Tag: robots

mvp football robot

MVP Football Robot Part of $7-billion USD Revenue Spike

This article details how American football uses a robot to avoid injuries to pro football players in the National Football League. The Mobile Virtual Player or “MVP” football robot debuted in 2016 with intent to...
self-healing robots

Self-Healing, Sensitive Robots: The Future of Robotics

Two breakthroughs in soft conductive materials and artificial skins could lead to human-like robots, but their applications extend beyond robotics. In HBO's hit series “Westworld” *SPOILER ALERT*, park visitors can abuse its humanoid robots,...
Meet Jetson Xavier, Nvidia's new AI Chip for Robots

Meet Jetson Xavier, Nvidia’s new AI Chip for Robots

Nvidia just introduced Jetson Xavier, its latest AI chip that is packed with around $10,000 USD worth of power. There is no doubt that Nvidia wants to be a player in the future of AI,...
Researcher holding up flexible fiber

Flexible Robot Fibers Mean Westworld Could Soon be a Reality

Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) just developed a new form of flexible fiber that contains highly accurate sensors throughout. For techwear, robotics, and even prosthetics, this is a major breakthrough....
Woman falling asleep while working a night shift

Night Shift Negatively Impacts Health. How Could Automation Help?

Pulling night work shifts can negatively impact the day patterns of dozens of proteins involved in immune function, blood sugar regulation, and metabolism. Although you may not have heard of it, the proteome for proteins...
RoboPin

Meet RoboPin: the Fujitsu Robot Resembling Eve From Wall-E

This article details the release of Japanese company Fujitsu’s robot RoboPin. It also highlights Fujitsu's partnership with FamilyMart. You might remember the Disney movie Wall-E for its timeless animation. There’s also a controlling ship AI...
Automation in the job market

New Report Shows Only 14% of Job Market at Risk of Automation

Newly released data is contradicting previous projections of how automation could affect the job market. Maybe we won't be replaced after all. In 2013, Oxford University released statistics related to job automation in the U.S....
Virtual assistant, or robot butler

The Future of Chat Simulators and Virtual Assistants

Alexa and Google Home transmute the definition of the word "virtual assistant". What does this mean for the future of AI-assisted chatbots and chat simulators? You may have imagined an “AI future” to be something akin to I,...
household robtos

9 (Mostly) Household Robots That Will Change the Near Future

Household robots made a big splash this year at CES2018. But there have been developments since then, too. Given that we saw a Boston Dynamics robot open a door recently, it’s safe to say that...
Luxturna

Luxturna Gene Therapy Gives Legally Blind boy Sight

Rather than cybernetics, gene replacement may be the best answer to curing certain biological ailments. While we have covered gene editing using CRISPR-Cas9, this new development is different. Luxturna, billed as the “first true gene...