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Samsung’s ‘artificial human’ project definitely looks like a digital avatar

January 16th, 2020 at 1:22 pm » Comments Off

It’s realistic, but can it walk and talk like a human? On Friday we wrote about Samsung’s mysterious “artificial human” project Neon, speculating that the company was building realistic human avatars that could be used for entertainment and business purposes, acting as guides, receptionists, and more.

Scientists use stem cells from frogs to build first living robots

January 16th, 2020 at 1:14 pm » Comments Off

Researchers foresee myriad benefits for humanity, but also acknowledge ethical issues Be warned. If the rise of the robots comes to pass, the apocalypse may be a more squelchy affair than science fiction writers have prepared us for. Researchers in the US have created the first living machines by assembling cells from African clawed frogs […]

Swarms of teeny robo-tractors will outmaneuver Tesla’s driverless cars

January 14th, 2020 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

While Elon Musk and Waymo get all the attention — and regulations — autonomous vehicles for farming face fewer tech barriers and could be just as important Between 2009 and 2015, Google spent $1.1 billion on autonomous vehicles for its Waymo subsidiary, which have so far roamed more than 10 million miles of city streets […]

Guardian XO: A powered exoskeleton that makes you 20 times stronger

December 18th, 2019 at 12:30 pm » Comments Off

Imagine lifting 100 pounds as though it were only five. That’s the promise of the Guardian XO, a wearable robot that helps you lift heavy objects without straining or injuring your body. Bonus? It looks like a super cool powered exoskeleton from science fiction. Designed for military applications and industries like construction that require a […]

AI robot does its own experiments in revolution that could replace scientists

December 5th, 2019 at 2:13 am » Comments Off

The ITT works continuously day and night without any interruption or supervision  The Intelligent Tow Tank conducts experiments and changes experimental values to seek out new and useful results, conducting 100,000 experiments a year Scientists are always warning us that our jobs are under threat from artificial intelligence. Self-driving technology will replace van drivers . […]

Who wants to tie the knot with a bot? The answer may surprise you!

December 4th, 2019 at 1:00 pm » Comments Off

Fancy a robot as a spouse? Artificial intelligence, that marvel of software, is expected to revolutionize affairs of the human heart. But would algorithmic love still be love? Marriages are made in heaven, we were once told. But heaven might be displaced by technology within a few decades. Credit for this disruption would go to […]

Workers in these 10 US areas are more likely to be replaced by robots

December 4th, 2019 at 12:56 pm » Comments Off

A new report maps the top 10 areas of the US with the highest robot intensity In the last decade, the number of manufacturing robots has more than doubled in the US to almost 2 per 1,000 workers Some studies predict as many as 50% of all workers are at risk of losing their jobs […]

The artificial skin that allows robots to feel

December 2nd, 2019 at 12:56 pm » Comments Off

This artificial skin lets robots ‘feel’ like humans can London (CNN Business)Robots are one step closer to gaining a human sense that has so far eluded them: Touch. Scientists last month unveiled an artificial skin that enables robots to feel and respond to physical contact, a skill that will be needed as they come in […]

The robots of Black Friday

November 30th, 2019 at 1:31 pm » Comments Off

Delivery robot from Dutch supermarket Albert Heijn. Photo: Niels Wenstedt/AFP via Getty Images Look out for the first of the retail robots as you shop this year. Why it matters: From machines that can restock shelves to robot deliverers, automation is creeping into the retail industry. The first-ever cargo-carrying robot for consumers comes from Italian […]

Using imitation and reinforcement learning to tackle long-horizon robotic tasks

November 22nd, 2019 at 12:41 pm » Comments Off

Reinforcement learning (RL) is a widely used machine-learning technique that entails training AI agents or robots using a system of reward and punishment. So far, researchers in the field of robotics have primarily applied RL techniques in tasks that are completed over relatively short periods of time, such as moving forward or grasping objects. A […]

Robot overlords? More like co-verlords. The future is human-robot collaboration

November 22nd, 2019 at 12:35 pm » Comments Off

Davinci surgical system at Magdeburg University Hospital It’s the classic trope of buddy cop movies: you introduce two characters with little in common aside from the job that they do. Maybe one’s old and the other’s young. Maybe one’s black and the other’s white. Maybe one’s a maverick and the other is a stickler for […]

Sex robots take over Swiss brothel

November 17th, 2019 at 3:47 pm » Comments Off

A brothel in Switzerland is giving the boot to its’ female staff in favor of sex robots as more and more clients become financially strapped. The brothel in Lucerne has replaced most of the employees with sex robots and the switch has been quite a hit. The ‘Arsenal-51′ brothel now has twelve sex robots to […]

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