Wednesday, May 16, 2018

5/1/2018 ROBOT NEWS REVIEW


It is a self-driving delivery robot, and it is also a conversation starter – a unit of rounded plastic about the size of a mini-fridge, sending ripples through the streets near Borough station, where Starship Technologies has its business headquarters. The company operates a small fleet of 10-15 robots, ...
When you mention robots, most people think of Star Wars or those car-manufacturing assembly lines where giant, agile machines move heavy parts, make spot welds or secure bolt-on chassis. Robots have developed to the point where robotic process automation (RPA) is now coming to the world of ...
Barnaby Furnas is one of the first painters in the world including robots in his creative process, using them to enhance his works. Elly Park reports. Newslook. by Taboola by Taboola. AD CONTENT. Tophatter · It's Like eBay, But Everything Sells in 90 Seconds.Tophatter. Undo. Banyan Hill Publishing.
Now robots offer a radically new way to multiply limited manpower. “We have long distances to cover,” Ryan told me after his talk here at the Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments. “We're already looking at a range of different Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to perform maritime surveillance.
Shimizu Corp.'s Robo-Welder shows what it can do during a press tour given on April 23 of the Japanese construction company's robot laboratory in Tokyo. The Robo-Welder has a robotic arm that uses laser-shape measurement technology to map the contours of a groove, or channel, on a steel column ...
You can imagine, if you want—and lots of techno-utopians do—that we are on the cusp of the end of scarcity, a new productivity revolution in which robots will produce everything necessary for human life, freeing us from the need to work. If that is true, or true-ish, or close to true, or possibly true in the ...
Poll: Americans Want to Have Sex With Robots. Unable to load video. New research conducted by sex toy shop EdenFantasys.com says four in 10 Americans say they would have sex with a robot, just to try it. Buzz60's Sam Berman has the full story. Published: 5:00 AM EDT May 1, 2018. Updated: 5:10 ...
Robots and automated devices will play an important role in the future of the fast-food industry, the founder of Supermac's has said. Pat McDonagh said that the introduction of robots would result in a higher quality of service for customers rather than job losses across his chain of restaurants.
Robots and artificial intelligence are already taking over jobs from people, so many schools are teaching cybersecurity, programming and robotics to provide students with employable 21st century skills ...
CARSON, Calif., May 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson Robots, the #1 SCARA robot manufacturer in the world, today announced it was recognized by PMMI Media Group's Automation World magazine as a First Team category leader in the 2017 Leadership in Automation program. Automation World, the ...
Dave's World Of Wonder: Robots Today. April 30, 2018. Dave Scott,. This video is no longer available. No playable sources found. New technology is showing us that robots are doing more than ever before. In this World of Wonder, KUSI's Dave Scott takes a look at how robots have evolved so far.
Thanks to data collected by remote-controlled submarines, researchers from the University of East Anglia have confirmed the existence of a nearly oxygen-less "dead zone" the size of Florida in the Arabian Sea. Called "Seagliders," the robots are roughly the size of a small person, but with a much ...
NASA is pulling the plug on a program aimed at landing a robot on the moon. The cancellation announcement comes during a leadership transition at NASA. The affected program was cancelled by the agency's acting director Robert Lightfoot. The announcement came the same day incoming NASA ...
Ashley Carroll has a go-to story that epitomizes how grim things are for female entrepreneurs trying to raise money in Silicon Valley. Earlier this year, Carroll, a partner at the $2.5 billion venture firm Social Capital, was coaching a female startup founder ahead of a meeting with a potential investor.
More than four-fifths of sixth-formers think a human being is a better teacher than a robot could ever be, according to survey findings published today. The same proportion rated the personal relationship they have with their teachers as important. Robot teachers have been put forward as potential ...
We know the robots are coming for our jobs, but depending on where you live this may happen in a shorter amount of time. According to online statistics, market research and business intelligence portal Statista, there are already a number of countries where the rise of the machines is very much in play.
Supermacs boss considering using robots and drones to tackle staff shortages. Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 08:21 AM. The owner of Supermacs is looking at using robots and drones to tackle potential staff shortages. In an RTÉ interview, Pat McDonagh has said he is planning to automate certain tasks in ...
It starts with an online order. An Amazon customer buys a product and designates a shipping schedule, and the high-speed automated process at the company's Kansas City, Kan., fulfillment center begins. The order makes its way to an employee at the fulfillment center. But the employee doesn't go ...
Technology is now a key part of everyday school life, but a poll suggests that when it comes to who is standing at the front of the classroom, teenagers would still rather be taught by a human teacher than a robot. A small-scale survey of sixth-formers indicates that most do not think that artificial ...
Pretentious Anglophiles like myself are probably aware of the show Humans, which is currently in its 3rd season, but those who don't know about the show and are fans of Westworld might want to give it a try. Based on the Swedish science fiction drama Real Humans, Channel 4/AMC's Humans tackles ...
In March of 2017, a small fleet of GPS-enabled delivery robots took to the streets of Washington to deliver food. These automated 35-pound, six-wheeled takeout containers — created by the co-founders of Skype — are just at the head of the oncoming wave of automation. Although robots on wheels may ...
“With the elderly robots, we were hesitant before filming. Wouldn't it be better to have these people visited by their family or real people; isn't the human connection so important?” co-director Femke Wolting told Ars. “But we realized while filming that, for these elderly people, this relationship felt very real.
In a somber video uploaded on Monday, Simone Giertz, a YouTuber who has made many, many "shitty robots," announced that she has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Giertz has been experiencing swelling behind her right eye for a year that she initially thought was allergies. But recently, she ...
The robotics and automation theme has been gaining a lot of attention recently for good reasons. There is an industrial revolution emerging across all industries as they realise that the new tools and applications being developed will be highly disruptive to existing business models. These new ...
Tens of thousands of British workers are losing out on jobs because of robots, staggering new research has found. Researchers at Oxford University say 66.000 positions have already been taken over by 18,500 robots with technological advances enabling each of them to perform the roles of 3.6 factory ...
Danish autonomous robot manufacturer Mobile Industrial Robots was acquired by Teradyne Inc. for $148 million in cash, with an additional $124 million paid if several performance milestones are met through 2020. MiR's 200 robot lifts and pulls pallets and boxes. It is capable of lifting 440 pounds and ...

5/1/2018 ELON MUSK NEWS REVIEW


SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk don't take criticism lightly, a stance that has helped rally customers and investors alike during a tumultuous 15-year run. But while it's one thing to fire back at critical auto reviewers or skeptical financial analysts, that strident defense can come off as cold ...
A self-described “financial nerd” with a YouTube channel and a passion for Tesla Inc. waged an online campaign that succeeded in its quest Monday evening: Chief Executive Elon Musk agreed to answer a question from the investors during the Silicon Valley car maker's post-earnings conference call.
Earlier this year, Tesla shareholders approved what is likely the largest compensation package ever awarded to a CEO — for a CEO who clearly doesn't need the money. Elon Musk is already incredibly rich, and also doesn't seem particularly motivated by further wealth. The psychologist Daniel Pink ...
Converting ideas into tangible products has long relied on patents. Even before the U.S. Patent Act of 1790, which gave 14 years of exclusivity to whoever owned a piece of intellectual property, we have relied on a stringent code of laws to ensure that the creator of something new reaps the benefits of ...
On April 1, Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla was bankrupt. He was just joking. April Fools'! This week, Musk will be forced to explain why bankruptcy isn't a serious possibility. He'll be responding to questions from stock analysts about first-quarter financial results to be released Wednesday afternoon.
From the banal to the banana, it seems whatever Elon Musk decides is worth tweeting about can cause a serious spike in Google searches – but this time, his followers were likely left a little disappointed. This is the man who wants to create colonies of people living on Mars (SpaceX), re-create the ...
Elon Musk's rocket is 'too small': Boeing slams Space X's Falcon Heavy for NOT being equipped for missions into deep space. The new space race heated up when the Falcon Heavy launched in February; Boeing claims the rocket is 'too small' to challenge its Space Launch System; It said the Falcon ...
Earlier this year, Elon Musk's SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy – the world's most powerful operational rocket. But now, competitor Boeing has claimed the rocket is too small to challenge it's Space Launch System (SLS) – a huge rocket it is building with Nasa. In a post to its aerospace website Watch ...
A decade before Elon Musk founded his fast-rising rocket company, SpaceX, or ever spoke publicly about colonizing Mars, a different billionaire captivated the world with Biosphere 2. Oil tycoon Ed Bass spent about $250 million to build and operate that facility as a proof-of-concept for a permanent, ...
Like Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who has expressed fears that AI could pose a threat to the future of mankind, Kragic Jensfelt, too, occasionally feels threatened by the artificial intelligence she is part of creating. ”I can get scared, too. Elon Musk does have a point with his fear of AI,” she tells ...
Elon Musk has said that he plans to send a first wave of colonists to Mars on SpaceX rockets within a decade. NASA is eager to send astronauts to Mars, and may do so by the 2030s. Jeff Bezos has indicated that he will send his Blue Origin rockets to the moon first, but that he also intends to send ...
Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital system aced its highest test flight yet over the weekend, and you can re-live the spaceflight action in a new video. The 1-minute video captures all the highlights of Sunday's (April 29) uncrewed mission, which took off from Blue Origin's West Texas test site. The New ...
Elon Musk is the only one who has launched his own hats, flamethrowers and even intergalactic media empire through his tweets. This time he has announced to launch a 'cyborg dragon' very soon. He announced this by casually sending a tweet which said, “Oh [by the way] I'm building a cyborg ...
He also believes that Elon Musk's leadership may not be helpful for Tesla's future. He said, “The No. 1 sign of impending problems is mass executive departures. This is becoming a torrent at Tesla…[It is] stunning the accelerating rate of executive departures. I think Elon Musk has crossed the Rubicon in ...
It was full of excitement, ranging from a visit from Vice President Pence to the rockets being built by tech billionaires like SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ... Everyone was talking about the billionaires making big moves in space, including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Richard Branson.
The 34th annual Space Symposium recently took place in Colorado. It was full of excitement, ranging from a visit from Vice President Pence to the rockets being built by tech billionaires like SpaceX CEO Elon Muskand Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Both Thiel and fellow PayPal co-founder Elon Musk (pictured together in 2000) have come a long way from their early days in the tech industry .... Before he founded companies like SpaceX and and Tesla, Elon Muskwas a severely bullied child teaching himself computer programming in his native ...
One Elon Musk company popularized the solar lease. Another Musk company is the main reason why it's fading. U.S. residential solar surged this decade on the back of leasing deals that helped consumers get rooftop power systems with no money down. The financing arrangement accounted for the ...
If Elon Musk believes the adage that “as California goes, so goes the nation”, then the founder of Palo Alto-based Tesla may have cast a weather eye over the mega-deal between Marathon Petroleum and Andeavor. The $36bn transaction, the 11th largest in oil market history, will turn Marathon into the ...
The cartoonish CEO known as Elon Musk will reportedly field questions by Tesla (TSLA - Get Report) retail investors via Twitter after the company's earnings on Wednesday evening. Seems like a safe bet for Musk: Most of his retail investors who own one share and have two Twitter followers are extreme ...
He's using the success of SpaceX and the Falcon Heavy rocket as motivation and, “has admitted he wants to 'upstage' space rival Elon Musk.” Branson has also been open about his envy of SpaceX and has set space travel goals for Virgin Galactic, goals which will add jet fuel to the new space race fire.
When the solar energy company announced a $2.6 billion all-stock merger in 2016 with fellow Elon Musk-owned Tesla Motors Inc., Norton became an associate general counsel for litigation at the electric car manufacturer. Norton left Tesla last summer to set up The Norton Law Firm, which earlier this ...
Tricky one. The temporary exemptions to US president Donald Trump's steel and aluminium tariffs are set to expire this week, and the EU in particular will be under intense global scrutiny to see how it responds if the measures are imposed. Warm and fuzzy diplomacy seems not to have worked.
Kimbal is the brother of Tesla CEO and founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk – the difference between them, Kimbal believes, is their attitude. “He's sort of let's take the world to new frontier and mine is about let's look after the frontier we have,” Kimbal told Indy Star in March. Kimbal is all about “honest food” ...
The technology, first proposed in 2013 by Tesla boss Elon Musk, involves propelling passengers and freight in pods through low pressure tubes at high speed. Sir Richard invested in the firm formally known as Hyperloop One in October last year, claiming it could enable people to travel between London ...
The BFR is expected to be a two-stage, fully-reusable launch system. SpaceX's Elon Musk said during a presentation at the 68th International Astronautical Congress in September 2017 that the vehicle would be 348 feet (106 meters) tall and 30 feet (nine meters) wide. This was a scaled-down version of ...
Tech executives like Tesla's Elon Musk and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg have both emphasized the importance of humans in their increasingly algorithm- and robot-oriented business models. Still, Musk even admitted that “excessive automation at Tesla was [his] mistake. Humans are underrated.”.
The speed of the Hyperloop capsule must exceed 600 kilometers per hour. In 2020 plans to launch the world's first Hyperloop line: construction continues in the UAE, this line will link the airport al Maktoum and close to World Expo 2020.