Robotics News

Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robot helps out around the house

Boston Dynamics has gone from the battlefield to the home with a smaller, quieter quadruped robot that can navigate around the house and even fetch you a drink – if you can get it to ...

Thu 23 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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Google researchers tackle AI and robotics safety, prevent future toasters from killing us in our sleep

Google has created a set of AI rules and patterns designed to avoid unforeseen problems and consequences -- some of which were on display in the recent Boston Dynamics demo of its 55-65lb SpotMini. ...

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Extremetech

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Google highlights five main safety concerns surrounding AI

Safety risks posed by artificial intelligences are a genuine concern, but it's not just the apocalyptic robot uprising that we need to worry about. More seemingly mundane problems, such ...

Thu 23 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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New era opens as first UK Robotics Week begins

A new era of innovation and discovery opens tomorrow when the first UK Robotics Week June 25 - July 1 begins. Organised by the EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS Network), ...

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Eurekalert

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China can't buy enough industrial robots

Thu 23 Jun 16 from CNN

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EU proposal would classify robots as 'electronic persons'

A new proposal from the European Parliament calls for working robots to be classified as "electronic persons," and for their owners to pay social security on their behalf. The draft ...

Wed 22 Jun 16 from The Verge

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Tougher Sphero rolls out to show STEAM classrooms what it's made of

Sphero SPRK+ is the latest iteration of the robot ball toy, which is designed to help educate kids about coding. The ball features a tough clear shell which lets users see exactly what ...

Tue 21 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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There is a New World's Fastest Supercomputer...and it is all Chinese

From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal Meet the Sunway Taihu Light The world's fastest supercomputer clocks in at 93 petaflops a second (one petaflop is one quadrillion), ...

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Popular Science

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Custom Processor Speeds Up Robot Motion Planning by Factor of 1,000

A preprogrammed FPGA can take motion planning from frustrating to instantaneous

Tue 21 Jun 16 from IEEE Spectrum

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Walmart's Robotic Shopping Carts Are the Latest Sign That Automation Is Eating Commerce

Automated shopping carts may be a gimmick, but stores and warehouses are rapidly being transformed by automation.

Wed 15 Jun 16 from MIT Technology Review

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