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Will automation make us happier? – live chat

Will automation make us happier? – live chat | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Join experts online on Thursday 25 February 1-2pm GMT to discuss how we can ensure the best possible outcome from automation
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At least we discussed the difference between AI, robotics, automation and computerisation! 

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Robots Are Coming, But Not For Your Job

Robots Are Coming, But Not For Your Job | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Industry association says machine labor will augment, not replace, human labor
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Automation may mean a post-work society but we shouldn't be afraid

Automation may mean a post-work society but we shouldn't be afraid | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
To benefit from the automation revolution we need a universal basic income, the slashing of working hours and a redefinition of ourselves without work
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Forbes Welcome

Forbes Welcome page -- Forbes is a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle.
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Robot roaches from Berkeley if you can get through the forbes crap

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Mind Meld - Zoe McCarthy

University of California, Berkeley Robotic Teleoperation of the PR2 through Virtual Reality and Motion Capture
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Great work!

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Fellow Robots Partners with Nihon Unisys, Ltd. in Japan to Introduce Retail Robot NAVII in Yamada Denki for a Proof of Concept

Fellow Robots Partners with Nihon Unisys, Ltd. in Japan to Introduce Retail Robot NAVII in Yamada Denki for a Proof of Concept | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
From Yahoo Finance: Fellow Robots, a privately-held Silicon Valley robotics company, has teamed up with Nihon Unisys, Ltd. , to provide Autonomous Service Robots for use in retail establishment Yamada Denki Co.
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Fellow Robots have a sophisticated robot for new robotics retail applications. It will be very interesting to see it used in new locations.

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2016 RAS Award Recipients Announced - IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

2016 RAS Award Recipients Announced - IEEE Robotics and Automation Society | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
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Great RAS Award Recipient list and especially pleased to see Grabit, Ken Goldberg and Ioan Sucan honored.

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How Zano Raised Millions on Kickstarter and Left Most Backers with Nothing — Kickstarter

How Zano Raised Millions on Kickstarter and Left Most Backers with Nothing - Kickstarter - Medium
Kickstarter tasked me, a freelance reporter, to find out why a highly funded crowdfunding campaign for a palm-sized dron…
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There's a good reason why the next generation of robots will look like animals

There's a good reason why the next generation of robots will look like animals | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
From cockroaches to kangaroos...

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Meet the Drone That Already Delivers Your Packages — Bolt Blog

Meet the Drone That Already Delivers Your Packages — Bolt Blog | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
There’s been a lot of talk about package delivery via flying drones. While this is a pretty interesting vision of the fu…
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(good takedown)
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Get Back to Work: Amazon and Airbus Want Your Robots

Get Back to Work: Amazon and Airbus Want Your Robots | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Two competitions for 2016 could get robots doing something useful for a change
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sUAS News STE(A)M Grant 2016 - sUAS News

sUAS News STE(A)M Grant 2016 - sUAS News | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
sUAS News has always believed in giving back to the community, and what better way  to support the community and its future than offering a STE(A)M Science, Technology, Engineering, (Art) and Mathematics outreach grant of $1000?  Here’s how it works: prospective grant recipients will be required to write a proposal detailing their concept on how…Read more →
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Open to anyone, anywhere in the world - not just Silicon Valley.

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Foxconn shopping for robot manufacturer to keep pace with brisk Pepper sales | Robohub

Foxconn shopping for robot manufacturer to keep pace with brisk Pepper sales | Robohub | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
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How real is that Atlas robot video?

How real is that Atlas robot video? | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Video footage of Boston Dynamics’ new Atlas robot has left Twitter in awe of our new robot overlords; but how much of these videos should we take at face value?
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Intelligent Machines (Robotics and Artificial Intelligence) Startup Landscape 2016

Intelligent Machines (Robotics and Artificial Intelligence) Startup Landscape 2016 | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
This week we present to you the first Comet Labs Intelligent Machines Startup Landscape! After many months of research a…
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The last job on Earth: imagining a fully automated world – video

The last job on Earth: imagining a fully automated world – video | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Meet Alice, holder of the last recognisable job on Earth, trying to make sense of her role in an automated world
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This Is The Cover Of A New Book On Robot Law

This Is The Cover Of A New Book On Robot Law | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
A new robot law book has an awesome cover and some good articles too probably
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Ryan Calo is one of the contributors, so can't wait till book's release in March.

 

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Robotic Fingers with a Gentle Touch

Robotic Fingers with a Gentle Touch | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
1.02.2016 - 01.02.16 - Soft electronics are changing the way robots can touch. EPFL Scientists have developed a new soft robotic gripper - made out of rubber and stretchable electrodes - that can bend and pick up delicate objects like eggs and paper, taking robotics to a whole new level.
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I think that Grabit may be ahead here.

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Konica Minolta Completes Installation of Savioke Hotel Delivery Robot

RAMSEY, N.J., Feb. 3, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., (
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Great to see Savioke expanding partner base for service robotics.

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SVR Case Studies: Lessons for robotics from enterprise computing by Michael Harries | Silicon Valley Robotics

SVR Case Studies: Lessons for robotics from enterprise computing by Michael Harries | Silicon Valley Robotics | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Many advances in our technologies occur through borrowing capabilities from one field to progress another. Our technological universe is built from a web of interrelated advances that push one another forward.

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Kurzweil Interviews Minsky: Is the Singularity Near?

Kurzweil Interviews Minsky: Is the Singularity Near? | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Ray Kurzweil interviews Marvin Minsky and they discuss the brain, artificial intelligence and the technological singularity.

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Marvin Minsky, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Dies at 88

Marvin Minsky, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Dies at 88 | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Professor Minsky laid the foundation for the field by demonstrating the possibilities of imparting common-sense reasoning to computers.
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The Future of Jobs

The Future of Jobs | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Skills and jobs displacement will affect every industry and geographical region, but losses can be offset by job growth in key areas.
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Once again, robotics gets a bad rap for what are primarily computer automation changes.

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Quanergy Announces $250 Solid-State LIDAR for Cars, Robots, and More

Quanergy Announces $250 Solid-State LIDAR for Cars, Robots, and More | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The S3 is, according to its maker, better than existing LIDAR systems in every single way
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5 Venture-Capital Tips for Hardware Startups

5 Venture-Capital Tips for Hardware Startups | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Get solid advice from Root Ventures Founding Partner Avidan Ross, who reveals what he looks for in hardware startups that come to his firm for funding.
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Be a Trojan Horse! It's not enough to build hardware - you have to add value and ideally your value is information or intelligence which has scalability.

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