July 20, 2018

Video Friday: Japanese Androids, Rolls-Royce Microrobots, and Robotic Racecar

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!): ICMA 2018 – August 5-8, 2018 – Changchun, China SSRR 2018 – August 6-8, 2018 – Philadelphia, Pa., USA ISR 2018 – August 24-27, 2018 – Shenyang, China BioRob 2018 – August 26-29, 2018 – University of Twente, Netherlands RO-MAN […]
July 20, 2018

'Emojiland' review: Come for the 💩, stay for the 💗

Warning: This review contains mild spoilers. Spending two hours of my life watching emoji deal with existential crises isn’t something I ever expected to do. That almost feels fitting considering that the show’s creators, Keith and Laura Harrison, n… Source: Reviews – https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml
July 20, 2018

Eagle-eyed machine learning algorithm outdoes human experts

Researchers have trained computers to quickly and consistently detect and analyze microscopic radiation damage to materials under consideration for nuclear reactors. And the computers bested humans in this arduous task. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
July 20, 2018

Tesla Selects The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation As One Of The Initial Recipients Of The Company's Nevada K-12 Investment Fund

The grant is part of a multi-year investment focused on initiatives that support K-12 STEM and sustainability education in Nevada Source: Robotics Tomorrow
July 20, 2018

Doctors rely on more than just data for medical decision making

Many technology companies are working on artificial intelligence systems that can analyze medical data to help diagnose or treat health problems. Such systems raise the question of whether this kind of technology can perform as well as a human doctor. A new study from MIT computer scientists suggests that human doctors provide a dimension that, as yet, artificial intelligence does not. By analyzing doctors’ written notes on intensive-care-unit patients, the researchers found that the doctors’ “gut feelings” about a particular […]
July 19, 2018

AI-equipped robots develop situational awareness in Earth's most uncertain environment

Waves, winds, currents, wakes from passing boats and eddies swirling around structures make water one of the most complex environments for experienced boat captains, let alone robots. Now, researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology are developing algorithms that teach robots to adapt to the constantly changing dynamics of the sea in order to address one of our nation’s greatest concerns: protecting and preserving our aging water-rooted infrastructure, such as piers, pipelines, bridges and dams. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
July 19, 2018

Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents

Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may have adverse effects on the development of memory performance of specific brain regions exposed during mobile phone use. These are the findings of a study involving nearly 700 adolescents in Switzerland. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
July 19, 2018

MIT Created a Blind Robot That Can Run and Jump

Given the name Cheetah 3 by its developers, the robot, which weighs less than 100 pounds, is roughly the size and shape of a medium-sized dog. It’s the ideal solution for crawling through narrow spaces, traversing dangerous obstacles and inspecting inaccessible areas. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
July 19, 2018

Industrial Automation: How Important It Is to Choose the Right Motion Control Components

Designers have to choose from a wide variety of microprocessors, programmable logic technology, power semiconductors, motors, amplifiers, mechanical elements, sensors, and application software. Naturally, the choice goes well beyond merely selecting high-end components. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
July 19, 2018

Removing Production Bottlenecks Through Automation

Universal Robots and OCTOPUZ work together to automate Fibreline’s manufacturing process while providing flexibility for the future. Source: Robotics Tomorrow