Tag: Robotics

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Industrial robots are security weak link

May 9, 2017

Via: Computerworld

Industrial robots used in factories and warehouses that are connected to the internet are not secure, leaving companies open to cyberattacks and costly damages. That’s the word coming from a study conducted by global security software company Trend Micro and […]

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Europe is prepping for a world where robots need rights

January 13, 2017

Via: Mashable

With every new innovation in the artificial intelligence space, it becomes even more tempting to imagine a near future filled with humanoid robots ready and willing to accomplish any task. After all, that’s what we’ve been promised by sci-fi movies […]

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Scared of the driverless cars? You shouldn’t read this

January 5, 2017

Via: James Hughes

The driverless cars have not reached the stage of mass convenience. Not yet, at least. Nevertheless, they remain a hot topic, and there isn’t another week without supplementary information on their performance, regulatory state, technical improvements and so on. Only […]

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AI tools came out of the lab in 2016

December 27, 2016

Via: Networkworld Cloud Computing

Until this year, computers were no match for a human at another board game, Go. That all changed in March when AlphaGo, developed by Google subsidiary DeepMind, beat Lee Sedol, then the world’s strongest Go player, 4-1 in a five-match […]

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Why Microsoft is going all-in on AI

November 11, 2016

Via: Networkworld Cloud Computing

Microsoft is betting on artificial intelligence (AI) with the creation at the end of September of a new AI and Research Group. This newly formed group brings together Microsoft’s research organization and more than 5,000 computer scientists and engineers focused […]


White House: A.I. will be critical driver of U.S. economy

October 13, 2016

Via: Computerworld

The White House sees artificial intelligence as an increasingly critical technology that can fight cyber-attacks, upgrade weapons of war, improve health care and even unclog traffic for the commute home. However, the Obama administration also expects that A.I. will reduce […]

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Robot workers – how threatening are the perspectives?

October 6, 2016

Via: James Hughes

The large-scale automatization of manufacturing processes and of services is not fresh out the box, yet it managed to remain a hot topic.  Various online sources have debated in 2015 how the digital revolution will look like and what it […]

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Asus unveils Zenbo, a cute little companion robot with a touchscreen face

May 31, 2016

Via: TechHive

Asus has just unveiled what’s likely to be the most talked about product at this week’s Computex trade show in Taipei, a cute talking robot for the home priced at $599. Called Zenbo, Asus pitched it as a personal assistant […]


Foxconn replaces 60,000 factory workers with robots

May 27, 2016

Via: NextBigFuture

One factory has “reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots”, a government official told the South China Morning Post.  Xu Yulian, head of publicity for the Kunshan region, added: “More companies are likely to […]


Annual World industrial robot installations expected to double from 2014 to 2019

April 5, 2016

Via: NextBigFuture

In 2014, robot sales increased by 29% to 229,261 units, by far the highest level ever recorded for one year. Sales of industrial robots to all industries increased compared to 2013. The automotive parts suppliers and the electrical/electronics industry were […]

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This Bacteria-Powered Microrobot Navigates via Electric Fields

February 8, 2016

Via: Motherboard

Engineers from Drexel University have devised a bacteria-powered microrobot that can be steered through fluids with applied electric fields. Imagine a tiny, tiny robotic system covered over by even tinier biomolecular arms (flagella) working cooperatively as a “bacterial surface” to […]

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GE describes its vision of next generation robots

July 28, 2015

Via: itCurated

If you look at the practical applications of robotics, the vast majority of robots that you see today are in factories doing high precision, high-speed work, such as sticking, placing, grinding, deburring, painting, that sort of thing. The first generation […]


Robot firm’s founder steps down as Softbank takes more control

February 24, 2015

Via: Lance Ulanoff

Japanese giant Softbank now owns 95% of the shares in French robotics company Aldebaran. The new shares come from Bruno Maisonnier, who will step down as CEO of the company he founded on March 4. Softbank took a 78.5% interest […]