Robotics

This super strong artificial muscle may bring us closer to lifelike robots

Researchers at Columbia University have created an artificial active tissue that, when 3D printed to imitate a muscle, can withstand great strain and lift 1,000 times its own weight.<p>The breakthrough could lead to a future where strong humanoid robots become commonplace, but scientists must first …

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Engineers have developed robot muscles that are 3 times stronger than yours

Why it matters to you<p>Columbia University's 3D-printed muscles may help give future robots their strength.<p>Call it one step closer to <i>Terminator</i> …

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Robot security guard maker Knightscope shows off new multi-terrain model

Silicon Valley firm Knightscope is best known for its K5 security robot: an ovoid tower on wheels that — when it’s not knocking over toddlers or falling into fountains — patrols a few dozen of California’s parking lots and malls. But the company is now introducing two new model to its line-up: the …

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Scientists create world's first 'molecular robot' capable of building molecules

Scientists at The University of Manchester have created the world's first 'molecular robot' that is capable of performing basic tasks including …

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In ten years, robots could replace more than 4 million workers

Bots for Business<p>Robots could replace human workers in up to four million jobs in Britain over the next decade, according to research conducted by UK …

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The Economic Reason We Should Be Worried About Nunchuck Robots

Dexterous robots signal another change in automation.<p>Growing up in Beijing, roboticist Cong Wang had one skill he just couldn’t master: soccer. His …

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Researchers invented a robot muscle that lifts 1,000 times its weight

Sci-fi films and video games for years have dreamed up humanoids with super strength who could make our lives just a little bit easier. Making that a …

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Knightscope's Family of Dystopian Robot Guards Just Grew by Two

If you’ve heard of Knightscope’s security robots, it was probably due to their high-profile failures: one would-be Robocop failed to detect a …

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How the Cannabis Industry Has a Growing Need for Innovation and Jobs

Pull, snip, repeat.<p>Trimming, one of the most tedious and repetitive processes of harvesting marijuana in the budding cannabis industry has made the …

Cannabis

Rise of robots means cheap labour no longer enough to help poor countries to get rich

Robots are set to undermine poor countries’ ability to use their vast numbers of low paid workers to attract overseas factories, the traditional route out of poverty for emerging markets.<p>The World Bank said worries are emerging that investors will use automated factories which can be put in rich …

Economics

'Robocop' maker debuts dune buggy to make America, er, safe again

<b>Pics</b> In a modest industrial building in Mountain View, California, on Tuesday, security startup Knightscope unveiled the latest additions to its line …

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They're coming for our jobs, but can giant fighting robots save TV?

Robots fighting for human entertainment may sound like something out of science fiction - and there is no shortage of movies such as Transformers and …

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ReWalk Robotics -8.6% on $15M share offering

ReWalk Robotics (NASDAQ:RWLK) has slid 8.6% after hours following a filing to raise $15M through a share offering, part of its attempts to raise cash …

Business

A Radar for Industrial Robots May Guide Collaboration with Humans - MIT Technology Review

Working alongside an industrial robot can be frustrating and even downright dangerous. But a new sensing system could make human-robot collaboration …

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Neato Robotics scooped up by Vorwerk Group

Robot vacuum company Neato has just been bought by the Vorwerk Group, a German manufacturer of household products, the companies announced today. Neato will operate within the Vorwerk as a "wholly owned independent business unit" with no leadership changes, according to a media release. Neither …

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New robots can detect your gender through a handshake

Robots are learning how to detect your personality and even your gender with just a handshake.<p>Just like Baymax in the Disney blockbuster “Big Hero …

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Comparison Between Roomba 650 vs 655

Today robot market is variety and plentiful that apply for the consumer’s need in the life. <b>Roomba 650 vs 655</b> can be one of the best choice for buyers …

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Robots could move more like humans with these soft, 3D-printed synthetic muscles

The 'muscle' is made of silicone rubber and can be controlled with a resistive wire.<p>A team of engineers from the Columbia University School of …

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Kaijen Hsiao, CTO of Mayfield Robotics, to Speak at Innovate Celebrate

Robots are cool. In addition to reminding us of a time when futuristic technology was reserved for episodes of the Jetsons, these handy little guys …

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Lockheed, Airbus contribute to $18M round for Cambridge-based Humatics

The venture arms of Airbus and Lockheed Martin have participated in an $18 million Series A investment for Humatics Corp., an MIT-born startup using …

Boston

Is SharkNinja a Real Danger to iRobot? -- The Motley Fool

Its new robot vacuums will attempt to suck up some of the Roomba's market share.<p>In this segment from the <i>Motley Fool Money</i> radio show, host Chris …

Stocks

Domino's Pizza has announced a £15m share buyback programme

Fast food pizza retailer Domino's has this morning announced a £15m share buyback programme, in an effort to turn the tide of its steadily declining …

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ABB Provides Further Investment In Cambridge Medical Robotics

Industrial technology giant ABB has invested in Cambridge Medical Robotics.<p>CMR has developed advanced robotic dexterity technology for surgical …

Business

Amazon Just Showed Us What Really Happens When Robots Replace Jobs

They've already got 100,000 robots and are adding (a lot) more.<p>There are as many opinions about jobs and artificial intelligence as there are people who have them. A Vanguard global economist recently said AI will replace 1in 2 jobs. A new survey of AI researchers said most believe AI will …

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Terminator moves step closer to reality as scientists create synthetic muscle that can lift 1,000 times its own weight

An artificial muscle that can lift 1,000 times its own weight has been created, laying the groundwork for Terminator-like humanoid robots.<p>Scientists used a 3D printing technique to create the rubber-like synthetic muscle that expands and contracts like its biological counterpart.<p>Heated by a small …

Engineering

This "Secret" Amazon Technology Could Be Worth $15 Billion to Shareholders -- The Motley Fool

Many professional analysts are calling Amazon's $1,000 stock price overvalued. But the e-commerce giant is deploying a new technology that could …

Investing

AI Startup Invents Trick For Robots To More Efficiently Teach Themselves Complex Tasks

Google-owned DeepMind uses sophisticated computer simulations for computers to teach themselves how to accomplish certain tasks. The simulated training, known as reinforcement learning, involves the computer trying out thousands (or millions) of different things until it manages to figure out what …

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Robots 'could take 4m private sector jobs within 10 years'

Survey from the Royal Society of Arts argues that technology could phase out mundane roles, raise productivity and deliver higher wages<p>Four million jobs in the private sector could be replaced by robots in the UK in the next decade, according to business leaders asked about the future of automation …

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3 Growth Stocks to Buy and Hold for 25 Years -- The Motley Fool

Hint: Think solar energy, robots, and more robots.<p>What if you bought stocks but couldn't sell them until the year 2042 at the earliest? What criteria …

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Japanese robot firm makes an aggressive move in China | ZDNet

China will need more than half-a-million industrial robots by 2025. The race is on to see who will supply them.<p>Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries has …

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