Robot News

November 16, 2018

I think, therefore I code

To most of us, a 3-D-printed turtle just looks like a turtle; four legs, patterned skin, and a shell. But if you show it to a particular computer in a certain way, that object’s not a turtle — it’s a gun. Objects or images that can fool artificial intelligence like this are called adversarial examples. Jessy Lin, a senior double-majoring in computer science and electrical engineering and in philosophy, believes that they’re a serious problem, with the potential to trip […]
November 15, 2018

Robots Finally Learning to Clean the Bathroom

Team Homer teaches TIAGo to autonomously clean a toilet, and it’s about time A useful general home robot, as far as I’m concerned, needs to be able to do three things: fold laundry, wash dishes, and clean toilets. That’s all it would take to make me happy. We’ve seen some attempts at both laundry folding and washing dishes, but not a lot of bathroom cleaning. Now, thanks to the World Robot Summit (WRS) in Japan, robots are finally tackling this task. […]
November 15, 2018

Google parent to pull plug on bipedal robot development

The company is expected to dissolve the project later this year and relocate employees involved in development to other departments within Alphabet or help them find jobs elsewhere. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
November 15, 2018

Artificial intelligence summit adresses impact of technology on jobs and global economy

This week MIT hosted its second annual summit on “AI and the Future of Work,” bringing together representatives from industry, government and academia to discuss the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation. Co-hosted by MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE), the event featured former Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt and Massachusetts Secretary of Labor Rosalin Acosta, who delivered the keynote address. A common theme throughout the event was the […]
November 15, 2018

HALCON 18.11 – MVTec’s powerful machine vision software with a huge range of deep learning functions – Free trial!

The newest version of MVTec HALCON is here to solve all of your machine vision tasks at utmost speed and robustness! Deep learning functions, like pixel-precise semantic segmentation or object detection, help you to identify and classify objects and flaws more flexibly and easier than ever before – HALCON extracts relevant image information automatically. Try it for free here! Source: Robotics Tomorrow
November 15, 2018

What Industry 4.0 Means for Manufacturers

Industry 4.0 represents a giant leap in the evolution of machines — an evolution that has already pioneered leaps in productivity and quality of life over several hundred years. Today, our machines are connected with each other, their physical environments, and to people Source: Robotics Tomorrow
November 15, 2018

4 Common Questions About Autonomous Mobile Robots

Autonomous mobile robots are a simple, efficient and cost-effective way to automate material handling and in-house transportation tasks in nearly any situation where employees would previously have been required to push carts around the facility. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
November 15, 2018

Nepal's first robot waiter is ready for orders

“Please enjoy your meal,” says Nepal’s first robot waiter, Ginger, as she delivers a plate of steaming dumplings to a table of hungry customers. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
November 14, 2018

A bottom-up view of the state

An endless wait in a crowded room. The official’s impassive expression while handling a client in need. Exasperating and sometimes infuriating public service bureaucracies are things with which Bernardo Zacka ’05, a newly-appointed assistant professor of political science, is well acquainted. “These are episodes where you feel powerless, where the authority you’re dealing with doesn’t appear to be a person,” he says. “One’s impression is dealing with the rule of nobody. But even then of course, you are still dealing with someone.” […]
November 14, 2018

Robots in sewers will save society millions

In the future the country’s sewer systems will be inhabited by surveillance robots. Using robots, big data and artificial intelligence (AI), a new Danish research project will save hundreds of millions of kroner on maintaining sewers. Source: Phys Org – Robotics