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Older adults worry 'robot butlers' will take over - Futurity

Older adults worry 'robot butlers' will take over - Futurity | Robotics | Scoop.it
Older adults say they're comfortable having robots help out around the house, but they worry about giving the machines too much control.
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Robots That Could Decompose When They're No Longer Needed

Robots That Could Decompose When They're No Longer Needed | Robotics | Scoop.it
Researchers in Italy have developed bioplastic that could eventually be used to create biodegradable robots.
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SpaceX Rocket vs. Robot Boat, Round 4! Tune in Live to the Grudge Fight

SpaceX Rocket vs. Robot Boat, Round 4! Tune in Live to the Grudge Fight | Robotics | Scoop.it
This weekend, get ready to watch the greatest giant-robot rematch of all time, probably.
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Swansea University researchers are using Artificial Intelligence to detect cancer cells

Swansea University researchers are using Artificial Intelligence to detect cancer cells | Robotics | Scoop.it
SWANSEA University researchers are using artificial intelligence to detect cancer cells. Researchers from the College of Engineering have developed a new method to identify different cell types...
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BBC to reboot Robot Wars (Wired UK)

BBC to reboot Robot Wars (Wired UK) | Robotics | Scoop.it
In possibly the biggest boost to the robotics industry since the re-invention of the robot kitten, the BBC has reportedly ordered a full reboot Robot Wars.
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Robotics Classes in Nigeria Are Inspiring a New Generation of Engineers

Robotics Classes in Nigeria Are Inspiring a New Generation of Engineers | Robotics | Scoop.it
The organization provides tech education to young people and wants to create the first STEM high school in the country by 2017.
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Robots can now learn household tasks by watching YouTube videos | ExtremeTech

Robots can now learn household tasks by watching YouTube videos | ExtremeTech | Robotics | Scoop.it
The RoboWatch project is teaching computers to learn complex house hold tasks using instructional videos posted on YouTube, and could ...
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How do robots 'see' the world?

How do robots 'see' the world? | Robotics | Scoop.it
Robots that can learn to 'see' the world around them -- and share their learning with other robots -- will lead the next revolution in robotics.
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7 trends for artificial intelligence in 2016: 'Like 2015 on steroids' - TechRepublic

7 trends for artificial intelligence in 2016: 'Like 2015 on steroids' - TechRepublic | Robotics | Scoop.it
TechRepublic checked in with AI experts Andrew Moore, Kathleen Richardson, and Roman Yampolskiy, for their take on what we've seen in AI this year and what's coming in 2016.

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U.K. Could Follow International Approach to Drone Rules - Robotics Business Review

U.K. Could Follow International Approach to Drone Rules - Robotics Business Review | Robotics | Scoop.it

Although the U.K. was among the first nations to adopt clear and comprehensive regulations governing airborne drones, safety and privacy concerns will likely lead to more developments.

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Robot panic peaked in 2015 – so where will AI go next?

Robot panic peaked in 2015 – so where will AI go next? | Robotics | Scoop.it
Experts have warned about the havoc robots could cause humanity. How do we ensure machines are friends rather than foes?

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Jim Gunderson's curator insight, December 27, 2015 10:54 AM

Are they sure that "Robot Panic" has peaked?  I foresee a very bumpy 2016 as robots actually start taking jobs away for people in the service industries like security and hospitality.

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Will drones get their own air traffic control? - Futurity

Will drones get their own air traffic control? - Futurity | Robotics | Scoop.it
With thousands of drones flying in crowded areas, how can collisions be prevented? A software system acting like an air traffic manager could be the answer.
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Tech's big security problem: 'We're building 500mph cars with brakes that can cope with 30mph'

Tech's big security problem: 'We're building 500mph cars with brakes that can cope with 30mph' | Robotics | Scoop.it
Malcolm Marshall, Global Head of Cyber Security at KPMG International, spoke to Business Insider at the WEF Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
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UAE robotics competition announces 20 semi-finalists | The National

UAE robotics competition announces 20 semi-finalists | The National | Robotics | Scoop.it
Twenty inventions from around the world, including nine from the UAE, have been named semi-finalists for the Dh4.67 million UAE AI and Robotics Award for Good.
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Man maneuvers robotic arm with his thoughts - Futurity

Man maneuvers robotic arm with his thoughts - Futurity | Robotics | Scoop.it
Surgeons attached a thought-controlled robot arm directly to an amputee’s stump, giving him a far greater range of motion.
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Humanoid Robot Nadine May be the Receptionist in Future Offices

Humanoid Robot Nadine May be the Receptionist in Future Offices | Robotics | Scoop.it
The first humanoid receptionist robot may have finally been created.
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Meet Knightscope’s Crime-Fighting Robots

Meet Knightscope’s Crime-Fighting Robots | Robotics | Scoop.it
The robots might one day rise up and take over, but a Palo Alto startup called Knightscope has developed a fleet of crime-fighting machinery it hopes to keep..
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Drones Could Scope Out Martian Real Estate

Drones Could Scope Out Martian Real Estate | Robotics | Scoop.it
In October, NASA released its plan for getting to Mars. The trip is a long way off (we’re talking decades), but the agency says it’s gearing up.
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Heron-1 UAS Reaches 70,000 Operational Flight Hours in Afghanistan

Heron-1 UAS Reaches 70,000 Operational Flight Hours in Afghanistan | Robotics | Scoop.it

Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Heron-1 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) recently marked its 70,000th flight hour in Afghanistan, after less than 7 years of operation in the country. This follows Heron’s completion of 25,000 flight hours last month under German Air Force operations in... http://bit.ly/1Ps53Ch


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Did SpaceX Just Put Boeing and Lockheed Martin Out of the Space Launch Business?

Did SpaceX Just Put Boeing and Lockheed Martin Out of the Space Launch Business? | Robotics | Scoop.it
There, and back again.

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The future has arrived: 5D Robotics has developed autonomous heavy equipment tech for United Rentals with a distinct human element

The future has arrived: 5D Robotics has developed autonomous heavy equipment tech for United Rentals with a distinct human element | Robotics | Scoop.it

5D Robotics of Carlsbad, California, has teamed up with United Rentals to implement autonomous equipment driving technology at select rental yards. The 5D solution prevents collisions, enables multiple vehicles to follow a person or lead vehicle (called wagon training) and allows operators to quickly and easily create and modify autonomous paths through a facility.


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Watch a Robot Tamer Control Industrial Machines With Simple Gestures

Watch a Robot Tamer Control Industrial Machines With Simple Gestures | Robotics | Scoop.it
In factories, many simple, repetitive tasks have already been taken over by machines. But as we bring industrial robots into unpredictable, interactive environments, we’re going to need better ways to communicate with them.

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Ensil's curator insight, December 21, 2015 12:16 PM

Engineer and designer Madeline Gannon developed Quipt, a gesture-based control software that helps industrial robots interact more fluidly with their human handlers. 

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California Proposes Driverless-Car Rules

California Proposes Driverless-Car Rules | Robotics | Scoop.it

California proposed regulations for permitting autonomous cars and licensing their motorists, a long-awaited and much needed step before such vehicles can be sold to consumers.

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I'm writing my research paper about this very thing, funny enough.

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