Tag: robots

robots are taking over this former campus building at delft university of technology

robohouse, a robotics center at the TU delft campus, has been completed by rotterdam-based architectuurMAKEN. the project marks a big interior upgrade for the historical building which forms part of robovalley, the robotics center at the TU delft university campus. in it’s completed state, the space is now intended to provide a space for companies […]

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NVIDIA’s ‘kitchen manipulator’ is the ultimate robot chef

california-based robotics start-up NVIDIA has debuted its ‘kitchen manipulator’, an AI-powered robot that could be the next must-have home gadget and your future sous-chef. the robot can track objects like dirty dishes, open and close drawers, identify ingredients and even make meals. images courtesy of NVIDIA the robot is one in a collection of robots being developed at […]

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carlo ratti serves up an urban self-driving cafe with robotic bartender

following the launch of the first mass-produced robotic bartender in 2018, carlo ratti associati (CRA) and makr shakr enhance driverless technology to create GUIDO, an urban self-driving cafe. the autonomous vehicle comprises a unit with two mechanical arms that can prepare and serve any drink in seconds. it conceptualizes a dynamic shift in leisure within cities […]

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robot dogs in driverless vans are the delivery system of the future

german automative firm continental unveiled a concept delivery system at this year’s consumer electronics show in las vegas, tapping the help of robotics company ANYbotics. the system uses four-legged robot dogs to hop in and out of its driverless delivery vans, carrying packages right up to someone’s door. image courtesy of continentalheader image courtesy of […]

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AI Weekly: Charlatan AI is a public nuisance

That’s why tech companies should spare the world overblown or fabricated depictions of what their AI can do. False perceptions about what is and isn’t possible have potentially negative implications for public perception, business decisions, and even government policy. More lawmakers talked about AI last year in Congress and the United Kingdom’s Parliament, according to the […]

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Nvidia opens robotics research lab in Seattle

Nvidia today opened its robotics research lab, a 13,000-foot facility in Seattle. The lab will house 50 roboticists, 20 from Nvidia Research staff, and others from the wider academic research community. Dieter Fox, a member of University of Washington computer science faculty, is the director of the lab. The lab was intentionally opened in Seattle […]

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CES’ issue with ‘immoral’ female sex toy isn’t its first sexism problem

CES, the annual conference event showcasing the latest cutting-edge tech has an ugly reputation of gender bias, sexism, and double standards — similarly to the tech industry as a whole. This week, CES’s male orientated reputation became plainly obvious after a sex toy had its award revoked by the CTA (Consumer Technology Association) for being “immoral, obscene, indecent, profane, […]

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PepsiCo Launches ‘Snackbots’ to Deliver Snacks to Students at the University of the Pacific

Self-driving robots are now taking over university campuses. Is this the way Skynet takes over? Probably not. Not unless Skynet really just wants to fill up students’ bellies with delicious snacks. If that is the case, then PepsiCo is ready and willing to help out. The company has just announced that it has launched a […]

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segway debuts the autonomous loomo delivery robot at CES 2019

small goods from food to packages are set to ride segways in the future. the mobility manufacturer debuts the ‘loomo delivery’ robot at CES 2019, which will autonomously transport packages along the final leg of their journey. it builds upon the ever increasing demand for delivery services with the aim of providing a more efficient, reliable, […]

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