Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

As California's labor shortage grows, farmers race to replace workers with robots

Geoffrey Mohan for LA Times: Now, the $47-billion agriculture industry is trying to bring technological innovation up to warp speed before it runs out of low-wage immigrant workers.

Waymo Is Officially Testing Self-Driving Trucks

Recent research by companies like Waymo are paving the way for others and their own work, and it won’t be long before self-driving trucks are on the road once and for all.

Artificial Intelligence Fever in Japan: 40000 people visited first Japan AI expo

Though AI topics are not new to Japan and the companies promoting their products were not completely new; all of sudden a surge, huge interest in Artificial Intelligence among most of the mid aged workers, salary men in Japan has risen.

Human Locomotion, Robotic Exoskeleton and Prostheses

Why is it so difficult to make walking more efficient in humans? There are a few challenges. People are highly complex, in the dynamics of our movements, in our hundreds of muscles and tendons, and in our wildly complex nervous systems.

The Robots are Coming

Over the next five years automation will impact sectors of the economy that have been insulated from change by social norms or regulatory barriers to entry. This will occur because technological solutions are readily available but not yet deployed.

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Robotics experts dismiss Musk's call for AI regulation

Steve LeVine for AXIOS: Musk, along with Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking, has been one of the leading voices warning of a dystopian, machine-led future if humans are not careful.

Elon Musk: 'Robots will be able to do everything better than us'

Catherine Clifford for CNBC: "There certainly will be job disruption. Because what's going to happen is robots will be able to do everything better than us. ... I mean all of us,"

Professor Michael Gennert Looks Back at a First Decade of Robotics Engineering Program

WPI.edu: The program’s stature as a successful academic pioneer in the robotics field has grown worldwide

The Drone Racing League (DRL) Builds The Fastest Racing Drone

DRL Sets the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM Title for the Fastest Ground Speed by a Battery-powered Remote-controlled Quadcopter

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NDSU Students Are First North Dakota Team to Compete in International Aerial Robotics Competition

North Dakota will be competing, for the first time ever, in the world's oldest aerial robotics competition for colleges and universities. A team of North Dakota State University students will travel to Atlanta, Georgia to compete in the competition, which runs from July 25th to July 27th.

ZTO Successfully Completes First Trial Delivery Using a Drone

The drone, developed by a domestic drone producer and custom designed for ZTO, flew 14.0 kilometers (8.7 miles) from ZTO's sorting facility in Le Qing county, Zhejiang Province to the office building of an enterprise customer located in an economic development park in the same county.

Hanson Robotics Announces Broad Availability and Shipment of Professor Einstein

Professor Einstein is an amazingly expressive and playful robot who trains your brain and teaches you science.

New Speakers Announced for the RE•WORK Montreal Deep Learning Summit, 10 & 11 October: Hear from Facebook, Twenty Billion Neurons, Google Brain, NYU, Maluuba and more

'There's no doubt that Canada could lead the planet in artificial intelligence', and with pioneers and industry leaders coming together in the 'Silicon Valley of Deep Learning', we will explore the obstacles that AI is helping to overcome and hear how it can be applied in industry. The world leaders in AI, Yoshua Bengio, Yann LeCun, and Geoffrey Hinton will also be discussing their work in the field in a rare appearance together.

Schedule Announced for ATI's 2017 Technology Fair, August 10th in Orion Township, MI

The Technology Fair takes place from 8:00am to 4:00pm with each session presented in their NEW, spacious, air-conditioned presentation area!

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Maplesoft - Free Whitepaper: Developing a Robot Model using System-Level Design

Maplesoft - Free Whitepaper: Developing a Robot Model using System-Level Design

This paper uses NAO, the humanoid robot from Aldebaran Systems, to demonstrate how MapleSim can be used to develop a robot model, and how the model can be further analyzed using the symbolic computation engine within Maple.

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