Robotics

Nvidia channels Star Trek, shows off 'Project Holodeck' VR

This virtual world isn't just for gaming -- Nvidia says its Holodeck technology could be used to train the robots of the future.<p>Star Trek fans rejoice -- pretty soon you could be spending your time inside your very own Holodeck (as an animated torso).<p>Taking a brief step away from GPU spec talk, …

Robots

MetaLimbs gives you an extra pair of robotic hands

We're not going to lie, an extra pair of hands would be pretty useful sometimes (dare we say, handy). Imagine you're typing out an email while a …

Robots

The robots are coming: machine learning now enhances itself

Machine learning can optimise itself, but there are opposing types of optimisation: parameter sweep, random search and parameter optimisation<p>Machine …

Machine Learning

A robot revolution might be coming but don’t believe the doomsday media

From apocalypses to zombie coups, humans adore doomsday tales and it’s not completely clear why. While fiction is fine, reality is of course much …

Robots

This site estimates how likely you are to lose your job to robots

As artificial intelligence and robotics continue to pick up steam, thousands of jobs we could once take for granted are at risk of being automated, threatening to leave a bevy of diligent workers on the dole. But there might be a tool you can consult to take the necessary measures before your time …

Robots

Robot replaces surgeons to carry out hip and knee replacements with such accuracy it reduces pain for patients

A £1million robot is being used to carry out hip and knee replacements with such accuracy it reduces recovery time for patients.<p>The robotic arm being …

Robots

How Robots Can Help a Slowing Labor Force

Japan and Germany may be sitting on a ticking demographic time bomb where aging populations begin to drag down economic growth. Good thing they're …

Robots

Robot 'priest' can beam light from its hands and give automated blessings to worshippers

A robot 'priest' that beams lights from its hands and can give automated blessings to the faithful has been launched in the town that gave fame to …

Robots

This device tells you if a robot is pretending to be human

Scientists have created an earpiece that gives you an actual chill if the person you’re speaking to is an AI impersonating a human.<p>The “anti-AI AI” …

Robots

Robots copy their coolest moves from animals

Cheetahs, ostriches, octopi, cockroaches and humans.<p>For decades, robot makers have turned to animals to help them understand how to build a machine that can travel over Earth’s diverse terrain.<p>“Almost any animal you can imagine has been used as inspiration for robots,” says Aaron Johnson, a …

Robots

Why cute robots are important for the entire tech industry

Anki CEO Boris Sofman talks about making a robot that can compete with pets on the latest Recode Decode.<p>If robots are here to stay, they’re going to have to get smarter. Anki CEO Boris Sofman says that’s not going to happen overnight; we should instead be figuring out how to help them learn …

Robots

These Doctor Octopus-style robot arms are controlled with your feet

Have you ever gotten so frustrated trying to open a door while holding a coffee cup that you invented a pair of supplemental robotic arms that were controlled by your feet? I’m not sure that’s why a team at the Inami Hiyama Laboratory created MetaLimbs, which will be showcased at this year’s …

Robots

05/29/2017: Do you want your robots to be perfect or a bit more human?

Campaign money used to be spent on things like outdoor posters and television advertisements. Now much of that is going to Facebook. On today's show, we'll discuss how big of a role the social media giant is playing in U.K. elections, specifically, and lessons that the country is learning from the …

Robots

Why Future Robots In The Workplace Might Pay Taxes

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Dave Consiglio.</i><p>No. Capitalism should change.<p>Capitalism works reasonably well as an economic …

Robots

A Flying, Fetching, Helping-Hand Omnicopter

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a flying machine that could maneuver in any direction while rotating around any axis while maintaining both thrust and …

Robots

New exoskeleton stops elderly from falling over

Researchers at Scuola Sant’Anna in Italy and EPFL in Switzerland have developed a very unique type of exoskeleton: Instead of granting the user Iron Man-like super strength, their exoskeleton stops elderly people from falling over. This might sound like a somewhat trivial super power to grant, but …

Robots

Mind-controlled device aids in brain retraining for stroke victims

Every year, 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke, and of these, five million are left permanently disabled. A new device designed by …

The Brain

[Deal Alert] Anki's Cozmo robot is $152.99 ($27 off) on Amazon

Cozmo, which is unfortunately unrelated to Cozmo Kramer, is a fairly popular interactive toy robot. It can stack tiny blocks, play games, and be …

Robots

How Robotics Is Helping Military Veterans With Prosthetics

In 1905, an Ohio farmer survived a railroad accident that cost him both of his legs. Two years later, he founded the Ohio Willow Wood company, using …

Robots

AI in the Workplace: Augment, Instead of Replacing Humans

AI and machine learning won't create massive job losses in the foreseeable future, but some societal issues to come to mind.<p>There's a perception of …

Robots

Making the Machines that Replace Humans

A visit to a robot factory in Ohio<p>MIAMISBURG, Ohio—A humanoid robot greets visitors to the Dayton-area offices of Yaskawa Motoman, a Japanese company that produces the machines being installed at thousands of factories around the globe. Its right arm is holding a screen, which playfully challenges …

Robots

Judah vs. the Machines: In which a robot services a hotel room

Robots remain a rare sight outside of labs in most of the world, but in Silicon Valley, they have already started taking on service jobs. In this episode of Judah vs. the Machines, Judah visits the Crowne Plaza hotel in San Jose to check out Relay, a hotel service robot that can autonomously bring …

Robots

This Crawling C-Turtle Robot Could Hunt For Landmines

When you watch its first tries to flop across on the sand, you feel worried that it won’t be able to get its little body to its final destination. …

Robots

Robots From Tomorrow – Episode 402: Pull List for May 31

Welcome to Robots From Tomorrow! For this episode the guys have picked a couple of comics that will be hitting shelves this week and talk about why …

Comics

When Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg sound the same dire warning about jobs, it’s time to listen

Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates built billion-dollar technology companies in two very different areas, but they both agree on the biggest threats to …

Robots

The artificial intelligence boom is here. Here’s how it could change the world around us.

A future with highways full of self-driving cars or robot friends that can actually hold a decent conversation may not be far away. That’s because …

Artificial Intelligence

French designer shows off DIY robot in public for 1st time

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A French designer has shown his humanoid DIY robot to the public for the first time.<p>The life-size plastic model responded to English-language commands Friday, picking up and dropping a small ball and swiveling its head to follow people.<p>Designer Gael Langevin unveiled the …

Robots

This Smartphone App Can Control Robots with Augmented Reality

As robots of all sizes and stripes become more prevalent in our factories and offices, it becomes vital that humans find an easy and intuitive way to …

Robots

The first ‘steps’ of this giant mech make a baby giraffe look graceful

At this point, humanity has a pretty good track record for taking ridiculous science fiction and turning it into science fact. Just scroll through …

Robots

The failure rate of internet of things projects is amazing

As Dubai welcomes RoboCop, drones land in the palm of your hand and cars park themselves, are we getting carried away with ‘maybes’?<p>This week saw a …

Internet of Things