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Essential science: Tagging technology can improve robot movements

Boston - New technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, based on RFID tags, can assist robots to gain greater precision for moving objects and also for increasing the speed of responses.

Amazon's 'collaborative' robots offer peek into the future

New York - Hundreds of orange robots zoom and whiz back and forth like miniature bumper cars -- but instead of colliding, they're following a carefully plotted path to transport thousands of items ordered from online giant Amazon.

Call to ban autonomous killer robots

It may seem like the scene from a sci-fi movie, but future conflicts could be fought using killer robots, with artificial intelligence giving robots free reign. For this reason, a new campaign is calling for a global ban on developing such machines.

'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.

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.

Micro-robots designed to work in dangerous areas

The British government is helping researchers to develop micro-robots. The multi-million investment is to help to produce micro-robots that can work in dangerous areas, like underground pipe networks or within decommissioned nuclear facilities.

Amazon bear repellent accident sends 24 workers to the hospital

Robbinsville - On Wednesday this week 24 Amazon warehouse workers in Robbinsville New Jersey were hospitalized after a robot punctured a can of repellent according to local news reports. One employee is said to be in critical condition.

Advanced manufacturing trends for 2019

What's next for Industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing? A new report considers the main trends, which include the use of smaller and more powerful robots and more proactive analytics.

Robot tells MPs how AI can transform elderly care

London - British parliamentarians recently questioned a robot named Pepper about matters relating to automation and artificial intelligence. One line of questioning was about elderly care, and the robot demonstrated how AI can make a difference.

Risk vulnerabilities with telepresence robots

Research from Zingbox has highlighted vulnerabilities with telepresence robots. These weaknesses can be leveraged by hackers to access sensitive data such as chat conversations, images and live video streams.

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.

Robotic insects could pollinate plants should bees collapse

Bees, which perform the vital pollination role required for framing, are in decline. In case of an event that wipes out most bees from the planet, scientists are developing robotic pollinators.

Robots can significantly influence children's opinions

Plymouth - New research has shown how robots have the power to significantly influence children's opinions, with children being far more open to influence than adults after interacting with a machine.

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.

Q&A: Robotic process automation can help the finance department Special

Robotic process automation can help with many of the tax department’s labor-intensive and repetitive tasks such as gathering data or running reports. John Viglione, of Vertex, explains how.

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.

Robots and green energy triumph at Intel ISEF

The top awards at May's Intel ISEF event go for a window-washing robot, low-cost big batteries and ‘green’ capacitors. Across the event, some 1,790 students competed for the awards.

Boston Dynamics' SpotMini dog-like robot can open doors

Waltham - After 26 years Boston Dynamics is at last preparing to sell one of its many robots. The founder, Marc Raibert claims that the dog-like robot SpotMini is already in pre-production and will be commercially available in 2019.

Sophia the robot claims she wants to help not harm humans

Toronto - Sophia, a robot clad in an elegant black dress, appeared at the Ontario Centres of Excellence's Discovery conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. She cracked jokes, talked about her travels and discussed the future of artificial intelligence.

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.

OECD paper warns that automation puts 66 million jobs at risk

A new report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) warns members that they are not preparing workers for an automation revolution that could see 66 million workers replaced by machines in coming years.

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.

Agriculture robot speeds data collection

Chicago - A technological advance for the agribusiness. A new Ag robot has been developed, which speeds data collection and has the capability of analyzing crops as they grow.

Robots breaking new ground in the construction industry

With the development of self-driving cars, trucks, buses and delivery vehicles, it was only a matter of time before heavy machinery became self-driving. Now, a San Francisco startup has disrupted the construction industry with an autonomous bulldozer.

Helping robots understand humans

Scientists are helping robots understand humans, and ways of human thought, through testing out a twenty questions game idea.

Automating agriculture with light weight robots

Across agriculture automation systems are superseding strenuous manual labor. A new dual-arm robot for the automated harvesting of cucumbers has been successfully tested.

Robot designed to treat birth defects

Sheffield - A new robot has been devised, which can be implanted into the human body, to treat the condition esophageal atresia. The condition is a rare form of birth defect.
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