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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


Meet the 8-foot-tall robot designed to insert Elon Musk's Neuralink AI brain chip — here's how it works

Neuralink surgical robot. Woke Studios Neuralink held a live demo showing off its ability to read the brain activity of a pig with a surgically implanted chip that transmits data wirelessly. Musk founded the neural tech company in 2016, and says the chip will enable a "symbiosis" between the human brain and AI. Engineers built a robot to implant the device that would work in clinical settings and make patients feel comfortable.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk...
Tags: Health, Elon Musk, Design, Trends, Tech, Features, Surgery, Ai, Implant, Robotics, Robot, Futuristic, Musk, Implants, Tech Insider, Neuralink


Take a closer look at Elon Musk’s Neuralink surgical robot

While the science was front-and-center in Elon Musk’s presentation about Neuralink, his human brain computer inference company, the surgical robot the company debuted made a splash of its own. The rounded polycarbonate sci-fi design of the brain surgeon bot looks like something out of the Portal franchise, but it’s actually the creation of Vancouver-based industrial design firm Woke Studio. To be clear, Musk’s engineers and scientists have created the underlying technology, but Woke built the...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, Science, Articles, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Surgery, Vancouver, Biotech, Robotics, Robot, Head, Musk, Bot, Transhumanism


Researchers explore sound to help improve robotic perception

Robots primarily rely on two basic senses: vision and touch. But even the latter still has a long ways to go to get up to the speed with the former. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are looking to hearing as a potential additional sense to help machines increase their perception of the world around them. A new experiment from CMU features Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer moving objects inside a metal tray to get a sense of the sounds they make as a roll around, slide and crash into the...
Tags: Tech, Robotics, Robot, Carnegie Mellon University, Sawyer, CMU, Rethink Robotics, Oliver Kroemer


Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Robotic Automation

Many industries across the world have embraced the use of automation due to Covid-19 pandemic in the last… The post Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Robotic Automation appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
Tags: Technology, Automation, Robots, Robot


Check out this Berlin punk band made up entirely of scrap metal robots

The One Love Machine band is the brainchild of German artist Kolja Kugler, whose work focuses largely on moving sculptures. As he explained to CNN: When I build a band member I start obviously with the music-making parts. The fingers, plugging or playing, and then I build the character behind it. The special thing about my robots is that they do actually play the music themselves. My robots play the bass guitar, the drum kit and they play the flute. They've got an affinity for punk rock. My r...
Tags: Post, News, Berlin, Cnn, Musicians, Robot, Sculptures, Punk Rock, Kinetic Sculpture, Good Robots, Literally Cyberpunk, One Love Machine Band, Punk Band, Kolja Kugler


Meet the engineer who let a robot barber shave him with a straight razor

Now this is how you define confidence in robots
Tags: News, Trends, Robot


Blade Runner-inspired cocktail machine features that Orson Welles' Japanese whisky ad

A super-cool robotic bartender inspired by Blade Runner's Voight-Kampff machine? With an ordering menu screen that shows old Japanese whisky ad starring Orson Welles (giving a "dash of Tokyo-dystopian-future-retro weirdness")? Yes! Enter the VK-01 Off-World Bartender. Its creator, Donald Bell of Maker Project Lab, explains: The year is 2040, and you could use a good drink. People say the best drinks are made in the off-world colonies, by robot bartenders programmed only to serve the elite. Lu...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Orson Welles, San Francisco, Instructables, Tokyo, Arduino, Cocktails, Robot, Blade Runner, Bartender, Maker Faire, Voight-Kampff, Donald Bell, Maker Project Lab


Ford gives Boston Dynamics’ high-tech robot dog a job

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


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 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


Universal Robots in A Manufacturing Setting

Business acumen requires that the entrepreneur ensures that costs do not go over the roof and outweigh the… The post Universal Robots in A Manufacturing Setting appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
Tags: Technology, Robots, Robot


‘Leave the World Behind’: Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington to Star in Sam Esmail’s Netflix Film

Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington, two of the biggest Hollywood stars of the past four decades, are about to work together again for the first time in nearly thirty years. Roberts and Washington are set to star in Leave the World Behind, a new Netflix movie that will be written and directed by Mr. Robot‘s Sam Esmail. Get the details below. In 1993, Roberts and Washington co-starred in The Pelican Brief, an adaptation of the popular John Grisham legal thriller. Now, almost 30 years later, t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, Washington, New York City, Julia-Roberts, Netflix, Adaptation, Robot, Long Island, MGM, Denzel-Washington


White Castle becomes the first fast food chain to test out the robot fry cook, Flippy, from Miso Robotics

The next time Harold and Kumar go to a White Castle, there may be a robot making their French Fries. In one of the first trials of a robotic fry cook at a national burger chain, White Castle said it would work with Pasadena, Calif.-based Miso Robotics to test that company’s robotic chef at a restaurant in the Chicago area. It’s a  trial run for potentially bringing the robot to other White Castle kitchens across the country, the company said. White Castle first began talking about using the Mis...
Tags: Kitchen, Food, TC, California, Restaurants, Social Media, Tech, Chicago, Miso, Food And Drink, Jordan, Robotics, Robot, Pilot, Impossible Foods, Harold


Elementary Robotics is making its quality assurance robots commercially available

Two years and over $17 million after it first began working on its robots for quality assurance, the Los Angeles-based Elementary Robotics has finally made its products commercially available. The company already boasts a few very large initial customers in the automotive industry, consumer packaged goods, and aerospace and defense, including Toyota, according to chief executive Arye Barnehama. Now, the robotics technology that Barnehama and his co-workers have been developing for years is br...
Tags: TC, Los Angeles, Tech, Companies, Islam, Machine Learning, Toyota, Manufacturing, Robotics, Robot, Aerospace, Elementary, Cognex, Fika Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, Ubiquity Ventures


A Special Effects Company Built a Robotic Dolphin so Aquariums Won't Have to Keep Real Ones in Captivity

You don’t need to have seen documentaries like The Cove to feel uneasy about whales, sharks, and dolphins being held captive in tiny tanks at aquariums and theme parks. But instead of eliminating those experiences completely, which can help educate the public about these creatures, robots, like this self-contained …Read more...
Tags: Science, Dolphins, Robotics, Robot, Captivity, Aquariums, Edge Innovations


Geek+, the Amazon Kiva of China, lands $200 million Series C

Geek+, a Beijing-based startup that makes warehouse fulfillment robots similar to those of Amazon’s Kiva, said Thursday that it has closed over $200 million in a Series C funding round. That bumps total capital raised by the 5-year-old company to date to nearly $390 million. The new round, completed in two parts, was separately led by GGV Capital and D1 Capital Partners in the summer of 2019, and V Fund earlier this year. Other participants included Warburg Pincus, Redview Capital and Vertex ...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, China, US, Tech, Geek, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Alibaba, North America, Robotics, Logistics, Kiva, Robot, Warburg Pincus, Ggv Capital


Spot the robot dog is amazing, and look how far it’s come

You can now buy the dog-like robot, but it ain't cheap!
Tags: News, Trends, Robots, Robotics, Robot, Boston Dynamics, Spot


Spot the robot dog is amazing, but look how far it’s come

You can now buy the dog-like robot, but it ain't cheap!
Tags: News, Trends, Robots, Robotics, Robot, Boston Dynamics, Spot


Spot the robot dog is now available for general sale — but it ain’t cheap

Boston Dynamics is targeting its robot at a number of industries
Tags: News, Trends, Robots, Robotics, Robot, Boston Dynamics, Spot


No-code industrial robotics programming startup Wandelbots raises $30 million

Dresden, Germany-based Wandelbots – a startup dedicated to making it easier for non-programmers to ‘teach’ industrial robots how to do specific tasks – has raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by 83North, an with participation from Next47 and Microsoft’s M12 venture funding arm. Wandelbots will use the funding to help it speed the market debut of its TracePen, a hand-held, code-free device that allows human operators to quickly and easily demonstrate desired behavior for industrial...
Tags: TC, Europe, Technology, Microsoft, Germany, Funding, Articles, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Software Development, Manufacturing, Bmw, Volkswagen, Robotics


OTTO Motors raises $29M to fill factories with autonomous delivery robots

When Clearpath Robotics CEO and co-founder Matthew Rendall looks at the “miles” of roads inside industrial factories, he sees them filled with autonomous vehicles. And in the past five years, the company has inched toward that goal through its industrial division OTTO Motors. The division, which launched in 2015, has landed a number of customer contracts to bring its autonomous mobile robot platform into factories, including GE, Toyota, Nestlé and Berry Global. OTTO Motors is preparing to exp...
Tags: Amazon, Food, TC, Japan, Technology, Ge, China, Tech, Culture, Automotive, United States, Toyota, Deloitte, Manufacturing, Robot, Factory


This omelet-making robot chef is a sci-fi dream come true

"Cheese and ham, Dave? Absolutely, I can do that."
Tags: News, Trends, Dave, Robot


Robotics startup lets machines get closer as humans keep their distance

Kyle S. Gibson Contributor Share on Twitter Kyle S. Gibson is a writer and videographer in Boston, currently focused on robotics and industrial internet of things. Kyle has worked for publishers AmericanInno and MIT Technology Review, sales automation developer Pegasystems, and blockchain strategy group New Alchemy. He is currently writing for MIT Horizon, an emerging technology education platform. His work is supported by a regional ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Column, New York, Hardware, Boston, Massachusetts, Tech, Mit, Telecommunications, Mta, Gps, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, Robotics, Robot


Should you be worried about cameras in robot vacuums?

Robot vacuums have safeguards, but lack a key privacy feature.
Tags: Trends, Features, Smart Home, Robot, Security Camera, Security Cameras, Robot Vacuums, Robot Vacuum


Watch This Two-Armed Robot Carve Like a Renaissance Master

Tabletop gamers often use hot wire cutters to turn chunks of foam into elaborate miniature landscapes, but this pair of robot arms turns hot wire carving into an intricate art form. By coordinating their movements, they can recreate even the most complex curves of a 3D model by bending and warping a flexible metal rod…Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Robotics, Robot, Eth Zurich


Morning Docket: 05.27.20

* A teenager dubbed "Baby Al Capone" is being accused in a lawsuit of stealing tens of millions of dollars in cryptocurrency. Geraldo Rivera should see what's in this kid's vault... [New York Post] * A lawsuit about a teacher being fired because students had access to a topless photo of her has been allowed to proceed. [Newsday] * A class action against grill manufacturer Traeger went up in smoke because a class has not yet been certified in the matter. [Salt Lake Tribune] * A New Jersey ju...
Tags: New York Post, Law, Bitcoin, United States, New Jersey, Abc News, Robot, Cryptocurrency, ABA Journal, Salt Lake Tribune, Geraldo Rivera, Newsweek, Traeger, Newsday, Al Capone, Eastern District of Texas


This Robot Barista Helps South Korea's Café-Goers Practice Social Distancing

It’s like an introvert’s dream: the ability to grab a cup of morning joe with zero human-ing involved.Read more...
Tags: Coffee, South Korea, Science, Automation, Robots, Robotics, Robot, Cafe, Coffee Shops, Coffee Makers, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Forget light bulbs. GE’s latest creation is a giant, tunneling robotic worm

It's creepy. It's crawly. It's sponsored by DARPA
Tags: News, Ge, Trends, Darpa, Robot


China’s Geek+ brings warehouse robots to US via Conveyco partnership

Chinese robots will soon be seen roaming a number of warehouse floors across North America. Geek+, a well-funded Chinese robotics company that specializes in logistics automation for factories, warehouses and supply chains, furthers its expansion in North America after striking a strategic partnership with Conveyco, an order fulfillment and distribution center system integrator with operations across the continent. Geek+ is seizing a massive opportunity in replacing repetitive warehouse work ...
Tags: Asia, China, Singapore, US, Tech, E-commerce, Geek, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Dell, North America, Robotics, Logistics, Robot, Warburg Pincus, Ggv Capital