Robot News

November 14, 2019

Partnerships & New Products to Automate Growth in the Mobile Logistics Robot Industry

Partnerships with robotic makers have been formed and robots have been tested and deployed in manufacturing facilities. These robots carry out mundane and low-value tasks. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
November 14, 2019

Human-machine interactions: Bots are more successful if they impersonate humans

An international research team sought to find out whether cooperation between humans and machines is different if the machine purports to be human. They carried out an experiment in which humans interacted with bots. The scientists show that bots are more successful than humans in certain human-machine interactions — but only if they are allowed to hide their non-human identity. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
November 13, 2019

Quadruped Robots Can Climb Ladders Now

When we look at quadruped robots, it’s impossible not to compare them to quadruped animals like dogs and cats. Over the last several years, such robots have begun to approach the capabilities of their biological counterparts under just a few very specific situations, like walking without falling over. Biology provides a gold standard that robots are striving to reach, and it’s going to take us a very long time to make quadrupeds that can do everything that animals can. The cool […]
November 13, 2019

Artificial intelligence to run the chemical factories of the future

A new proof-of-concept study details how an automated system driven by artificial intelligence can design, build, test and learn complex biochemical pathways to efficiently produce lycopene, a red pigment found in tomatoes and commonly used as a food coloring, opening the door to a wide range of biosynthetic applications, researchers report. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
November 13, 2019

Human Nurses and Robotic Nurses: A Symbiotic Relationship

Understanding the opportunities created by robotics in healthcare and why human nurses can never be replaced, is significant if both are to work in tandem to complement the tasks performed daily. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
November 12, 2019

Robots appear more persuasive when pretending to be human

Recent technological breakthroughs in artificial intelligence have made it possible for machines, or bots, to pass as humans. A team of researchers studied study how people interact with bots they believe to be human, and how such interactions are affected once bots reveal their identity. The researchers found that bots are more efficient than humans at certain human-machine interactions, but only if they are allowed to hide their non-human nature. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
November 12, 2019

The Invasion of AI/ML into Android Smartphones

The migration to utilizing AI and ML in mobile systems locally ‘in memory’ has happened very fast within a few short years. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
November 11, 2019

Magnets for the second dimension

Scientists have developed cube-shaped magnetic building blocks that can be assembled into two-dimensional shapes and controlled by an external magnetic field. They can be used for soft robotics applications. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
November 11, 2019

Andrey Markov & Claude Shannon Counted Letters to Build the First Language-Generation Models

This is part three of a six-part series on the history of natural language processing. In 1913, the Russian mathematician Andrey Andreyevich Markov sat down in his study in St. Petersburg with a copy of Alexander Pushkin’s 19th century verse novel, Eugene Onegin, a literary classic at the time. Markov, however, did not start reading Pushkin’s famous text. Rather, he took a pen and piece of drafting paper, and wrote out the first 20,000 letters of the book in one long string of […]
November 11, 2019

Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) Inventory Counts using Drones in Warehouses & Distribution Centers

This, in turn, is driving inventory stakeholders to move their top-tier sites from majority bulk storage to majority racking, and from traditional aisles to very narrow aisles (VNAs). Rack heights have steadily increased from 25 feet, on average, to 35 feet or more. Source: Robotics Tomorrow