As Walmart turns to robots, it’s the human workers who feel like machines

By |June 6th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] A Bossa Nova Robotics scanning device moves through a Walmart Supercenter in Rogers, Ark., in May 2018. (Rick T. Wilking/Getty Images) Drew Harwell National technology reporter covering artificial intelligence June 6 at 8:00 AM To Walmart executives, the Auto-C self-driving floor scrubber is the future of retail automation — a multimillion-dollar bet that advanced [...]

Amazon Developing Wearable Tech That Reads Human Emotions

By |June 1st, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] By Jonny Lupsha, News Writer Amazon is working on a smartwatch that reads your emotions, Bloomberg reported. The wearable gadget will be paired with a mobile app and is being developed by the hardware team responsible for Amazon’s Fire and Echo products. This tech brings us closer to abstractly thinking robots, a classic sci-fi [...]

Running out of human workers? Better buy robots

By |May 31st, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] The robots are coming to a field near youRecord high employment means that businesses are turning to automation – Merryn Somerset Webb asks Walter Price of the Allianz Technology Trust about the best ways to invest. Horrible news for British strawberry lovers, says The Guardian: this year’s crop – which has started to ripen [...]

This robot learns its two-handed moves from human dexterity – TechCrunch

By |May 30th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] If robots are really to help us out around the house or care for our injured and elderly, they’re going to want two hands… at least. But using two hands is harder than we make it look — so this robotic control system learns from humans before attempting to do the same. The idea [...]

Even With Robots, Manufacturers Need The Human Touch : NPR

By |May 25th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] A robotic arm works on the production line at Volvo's factory in Ridgeville, S.C. But other essential jobs, including major portions of final assembly, are still left to people. Camila Domonoske/NPR hide caption toggle caption Camila Domonoske/NPR A robotic arm works on the production line at Volvo's factory in Ridgeville, S.C. But other essential [...]

A quicker eye for robotics to help in our cluttered, human environments

By |May 24th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Odd Job, one of two robots in CSE Associate Professor Chad Jenkin’s lab, grabs for an object. Odd Job and its double, Cookie, currently are able to grab objects based on depth and color perception. Image credit: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering ANN ARBOR—In a step toward home-helper robots that can quickly navigate unpredictable and [...]

The Barbican opens AI: More Than Human exhibition

By |May 17th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Chatbots, facial recognition tech, deep-fake videos and newly commissioned installations by Es Devlin and Lawrence Lek are on display at The Barbican's sprawling AI: More Than Human exhibition.The exhibition takes a wide-ranging approach to the topic of artificial intelligence, with immersive and interactive displays spread throughout the brutalist cultural centre.Alter by Hiroshi Ishiguro is [...]

Robot’s pneumatic fingers allow it to pick up delicate objects as a human would

By |May 17th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] In brief Hank the robot has flexible robotic fingers inspired by the human hand The fingers are controlled by airflows that can flex the finger and apply force Researchers claim to have solved one of the “grand challenges” faced by robotics with the creation of a robot with flexible fingers inspired by the human [...]

New AI Sees Like a Human, Filling in the Blanks – UT News

By |May 16th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] AUSTIN, Texas – Computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have taught an artificial intelligence agent how to do something that usually only humans can do—take a few quick glimpses around and infer its whole environment, a skill necessary for the development of effective search-and-rescue robots that one day can improve the [...]

US Military Testing Whether Human Pilots Can Trust Robot Wingmen in a Dogfight

By |May 11th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] DARPA’s Air Combat Evolution program aims to find out — and so shape America’s future arsenal. A U.S. military research program is advancing the study of humans and machines working together by testing how well pilots and artificially intelligent entities trust each other in one of the most challenging of tasks: aerial combat, or dogfighting. The idea behind DARPA’s [...]