June 24, 2019

This AI Watched 100 Films to Learn How to Recognize a Kiss

A senior data scientist at Netflix trained an AI to detect kissing scenes in films—and had to take precautions to make sure the model didn’t confuse kissing with sex Like someone who has never been kissed, AI began learning the basics by binge-watching romantic film clips to see how Hollywood stars lock lips. By training deep learning algorithms that have already proven adept at recognizing faces and objects to also recognize steamy kissing scenes dramatized by professional actors, a data scientist has shown how AI systems could gain […]
June 24, 2019

Phones and wearables combine to assess worker performance

Consumer tech and a custom app combine to optimize the employee review. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
June 24, 2019

Sandia's crawling robots, drones detect damage to save wind blades

Drones and crawling robots outfitted with special scanning technology could help wind blades stay in service longer, which may help lower the cost of wind energy at a time when blades are getting bigger, pricier and harder to transport, Sandia National Laboratories researchers say. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
June 24, 2019

Amazon Echo Show 5 review: An Alexa display with alarm clock smarts

When Amazon introduced the second-gen Echo Show display last year, it was a huge upgrade over the original, with a built-in browser, better sound and more video options than before. Just months later, however, and Amazon has released a new model call… Source: Reviews – https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml
June 24, 2019

Robots may care for you in old age—and your children will teach them

It’s likely that before too long, robots will be in the home to care for older people and help them live independently. To do that, they’ll need to learn how to do all the little jobs that we might be able to do without thinking. Many modern AI systems are trained to perform specific tasks by analysing thousands of annotated images of the action being performed. While these techniques are helping to solve increasingly complex problems, they still focus on […]
June 24, 2019

iRobot Introduces the Root Coding Robot Through Acquisition of Root Robotics

Root uses three levels of coding language, from simple graphical blocks for young children to full text coding for more advanced users. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
June 22, 2019

Windows 10's redesigned Terminal is available in preview

It’s a good time to be a Windows power user. Microsoft has released a preview version of Windows 10’s redesigned Terminal (known as just Windows Terminal) through its app store, giving you a considerably more powerful command line tool. You can run… Source: Reviews – https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml
June 22, 2019

Ford Explorer, farewell to a fallen friend and more: Roadshow's week in review – Roadshow

Here’s what you missed for the week ending June 22, 2019. Source: Reviews – https://www.cnet.com/rss/
June 22, 2019

Hulu with Live TV review: Frustrating menus, limited DVR spoil the deal – CNET

Basic Hulu is beloved for its low price and massive stable of on-demand shows, but the live TV version falls short of other premium cord cutter competitors. Source: Reviews – https://www.cnet.com/rss/
June 21, 2019

Video Friday: This Robot Is Like a Roomba for Your Garden

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!): RSS 2019 – June 22-26, 2019 – Freiburg, Germany Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics – June 23-26, 2019 – London, U.K. ETH Robotics Summer School – June 27-1, 2019 – Zurich, Switzerland MARSS 2019 – July 1-5, 2019 – Helsinki, […]