Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WEDNESDAY ROBOT NEWS


NEWS
Fond du Lac Reporter
Robots rule in weekend competition in Fond du Lac
They will execute their robotic skills at the second annual Ishamon Harris Memorial VRC Robotics Competition at Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds.
International Business Times
US Navy Plans To Use Robots To Train Marine Forces
The study could help researchers determine how to use robots in more complex situations, requiring greater amount of human-machine interaction.
Wall Street Journal
On-Demand Workers: 'We Are Not Robots'
Greta Zenelaj, left, and her sister Vilma are lead plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the cleaning service Handy. Photo: Annie Tritt for The Wall Street Journal.
An Orchestra of Tiny, Humming Robots That You Conduct With Gestures
It's an orchestra of pint-sized robots, and anyone can play the conductor. Courtesy of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Nayral-Ro is the latest ...
These Inflatable Pouch Motors Will Make Building Robots as Easy as Using Stickers
How easy is it to build a robot? Not very. How easy could it be to build a robot? Well, what if we try just sticking printable, inflatable actuators made of ...
New York Daily News
9 biomimetic robots that act and look like animals
It may look like a bird, fly like a bird, but it's not a bird. It's a biomimetic robot. Researchers, scientists and the armed forces have recently developed ...
Geek
Quirkbot drinking straw robots are Lego for the 21st century
The wonder of Lego was not that it featured cool space-ships or well selected brand tie-ins, but that its pieces fit together according to simple, reliable ...
Mirror.co.uk
The robot army of the future - from killer drones to cyborg super soldiers
The US military is currently looking for robot specialists to build swarms of war drones that work together without the need to be individually controlled ...
The Guardian
Africa in 2030: drones, telemedicine and robots?
In 2000 the CIA's national intelligence council made a series of pessimistic predictions about Africa. They suggested that sub-saharan Africa would ...
Robotic 'Turtles' Will Deliver Hospital Supplies Using Their Own Highway
The little robots will supposedly be able to make it from one end of the ... There will be 70 robots operating in the new complex, making 3,500 trips a ...
Daily Mail
Nice! Watch the robot jazz band that can automatically accompany humans
Robot bands are nothing new, but Georgia researchers have taking thenm one step further - with smart robots that can accompany a human frontman.
Inflatable Stickies Make Building Robots as Easy as Arts and Crafts
It's part of the reason there are now rovers exploring Mars, and many feel it will be the easiest way to make robots more commonplace. After all, what ...
Roanoke Times
Teens invited to build robots Thursday, Jan. 29, at Glenvar library
A science experiment event featuring robots will be held at the Glenvar branch library on Thursday, Jan. 29. Join us for in the library's Teen Center ...
Stick-on inflatable motors for future robots (and today's origami!)
MIT and University of Tokyo researchers devised stick-on "pouch motors," simple inflatable actuators that can be used to move things by pumping air ...
seibertron.com
Jeff Kline Says Robots in Disguise Season 2 in Production
Unicron.com has recently interviewed Jeff Kline, an executive producer on Transformers: Prime, Rescue Bots, and the upcoming Robots in Disguise.
US Navy Studies Robots as Potential Troop
NEW YORK, January 28 (Sputnik) – The US Navy unveiled plans to use robots to train marine forces with the launch of a research project at the ...
Brisbane Times
Apple supplier Foxconn seeks to reduce 1.3m workforce, eyesrobots
Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook (2nd L) talks to employees as he visits the iPhone production line at the newly built Foxconn Zhengzhou ...
Live Science
DARPA Overhauls 'Atlas' Robot Ahead of Competition This Summer
What do you call a robot that can drive a car, break down walls and scale buildings? Hint: It's not "The Terminator." This super-capable bot's name is ...
The Japan Times
Huis Ten Bosch theme park to get hotel staffed by robots
NAGASAKI – A hotel with robot staff and face recognition instead of room keys will open this summer in Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki Prefecture, the ...
Livemint
Meet Manav, India's first 3D-printed humanoid robot
Unlike other robots, Manav's in-built processor and pre-programmed sensors allow it to perform tasks such as walking, talking and dancing “without ...
io9
Artificial Intelligence and Robots Rights
Imagine, if you will, that in a local newspaper there is a quirky story about a robot who is suing his owner to be emancipated from them. The robot is ...
AutomotiveIT International
China to Double Number of Robots by 2017
By 2017, more industrial robots will be operating in China's production plants than in the European Union or North America. Operating unit numbers ...
Girls build robots too
Members of the 'Minions in Disguise,' 'The Dark Knights' and the 'Blue Angels' FIRST LEGO League watch as one of their robots hangs rings on one ...
OCRegister
Tustin Unified holds first robotics competition
Pioneer eighth grader Bryan Huckleberry celebrates as one of his team's robotsuccessfully builds a plastic column during Tustin Unified School ...
Boston Business Journal (blog)
Why doesn't iRobot have a snow removal robot?
Bedford-based iRobot has excelled at making consumer-friendly robots, from vacuum cleaner Roomba to gutter-cleaning bot Looj. But, with the ...
On-Demand Workers: 'We Are Not Robots'
Companies like Uber Technologies Inc., cleaning service Handybook Inc., and odd-job facilitator TaskRabbit have captured the imagination of ...
Aquarian Weekly
North Jersey Notes: Sick Mind, Robots And Monsters, Causticaudio and More!
One of my new favorite locals, Robots And Monsters, will be opening for the legendary Anvil at the Blue Room in Secaucus, NJ on Feb. 7. I featured ...
"Robots - The New Era. Living, Working and Investing in the Robotics Society of the future" eBook ...
Milan, Italy / January 2015 - "Robots. The New Era - Living, working and investing in the robotics society of the future" is a new multimedia e-book ...
Future tech: Robots all over and PCs in the museum
Among their predictions is the world being full of robots, technology taking over domestic lives and a few people even becoming wary of technology.
Co-Robots Working Alongside People
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Industrial robots, by an large, are unaware of humans in their surroundings, often injuring the unwary unless kept in a cage.
Inside Japan Tours
Japan launches new talking robot
Japanese android expert Hiroshi Ishiguro has premiered a host of new talkingrobots, with the new creations designed to mimic conversation with its ...
Yorkshire Post
Will robots ever be more intelligent than humans?
Undated Film Still Handout from Ex Machina. Pictured: Alicia Vikander as Ava. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA ...
Plattsburgh Press Republican
Local students earn spot in world robotics event
PHOTO PROVIDEDMembers of the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum's Radical Robotics team compete in the Robot Games at the Northern ...
The Northern Echo
Underwater robots help inspire young engineers
SCHOOL pupils will assemble deep-water robots as part of a week of activities aimed at informing them about one of the North-East's major growth ...
Eureka
Robots to the rescue
A miniaturised rescue robot is being developed by a team of eight final year engineering students at the University of Warwick. The Miniature Urban ...
Robots In Disguise 2015 Confirmed For 26 Episode First Season With Second Season In Production
We have some new details confirmed for the soon to debut Robots in Disguise cartoon. From an interview conducted by unicron.com, Jeff Kline has ...
My Eastern Shore
Gunston robotics team competes in tournaments
ANNAPOLIS — The Gunston School's Robotics Team recently competed in two major robotics tournaments in Annapolis and Montgomery County, ...
Tformers.com
Robots in Disguise Drift Warrior Class Figure In Hand Photos
User KingStyle has posted some photos and quick thoughts on RID 2015 Drift, giving us our first good look at this just-released figure. Drift is based on ...
Nachi Robotic Systems, Inc. Announces the Release of The MZ04, MZ04E, and MZ03EL Models
NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Novi, MI, United States, 2015/01/27 - Expanding on the small robot MZ Series product lineup, Nachi is proud to ...
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Carroll hosts robotics tower-building tournament
About 30 teams from North Texas Schools competed at a robotics challenge at Carroll High School on Saturday. The teams, which included ones from ...
KIONrightnow.com
Aromas inventor pitches social robot idea on 'All-American Makers'
AROMAS — Aromas inventor and engineer Jay Hurley will get a chance to pitch his socially programmable robots to an investor on the Science ...
Robohub
2 agricultural robotics projects funded under latest Horizon 2020
On January 13 the EU announced its list of robotics projects funded under Horizon 2020, the EU funding program for research and innovation.
Language tutoring, sports grants, lego robots & other volunteer school programs you should know ...
Language tutoring, sports grants, lego robots & other volunteer school programs you should know about. Meet six community programs helping local ...
The Gadgeteer
@Ozobot is a color reading robot for kids #ozobot #Lucky7 #ad
They can even take the shape of cute little color-reading robots, like the Ozobot toy, that you can teach to navigate through colored mazes you draw.
KHOU
Artificial intelligence on display Austin conference
AUSTIN, Texas – Robots can do anything from search and rescue missions in disaster zones to looking for signs of depression and post-traumatic ...
San Antonio Business Journal
Xenex closes on $25 million investment round
San Antonio-based Xenex Disinfection Services, which sells robotic and ultraviolet technology used to disinfect hospital rooms, has closed on a $25 ...