Hummingbird robot using AI to go soon where drones can’t

By |May 10th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — What can fly like a bird and hover like an insect? Your friendly neighborhood hummingbirds. If drones had this combo, they would be able to maneuver better through collapsed buildings and other cluttered spaces to find trapped victims. Purdue University researchers have engineered flying robots that behave like hummingbirds, trained [...]

Google’s Jeff Dean details how AI is advancing medicine, chemistry, robotics, and more

By |May 9th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Today, at Google’s annual I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California, Jeff Dean, a senior fellow in Google’s Research Group and the head of Google’s AI division, gave an overview of the company’s efforts to solve challenging scientific problems with AI and machine learning. The presentation capped off a narrative that began Tuesday with [...]

AI: Robots with DNA that eat and EVOLVE created ‘blurring line’ between life and machine

By |May 5th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] WARNING: The 'lifelike' robot could challenge our perception of robots (Pic: DAILY STAR ) The new human-engineered organic machines can move, consume "food" for energy, grow, decay, and even evolve, scientists and engineers at Cornell University in the US said last month.And now, an expert has told Daily Star Online robots with “self-sustaining and [...]

Toyota AI Ventures announces $100M AV, robotics fund

By |May 4th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Brief Dive Brief: Toyota will invest $100 million in autonomous vehicle (AV) and robotics startups through a new fund from its Toyota AI Ventures arm, the automaker announced Thursday. Since its founding in 2017, Toyota AI Ventures — a subsidiary of the Toyota Research Institute — has invested in 19 startups, including autonomous shuttle company [...]

Industry reacts to Lloyd’s blueprint for AI and robotics | Latest News

By |May 3rd, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] The deployment of AI and robotics to overhaul the workings of insurance is nothing new. From basic administrative duties to claims management, these advances are changing the face the the industry. But with the publication of two reports by Lloyd’s last week the risks and the opportunities of the these technologies were laid out [...]

Toyota AI Ventures launches $100M fund to invest in robotics and autonomous tech – TechCrunch

By |May 2nd, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Toyota AI Ventures, a subsidiary of Toyota Research Institute, has a new $100 million fund that will focus on finding and investing in early-stage robotics and autonomous technology startups. This second fund, aptly dubbed Fund II, brings the firm’s total assets under management to more than $200 million. “The growing interest in automated systems [...]

AI, robotics safety a bigger concern to construction industry than job security

By |April 29th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Brief Dive Brief: A Volvo Construction Equipment survey of 205 U.S. and U.K. construction workers found that 31% of respondents were fearful that artificial intelligence and robotics would replace them on jobsites. While that is a common conception about the technology, an even larger chunk, 46%, was concerned about perceived safety risks involved with that kind [...]

Cheetah Mobile’s ‘Big Boss’ Robot Shows Off New AI Retail Possibilities at Hong Kong Electronics Fair

By |April 26th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Cheetah GreetBot, a full-sized receptionist robot designed to interact with visitors and customers and guide them to their destinations with speech recognition, a facial and body recognition camera, and a navigation system, made its mark with its interesting introductions and personalized dialogues, while CM Translator's one button, ultra light and portable design amazed audiences [...]

Nils Nilsson, pioneer in robotics and AI, dies at 86

By |April 25th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Nils J. Nilsson, the Kumagai Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University, died April 23 at his home in Medford, Oregon, after a brief stay in hospice. He was 86. Nils Nilsson, professor of computer science (Image credit: L.A. Cicero) Nilsson is best known for his foundational work [...]

Japan and Israel Tech Experts Join Forces to Create AI Products

By |April 22nd, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Japanese and Israeli technology expertise have merged in a new company blended from innovators in each country. Musashi Seimitsu Corporation, a Japan-based Honda Motor Corporation affiliate, has formed Musashi AI, a consortium, in collaboration with Israeli technology expert Ran Poliakine, founder of Poliakine Innovation and SixEye Interactive. The Musashi Automatic Inspection System was displayed [...]