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Boston Dynamics to hit market with robot dog ‘by the end of the year’ | Science & Tech News

By |June 7th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Robotics firm Boston Dynamics is finally preparing to hit the market with its first commercially available machine, the robot dog Spot.The company's chief executive, Marc Raibert, said that the robot would certainly be available before the end of the year in an interview with technology news site The Verge. Also known as the Spot [...]

Robotics Through Science Fiction, book review: New insights from old stories

By |June 2nd, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Robotics Through Science Fiction: Artificial Intelligence Explained Through Six Classic Robot Short Stories •By Robin R. Murphy • MIT Press • 190 pages • ISBN: 978-0-262-53626-4 • £20 / $25 Image: MIT Press Reading classic science fiction can be a frustrating experience, particularly if you're old enough to remember when everything seemed possible. Now, after [...]

Science fiction to blame for robots’ bad reputation

By |May 23rd, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] If the general public has a fairly dystopian and muddled view of computer vision and the machine-learning neural networks needed to make it work, it is largely the fault of science fiction authors.That’s the argument advanced by computer scientist and roboticist Robin Murphy from Texas A&M University, US, writing in the journal Science Robotics.The [...]

St. Mary’s School Will Use DCF Grant For Science Stuff, Robots

By |May 23rd, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 10:51am By Mike Perleberg @mikedup84 The $2,800 grant from the Dearborn Community Foundation will provide new science equipment for the school in Aurora. Aurora mayor Donnie Hastings Jr. and city manager Guinevere Emery with St. Mary's School students. Photo provided. (Aurora, Ind.) – St. Mary’s School in [...]

NSE trains students on robotics, tasks Buhari to fund science education – The Eagle Online

By |May 20th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] The Nigerian Society of Engineers has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to increase funding for space science and education to move Nigeria to first world technology.Dr Musiliu Agoro, NSE Chairman in Lagos State, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on the sidelines of a practical robotics training for [...]

Maine School of Science and Mathematics teams compete at world robotics event

By |May 20th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Nine students from the Maine School of Science and Mathematics attended the 2019 VEX Worlds Robotics competition in Louisville, Kentucky, April 23-28. LIMESTONE, Maine and LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Nine students from the Maine School of Science and Mathematics attended the 2019 VEX Worlds Robotics competition in Louisville, Kentucky, April 23-28. The 4393S team, comprised [...]

Milk tank robots and sheep science: Five ways Kiwi ingenuity is making industry smarter

By |May 19th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] From milk tank robots to flour made from crickets, Kiwi companies are turning to clever technology to do business smarter. Callaghan Innovation, which is running a series of lunchtime sessions as part of Techweek 2019, lists five areas where tech is making a difference. Advanced materials – upcycling and adding value Auckland's Mint Innovation [...]

Robot hummingbird uses AI to fly like the real thing | Science & Tech News

By |May 10th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Researchers have created a tiny robotic hummingbird that flies in the same way as the real thing thanks to artificial intelligence.Engineers at Purdue University in Indiana developed simulations of how hummingbirds fly and then used machine learning algorithms to "teach" the robot to use the same techniques. This software, alongside a remarkably light design [...]

Kerbal Space Program’s next DLC blinds us with science

By |May 8th, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] There’s more Kerbal Space Program DLC on the way, and the next expansion for Squad’s jokey-but-actually-serious scientific sandbox is bulking up all things planetary. Breaking Ground is due out on May 30th, and is set to add more research sites across the solar system, with strange crystal formations, frozen volcanoes and other stellar curiosities [...]

Champion Robotics Team at CREC Academy of Science and Innovation

By |May 3rd, 2019|Robotics|

[ad_1] Latest Connecticut News NEW BRITAIN, Conn (WTNH) - The creativity is contagious inside a New Britain classroom. It's team effort at CREC Academy of Science and Innovation. "We now have five different teams, from grades 7 thru 12,” said teacher Dr. Robert Polselli. To goal is to build a robot that can throw, flip and push better than the [...]