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Omron Table Tennis Robot at Hannover Fair 2016

Omron robot playing table tennis. Remarkable reaction rate of the system.

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Deep Learning Is Going to Teach Us All the Lesson of Our Lives: Jobs Are for Machines — Basic income — Medium

Deep Learning Is Going to Teach Us All the Lesson of Our Lives: Jobs Are for Machines - Basic income - Medium

Next generation artificial intelligence " in combination with robots like Boston Dynamics’ next generation Atlas portends, is a world where machines can do all four types of jobs and that means serious societal reconsiderations. If a machine can do a job instead of a human, should any human be forced at the threat of destitution to perform that job? Should income itself remain coupled to employment, such that having a job is the only way to obtain income, when jobs for many are entirely unobtainable? If machines are performing an increasing percentage of our jobs for us, and not getting paid to do them, where does that money go instead? And what does it no longer buy? Is it even possible that many of the jobs we’re creating don’t need to exist at all, and only do because of the incomes they provide? These are questions we need to start asking, and fast.

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5 Examples of Insect-Inspired Robotics

5 Examples of Insect-Inspired Robotics | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
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The Robots Running This Way | MIT Technology Review

The Robots Running This Way | MIT Technology Review | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Some of the machines acquired recently by Google represent a giant leap forwards for robot-kind.
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First responders disasters | Homeland Security News Wire

First responders disasters | Homeland Security News Wire | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Electrical engineers have developed telerobotics technology which could make disaster response faster and more efficient. The researchers aim to combine existing “smart” technologies better to serve society during disaster and crisis response. This includes using teleoperated robots for rescues and safety operations; a high-tech dispatch system that gathers information from cameras and sensors and pushes it out to first responders; drones for damage surveillance and rescues; and vests outfitted with sensors and GPS tracking to be worn by search-and-rescue dogs.

 

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Qualcomm’s Neuromorphic Chips Could Make Robots and Phones More Astute About the World | MIT Technology Review

Qualcomm’s Neuromorphic Chips Could Make Robots and Phones More Astute About the World | MIT Technology Review | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Microprocessors configured more like brains than traditional chips could soon make computers far more astute about what’s going on around them.
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excerpt: "This demonstration at Qualcomm’s headquarters in San Diego looks modest, but it’s a glimpse of the future of computing. The robot is performing tasks that have typically needed powerful, specially programmed computers that use far more electricity. Powered by only a smartphone chip with specialized software, Pioneer can recognize objects it hasn’t seen before, sort them by their similarity to related objects, and navigate the room to deliver them to the right location—not because of laborious programming but merely by being shown once where they should go. The robot can do all that because it is simulating, albeit in a very limited fashion, the way a brain works."

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White House Recognizes Local Robotics Team - (multiple names)

White House Recognizes Local Robotics Team - (multiple names) | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
White House Recognizes Local Robotics Team
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A mid-Michigan school is getting attention from the White House for a documentary it put together about finding missing war planes.
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33rd Square | Ants Found To Be Way Stronger Than Initially Thought

33rd Square | Ants Found To Be Way Stronger Than Initially Thought | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
New research published last month showed that the neck joint of a common field ant can withstand 5,000 times the ant’s weight.
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excerpt: "Castro said that the research could be applied to creating robots that could lift and carry more efficiently, taking a nod from the ants’ hybrid soft-hard components. Researchers could also create better composite materials using the combination approach of soft and hard."


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The Robots That Saved Pittsburgh

The Robots That Saved Pittsburgh | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
It’s hard to pinpoint the moment Pittsburgh began its three-decade climb back from the dead, but Red Whittaker marks the comeback from the instant he heard the ominous clack of a door closing behind him when he entered a secured building near the...

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33rd Square: RoboEarth Project Aims To Build Cloud for Robots

33rd Square: RoboEarth Project Aims To Build Cloud for Robots | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The RoboEarth project aims to build a cloud computing platform for robotics.
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Brainy Robots Get Brawn with Artificial Muscles : DNews

Brainy Robots Get Brawn with Artificial Muscles : DNews | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The strength capability is equal to a 190 pound man bench pressing a 7.5-ton African elephant. Continue reading →
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Is Robotic Surgery as Safe as It Seems?

“Haphazard” system of reporting yields misleading picture of safety Despite widespread adoption by hospitals of surgical robot technology over the past decade, a “slapdash” system of reporting complications paints an unclear picture of its safety,...
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Will capitalism survive the robot revolution?

Will capitalism survive the robot revolution? | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Economic experts are trying to figure out a question that just two decades ago seemed ridiculous: If 90 percent of human jobs are replaced by robots in the..

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Robots are infiltrating the growth statistics

Robots are infiltrating the growth statistics | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

New evidence begins to shed some light on the macroeconomic role of automation in the economy. In a new paper from London’s Center for Economic Research, George Graetz and Guy Michaels of Uppsala University and the London School of Economics, respectively, find that industrial robots have been a substantial driver of labor productivity and economic growth. Graetz and Michaels employ new data from the International Federation of Robotics to analyze the use of industrial robots across 14 industries in 17 countries between 1993 and 2007. Overall, they conclude that the use of robots within manufacturing raised the annual growth of labor productivity and GDP by 0.36 and 0.37 percentage points, respectively. That might not seem like a lot but it represents 10 percent of total GDP growth and 16 percent of labor productivity growth. Making that even more astounding is the fact that during the study’s time period robots achieved that impact while accounting for just 2.25 percent of the total assets of the industries studied.

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The Lowe's Robot and the Future of Service Work

The Lowe's Robot and the Future of Service Work | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Will robots support or supplant workers in service jobs?

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