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Watch this humanoid robot install drywall

October 9th, 2018 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

The HRP-5P is a humanoid robot from Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology institute that can perform common construction tasks including — as we see above — install drywall. HRP-5P — maybe we can call it Herb? — uses environmental measurement, object detection and motion planning to perform various tasks. In this video we see […]



This “Robotic Skin” can turn pretty much anything into a robot

October 6th, 2018 at 10:58 am » Comments Off

Inanimate objects coming to life — the stuff of nightmares? Not so when you can control the objects thanks to “robotic skin.” Then it’s just really, really cool. You don’t have to take our word for it, either. Yale researchers have actually created this robotic skin, and they posted a video of it in action […]



Culturally sensitive robots are here to care for the elderly

October 2nd, 2018 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

Humans are living longer, healthier lives. That’s great, but there’s a downside — the growing elderly population requires an entire industry of (expensive) caregivers, and we’ll likely need even more of them in the future. Care robots might be able to do some of that work. Researchers suspect robots could help elderly people with everything […]



When will we have Artificial Intelligence as smart as a human? Here’s what experts think

September 30th, 2018 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

Robots in the movies can think creatively, continue learning over time, and maybe even pass for conscious. Why don’t we have that yet? “Star Wars,” “Her,” and “iRobot.” What do all these movies have in common? The artificial intelligence (AI) depicted in there is crazy-sophisticated. These robots can think creatively, continue learning over time, and […]



How AI is reshaping marketing

September 12th, 2018 at 9:18 am » Comments Off

Machine learning software and artificial intelligence have come a long way since their inception – and is only continuing to intensify. Taking over many industries, AI is swiftly changing the way professionals go about their business. So, what does this mean for marketing? Artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way since its inception. The […]



Award-winning robot travels through water pipes to detect leaks

September 8th, 2018 at 2:35 am » Comments Off

It sounds unbelievable, but each day around 20 percent of clean water produced in the world is lost as the result of leaky pipes. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, this amounts to an estimated 6 billion gallons of clean water per day in the U.S. alone. The problem is exacerbated by current […]



Kids will build ’emotional bonds’ with robots and ignore their parents, futurologist predicts

September 3rd, 2018 at 10:43 am » Comments Off

Children will soon have their own ‘cute’ artificial intelligence-equipped robot toys and will pay more attention to the machines’ advice than guidance issued by their parents. That’s the warning from futurologist Ian Pearson, who was speaking at an event by the tech firm Beko held at the IFA 2018 conference in Berlin. He said robots […]



Filmmaker Tony Kaye casts robot as lead actor in next feature

August 29th, 2018 at 10:47 am » Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: As the advancement of technology continues to replace the need for human labor, American History X director Tony Kaye is undertaking a new — and maybe controversial — step in filmmaking by employing an Artificial Intelligent (A.I.) actor as the lead in his next film, 2nd Born.



Can emotional AI make Anki’s new robot into a lovable companion?

August 12th, 2018 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

Known for its hyperactive toys, the company spent years developing technologies to tackle its greatest challenge yet–subtlety. If there’s a robot uprising anytime soon, it seems unlikely to start in our living rooms. Robotic vacuums like Roomba sell well because they are so handy. But other types of home robots–pets and companions from Sony’s Aibo […]



OpenAI creates Dactyl robot hand with “unprecedented” dexterity

August 9th, 2018 at 7:18 am » Comments Off

Open AI — a non-profit started by Elon Musk — has found a way to programme a robot hand so that it can nimbly manipulate an object using human-like movements it has taught itself. “We’ve trained a human-like robot hand to manipulate physical objects with unprecedented dexterity,” said OpenAI of its Dactyl system, which is […]



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