Saturday, April 29, 2017

Artificial Intelligence

  • Scientists Are Teaching Robots to Laugh
    Expressing humor is a key part of being human -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ... Read more...
    Source: Scientific American – AIPublished on Saturday, April 29th, 2017By Marta Zaraska
  • Visit Prehistoric Scotland With A Couple Clicks
    A recently released app featuring the latest research on prehistoric Scotland's hillforts gets you close to the archaeological action with drone footage, 3D artifact renderings and plenty of other eye candy. Happy Friday, everyone...start your weekend right with a fascinating and slick bit of desktop time travel: the SERF Hillforts Project app, a digital treasure trove courtesy of the Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot Project and its partners. Launch the app and enjoy the views of ... Read more...
    Source: Discovery – Technology – AIPublished on Friday, April 28th, 2017
  • New material inspired by a sea worm changes according to the environment
    The gelatinous jaw of a sea worm, which becomes hard or flexible depending on the environment around it, has inspired researchers to develop a new material that can be applied to soft robotics. Despite having the texture of a gel, this compound is endowed with great mechanical resistance and consistency, and is able to adapt to changing environments. ... Read more...
    Source: Science Daily: TechnologyPublished on Friday, April 28th, 2017
  • Head Of Uber’s Self-Driving Car Effort Steps Down
    Anthony Levandowski, the head of Uber’s self-driving car unit once described by CEO Travis Kalanick as his “brother from another mother,” is stepping down from his position for a different role at the company.Levandowski’s new job will remain in Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, which researches self-driving technology. But he will no longer ... Read more...
    Source: Huffington Post – Technology – AIPublished on Thursday, April 27th, 2017
  • Artificial intelligence shows potential to fight blindness
    Researchers have found a way to use artificial intelligence to fight a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes. ... Read more...
    Source: Science Daily: TechnologyPublished on Thursday, April 27th, 2017
  • This Adorable Mammal Inspired a More Agile Robot
    An engineer measured the jumping height and jumps per minute of several mammals before finding the ideal model for a robot that can better maneuver through disaster zones -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ... Read more...
    Source: Scientific American – AIPublished on Thursday, April 27th, 2017By Erin Biba
  • Amazon to create 1,200 jobs at first UK warehouse to use advanced robotics
    Fulfilment centre will offer ‘competitive wages and comprehensive benefits’ and will take British staff to more than 18,000Amazon is to create 1,200 new permanent jobs as it opens a new warehouse in Warrington where staff will work alongside the online retail giant’s robots.The US group said the new fulfilment centre, part of a significant expansion across the UK, will take its workforce in Britain to 24,000 by the end of this year. Related: Amazon moves ... Read more...
    Source: Guardian: RoboticsPublished on Thursday, April 27th, 2017By Mark Sweney
  • Rise of the sex robots – video
    Advances in computer science and engineering have lifted animatronic lovers from the realms of science fiction to reality; the first models are due to go on sale by the end of the year. Jenny Kleeman meets the men who are making the sex robots, the customers who want to buy them – and the critics who say they are dangerous Continue reading... ... Read more...
    Source: Guardian: RoboticsPublished on Thursday, April 27th, 2017By Tom Silverstone, Jenny Kleeman and Michael Tait
  • The race to build the world’s first sex robot
    The $30bn sex tech industry is about to unveil its biggest blockbuster: a $15,000 robot companion that talks, learns, and never says noIn the brightly lit robotics workshop at Abyss Creations’ factory in San Marcos, California, a life-size humanoid was dangling from a stand, hooked between her shoulder blades. Her name was Harmony. She wore a white leotard, her chest was thrust forward and her French-manicured fingers were splayed across the tops of her slim ... Read more...
    Source: Guardian: RoboticsPublished on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017By Jenny Kleeman
  • Drunk Man Arrested For Tackling Parking Lot Security Robot
    The battle for the future of humanity escalated last week, thanks to a drunk man who tackled a security robot in a Silicon Valley parking lot.Next stop: “The Matrix,” if we’re lucky. Otherwise? Probably “The Terminator.”Jason Sylvain, 41, attacked the crime-fighting K5 droid in the parking lot of robot manufacturer Knightscope the evening ... Read more...
    Source: Huffington Post – Technology – AIPublished on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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