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AI plastering robot developed for construction sites

November 25th, 2020 at 10:44 am » Comments Off

Amid the ever-increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) robots at construction sites, a new robot that can perform concrete plastering work on its own has been developed.  Hyundai Engineering Co., a plant engineering affiliate of Hyundai Motor Group, announced on Wednesday that it had developed the nation’s first AI plastering robot that can flatten concrete […]

UK Army could be 25-percent robotic by 2030, says British general

November 21st, 2020 at 12:44 pm » Comments Off

Do you want Skynet? Because this is how you get Skynet The big picture: The UK military is moving forward with plans to develop and deploy several thousand combat robots, some which might be autonomous. So far, militaries worldwide have avoided using unmanned technologies in combat situations. Semi-autonomous drones have a pilot who is always […]

Inside China’s iPhone factory: Fascinating footage shows Apple components being made in a fully automated plant manned by robots

November 19th, 2020 at 1:17 pm » Comments Off

The manufacturer in southern China’s Shenzhen is entirely staffed by robots The automated plant is dubbed ‘lights-out’ factory with AI-powered machines It can save costs on labour and energy while improving product quality, it is said Apple devices and iPhone components are now being produced in a Chinese out-source factory from dusk till dawn without […]

China deploys trash collecting robots amid automation wave

November 19th, 2020 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

  A “smart garbage sorting robot” was recently launched on the streets in eastern China, able to pick up and sort trash for an entire workday.

‘Robot soldiers could make up quarter of British army by 2030s’

November 17th, 2020 at 12:14 pm » Comments Off

General Sir Nick Carter, chief of the Defence Staff, Thirty thousand “robot soldiers” could form an integral part of the British army in the 2030s, working alongside humans in and around the frontline, the head of the armed forces said in a television interview on Sunday. Gen Sir Nick Carter said the armed forces needed […]

If you train robots like dogs, they learn faster

November 15th, 2020 at 8:51 pm » Comments Off

Instead of needing a month, it mastered new “tricks” in just days with reinforcement learning. Treats-for-tricks works for training dogs — and apparently AI robots, too. That’s the takeaway from a new study out of Johns Hopkins, where researchers have developed a new training system that allowed a robot to quickly learn how to do […]

Disney’s robot can perform realistic eye movements & social interaction

November 15th, 2020 at 8:41 pm » Comments Off

In the past few years, scientists and engineers have developed robots for automated systems such as performing repetitive tasks. Meanwhile, Disney Research has been developing human-like robots with abilities ranging from performing stunts to having eerie eye interactions. Disney Research recently published a paper that described a realistic and interactive gaze with the Audio-Animatronic humanoid. […]

How a hyperrealistic robo-dolphin is paving the way for animatronic aquariums

November 13th, 2020 at 1:10 pm » Comments Off

Imagine, if you will, that David Attenborough or Jacques Cousteau was put in charge of a technologically advanced theme park like the one on the TV series Westworld, offering visitors a plethora of robots to interact with that are so compellingly lifelike as to be indistinguishable from the real thing. Now imagine that, instead of […]

Robot courier delivering food from shop to home

November 8th, 2020 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

  From the last week of September onwards, customers of REDI shopping centre may have spotted a small, wheeled robot moving about on its own. Its task is to deliver meals on demand from K-Supermarket to the Majakka high-rise building. Customers can place an order via the building’s Asumi service on their computer or mobile […]

Sam’s Club will deploy autonomous floor-scrubbing robots in all of its US locations

November 1st, 2020 at 8:09 pm » Comments Off

The past six months have seen a fairly aggressive acceleration in the option of robotics and automation as companies look for ways to augment (and, likely, replace in some instances) human workers. The appeal is certainly clear during massive pandemic-fueled shutdowns. Sam’s Club has been into robotic floor cleaning for a bit longer, having already […]

LA debuts first firefighting robot in the country, deploys it in downtown blaze

October 24th, 2020 at 12:33 am » Comments Off

The Thermite RS3 is capable of spraying 2,500 gallons per minute  A firefighting robot got its first major test Tuesday in Los Angeles when it was put to use for the first time in the United States to battle a major blaze. The Los Angeles Fire Department said the Thermite RS3 robot was supposed to […]

Robot that can perform colonoscopies aims to make it less unpleasant

October 23rd, 2020 at 11:55 am » Comments Off

     A robot that can perform colonoscopies may make the procedure simpler and less unpleasant. Pietro Valdastri at the University of Leeds in the UK and his colleagues have developed a robotic arm that uses a machine learning algorithm to move a flexible probe along the colon. The probe is a magnetic endoscope, a […]

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