Video Friday: TALOS Humanoid Robot, and More

October 19, 2018 Editor 0

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here’s what we have so far (send us your events!): The Promise and the Peril of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics – October 23, 2018 – Corvallis, Oregon, USA Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference – October 24-25, 2018 – Santa Clara, Calif., USA ICSR 2018 […]

Robots! A fantastic catalog of new species

October 19, 2018 Editor 0

IEEE Spectrum editor Erico Guizzo and colleagues have blown out their original Robots app into a fantastic catalog of 200 of today’s fantastic species of robots. They’re cleverly organized into fun categories like “Robots You Can Hug,” “Robots That Can Dance,” “Space Robots,” and “Factory Workers.” If they keep it updated, it’ll be very helpful for the robot uprising. After all, you can’t tell the players without a program! Robots: Your Guide to the World of Robotics (IEEE Spectrum)

Explore the World’s Coolest Robots, All in One Place

October 18, 2018 Editor 0

New IEEE site features 200 robots from 19 countries with hundreds of photos, videos, and interactives to get people excited about robotics and STEM We’re launching today a new massive guide to all things robotic, with over 820 photos, 680 videos, and 40 interactives. It’s a fun site designed for robot enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. You should go check it out right now. Seriously, stop reading this and go to robots.ieee.org. ⏳ ⏳ ⏳ Hey you’re back! Found some cool robots? Clicked […]

This Little Robot Broke My Heart

October 17, 2018 Editor 0

I know I’m not going to have a robot zipping around my home, working through random chores, anytime soon. But is a simple autonomous companion so much to ask for? Anki’s new Vector bot wants to be your robotic sidekick, but as it looks up at me with confused eyes as I repeatedly try to ask it about the weather, I once… Read more…

Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini Can Dance Now

October 16, 2018 Editor 0

A quadruped robot dance-off is inevitable At IROS in Madrid a few weeks ago, Marc Raibert showed a few new videos during his keynote presentation. One was of Atlas doing parkour, which showed up on YouTube last week, and the other was just a brief clip of SpotMini dancing, which Raibert said was a work in progress. Today, Boston Dynamics posted a new video of SpotMini (which they’re increasingly referring to as simply “Spot”) dancing to Uptown Funk, and frankly […]

AI on a MEMS Device Brings Neuromorphic Computing to the Edge

October 16, 2018 Editor 0

For first time artificial intelligence has been integrated into a MEMS device In order to achieve the edge computing that people talk about in a host of applications including 5G networks and the Internet of Things (IoT), you need to pack a lot of processing power into comparatively small devices. The way forward for that idea will be to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) computing techniques—for so-called AI at the edge. While some are concerned about how technologists will tackle AI for applications beyond traditional […]

Syncron raises $67 million for preventative maintenance AI

October 16, 2018 Editor 0

In the manufacturing and industrial sectors, equipment failures can result in millions of dollars in lost revenue. The true cost of a mechanical breakdown — that is to say, the penalties incurred by missing deadlines and shutting down part of a production line — is estimated at between 4 to 15 times the maintenance costs. To put that in…Read More

Gartner picks digital ethics and privacy as a strategic trend for 2019

October 16, 2018 Editor 0

Analyst Gartner, best known for crunching device marketshare data; charting technology hype cycles; and churning out predictive listicles of emergent capabilities at software’s cutting edge has now put businesses on watch that as well as dabbling in the usual crop of nascent technologies organizations need to be thinking about wider impacts next year — on both individuals and society. Call it a sign of the times but digital ethics and privacy has been named as one of Gartner’s top ten strategic technology […]

Uniqlo’s robotic warehouse requires 90 percent fewer human workers

October 16, 2018 Editor 0

Uniqlo has unveiled its first robot-powered warehouse that requires 90 percent fewer human workers to operate. The Japanese clothing giant plans to invest close to $1 billion dollars to convert all of its warehouses worldwide. The post Uniqlo’s robotic warehouse requires 90 percent fewer human workers appeared first on Digital Trends.