October 16, 2018

Boston Dynamics' SpotMini Can Dance Now

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 […]
October 16, 2018

Fujifilm X-T3 review: An X-Series camera that gets video right

Fujifilm’s X-T3 sure looks a lot like the X-T2, but don’t be deceived. Aside from the handsome, compact body, this is a smarter, more capable mirrorless camera in almost every way. It’s got a higher-resolution sensor, much improved autofocus and… Source: Reviews – https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml
October 16, 2018

Automated system identifies dense tissue, a risk factor for breast cancer, in mammograms

Researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed an automated model that assesses dense breast tissue in mammograms — which is an independent risk factor for breast cancer — as reliably as expert radiologists. This marks the first time a deep-learning model of its kind has successfully been used in a clinic on real patients, according to the researchers. With broad implementation, the researchers hope the model can help bring greater reliability to breast density assessments across the nation. […]
October 16, 2018

AI on a MEMS Device Brings Neuromorphic Computing to the Edge

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 […]
October 16, 2018

Understanding Torque Ripple in Servo Motors

Torque ripple must be defined as a function of output load and speed. For load specification the most sensible rating point is the continuous duty thermal torque rating for the servo motor. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
October 16, 2018

Piece-picking Robots

We are on a mission to enable robots to manipulate the widest range of everyday items. Consumer expectations for on-demand retail options are fueling the change in mix toward pieces, or items. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
October 16, 2018

Robot's debut in UK parliament invites 'Maybot' mockery

A walking and talking robot appeared in Britain’s parliament for the first time on Tuesday, prompting Twitter users to seize the chance to heap more mockery on Theresa May. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
October 16, 2018

Eta Compute Debuts Spiking Neural Network Chip for Edge AI

Chip can learn on its own and inference at 100-microwatt scale company says at Arm Tech Con At Arm Tech Con today, West Lake Village, Calif.-based startup Eta Compute showed off what it believes is the first commercial low-power AI chip capable of learning on its own using a type of machine learning called spiking neural networks. Most AI chips for use in low-power or battery-operated IoT devices have a neural network that has been trained by a more powerful […]
October 16, 2018

Surface Pro 6 review: Still the best 2-in-1 PC

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 is the ideal hybrid tablet. It’s a slate that can run all of the Windows apps you need, and together with its keyboard cover, it can also serve as a solid ultraportable laptop. But honestly, the same was true for last ye… Source: Reviews – https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml
October 15, 2018

Pixel 3 and 3 XL review: Google’s hardware takes a backseat to software

Even if they hadn’t been leaked to death before their official announcement, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL probably wouldn’t surprise anyone. The hardware has barely changed (at least on the outside). And there’s no difference between the two handsets a… Source: Reviews – https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml