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A hospital introduced a robot to help nurses. They didn’t expect it to be so popular

July 21st, 2019 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

  A hospital introduced a robot to help nurses. They didn’t expect it to be so popular Moxi is a robot designed to make nurses’ lives easier. But the friendly bot is turning out to be a welcome presence for some patients, too. Nurses are in high demand: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports […]

Battle underway at the port of LA : Driverless cargo handlers vs. jobs

July 19th, 2019 at 8:44 am » Comments Off

  LA WATCHDOG–On Friday, June 28, the Los Angeles City Council will consider a motion by Councilman Joe Buscaino to assert jurisdiction over a decision by the Board of Harbor Commissioners to approve a minor construction permit that would allow Maersk, the world’s largest shipper of cargo containers, and its subsidiary, APM Terminals, to install […]

The second coming of the robot pet

July 16th, 2019 at 12:03 pm » Comments Off

  MITA YUN DIDN’T get into robotics to save the world. The lunar rovers she built as a student at Carnegie Mellon, and the software she developed as an engineer for Google—that stuff was just practice. The things Yun really wanted to make were friends. Yun had hungered for companionship since she was a little […]

Fake blood pumps life into this robotic fish

July 14th, 2019 at 3:45 am » Comments Off

Autonomous robots may soon be an ever-present force in our lives, but they are going nowhere fast — or rather, a short distance quickly — without better batteries. You’ve surely seen modern robots scamper through woods or vacuum your floors, but they can only do it for short periods before their energy runs out. Many […]

Huntington Park Police to deploy ‘RoboCop’ to monitor public areas

July 7th, 2019 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

The Huntington Park Police Department is set to unveil “HP RoboCop,” the latest tool in the force’s arsenal that will keep an electronic eye on public areas, the city of Huntington Park announced in a news release. The device is “an autonomous data machine that is meant to serve outdoors,” that will use 360-degree HD […]

Meet the future of agriculture. Say Hello to DOT

July 7th, 2019 at 11:02 am » Comments Off

Autonomous agriculture is here.

Boston Dynamics’ first consumer product might be a battle bot

June 15th, 2019 at 1:18 pm » Comments Off

Boston Dynamics’ faintly terrifying quadruped dog robot—SpotMini—was first announced in 2016 and is expected to go on sale later this year. The robot has a whole lot of whizzy sensors and cameras, spindly mechanical legs, a creepy grabber arm that opens doors, and mind-bogglingly impressive robotics technology. (It’s expected to carry a five-digit price tag—a […]

At these factories, robots are making jobs better for workers

May 7th, 2019 at 11:23 am » Comments Off

A worker leads a large industrial robot at the BMW Group Plant Regensburg, Germany. Any minute now, some speculate, workers around the world will be asked to make way for robots. Their arrival may be welcome in some cases. Our latest research suggests that when robots—or automated manufacturing technology—take over jobs that are oriented around […]

Expert warns against forming emotional attachments with robots

April 29th, 2019 at 1:40 am » Comments Off

   Faking It No matter how cute present-day robots are designed to look, no matter how smiley their virtual faces and chipper their beeps and boops, they will never love you back. The stories of people mourning robots like Jibo, a smart home assistant that announced its own “death” when its servers were scheduled to […]

Watch 10 Boston Dynamics’ robot dogs pull a truck in a slightly terrifying display of raw power

April 23rd, 2019 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

How many robot dogs does it take to pull a massive truck? Apparently 10. Boston Dynamics Boston Dynamics is back with another bizarre video starring its animal-like robots. The latest video features 10 of the dog-like “SpotMini” robots pulling a truck across the company’s parking lot. Unlike some of the sillier videos from Boston Dynamics, […]

The campaign to ban killer robots before they become a reality

April 16th, 2019 at 11:45 am » Comments Off

Killer robots are closer to becoming a reality than you might think. Mary Wareham is part of the fight to stop them before it’s too late. Via Newsy  

Russia is planning a “ground force” of armed military robots

April 1st, 2019 at 11:06 am » Comments Off

WAR MACHINE BattleBots The Russian military’s research division is working to develop ground-based, combat-ready robots to assist its infantry. The heavily-armed robots, first displayed in a state-produced video last month, resemble miniature tanks that can be deployed alongside infantry or swarms of quadrotor drones — either of which, according to C4ISRNET, can send targeting information […]

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