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Robots track moving objects with new levels of precision

An advancement in robotics and artificial intelligence has enabled machines to operate with levels of precision not seen previously. This a new application of robotic dexterity could assist the retail sector.

How to train a robot to feed you dinner

Washington - A new robot has been developed to assist people with eating. The robot can pass food to people who are ill, injured or elderly, or otherwise require support. The robot has an algorithm that guides to selecting the required food item.

North America’s first autonomous airport snowplow unveiled

On March 15, Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (CYWG) introduced “Otto,” the first autonomous airport snowplow in North America.

Canada’s space strategy focuses on AI, EO and deep-space robotics

On Wednesday, the Canadian government unveiled it's long-awaited national space strategy, focusing on artificial intelligence, deep-space robotic systems, Earth-observation capabilities, and a search for new ventures with the European Space Agency.

'Ambidextrous' robots can accelerate speed e-commerce

A test study has shown how so-termed 'ambidextrous robots' can significantly speed e-commerce. By applying artificial intelligence, the robot is capable of grasping a diverse range of object shapes without training.

Q&A: New robotics being adopted for physical therapy Special

The robotics company BIONIK Laboratories is to work with Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services on 21 BIONIK InMotion Arm Robotic Systems to help patients regain mobility. CEO Eric Dusseux discusses how robots can assist with physical therapy.

Robots aren't taking our jobs — just yet

A robot may take your job one day but so far there is little sign of this happening, according to analysis from the World Bank. While predictions about machines taking more jobs associated with humans, the pace is relatively slow.

UBC grads turn floor-cleaning machines into self-driving robots

A Vancouver company founded by three University of British Columbia graduates has developed a technology that transforms conventional floor cleaning machines into self-driving robots, which suck up grime and polish the floors.

Robotic automation will become bigger in 2019 and beyond

A new report, surveying the transformative trends across industry, foresees a big increase in robots and automation. This is being driven by lower-cost and more flexible technologies.

Robot to be 'questioned' on impact of AI on jobs

London - As part of an inquiry into the impact of artificial intelligence on employment, a group of British parliamentarians are to 'question' as robot. Behind this are some key questions about the impact of artificial intelligence on jobs.

Iron Ox shows how AI and robots can increase farm production

San Carlos - Start-up Iron Ox has created a fully autonomous farm in San Carlos, California. The hydroponic indoor farm relies on two robots to plant, care for and harvest produce, and by doing so, they grow 30 times more produce than traditional farms.

First autonomous, free-flying and agile flapping-wing robot

A novel flying robot has been developed which can mimic rapid insect flight. The machine is presented as the world's first autonomous, free-flying and agile flapping-wing robot.

Startup 3-D rocket maker Relativity Space adds more great talent

Relativity Space, the startup developing a small launch vehicle making extensive use of 3D-printing technologies, has brought on board a former SpaceX and Virgin Orbit executive to help grow the company.

China set to launch lunar rover to far side of moon in December

Beijing - China's space agency this week shared new details about its upcoming Chang'e-4 mission, which aims to launch two robots to the far side of the moon.

Ford introduces 'exosuits' into 15 factories

Car giant Ford has introduced 'exosuits' to assist workers who have to undertake repetitive work. The new suits are being used at 15 of the company's factories around the world.

New advance with conversational robots

Is it possible for a robot to truly imitate a human, so that the way the robot communicates becomes indistinguishable from a person? While this idea may be a long-way off, Japanese researchers have taken another important step.

Robots working as a group work better

Robots work optimally in a group compared with solo working, according to new research. This means robots working in partnership can assist with activities like rescue missions.

Machine learning method for robots to see into the near future

The first machine learning method capable of accurate extrapolation has been developed. The importance of this is that will provide robots with any ability to make predictions about future events based on limited data.

Robot bloodhound tracks down odors

A new robot, dubbed a 'bloodhound', has been developed to track down odors on the ground. Such a device will be useful for detecting and addressing chemical spillages.

Tesla flies in six planes of robots in latest Model 3 push

Reno - Tesla Inc has flown six planes full of robots and equipment from Europe to California in an unusual, high-stakes effort to speed up battery production for its Model 3 electric sedan, people familiar with the matter told Reuters this week.

Weed killing robots offering chemical alternative

A technological solution to over-use of agricultural chemicals is there. An artificial intelligence-powered robotic weed hunter can potentially reduce the need for herbicides, as well as genetically modified crops.

Autonomous glider flies like an albatross & cruises like boat

Brisbane - Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed robotic glider which can skim along the water's surface, ride the wind like an albatross, and surf the waves like a sailboat.

Kroger fires shot in online grocery wars with e-commerce deal

Cincinnati - Britain’s online supermarket Ocado clinched a game-changing deal with Kroger as its exclusive partner in the U.S., securing its entry into the world’s biggest market and sending its shares soaring more than 50 percent on Thursday.

A social robot can deliver a motivational interview

Plymouth - To answer the question "could robots be counselors?", early research suggest yes, with advances in artificial intelligence, as initial studies show a positive user experience.

To advance, robots need artificial intelligence

Although robotics has advanced in recent years many robots remain, from the AI perspective, relatively stupid. However, advances in artificial intelligence hint at the next evolution being with AI-powered robots.

Rise of robots means manufacturing will never be the same

The continued rise of robotics means that the manufacturing sector will continue to change, with further reductions in labor intensive occupations according to a new report. Already 2018 is conceptually different to 2008.

Microsoft co-founder launches $125m fund to teach AI common sense

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has announced a $125m initiative to research ways in which AI could learn common sense. It will help AI to mimic human identification of the most rational response to new scenarios, even if it goes against regular rules.

Super-fast origami-inspired robot

It's small but fast. Researchers have developed a miniaturized origami-inspired robot that can combine micrometer precision with high speed.

Essential Science: Graphene makes for cell-sized robots

Imagine an electricity-conducting, environment-sensing, shape-changing cell-sized machine, used for medical diagnosis. Impossible? Not according to new research that has harnessed the properties of graphene.

New technology for tracking autonomous mining vehicles

Researchers have used new technology, based on robotics, to track and assess the status of autonomous underground mining vehicles.
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