Wednesday, March 29, 2017

ROBOTICS

ROBOTICS

If you follow technology news — or even if you don’t — you have probably heard that numerous companies have been trying to develop driverless cars for a decade or more. These fully automated vehicles...

You may or may not have stumbled on Compressorhead, a three robot rock group, and self declared “only real metal band.” The above video includes a Mohawked gear assembly drummer. The underlying programming of this...

New human-machine interface keeps robot balanced, with human reflexes. Deep in the basement of MIT’s Building 3, a two-legged robot named HERMES is wreaking controlled havoc: punching through drywall, smashing soda cans, kicking over trash...
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From UFOs? I've seen the videos on youtube. UFOs that morph into recognizable aircraft with wings and fins from odd blobs and strange stationary lights. Other worldly objects seem to devolve into yet weirder contraptions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FIUp8zv2Dg...

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Most robots on a factory floor are fairly ham-handed: Equipped with large pincers or claws, they are designed to perform simple maneuvers, such as grabbing an object, and placing it somewhere...

From the first stone ax to the latest assembly-line robots, technology has long played an essential role in work. As technology has advanced, machines are increasingly working alongside employees, as they do at Amazon’s...

Toby Walsh, NICTA - More than 1,000 of the leading researchers in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics have today signed and published an open letter calling for a ban on offensive autonomous weapons, also known colloquially...

When I say artificial intelligence I imagine androids like Data from Star Trek or the little robot boy from the movie A.I. that wanted nothing more than to be a real boy. Others may...

Engineers at Harvard University and the University of California, San Diego, have created the first robot with a 3D-printed body that transitions from a rigid core to a soft exterior. The robot is capable...

Around two years, toddlers recognize themselves in mirrors - evidence they are self-aware. What about robots? Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic believe they've demonstrated one slice of self-awareness using an experiment loosely modeled on The Three...
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This years Hong Kong electronics fair attendees experienced Han, the humanoid, by Hong Kong based Hanson Robotics.  In the video you notice Han interacting with the crowd.  Underneath the armor 40 motors control humanlike...