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Boston Robotics delivers plan for logistics robots as early as next year

Boston Dynamics is just months away from announcing their approach to logistics, the first real vertical it aims to enter, after proving their ability to build robots at scale with the quadrupedal Spot. The company’s new CEO, Robert Playter, sees the company coming into its own after decades of experimentation. Playter, interviewed on the virtual main stage of Disrupt 2020, only recently ascended from COO to that role after many years of working there, after longtime CEO and founder Marc Raib...
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Boston Dynamics delivers plan for logistics robots as early as next year

Boston Dynamics is just months away from announcing their approach to logistics, the first real vertical it aims to enter, after proving their ability to build robots at scale with the quadrupedal Spot. The company’s new CEO, Robert Playter, sees the company coming into its own after decades of experimentation. Playter, interviewed on the virtual main stage of Disrupt 2020, only recently ascended from COO to that role after many years of working there, after longtime CEO and founder Marc Raib...
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Here’s what’s happening at Disrupt 2020 today

Rise, shine and build your business startup fans. It’s day four of Disrupt 2020, and this is your daily snapshot of just some of the heavy-hitters, events, breakout sessions and all-around opportunity that’s yours for the taking. Looking for the complete lineup? You’ll find it in the Disrupt agenda. Note: unless otherwise stated, all times are PST. Kicking yourself for not jumping on the opportunity bandwagon? Simply buy a Disrupt pass here, and kick your regrets to the curb. Buckle up, folks — ...
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Boston Dynamics CEO Talks Profitability and the Company's Next Robots

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat, written by Emil Protalinski: Founded in 1992, Boston Dynamics is arguably the best-known robot company around, in part because its demonstration videos tend to go viral. Now it is attempting to transform from an R&D company to a robotics business, with an eye on profitability for the first time. When we interviewed Boston Dynamics founder and former CEO Marc Raibert in November 2019, we discussed the company's customers, potential application...
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A tell-tale week for tech's selloff as traders lose faith

Hello, and welcome to the Wednesday edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech.If you're not already subscribed, click here to get Insider Tech in your inbox every week.  This week: A tell-tale week for the tech selloff Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson The stock market's collective conviction that tech is a safe harbor amid the turmoil of the pandemic has be...
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Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot goes on sale in Europe and Canada

Boston Dynamics this morning announced that it’s bringing Spot robot to a number of new markets, following sales in the U.S.   Interested parties in the European Union, U.K. and Canada can now purchase the technologically advanced quadrupedal robot. Spot is Boston Dynamics’ first commercially available product, building on a quarter century of pushing the boundaries of robotics for DARPA and beyond. The company has spent a good deal of time over the past couple of years demonstrating a facto...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Canada, Darpa, Robotics, Robot, Boston Dynamics, Spot, Rob Playter, COVID, European Union U K, Cognite Energy Robotics Clearpath Robotics

MIT and Boston Dynamics team up on ‘Dr. Spot,’ a robot for remote COVID-19 vital sign measurement

One of the most consistent pieces of advice from health organizations about COVID-19 has been that everyone do their utmost to limit contact with people who may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus that causes the disease. That’s difficult in a hospital setting, where medical professionals regularly have to take patient vital sign measurements in order to provide proper care. But a new collaborative effort by MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Dynamics and others might provide a ...
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Startups Weekly: What countries want your startup?

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. They say business needs certainty to succeed, but new tech startups are still getting funded aggressively despite the pandemic, recession, trade wars and various large disasters created by nature or humans. But before we get to the positive data, let’s spend some time reviewing the hard news — there is a lot of it to process. TikTok is on track to get ba...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Facebook, Hong Kong, Europe, Microsoft, Etsy, China, India, US, America, Tech, Tencent, Silicon Valley, South America

An uncanny humanoid robot is working at a government office in Russia — here's how it works

A humanoid robot is the first to work in a civil service office in Russia. The robot was made by Philadelphia-based Promobot. Previously, a Promobot was spotted around New York City surveying people about possible coronavirus symptoms before getting banned from a park. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Promobot's most recent robot sits firmly in uncanny valley, working as a civil servant in Perm, Russia. The humanoid robot can process documents and file requests into the loc...
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Boston Dynamics CEO Rob Playter is coming to Disrupt 2020 to talk robotics and automation

Back in January, Robert Playter became the CEO of Boston Dynamics. It was a momentous occasion, marking the company’s first new CEO since its founding in the early 1990s when the company was founded by Marc Raibert. The move came during what was already a transitional period for the company which is why we are excited to chat with him at Disrupt 2020. Following its sale to Softbank, Boston Dynamics had recently begun early sales of Spot, its first commercial product. In April of last year, th...
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Ford’s Fluffy: Stirrer of Irrational Fears

You’re probably disinterested to learn that Ford found a cheap way to measure and record the interior dimensions of assembly plants in preparation for retooling operations. However, the manner in which the company plans to scan its Van Dyke transmission facility is an altogether different matter. The maker of wholesome products like the F-150 and […] The post Ford’s Fluffy: Stirrer of Irrational Fears appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Ford, Autos, Boston Dynamics, Van Dyke, News Blog, Robot Dog, Assembly Plants

Dog-like Boston Dynamics robots Fluffy and Spot will start working in a Ford plant in August — meet the pair

Ford is leasing two robots from Boston Dynamics to use in one of its factories. The robots, Fluffy and Spot, will collect data at the Van Dyke Transmission Plant. Boston Dynamics' four-legged robots became available for US companies to buy in June. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ford's two newest employees are Fluffy and Spot, four-legged dog-like robots from Boston Dynamics.  The two robots will begin working in Ford's Michigan Van Dyke Transmission Plant in August, usin...
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Announcing the Disrupt 2020 agenda

For the past 10 years, Disrupt has been a place for the tech community to come together to connect and learn. And while thousands of techies won’t be able to descend on the Moscone Center this year, the Disrupt show will most certainly go on. On the conference’s 10th anniversary, we’re coming to you virtually. This makes Disrupt 2020 the most accessible Disrupt ever. But just because it’s virtual doesn’t mean that the fundamentals of the show will change. Disrupt attendees will, of course, have ...
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Ford gives Boston Dynamics’ high-tech robot dog a job

Boston Dynamics' advanced quadruped went on sale in June 2020 for $75,000
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Ford gives Boston Dynamics’ high-tech robot dog Spot a job

The advanced quadruped went on sale in June 2020 for $75,000
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Robots, Robotics, Robot, Boston Dynamics, Spot

Ford is using Boston Dynamics robots to survey its plant in Michigan

Ford is unleashing two of Boston Dynamics‘ terrifying robot dogs on its factory floors in August. The quadrupeds — known as Fluffy and Spot — will use their four-camera scanning systems to generate 3D maps of Ford‘s Van Dyke manufacturing plant in Michigan. These maps will then be used by engineers to update their original designs of the facility. “We design and build the plant. After that, over the years, changes are made that rarely get documented,” said Mark Goderis, Ford‘s digital engineerin...
Tags: Startups, Artificial Intelligence, Ford, Robots, Michigan, Boston Dynamics, Van Dyke, Neural, Mark Goderis Ford

Help Is on the Way for GM’s Full-size Trucks

No, General Motors hasn’t tapped an army of virus-resistant robot workers from Boston Dynamics to build its bread-and-butter models; rather, the pickups themselves will undergo changes to boost appeal amid potent competition from Detroit rivals. Sometime next year, The General’s full-sizers will reportedly correct a mistake that held the duo back upon their debut. Unfortunately, […] The post Help Is on the Way for GM’s Full-size Trucks appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, Detroit, Sierra, Boston Dynamics, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Silverado, News Blog, Product Planning, Silverado 1500

Ford to use Boston Dynamics’ dog-like robots to map their manufacturing facilities

Ford is going to employ two of Boston Dynamics’ ‘Spot’ robots, which are four-legged, dog-like walking robots that weigh roughly 70 lbs each, to help them update the original engineering plans for one of the transmission manufacturing plans. The plants, Ford explains, have undergone any number of changes since their original construction, and it’s difficult to know if the plans they have match up with the reality of the plants as they exist today. The Spot robots, with their laser scanning an...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Companies, Automotive, Ford, Robotics, Robot, Laser, Optics, Boston Dynamics, Imaging, Boston Dynamics Spot

Robots Everywhere: The promise of humanoid robots

Building machines that look and act like humans has always been part of our vision of creating robots.
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Enabling humanoid robot movement with imitation learning and mimicking of animal behaviors

Rish Joshi Contributor Rish is an entrepreneur and investor. Previously, he was a VC at Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI fund), co-founded a fintech startup building an analytics platform for SEC filings and worked on deep-learning research as a graduate student in computer science at MIT. More posts by this contributor Enabling humanoid robot movement with imitation learning and mimicking of animal behaviors It’s time to build against pandemics...
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Watch Spot and Pepper robots come together to cheer their baseball team

The robots are performing regularly for the SoftBank Hawks in Fukuoka, Japan
Tags: News, Softbank, Trends, Pepper, Robots, Boston Dynamics, Spot, Softbank Hawks

Watch an army of Spot and Pepper robots cheerlead a baseball game in an empty stadium

NPB games are known for engaging antics that extend well beyond the play on the field. But what’s to be done in the era of COVID-19 when baseball is played in front of an empty stadium? For many — including Korea’s KBO League and the upcoming shortened MLB season — cardboard cutouts are an attempt to bring something familiar to the otherwise surreal experience. Japan, on the other hand, is leaning into the surreality. The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks are getting some cheerleading help from a coupl...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Softbank, Pepper, Korea, Mlb, Baseball, States, Robotics, Boston Dynamics, Spot, NPB, Aldebaran Robotics, Rakuten Eagles, KBO League, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks

Excellent absurd video of Boston Dynamics SPOT robot wearing a horse head

Someone outfitted a Boston Dynamics SPOT mobile robot with a silly fake horse head and suddenly the future of robotics looks a lot less scary. As esteemed futurist Jim Dator once said, "Any useful statement about the future should at first seem ridiculous."
Tags: Video, Technology, News, Funny, Robots, Robotics, Boston Dynamics, Jim Dator

Boston Dynamics' $75,000 Spot robot dog will soon come with an arm and 'someday' be available for household uses like folding laundry

Spot, the four-legged robot from Boston Dynamics, will soon have an additional robot arm. Boston Dynamics also said that it will be available for home use "someday." Spot became available for commercial sale earlier in June, listed at $74,500. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Spot, Boston Dynamics' famous four-legged robot, is getting another upgrade. Founder Marc Raibert said that the company will start selling Spot with a robot arm, Emil Protalinski at Venture Beat report...
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This $56,000 smart tiny home is only 68 square feet, and can operate off-grid using solar power — see inside

Ecocapsule announced a new, off-grid smart micro-unit called Space. With a minimalist design and solar panels, Space could be an office, guest room, or extra space. The 68-square-foot micro-unit is available for about $56,000. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There are tiny houses, and then there are micro-units that make a standard tiny home look like a mansion. Ecocapsule announced Space, an off-grid micro-unit with the "attractive design of a giant egg," as the company d...
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A designer created a new concept for Milan's trams that seats separated by plexiglass and tells passengers which section to get in to social distance

Design Arturo Tedeschi created a concept for public transportation with social distancing. The Passarella design is specifically for trams in Milan, but the ideas could work on subways and busses around the world. Seats are separated by plexiglass, and markings at stops indicate where passengers should stand. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Italian architect Arturo Tedeschi designed a coronavirus-friendly version of public transportation for his home city of Milan. Milan w...
Tags: Milan, Cdc, Trends, Italy, Boston Dynamics, Tedeschi, Piazza del Duomo, Passarella, Milanesi, Milan Milan, Arturo Tedeschi

Jeff Bezos is making a surprise visit in tech's Twilight Zone year

Hello and welcome back to Trending, Business Insider's weekly look at the world of tech. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast Bureau Chief and Global Tech Editor. If you want to get Trending in your email inbox every Wednesday, just click here. This week: Welcome to the tech Twilight Zone Has everything about tech gotten a couple notches stranger lately? A scan of recent headlines certainly gives that impression: If you haven't read about the eBay execs charged in a bizarre c...
Tags: Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Congress, Colorado, Ebay, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Adidas, Tesla, Washington Dc, Silicon Valley, Capitol Hill, Travis Kalanick

Benefitting from Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot — a guide for evil companies

Oh ho ho, put out your cigar, wipe off your top hat, and raise your feet off the crooked back of your workers, we’ve got some news. Yes, your business can finally buy a Boston Dynamics Spot robot. Give me a moment — I’m rubbing my hands together in a totally normal, not creepy at all, gleeful manner. Details: for the very acceptable price of $74,500, your company could be in possession of its very own four-legged, mechanical hell-hound. And, boy, the Spot robot truly is the four-legged, mechanic...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. The European Commission opened two simultaneous antitrust investigations into Apple on Tuesday. The probes will center on Apple Pay and the App Store's terms and conditions. Amazon announced it is putting AI cameras in some of its warehouses to see if workers are adhering to social distancing. When employees walk past the cameras, a monitor will use green and red circles to indicate whether workers are standing six feet apart...
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