Many robots are designed with a face – like Hitchbot or Pepper robot – yet don’t use their ‘eyes’ to see, or speak through their ‘mouth’. Given that some of the more realistic humanoid robots, like Sophia, are widely considered to be unnerving, and that humans have a propensity to anthropomorphise such designs in technology, should robots have faces at all – or do these faces provide other important functions? And what should they actually look like anyway? Richard Sprenger explains
Space Internet from Starlink, Tesla autopilot, smart fabric from Microsoft and other technology news.
In this issue: Space Internet from Starlink, testing a new autopilot from the company Tesla, and recently Elon Musk announced that the next “killer product” Tesla will not be a cyber truck but Solar Roof.
In China, entrepreneurs try to solve the problem of charging electric cars. The company Boston Dynamics has already managed to sell about 260 units of the robot Spot.
Microsoft developers presented an unexpected product – a smart fabric Capacitivo. Artificial intelligence from Google is used for surveillance and identification of people on the border of the U.S. and Mexico.
New footage of the test of the combat robot “Uranus-6” and many other things have got into the network only here. Sign up to be in touch with all the news in the world of technology!
Visual demonstrations of a number of new products and technology innovations, including robotics.
1. Handle Legs & Wheels: The Best of Both Worlds Handle combines wheels and legs to provide agile high-strength mobile manipulation. Handle is a robot that combines the rough-terrain capability of legs with the efficiency of wheels. It uses many of the same principles for dynamics, balance, and mobile manipulation? found in the quadruped and biped robots we build, but with only 10 actuated joints, it is significantly less complex. Wheels are fast and efficient on flat surfaces while legs can go almost anywhere: by combining wheels and legs, Handle has the best of both worlds.
2. Atlas The World’s Most Dynamic Humanoid Atlas uses balance and whole-body skills to achieve two-handed mobile manipulation. Atlas is the latest in a line of advanced humanoid robots we are developing. Atlas’ control system coordinates motions of the arms, torso and legs to achieve whole-body mobile manipulation, greatly expanding its reach and workspace. Atlas’ ability to balance while performing tasks allows it to work in a large volume while occupying only a small footprint.
3. LS3 Legged Squad Support Systems The AlphaDog of legged robots carries heavy loads over rough terrain. LS3 was designed to go anywhere Marines and soldiers go on foot, helping carry their load. LS3 carries 182 kg of gear and enough fuel for a 32 km mission lasting 24 hours. (In one test on flat terrain LS3 carried over 500 kg of payload.) LS3 automatically follows its leader using computer vision, so it does not need a dedicated driver. It also travels to designated locations using terrain sensing, obstacle avoidance and GPS.
4. BigDog The First Advanced Rough-Terrain Robot The first legged robot to leave the lab and take on the real world. BigDog has four legs that are articulated like an animal’s, with compliant elements to absorb shock and recycle energy from one step to the next. BigDog is the size of a large dog or small mule.
5. SpotMini Good Things Come in Small Packages A nimble robot that handles objects, climbs stairs, and will operate in offices, homes and outdoors. SpotMini is a small four-legged robot that comfortably fits in an office or home. It weighs 25 kg (30 kg if you include the arm). SpotMini is all-electric and can go for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it is doing. SpotMini is the quietest robot we have built.
1) Cassie, Two-Legged Walking Robot From Agility Robotics – Made For Search & Rescue Efforts. 2) HRP-4C (Miim) is Feminine humanoid Robot Can Sing Walk & Dance So Well. 3) hrp-4c, miim, dancing robot, singing robot, 4) Atlas, The World’s Most Dynamic Humanoid Robot from Boston Dynamics.
Digit is now in full commercial production and we’re excited to announce a $20M funding rounding round co-led by DCVC and Playground Global.
This video outlines the evolution of Robots from its inception to its future expectation. It also introduces how robots are becoming more intelligent.
IoT short for Internet of things & Cyber physical systems are going to shape the the future of technology and the 4th industrial revolution or industry 4.0
The quote from the “Economist” in 2017 “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data” holds true today more than ever before.
Internet of Things is one of the pillars of the 4th industrial revolution. With the increase in adoption of different technologies such as Machine Learning, Augmented Reality, Cyber Physical Systems and IoT, the world of digital transformation is about to take another leap in the next few years.
The technological advancements around the world is directly proportional to the growth of global automation which is driven by the Internet of Things and Cyber physical systems.
These systems will provide the foundation of our critical infrastructure, form the basis of emerging and future smart services, and improve our quality of life in many areas.
While Internet of Things takes care of the connections between objects and machines to the internet, Cyber physical systems are machines in which a mechanism is controlled or monitored by computer-based algorithms.
Other phrases that you might hear when discussing Internet of Things and Cyber physical systems are Smart Anything: Manufacturing, agriculture, Cities, Buildings, Homes, pills etc.
Henrik Christensen, UCSD director of contextual robotics, talks about using robotics in the classroom. He appears on “Bloomberg Technology.”
The show asks how will the AI revolution change the world? Part one features Jeremy Kahn, Bloomberg Tech Reporter, Mike McDonough Global Chief Economist at Bloomberg Intellligence and Gideon Mann, Head of Data Science at Bloombeg, Part Two features Martin Ford, Author of Rise of the Robots. Part Three features how AI could soon be changing healthcare.
The future is uncertain and full of challenges. How do we rescue our cities and tackle inequalities? How do we deal with an aging future and bridging the gender gap? It’s time for some forward thinking.