August 17, 2018

“Unorthodox” AI Helps Identify Best Cancer Treatments

The self-learning model identifies drug regimens that shrink tumors while minimizing side effects AlphaGo became the first household AI name by teaching itself to play the ancient Chinese game Go and then beating the world’s best human player. Self-driving cars use AI systems to learn to park or merge into traffic by practicing the maneuvers over and over until they get it right. It’s clear that AI programs are good at training themselves to win, maximize, or perfect. But what if success […]
August 17, 2018

Video Friday: Teaching a Robot to Pick Up a Knife, and More

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!): ISR 2018 – August 24-27, 2018 – Shenyang, China BioRob 2018 – August 26-29, 2018 – University of Twente, Netherlands RO-MAN 2018 – August 27-30, 2018 – Nanjing, China ELROB 2018 – September 24-28, 2018 – Mons, Belgium ARSO 2018 […]
August 17, 2018

Android 9 Pie review: Google gets more thoughtful

After a late night at the office, I hopped on the subway and noticed something unusual: My Pixel 2 suggested I listen to some new Capital Cities tracks in Spotify. I took Android’s advice, and while it didn’t dramatically shift the trajectory of my d… Source: Reviews – https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml
August 17, 2018

Robots as tools and partners in rehabilitation

In future decades, the need for effective strategies for medical rehabilitation will increase significantly, because patients’ rate of survival after diseases with severe functional deficits, such as a stroke, will increase. Socially assistive robots (SARs) are already being used in rehabilitation for this reason. In the journal Science Robotics, a research team led by neuroscientist Dr. Philipp Kellmeyer of the Freiburg University Medical Center and Prof. Dr. Oliver Müller from the Department of Philosophy of the University of Freiburg, analyzes […]
August 17, 2018

More efficient security for cloud-based machine learning

A novel encryption method devised by MIT researchers secures data used in online neural networks, without dramatically slowing their runtimes. This approach holds promise for using cloud-based neural networks for medical-image analysis and other applications that use sensitive data. Outsourcing machine learning is a rising trend in industry. Major tech firms have launched cloud platforms that conduct computation-heavy tasks, such as, say, running data through a convolutional neural network (CNN) for image classification. Resource-strapped small businesses and other users can […]
August 16, 2018

New Engineering Journal from Annual Reviews

The inaugural volume of the Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems is now available online! The Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems highlights the theoretical and applied research in control and robotics that drives and enriches the engineering of autonomous systems. This new journal is the first of its kind to cover both the broad fields of control and robotics and their fundamental roles in the increasingly important area of autonomous systems. View the full Table […]
August 16, 2018

More workers working might not get more work done, ants (and robots) show

For ants and robots operating in confined spaces like tunnels, having more workers does not necessarily mean getting more work done. Just as too many cooks in a kitchen get in each other’s way, having too many robots in tunnels creates clogs that can bring the work to a grinding halt. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
August 16, 2018

ZenBook Pro 15 review (2018): The touchscreen touchpad is no gimmick

With the ZenBook Pro, ASUS is finally starting to out-innovate Apple. Mostly, that’s because of the ScreenPad, a display that’s tucked beneath the ZenBook Pro’s trackpad. It’s a similar concept to the MacBook Pro’s TouchBar, but it can actually… Source: Reviews – https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml
August 16, 2018

IMTS Preview with ATI Industrial Automation

Booth #236417 – ATI will present three new products at the 2018 show. You may have heard about the Axia80; ATI’s high-performance, low-cost force/torque sensor, but this year attendees can see it live in an interactive demonstration. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
August 16, 2018

Talking IMTS with OnRobot

North Building, Level 3, Booth #236592 – Three new products – the Gecko gripper, Polyskin Tactile Gripper and the RG-F/T gripper – will have their US launch at the show. We will, of course, also show our standard equipment, such as the RG2 and RG6 grippers Source: Robotics Tomorrow