Tag: robots

Hilarious robot revenge video parodies Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics creates some of the most incredible robots on the planet. From the company’s back-flipping biped to the four-legged dog-bot that Jeff Bezos hangs out with, you’ve probably seen videos of its robots completing feats of agility under extraordinary circumstances. But what happens when a robot gets sick and tired of being kicked, pushed, […]

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AIs should be legally liable for their mistakes soon

Assigning blame can often be a complex task. A person’s actions, intentions, and state of mind all come into consideration when meting out judgement over any wrongdoing. Across various industries, examples of medical malpractice and reckless endangerment are continuous eventualities that insurers need to deal with. The matters of risk and responsibility are key factors […]

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Facebook open-sources AI Habitat to help robots navigate realistic environments

Facebook AI Research is today making available AI Habitat, a simulator that can train AI agents that embody things like a home robot to operate in environments meant to mimic typical real-world settings like an apartment or office. For a home robot to understand what to do when you say “Can you check if laptop […]

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DJI’s RoboMaster S1 is a four-wheeled robot that teaches kids how to code

DJI, which was founded over a decade ago by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology enrollee Frank Wang,  is perhaps best known for drones like the Mavic Pro and Air, the Ronin S, the Matrice, and the Phantom 4. The Shenzhen, China-based company has an estimated 85% of the worldwide drone market, and while […]

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5 of the smartest people in AI teamed up to make awesome robots

An all-star team consisting of five of the brightest minds in AI today revealed the launch of Robust.AI, a new startup devoted to revolutionizing the robotics industry. According to a job posting on the company’s website, the company intends to create robots that can navigate the real world with actual autonomy: Current robots are extremely limited, […]

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Amazon’s Pegasus fulfillment center robot improves sorting accuracy by 50%

During the second keynote address at Amazon’s re:MARS conference in Las Vegas, the Seattle company announced new robotics products heading to its hundreds of fuilfillment centers around the world. Brad Porter, head of robotics at Amazon, said the company’s been deploying a robotic palletizer for the better part of this year; it’s now lifted over […]

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Here’s what the Vatican, US Evangelicals, and Satanists say about AI

The religious have been contemplating the existential threat of artificial intelligence for millennia. Long before Alexa listened in on our conversations or deepfakes threatened women’s safety, Judaism’s Golem and Greek mythology’s automatons roamed religious texts. Today, religious leaders are bushwhacking their way through the ethical implications of modern AI and, in many respects, they’re more […]

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Why Alexa and Siri won’t function as robot helpers

“Alexa, are you ready to have a body?” Steady advances in artificial intelligence and natural language processing have made digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa increasingly capable of performing complicated voice commands under different circumstances. But does it mean that our digital assistants are ready to escape the confines of smartphones, smart speakers and computers (and a bunch […]

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AI-powered robot scanner makes sure each delivery pizza is perfect

restaurant chain domino’s has announced the launch of a new pizza-checking robot which uses artificial intelligence, called DOM. the system uses a mix of AI, advanced machine learning and sensor technology to identify pizza type, even topping distribution and correct toppings. the system was first teased in 2017 but is now live across stores in […]

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