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Robots need apps too

Robots need apps too | AI and robotics | Scoop.it

Software may be the next frontier for robotics. Traditionally, robots used proprietary operating systems and software but efforts like Willow Garage’s open source ROS (Robot Operating System) are helping to build an infrastructure of libraries for robot capabilities like navigation or vision recognition.

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Here’s a Look at the World’s ‘First Smart Restaurant,’ Kitchen-Free and Run by Robots

Here’s a Look at the World’s ‘First Smart Restaurant,’ Kitchen-Free and Run by Robots | AI and robotics | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, we caught wind of a young robotics company out of San Francisco that had created its very own burger making machine. Just insert tomatoes, pickles, onions, lettuce, buns and meat and out the other end pops — you guessed it — a fully-cooked, ready-to-eat, “gourmet” hamburger.
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Rights group calls for ban on armed ‘killer robots’

Rights group calls for ban on armed ‘killer robots’ | AI and robotics | Scoop.it
The government should ban autonomous, gun-weilding robots before it’s too late, Human Rights Watch is warning.
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Can Google compete with the next generation of search engines?

Can Google compete with the next generation of search engines? | AI and robotics | Scoop.it

Over the past 14 years, Google has set the standard for online search. The ability to access expansive amounts of information on a global scale and deliver links full of information to our fingertips was, and is, revolutionary.

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Robot fund founder: Robotics now is like personal computers in the 80s

Robot fund founder: Robotics now is like personal computers in the 80s | AI and robotics | Scoop.it
Grishin Robotics will make investments of between several hundred thousand dollars and several million from its $25 million fund in companies developing robots.
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IBM Hopes Robots Will Keep Your Luggage From Getting Lost

IBM Hopes Robots Will Keep Your Luggage From Getting Lost | AI and robotics | Scoop.it
Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport is growing. In the coming years, the airport--the 15th largest in the world--expects to have 70 million bags passing through it annually (a 40% increase from today).
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Robotics Alley Unveils World's First Crowdsourced, Interactive Map of the Global Robotics Industry | EON: Enhanced Online News

Robotics Alley, a robotics industry public-private initiative based in Minnesota, has unveiled the world's first searchable, crowdsourced map of the Global #Robotics...
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Artificial Intelligence Techniques Enhance Business Forecasts

Emerging information technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) techniques can improve the accuracy of forecasts and enhance the bottom line.
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People see robots as human-like - study

People see robots as human-like - study | AI and robotics | Scoop.it
People may treat robots like humans in the future, research shows.
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Google Now: behind the predictive future of search

Google Now: behind the predictive future of search | AI and robotics | Scoop.it
How Google learned to un-fragment itself and create the next big thing (Google Now: behind the predictive future of search http://t.co/OqSQL7D5...)...
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Robots Assemble for Military's $2 Million Challenge

Robots Assemble for Military's $2 Million Challenge | AI and robotics | Scoop.it
A headless humanoid robot clambers noisily through an obstacle course with the grim, unfeeling purpose of a terminator. Luckily, it's just the latest video celebrating the official start of a U.S. military challenge to create robots that can work alongside humans in disaster scenarios.
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Scientists Making Fishy Robots for Naval Research « CBS DC

Scientists Making Fishy Robots for Naval Research « CBS DC | AI and robotics | Scoop.it
An eel undulating through coastal waters, powered by batteries and checking for mines. A jellyfish is actually a surveillance robot, powered by the atoms around it. Fins pick up intelligence while propelling a robot bluegill ...
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Robotics could take reconstructive plastic surgery to new heights - Cancerwise | Cancer blog from MD Anderson Cancer Center

Robotics could take reconstructive plastic surgery to new heights - Cancerwise | Cancer blog from MD Anderson Cancer Center | AI and robotics | Scoop.it
RT @incanMX: RT @Cancerwise: Robotics could take reconstructive plastic surgery to new heights- http://t.co/jg4UR4r0 #endcancer http://t.co/IhxOpVqI...
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Part 1: Future Of Robotics: Manufacturing Gets A Makeover With Baxter

Part 1: Future Of Robotics: Manufacturing Gets A Makeover With Baxter | AI and robotics | Scoop.it
Let's start this series with something that illustrates a spectacular shift of automation in manufacturing; Let's look at a fire-engine red robot poised to transform how humans interact with, and work alongside robots.
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Pablo eCasso? In search of the first computer masterpiece

Pablo eCasso? In search of the first computer masterpiece | AI and robotics | Scoop.it
Pablo eCasso? In search of the first computer masterpieceThe ConversationInspired by AARON's achievements in AI and art, researcher Simon Colton has recently begun a similar lifelong project: to create the world's first autonomous computer artist.
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Robots will help build the future

Robots will help build the future | AI and robotics | Scoop.it
Journal of CommerceRobots will help build the futureJournal of CommerceMilitary forces see a need for robots for missions that are simply too dangerous for humans.
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I.B.M.'s Watson Goes to Medical School

I.B.M.'s Watson Goes to Medical School | AI and robotics | Scoop.it
Watson, I.B.M.'s question-answering computer, will be a medical student at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, where clinicians and students will answer Watson's questions and correct its mistakes.
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The Rise of Data Science in the Age of Big Data Analytics: Why data distillation and machine learning aren’t enough

The Rise of Data Science in the Age of Big Data Analytics: Why data distillation and machine learning aren’t enough | AI and robotics | Scoop.it
The reason why Big Data is important is because we want to use it to make sense of our world. It’s tempting to think there’s some “magic bullet” for analyzing big data, but simple “data distillation” often isn’t enough, and unsupervised machine-learning systems can be dangerous. (Like, bringing-down-the-entire-financial-system dangerous.)
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Robots Moving Closer to Humans - The Atlantic

Robots Moving Closer to Humans - The Atlantic | AI and robotics | Scoop.it
The AtlanticRobots Moving Closer to HumansThe AtlanticRoboticists and animators have a term called the "uncanny valley" to describe that space where a human replica appears close to lifelike, but is just obviously fake enough to be creepy.
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Don't fall in love with your robot - Salon

Don't fall in love with your robot - Salon | AI and robotics | Scoop.it
Don't fall in love with your robotSalonThe robot's name is Bandit. We're together in a tiny room at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, California, where Bandit regularly puts stroke victims through their paces.
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German Scientists Teach Robot Ping Pong

German Scientists Teach Robot Ping Pong | AI and robotics | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany have taught a robotic arm to play ping pong. Using a camera and a library of possible shots the robot learns new techniques the more it plays.
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Robotics on the cutting edge of surgery - The Tribune

Robotics on the cutting edge of surgery - The Tribune | AI and robotics | Scoop.it
Robotics on the cutting edge of surgeryThe TribuneFew people go through life without having to go under the knife at least once.
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Robots to tend lettuce fields, saving farmers' backs - NBCNews.com (blog)

Robots to tend lettuce fields, saving farmers' backsNBCNews.com (blog)Robots built and programmed to perform tedious, back-breaking tasks such as thinning and weeding lettuce fields could make labor shortages on the farm a distant nightmare for...
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Mazor Robotics Announces First Renaissance™ System Order from Japanese ... - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com

Mazor Robotics Announces First Renaissance™ System Order from Japanese ... - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com | AI and robotics | Scoop.it
Mazor Robotics Announces First Renaissance™ System Order from Japanese ...The Herald | HeraldOnline.comCAESAREA, Israel — Mazor Robotics Ltd.
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