Tag: robots

Boston Dynamics CEO on the company’s top 3 robots, AI, and viral videos

Before the marketing departments of the world got ahold of the term “artificial intelligence,” it used to bring to mind some sort of robot. Boston Dynamics is one of the best-known company in the robotics space, largely thanks to its viral videos of its robots in action. But the company doesn’t talk to press much, […]

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Why the quickest path to human-level AI may be letting it evolve on its own

It’s become increasingly clear as we reach its limits that deep learning – a specific subset of AI technology – isn’t going to magically lead to human-level artificial intelligence. deep learning may still go a bit further but I agree with the general sentiment here. https://t.co/nLiYj9iA1k — Gary Marcus (@GaryMarcus) November 7, 2019 If we […]

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A beginner’s guide to the AI apocalypse: Misaligned objectives

Welcome to the first article in TNW’s guide to the AI apocalypse. In this series we’ll examine some of the most popular doomsday scenarios prognosticated by modern AI experts.  You can’t have a discussion about killer robots without invoking the Terminator movies. The franchise’s iconic T-800 robot has become the symbol for our existential fears […]

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MIT’s self-assembling cube robots could be used in emergency response situations

MIT has developed M-blocks, a set of robotic cubes that can roll, jump, spin, and self-assemble into different shapes. the robots, called M-blocks 2.0, have a barcode-like system on each face that helps them recognize and communicate with other blocks. the cube robots were developed by MIT’s computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory (CSAIL). they […]

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MIT CSAIL’s swarm of robotic cubes can shapeshift at will

Collaborative robots have captured the public’s imagination for decades, and it’s no wonder — machines can achieve incredible feats by working together as a team. One need look no further for evidence than a new study from the MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), which was supported in part by the National Science […]

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Scientists are trying to build a conscious machine — here’s why it will never work

Many advanced artificial intelligence projects say they are working toward building a conscious machine, based on the idea that brain functions merely encode and process multisensory information. The assumption goes, then, that once brain functions are properly understood, it should be possible to program them into a computer. Microsoft recently announced that it would spend […]

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Why a robot that can ‘solve’ Rubik’s Cube one-handed has the AI community at war

OpenAI, a non-profit co-founded by Elon Musk, recently unveiled its newest trick: A robot hand that can ‘solve’ Rubik’s Cube. Whether this is a feat of science or mere prestidigitation is a matter of some debate in the AI community right now. In case you missed it, OpenAI posted an article on its blog last […]

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This unsettling DIY ‘skin’ interface will definitely end up on a sex robot

Welcome to the Mariana Trench of uncanny valleys. A team of researchers led by engineer Marc Teyssier recently developed a ‘human skin’ interface that allows you to control your phone by stroking, pinching, and tickling its fleshy backside. [embedded content] Called ‘Skin-On,’ the silicone-molded faux flesh was developed as a novel method of human-computer-interface. The […]

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Autonomous ‘Mayflower’ to sail across the Atlantic 400 years after the original

The Mayflower set sail from England in 1620 carrying approximately 130 Pilgrims across the Atlantic ocean to The New World. Next year, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of that voyage, a new ‘Mayflower’ will set sail on the same course. But there won’t be any people on board. Designed by not-for-profit research company ProMare, the […]

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extremely dextrous robot arm uses AI to solve rubik’s cube one-handed

researchers at openAI have developed a robotic arm that uses artificial intelligence to solve a rubik’s cube one-handed. the extremely dextrous robot features a 24-joint human-hand-like design and took only four minutes to complete the task. images courtesy of openAI openAI used a computer simulation to teach the robot, dubbed ‘dactyl’, hand how to solve […]

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