Tag: robots

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How Automation Will Double the Number of Jobs it Destroys

Within the next few years, robots and AI will take over more than the half of workplace tasks, but they will help create nearly double the jobs they will displace. The automation revolution is taking...
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New Haptic Armband Gives VR a new Sense of Touch

An accessory in the form of an armband brings haptic feedback to make VR experiences more “real”. This wearable’s applications also extend to social haptic communication. Currently, virtual reality technology is based on optics and...
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Japan to use Robots and AI to up English Language Skills

Japan is now planning on using robots and AI to enhance English-speaking skills in around 500 schools. According to NHK, Japan's education ministry wants to make English-speaking artificial intelligence robots a normal part of school. The...
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“Hairy” Artificial Skin is the Next Step in Robotics

It may sound strange, but hairy artificial skin may be the next step in the development of robotics.  You might not think that hair plays an integral role in how you experience the world. But...
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Why Captcha Requests are Here to Stay

Although it may have been a while since you last had to fill out a captcha request to prove you weren't a robot, they're still here, hiding in plain sight.   You remember what captcha is,...
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3 Ways Health AI is Changing the Medical Field

AI-assisted surgery, virtual nursing assistants, and the management of administrative workflow are the top 3 most valuable AI applications now taking form in healthcare. Whether interfering early on in the diagnosis process, managing medical data,...
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DARPA Develops Disaster Robots to Help During National Emergencies

DARPA is developing a new microbot to assist in times of natural disaster and catastrophe.  The field of robotics is now advancing to the point where we can begin to rely on them for assistance...
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Grocery Robots on the Rise With Kroger and Nuro

The grocery company known as Kroger will soon use the Nuro driverless delivery method for its last mile delivery. Amazon proudly announced that it now offers Whole Foods delivery in select cities recently. But the e-commerce colossus...
Professor Alfonso Ngan and Dr Kwan Kin-wa introduce the new actuating material powered by light.

New Actuating Material Could Give Robots Artificial Muscles

In a breakthrough development for robotics, scientists design a new material with unique actuating powers that can be induced using light. Many everyday devices and objects use actuators, but for robots, they’re of much...
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Bossa Nova Raises $29-million for More Walmart Robots

This article details recent news about the tech startup Bossa Nova successfully raising another round of funding. Their grocery store robot now works at Walmart. While we don't yet have butler robots, Bossa Nova brought us...