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Robocrop: world's first fruit-picking robot set to work

Autonomous machine expected to pick more than 25,000 raspberries a day, outpacing human workersQuivering and hesitant, like a spoon-wielding toddler trying to eat soup without spilling it, the world’s first fruit-picking robot is attempting to harvest a raspberry.After sizing it up for an age, the robot plucks the fruit with its gripping arm and gingerly deposits it into a waiting punnet. The whole process takes about a minute for a single berry. Continue reading...
Tags: Robots, Artificial intelligence (AI, Technology, Computing, Business, Farming, UK news


Robocrop: world's first raspberry-picking robot set to work

Autonomous machine expected to pick more than 25,000 raspberries a day, outpacing human workersQuivering and hesitant, like a spoon-wielding toddler trying to eat soup without spilling it, the world’s first fruit-picking robot is attempting to harvest a raspberry.After sizing it up for an age, the robot plucks the fruit with its gripping arm and gingerly deposits it into a waiting punnet. The whole process takes about a minute for a single berry. Continue reading...
Tags: Robots, Artificial intelligence (AI, Technology, Computing, Business, Farming, UK news


Motion-sensing shrubs and robo-Venus flytraps: Inside the world of Cyborg Botany

From motion-sensing plants to a Venus Flytrap you control using a computer, Harpreet Sareen is the brains behind a weird field called Cyborg Botany. Here's why he believes it matters. The post Motion-sensing shrubs and robo-Venus flytraps: Inside the world of Cyborg Botany appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, MIT, MIT Media Lab, Norbert Wiener, Robots


This plane-pulling robo-dog makes Boston Dynamics’ Spot look scrawny

A robot dog created by researchers at Italy’s Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia showed off its impressive ability to pull a three-ton airplane down a runway. Check it out in action. The post This plane-pulling robo-dog makes Boston Dynamics’ Spot look scrawny appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Robots, Emerging Tech, Quadruped Robot


Ford’s bipedal delivery robot can walk straight up to your doorstep

Autonomous wheeled delivery robots are seemingly everywhere in 2019. Agility Robotics' Digit robot takes a different approach: It promises to carry out its deliveries while walking on two legs. The post Ford’s bipedal delivery robot can walk straight up to your doorstep appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Ford, Robots, Emerging Tech, Agility Robotics, Delivery Robots


This Puckheaded Robot Won't Be Delivering Your Packages Anytime Soon

That bipedal humanoid robot is named Digit. Say goodbye now, because you’ll never see one in person.Read more...
Tags: Science, Automation, Robots, Autonomous Vehicles, Delivery Robots


This $600 Sleep Robot Is Only Worth it if You're Tired and Alone

If you’ve suffered the throes of chronic insomnia, you’ll do almost anything to fall asleep. Pills, guided meditation apps, vigorous exercise, melatonin, screen dimmers, aromatherapy diffusers, sleep tracking via fitness tracker, smart beds, bedtime calculators—at some point or another, I’ve tried them all and…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Sleep, Robots, Consumer Tech, Sleep Tech, Ah To Sleep Perchance To Dream, Somnox Sleep Robot Review


Stanford Students Built This Adorable, Bouncy, Open-Source Robot Dog

If you’ve always dreamed of having a low-maintenance, vaguely dog-shaped companion, well, you’re in luck. A group of undergraduate and graduate students at Stanford University have just unveiled Doggo, a relatively cheap, light, four-legged robot with the bouncing ability of a typical toy breed. Best of all, they’ve…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Stanford, Animals, Robots, Stanford University, Doggo


The rise and reign of Starship: the world’s first robotic delivery provider

Excited about the impending delivery robot revolution? If so, you need to get familiar with Starship Technologies, the company which pioneered the whole thing. Here's what you need to know. The post The rise and reign of Starship: the world’s first robotic delivery provider appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Robots, Emerging Tech, Starship Technologies, Delivery Robots


Black Mirror Just Dropped 3 New Trailers for Season 5

Netflix already gave us a trailer for its next installment of Black Mirror but I guess they were feeling generous because they just gave us three more.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Netflix, Robots, Streaming, Miley Cyrus, Black Mirror, Andrew Scott, Anthony Mackie, Topher Grace, Nicole Beharie, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Damson Idris, Madison Davenport


Why is Facebook doing robotics research?

It’s a bit strange to hear that the world’s leading social network is pursuing research in robotics rather than, say, making search useful, but Facebook is a big organization with many competing priorities. And while these robots aren’t directly going to affect your Facebook experience, what the company learns from them could be impactful in surprising ways. Though robotics is a new area of research for Facebook, its reliance on and bleeding-edge work in AI are well known. Mechanisms that cou...
Tags: Social, TC, Gadgets, Facebook, Science, Hardware, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Robotics


Research indicates the only defense against killer AI is not developing it

A recent analysis on the future of warfare indicates that countries that continue to develop AI for military use risk losing control of the battlefield. Those that don’t risk eradication. Whether you’re for or against the AI arms race: it’s happening. Here’s what that means, according to a trio of experts. Researchers from ASRC Federal, a private company that provides support for the intelligence and defense communities, and the University of Maryland recently published a paper on pre-print serv...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots


Hyperdimensional computing discovered to help AI robots create memories

To become autonomous, robots need to perceive the world around them and move at the same time.Researchers create a theory of hyperdimensional computing to help store robot movement in high-dimensional vectors. This improvement in perception will allow artificial intelligences to create memories. None Do androids dream of electric sheep? Philip K. Dick famously wondered that in his stories that explored what it meant to be human and robot in the age of advanced and widespread artificial intellige...
Tags: Future, Memory, Computers, Artificial Intelligence, Brain, Robots, Innovation, Computer Science


Westworld's Teaser for Season 3 Reminds Us There's More to Life Than Fantasy

HBO decided to drop its first look at Westworld season three (or Westworld III, as they’re calling it) just before the big Game of Thrones series finale. And it was...different.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Robots, Sci Fi, Westworld, Aaron Paul


Friendly cube robot Bumble passes its first hardware test aboard the ISS

There are some unexpected guests aboard the International Space Station (ISS): cute cube robots called Astrobees. Now the first Astrobee robot has undergone hardware tests to check whether its subsystems are working correctly. The post Friendly cube robot Bumble passes its first hardware test aboard the ISS appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, International Space Station, Robots, Emerging Tech, Autonomous Robots, Astrobees, Hardware Tests


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Insight into the Whitney Biennial, a win for sex-tech, tips for ethical tourism and more Lora DiCarlo’s Pleasure Toy Award Reinstated at CES Earlier this year, sex-tech company Lora DiCarlo was awarded a Robotics Innovation Award at CES, then the award was revoked. Now, CES has again changed their collective minds, and reinstated the women-centric Osé pleasure toy the honor, with the Consumer Technology Association …
Tags: Health, Art, Gender, Design, Medicine, Animals, Tech, Cta, Ces, Wildlife, Tourism, Robots, Disease, Sex Toys, Art Shows, Linkaboutit


Purdue’s robotic hummingbird is nearly as nimble as the real thing

A team of engineers in Purdue University’s Bio-Robotics Lab have developed an impressively agile flying robot, modeled after the hummingbird. Check it out in all its robotic hovering glory. The post Purdue’s robotic hummingbird is nearly as nimble as the real thing appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Robots, Biomimicry, Emerging Tech, Purdue, Purdue University, Bio Robotics Lab


Hyperdimensional computing theory could lead to AI with memories and reflexes

A team of scientists from the University of Maryland recently came up with a take on the hyperdimensional computing theory that could give robots memories and reflexes. This could break the stalemate we seem to be at with autonomous vehicles and other real-world robots, and lead to more human-like AI models. The solution The Maryland team came up with a theoretical method by which hyperdimensional computing – a hypervector-based alternative to computations based on Booleans and numbers – could r...
Tags: Startups, Maryland, Cars, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, University Of Maryland, Anton Mitrokhin


MIT Scientist’s Quest For a Bot That Can Smell As Well As a Dog

“We have $100 million worth of equipment downstairs. And the dog can beat me?” MIT scientist Andreas Mershin asks. “That is pissing me off.” Mershin aims to develop a bot that detects an antigen that can be an indicator of prostate cancer. It’s one that properly trained dogs can sniff out with 90% accuracy. The physicist’s lab, Label Free Research Group, is attempting artificial olfaction, …
Tags: Science, Design, Dogs, Tech, Mit, Prostate Cancer, Robots, Scientists, Linkaboutit, Artificial Olfaction, Andreas Mershin, Mershin, Label Free Research Group


Watch a robot solve a Rubik's cube in less than half a second

We previously posted about a robot that solved a Rubik's Cube in .637 seconds. Somehow I missed this astounding clip of an MIT robot killing that previous world record by spinning a solution in .38 seconds. I would think that at those speeds, the specific starting state of the scrambled cube can have a measurable impact on the solving time. Don't blink. (via Kottke)
Tags: Video, News, Mit, Puzzles, Robots, Robotics, Don, Rubik's cube


6 surprising ways robots (and their anuses) are helping people live and work

How many times in the past week do you think your life was affected by a robot? Unless you have a robot vacuum cleaner, you might say that robots had no real impact on your life. But you’re wrong. Let’s take a look at some of the ways robots are being used right now but that you probably have no idea about. So what is a robot? Before we start, we need to define what actually is a robot. There is no official definition of what constitutes a robot, but many roboticists (like me) consider it to be ...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Robots, Insider, Syndication


Grand theft consciousness: How quantum algorithms will backdoor human-level AI

The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, as the legend goes, was invented when two oblivious young people walking around eating boring snacks accidentally crashed into each other on a city street. Grab one while you read about an even better mash-up: the one between machine learning and quantum computers that’ll eventually, accidentally lead to human-level AI. But first, behold the 1980s in all its goofy glory: Now back to our electric dreams of sentient machines that love, care, and think. The path there...
Tags: Startups, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Robots


Amazon’s new fulfillment center machines pack boxes up to 5x faster than humans

Amazon is reportedly considering installing new machines in its fulfillment centers that are capable of packing up to 700 boxes per hour. That's between four and five times the rate of a human packer. The post Amazon’s new fulfillment center machines pack boxes up to 5x faster than humans appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Automation, Robots, Emerging Tech


Vintage found photos of robots

Esteemed collector of vernacular photography Robert E. Jackson curated this delightful collection of snapshots depicting the history of our robotic future. See more: "15 Fabulous Vintage Snapshots Of Robots"
Tags: Post, Photography, News, Robots, Photographs, Collections, Snapshots, Collectors, Robert E Jackson


Amazon to Roll Out Automated Packing Machines, Offers $10k for Employees to Become Gig Workers

Amazon plans to introduce new packaging machines at its warehouses that could eliminate 1,300 jobs nationwide, according to a new report from Reuters. Coincidentally or not, Amazon also announced this morning that it was launching a new program to encourage some existing Amazon warehouse employees to quit and start…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Automation, Robots, Jeff Bezos, Delivery, Reuters, Carlton Wrap, Amazon Delivery Service Partner


Chicago’s trash-eating river robot is a glimpse into the future of crowdsourcing

From controlling a trash-picking robot on the Chicago River to discovering new planets, our hyper-connected world is giving the public a host of new tools to help solve some giant problems. The post Chicago’s trash-eating river robot is a glimpse into the future of crowdsourcing appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Crowdsourcing, Trends, Chicago, Robots, Citizen Science, Emerging Tech, Chicago River, Trashbot, Zooniverse


Elon says Tesla will field 1M fully autonomous robo-taxis by 2020 – AI experts call BS

Elon Musk, the PT Barnum of tech, is currently getting a ration of ridicule from some of the world’s foremost leading AI experts over his ridiculous claim that Tesla will field a million fully autonomous cars by 2020. If there are a million Tesla robo-taxis functioning on the road in 2020, I will eat them. Perhaps @rodneyabrooks will eat half with me? https://t.co/NEVnU4Jjgy — Kai-Fu Lee (@kaifulee) May 8, 2019 Musk, as his oddly sycophantic followers are prone to point out every time he’s criti...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Science, Opinion, Social Media, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Musk, Elon, Kai Fu Lee


These Lego Star Wars Droids Might Be the Toy Robots Everyone's Been Looking For

Consumer-focused robots have been having a bit of a hard time in recent years. Just last week, Anki, maker of the adorable Cozmo and Vector bots, was the latest robot maker to go under as consumers hesitated to spend $250 on an automaton that didn’t really do anything. Lego’s latest creation also won’t vacuum your…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Star Wars, Toys, Science, Tech, Lego, Robots, Droids, Anki, Consumer Tech, Vector, R2 D2, Gonk Droid, Mouse Droid


Imagine Getting Pulled Over By This Tablet on a Stick

It’s a far cry from the badass cyborg who served and protected the people of Detroit in the movie RoboCop, but this bizarre extending robot can assist with traffic stops and promises to help make such roadside interactions safer for both police officers and motorists.Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, Police, Research, Robots, Detroit, SRI International


Companies Must Start Creating Human-Machine Collaborations (w/ video and podcast)

Last year, my colleague J. P. Gownder and I got to talking about the impact on employees both from companies’ automation efforts and their eagerness to integrate artificial intelligence and robots. We noticed that most of the predictions of how this would go were either utopias viewed through rose-colored glasses or dystopian nightmares darker than […]
Tags: Marketing, Employee Engagement, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Robots, Age Of The Customer, Employee Experience, J P Gownder