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Technological Body Modification: In Pursuit of Singularity

Technological Body Modification: In Pursuit of Singularity | Future of Robotics | Scoop.it

Researchers and amateur practitioners alike are fusing man and machine to speed up communication and boost intelligence.


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This article is about an experiment about giving a human a magnet that was implated into the tip of a finger. When a small magnetic was inserted into the tip of a finger, when it came into contact with a magnetic feild, it would vibrate. This allowed the nerves in the human body to feel the pressure from the magnet and as such, are able to feel a magnetic feild.

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Chris Anderson - Everything-Robotic by The Robot Report - tracking ...

Chris Anderson - Everything-Robotic by The Robot Report - tracking ... | Future of Robotics | Scoop.it
"Moore's Law has never moved faster than is moving inside the phone you've already got in your pocket. The pace of development and the price performance curve is moving faster in smartphones than it's ever moved in ...
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This particular website does not offer much inforamtion in the way of text, however it does have 3 very interesting views on how military technology has been intergrated into modern toys.

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MIT's Reconfigurable Robots Are Tiny Transformers That Will Turn Into Anything

MIT's Reconfigurable Robots Are Tiny Transformers That Will Turn Into Anything | Future of Robotics | Scoop.it
The idea of transformers is cool even when they just turn from one thing to another, so how much cooler would they be if they could form into anything?

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The website contains a small amount of information on a recently developed technology that is still in the early stages of developemnt. The Reconfigurable robots once completed should be able to transform into any tool on command, this would make them invaluable.

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Hayden Theuerkauf's curator insight, March 21, 2013 7:21 PM

This website contains information about technology that is just starting to emerge. This will allow tiny robots to transform into anything that is needed and could be invaluable in the near future and could change our world completely.

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With Evolved Brains, Robots Creep Closer To Animal-Like Learning

With Evolved Brains, Robots Creep Closer To Animal-Like Learning | Future of Robotics | Scoop.it
The most nightmare-inducing characteristic of Big Dog, DARPA’s robotic military mule, might be the way it moves so stiffly, yet unrelentingly, over treacherous battleground.

Via Khannea Suntzu, Reno J. Tibke
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This article focuses on DARPA's robot the "Big Dog". The Big Dog is able to pass over rough or slippery terrain with ease without falling over. To accomplish this task, they have given the robot a virtual brain that literaly evolves on the fly. In effect the robot knows what it legs are and how to use them to get out of tough situations or around or over obstacles.

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33rd Square: European Researchers Unveil State-of-the-Art Robot Hand

33rd Square: European Researchers Unveil State-of-the-Art Robot Hand | Future of Robotics | Scoop.it

A more intelligent robotic hand is the goal of a European Union research project that has just presented its results at Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris.


Via LeapMind, Reno J. Tibke
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The article is about the concept of trying to make a "smart" robotic arm, that will beable to grip objects, while looking just as natural as a normal human hand. It is an extremely difficult task, as the hand will adapt its grip depeding on the object. A robot however has a much harder time accomplishing this while still looking natural.

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Japanese Robot Suit Approved For Worldwide Rollout

Japanese Robot Suit Approved For Worldwide Rollout | Future of Robotics | Scoop.it
"This is a first step forward for Japan, the great robot nation."

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The article focuses on the Robot suit. This peice of technology will be used to help the elderly walk without the need for a cane or similar device. It works by detecting the electrical impulses for muscles along the legs and antisipating the bodies movements.

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Scientists Have Built an Internet for Robots

Scientists Have Built an Internet for Robots | Future of Robotics | Scoop.it

Scientists in Europe have put together a "standardised knowledge base for robots," through which robots can exchange information with other robots using cloud computing.


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This article focuses on a World Wide Web for Robots. This Internet collects and stores all data that a robot has collectyed throughout it's day. Other Robots would be able to access this internet in the form of a query to an unknown problem. Essentially if one Robot takes a step forward so does every other. This would allow for lighter and smaller robots as they would only have to query the internet for any problems rather than going through memory for the solution.

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Molly Reckord's curator insight, March 11, 2013 8:12 AM

EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hayden Theuerkauf's curator insight, March 21, 2013 7:34 PM

This article/website gives information on how a scientists have built an internet for robots, so that robots can exchange informations with eachother. This will become bigger and better in the future and allow vital information to be shared through each robot, and would essentially make it easier to maintain robots and the software.

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Robots: When will they take your job?

Robots: When will they take your job? | Future of Robotics | Scoop.it

Robots are coming fast and furious, and they are after your job. Robots are not just replacing manual jobs such as assembly line workers but now they have their eyes on doctors, pilots and


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This article focuses on the advancements of robots and how one day they could take over every job. The reality is that this has already happened an example being an aircraft. The latest auto pilot system acan land and take off safley.

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James Reckord's curator insight, March 14, 2013 3:36 AM

hope soon so life will be easier

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Domestic Drones on Patrol

Domestic Drones on Patrol | Future of Robotics | Scoop.it
Companies, universities and lawmakers in the United States are preparing for a world in which remote-controlled planes will be ubiquitous in civilian air space.

Via Kalani Kirk Hausman
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This article focuses on UAV's (Unmaned Areial Vechile). Domestic UAV's could have the potential inspect a plant crop for signs of blight or insect infestation in a fraction of the time a human would, saftey missions, areial survalence e.c.t there are many possibilities for a drone. 

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Hayden Theuerkauf's curator insight, March 21, 2013 7:11 PM

The particular website shows how drones are becoming more and more popular and very soon, we could see alot of these flying in our skies. Some say these drones could do more bad then they could do good, however they could be used for scouting crops or insect infestations to checking out fires and alerting the controller to how dangerous the fire really is. No matter which way you put it these drones that are starting to emerge really will change the future and how things are done.

cassian bulger's curator insight, March 22, 2013 2:41 AM

While these drones do have combat potential i believe it is important to look past that and see other potentials for unmanned arial vechiles (UAV) such UAV's could be used in crop dusting and ariel survalience of areas to aid in search and rescue operations so while they do have the potential to do alot of bad in the terms of warfare they also have the potential to do alot of good depending on how people use them.

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Robohub: The use of robots in warfare

Robohub: The use of robots in warfare | Future of Robotics | Scoop.it
For the latter half of this past week, the focus at Robohub.org has been the use of robots in warfare.

Via Kalani Kirk Hausman
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The article focuses on robots that are used by the military, however this article is only a few sentence long and is therfore not that useful as a source. Robots are now able to take on dangerous situations that ordinary soldiers could not, an example being bomb disposal.

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Matthew's curator insight, March 20, 2013 5:10 PM
Robotics in warfare is an advanced technology that will become more important in future conflicts.
James's curator insight, March 21, 2013 3:11 AM

Not particularly helpful nor reliable as a source, very short.

 

In general, military robots are even now proving to be invaluable military assets; doing dangerous jobs that would risk the lives of infantry and specialists.

 

Current development has created remote-controlled robotic soldiers that allows a footsoldier to substitute themself on the field while they control them. This is also in the case of flying drones.

 

Bomb disposal units have also been developed to avoid fatalities should it not be diffused properly or in time.

 

Lastly, robots designed to transport otherwise heavy loads and equipment allows infantry to remain unburdened when mobile on the field.

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Robotics: UPenn Develops Autonomous Robotic Boats under DARPA’s TEMP Program - element14

Robotics: UPenn Develops Autonomous Robotic Boats under DARPA’s TEMP Program - element14 | Future of Robotics | Scoop.it
UPenn, under DARPA’s TEMP program, tests autonomous robotic boats that stick together with hook and tether mechanism (via UPenn)     Natural disasters tend to have an unpredictable

Via cafonso
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This article focuses on a new technology devloped by DARPA. The technology consists of small mobile platforms that when intructed can come togeether as a stable surface. This could be invaluable as a movable helipad for refeuls at sea, or if a bridge is washed away in a flood.

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French Robots Get a Shot in the Arm

French Robots Get a Shot in the Arm | Future of Robotics | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal (blog)
French Robots Get a Shot in the Arm
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Other funding streams within the €100 million will be directed at different branches of robotics.

Via Kalani Kirk Hausman
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This website is a small article with little information on robotics. It explains how, the european industry for robtics was given more funding to try to make french robots the best in the world.

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NASA working on RASSOR robot space excavator

NASA working on RASSOR robot space excavator | Future of Robotics | Scoop.it
NASA reveals an excavation robot that may one day be sent to the Moon or Mars.

Via Reno J. Tibke
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This article explains NASA's plans for a futer mining operations on mars, moons or asteroids, the pictuer of the robot called the razor, is only the first of the prototypes that NASA has made to acheive its goals. If succesful it could theoretically be used to help in the process fo minerals for fuel.

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Reno J. Tibke's curator insight, January 30, 2013 5:25 AM

NASA's got a new crawling digger!

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Teen Creates 3D Printed, Brain-Powered Prosthetic Arm

Teen Creates 3D Printed, Brain-Powered Prosthetic Arm | Future of Robotics | Scoop.it
Seventeen-year-old Easton LaChappelle has created a 3D printed robotic prosthetic arm controlled by brainwaves that he hopes will bring an affordable, functional artificial limb to the masses. Oh, ...

Via Reno J. Tibke
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The article explains how a boy of 17 who knew nothing of programing or engineering, has created a prothetic arm contolred by brains waves, and a series of set commands for only $250. The prosthetic arm uses a set series of comands that are accessed by an eye blink or even finger movements. The arm itself is made mostly from a 3D-printer, making it extermely affordable.

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Reno J. Tibke's curator insight, February 11, 2013 6:01 PM

More 3D-P: 17 year-old has created a US $250 3D-printable prosthetic arm. Technology body-slams oligarchy, yo.

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“Watson” creator breaks down the science behind artificial intelligence

“Watson” creator breaks down the science behind artificial intelligence | Future of Robotics | Scoop.it

David Ferrucci was the principal investigator for the IBM research team that brought the world Watson, the artificial intelligence supercomputer that competed against former “Jeopardy” winners Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in Feb.


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The article focuses on the winner for "Jeopardy". "WATSON", a computer devloped by IBM was able to build an AI (Artificial Intelligence) that could answer questions posted in Natural Language. 

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Technological Body Modification: In Pursuit of Singularity

Technological Body Modification: In Pursuit of Singularity | Future of Robotics | Scoop.it

Researchers and amateur practitioners alike are fusing man and machine to speed up communication and boost intelligence.


Via LeapMind, Reno J. Tibke
Braden Costin's insight:

This article is about an experiment about giving a human a magnet that was implated into the tip of a finger. When a small magnetic was inserted into the tip of a finger, when it came into contact with a magnetic feild, it would vibrate. This allowed the nerves in the human body to feel the pressure from the magnet and as such, are able to feel a magnetic feild.

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Even Brainless Robots Can Show Swarm Behavior - IEEE Spectrum

Even Brainless Robots Can Show Swarm Behavior - IEEE Spectrum | Future of Robotics | Scoop.it
Toothbrush heads with vibrating motors exhibit similar behavior to groups of social insects

Via Reno J. Tibke
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The article focuses on the simplest robots, called brisstle bots. Brisstle bots are nothing more than a toothbrush with a vibrating motor, yet when they are introduced into a small enough space and there are enough of them, the form coherent groups, as of yet we do not know why this occurs.

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Miguel Nicolelis: A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts.

Can we use our brains to directly control machines -- without requiring a body as the middleman? Miguel Nicolelis talks through an astonishing experiment, in...

Via Kalani Kirk Hausman
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This youtube clip is from a presentaion at ted from a guy named Miguel Nicolelis. He had developed away where after maping a mokeys brain, a machine was able to predict and move in the pattern that teh monkey wanted. Essestially taking out he middle man.

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ATLANTE UAS makes its maiden flight

ATLANTE UAS makes its maiden flight | Future of Robotics | Scoop.it
Spain's ATLANTE Unmanned Aerial System made its maiden flight at the end of February.

Via Kalani Kirk Hausman
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This a short article about a new UAV (Un-maned Areil Vechile) that was devloped in Spain. This is apparently the first UAV that can do civilian and miliatry operations, such as traking a stolen car e.c.t

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ABB robotics: Adding up the numbers – why it pays to take a new perspective on robotic automation

ABB robotics: Adding up the numbers – why it pays to take a new perspective on robotic automation | Future of Robotics | Scoop.it
See how SMEs in the UK have doubled their #manufacturing performance by investing in an ABB robot #industry #robotics http://t.co/RJZzwhppT0
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This article focuses on the financial side of why Robots are important to a buisness. Essentially the article communicates that the more automated a buissness is the more profit they will make as they no longer have to pay employee's to do mediocre tasks.

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