Category ROBOTICS

‘The Artificial Intelligence Robotic Machine Cometh’: Jogging robot video freaks out the internet in this Video.

Very few things succeed in stirring up the Internet faster, unleashing a unique cocktail of amazement and terror, than a new Boston Dynamics robot video.

In the past, the tech company, owned by Japan’s SoftBank Group, has released videos showing its robots climbing stairs, executing perfect back flips and opening doors with shockingly accurate ability.

The company’s latest YouTube submission: a 34-second clip of its boxy humanoid robot, Atlas, going for a jog in a grassy residential area on what appears to be a bright spring day.

With its electronic appendages unleashing an animatronic whine that falls somewhere between an electronic knife and a Xerox machine, Atlas even stops to hop over a log before casually going on his bipedal way.

In only a day, the video has racked up more than 9...

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Honda’s Disaster Relief Robot May Be a Lifesaver of the future

When future disaster strikes, the helpful hand swooping your way may be more machine than man. Honda R&D researchers detailed their latest disaster relief prototype robot, the E2-DR, in a paper entitled, “Development of Experimental Legged Robot for Inspection and Disaster Response in Plants.”

The robot stands a little over 5 feet 5 inches tall, and weighs just over 187 pounds. Adding to its weight is a 1000-Wh lithium-ion battery with 90-minute operational stamina. E2-DR displays 33 degrees of freedom, and can rotate its body 180 degrees. Honda swapped out conventional communication cables for optical fiber alternatives, in an effort to keep size to a minimum.

Honda specifically designed E2-DR with a 25-cm (9.8-in) “thickness,” so it can fit through 30-cm (11.8-in) gaps...

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China is poised to dominate robotics markets far sooner than some had expected

Faced with rising labor costs, China is making a strong move to establish itself as the world’s leading manufacturer of robots.

The country is already the world’s largest buyer of industrial robots, but it’s lagged behind Japan, its perennial Asian market rival, when it comes to technology development.

There are big signs that’s changing rapidly. According to a report from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), China will triple its sales of robots by 2018. By 2019, the IFR predicts that more than 1.4 million new industrial robots will be installed in factories around the world, and China will account for 40 percent of global robotics sales.

The trend makes sense...

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LISTING THE COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST ROBOT DENSITY NUMBERS


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This chart shows Top 10 Countries by Robot Density.
A robot is a machine especially one programmable by a computer capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. Robots can be guided by an external control device or the control may be embedded within. Robots may be constructed to take on human form but most robots are machines designed to perform a task with no regard to how they look.
Robots can be autonomous or semi-autonomous and range from humanoids such as Honda’s Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility (ASIMO) and TOSY’s TOSY Ping Pong Playing Robot (TOPIO) to industrial robots, medical operating robots, patient assist robots, dog therapy robots, collectively programmed swarm robots, UAV drones such as General Atomics MQ-1 Predator, and even mi...
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What Is a Robot? VIDEO PRESENTATION.

In our research, we found 3 broad approaches that scholars use to define robots. These are (1) as artificial humans, (2) programmable machines, and (3) machines that can sense, think, and act on the world. None of these approaches offers a definition that works for all of the ways we already use the word. But they’re a start.

Welcome to the Robotic Future, in which we explore the many fascinating machines that are transforming society. And we can’t do that without first defining what a robot even is.

When you hear the word “robot,” the first thing that probably comes to mind is a silvery humanoid, à la The Day the Earth Stood Still or C-3PO (more golden, I guess, but still metallic). But there’s also the Roomba, and autonomous drones, and technically also self-driving cars...

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Watch this Homemade Robot Crack a SentrySafe Combination Safe in 15 Minutes

Last Christmas, Nathan Seidle’s wife gave him a second-hand safe she’d found on Craigslist. It was, at first glance, a strange gift. The couple already owned the same model, a $120 SentrySafe combination fire safe they’d bought from Home Depot. But this one, his wife explained, had a particular feature: The original owner had locked it and forgotten the combination. Her challenge to Seidle: Open it.

Seidle isn’t much of a safecracker. But as the founder of the Niwot, Colorado-based company SparkFun, a DIY and open-source hardware supplier, he’s a pretty experienced builder of homemade gadgets, tools, and robots. So over the next four months, he and his SparkFun colleagues set about building a bot that could crack the safe for them...

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Robots must get smarter than latest models to rule the world

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Many of the robots on show just gave a human form to tablets and intelligent speakers with the added (but useless) ability of moving around and dancing.

In some cases, the robots were able to perform additional tasks such as picking things up, but in the main it was hard to find one that was more than simply an iPad that can follow its owner around. Despite this, many have proclaimed that robotics won the show at CES 2017.

“2017 will be the year of the robo-butlers”, declared Wired. While USA Today said robots “stole the show” as the “coolest thing from this year’s CES”.

The International Robotics Federation forecasts households across the world will have purchased around 35 million domestic and personal robots by...

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Google’s latest free gift? Millions of captioned images to help train Artificial Intelligence systems

Google has published two huge datasets that it hopes will accelerate advances in computer vision and video understanding.

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Google’s Open Images dataset consists of nine million links to web images and descriptions of the objects they contain. Image: Google

Google’s latest gift to the public is a dataset of about nine million links to labeled images to help train computer-vision systems.

The dataset, called Open Images, provides links to images on the web that have been annotated with descriptions of objects within the image. It consists of ‘machine-populated’ annotations, as well as annotations validated by humans to weed out false positives.

According to Google Research’s team, the dataset is large enough to enable researchers to use it to train a deep neural network “from scratch”.

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Robot Technology 2016 | 5 Awesome Robots | Military Robots

Published on 22 Jun 2016

5 New Technology 2016 | Military Robots | Awesome Robots.
Technology and inventions about robots . Our technological advances are racing ahead! Here are 5 examples of Technology of Robotics and Military Robots.
From mega fighting robot wars challenges between the USA and Japan to running robots being created for the military, 2016 is sure to have a world of surprises in technological leaps and bounds in regards to advancements.

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Sydney University Australia opens up horticultural learning centre in robotics

The University of Sydney’s first horticultural robotics learning and development hub has opened in Sydney.

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, will today open Australia’s first horticultural robotics learning centre and development hub at the University of Sydney.

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Located within the University’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR), Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, said the Horticulture Innovation Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (HICRIS) will become a hub for horticulture robotics in Australia.

“A future generation of students will be trained right here and will take their place as leaders in the horticulture industry, and researchers here will oversee the creation of world-leadi...

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Artificial Intelligent robotic controlled cleaning system for food manufacturers

The University of Nottingham is developing an artificially-intelligent sensor system to clean food manufacturing equipment more precisely. This revolutionary AI-driven monitoring system could lead to greater production capacity and therefore cheaper food prices for consumers.

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Food and drink production is the largest manufacturing sector in Britain and the highest industrial user of water at approximately 430 million litres a day.

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As current technologies cannot accurately determine exactly how dirty food and drink processing equipment is inside, cleaning can last up to five hours a day – to minimise food safety risks.

Cleaning accounts for 30 per cent of energy and water use and leads to excessive productivity down time and over-use of chemicals, at huge cost to manufa...

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Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Technical Jobs & the future of jobs

Why it’s time to prepare for a world where machines can do your job

Radical changes in employment patterns are on the way as artificial intelligence takes on many routine, repetitive tasks currently performed by people

There are some things that machines are simply better at doing than humans, but humans still have plenty going for them. Here’s a look at how the two are going to work in concert to deliver a more powerful future for IT, and the human race.

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For decades movies have warned of intelligent machines taking our lives while ignoring a more plausible near-future threat: that they will take our jobs.

A growing number of economists and artificial intelligence researchers are recommending that societies prepare for a world where large numbers of jobs are automated.

If they’re right, t...

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