robot Operating System (ROS) is an open source robotics platform that helps your robot visualize the world, map and navigate it, and perform physical interactions using state-of-the-art algorithms. If you want to build a complex robot, chances are there is some ROS code already available to help …

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New details emerge about Intel's super-small Euclid computer for robots

Intel is getting proficient at developing small computers. First, came its Compute Sticks and then its credit-card-shaped Compute Cards.But nothing's quite like the mysterious Euclid, which is a self-contained computer the size of a thumb designed to be the brains and eyes of a robot.More details …

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Video Friday: Boston Dynamics Robots in VR, NASA Rovers, and Valkyrie Package Delivery

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of …

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Kissenger Mobile Remote Kiss Smartphone Case Let's You Smooch Your Loved Ones From Afar

Kissenger Mobile Remote Kiss Smartphone Case Let’s You Smooch Your Loved Ones From Afar<p>Jason Lazarus January 20, 2017<p>Let’s review for a moment.<p>The …

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3D printing with the power of 5 print heads: Project Escher and Titan Robotics

0shares<p>At CES 2017, large format 3D printer manufacturers Titan Robotics, from Colorado Springs, announced that the 5-print-head Cronus 3D printer …

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Simone Giertz Builds a Beer Serving Robot With Mixed and Messy Results

The “Queen of Shitty Robots” Simone Giertz built a beer-serving robot and had a friend attempt to use it to serve her a drink with some mixed and …

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Maker Pro News: Lily Robotics Crashes, HAX Heats Up, and More

<i>Want to get the latest Maker Pro news right in your inbox? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.</i><p><i>“[T]he best way to grok this stuff is with your hands, just rolling up your sleeves and diving in.” — Sean Michael Ragan, author of</i> The Total Inventor’s Manual<p><b>Lily Drone Folds, But Does Right by …

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Air Force Chief Scientist confirms F-35 will include artificial intelligence

Defense IT<p>F-35s, F-22s and other fighter jets will soon use improved artificial intelligence to control nearby drone wingmen that will be able to …

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Brain Controlled Tracked Robot

[Imetomi] found himself salvaging a camera from a broken drone when he decided to use it in a new project, a tracked robot with a live video feed …

Renishaw neuromate® robot and neuroinspire™ planning software installed at Birmingham Children’s Hospital

16 January 2017<p>Renishaw is pleased to announce that a <i>neuromate</i>® stereotactic robot system and <i>neuroinspire</i>™ surgical planning software has been …

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Bet You Didn't See This Coming: 10 Jobs That Will Be Replaced By Robots

From insurance to construction to Hollywood, the specter of automation looms for some surprising jobs.<p>I was recently talking to a friend of mine who’s an accountant. He has his own accounting firm and lives an upper-class lifestyle in the Chicago suburbs. As he's an accountant with an additional …

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This soft-shelled exosuit might put Iron Man's duds to shame

Exoskeletons of the future look like high-tech workout clothes<p>The word exosuit has become all but synonymous with a hard-shelled suit that imbues its wearer with superhuman abilities—leap tall buildings, lift multi-ton items, and make the paralyzed walk—thanks to some awesome looking robotics. But …

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Impact of job-stealing robots a growing concern at Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Open markets and global trade have been blamed for job losses over the last decade, but global CEOs say the real culprits are increasingly machines.<p>And while business leaders gathered at the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos relish the productivity gains …

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3 Robots That Help Kids Learn to Code

Knowing how to program is an increasingly important skill in the world we are making. Thankfully, it’s never been easier to learn. Block-based languages like Scratch make it simple to start acquiring the base concepts of creating software. Python, a language I personally believe should be required …

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Chinese Factory Replaces 90% Of Human Workers With Robots, Sees 250% Production Increase

What does it mean for human workers?<p>Credit: People’s Daily<p>One of China’s first unmanned factories in the city of Dongguan recently replaced 590 of …

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Robots May Steal Our Jobs, but Not as Quickly as We Thought

Fear of job loss to automation is growing, with each announcement of exciting technological progress generating a backlash from those who could end …

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The big contradiction in how the world’s most powerful people think about its future

DAVOS, Switzerland -- The future seems to be everywhere at the World Economic Forum, an annual conference of some of the world's most powerful figures in business and government.<p>In a few rooms, otherwise very serious people are playing with virtual-reality sets. Entrepreneurs are chatting about …

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