DENSO and Toshiba Agree to Develop Artificial Intelligence Technology, Deep Neural Network-IP, for Next-generation Image Recognition Systems

- Accelerating the development of technology to help achieve advanced driver assistance and automated driving -

This Robot Can Do More Push-Ups Because It Sweats

Evan Ackerman for IEEE Spectrum:  When we use our muscles, they produce heat as a byproduct. When we use them a lot, we need to actively cool them, which is why we sweat. By sweating, we pump water out of our bodies, and as that water evaporates, it cools us down. Robots, especially dynamic robots like humanoids that place near-constant high torque demands on their motors, generate enough heat that it regularly becomes a major constraint on their performance. One of the reasons that SCHAFT did so well at the DRC Trials, for example, was their fancy liquid-cooled motors that could put out lots of torque over an extended period of time without overheating.

Engineers solve this heat-generating problem in most mechanical systems by using fans, heat sinks, and radiators, which means that you’ve got all of this dedicated cooling infrastructure that takes up space and adds mass. At the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) this week, Japanese researchers presented a novel idea of how to cool humanoid robots in a much more efficient way: Design them to be able to sweat water straight out of their bones.  Cont'd...

InTeahouse and MassRobotics Launch First U.S. - China Robotics Summit

Summit aims to foster strong collaboration and innovation between the U.S. and China

European investors stake millions on robots with a sense of touch

A wave of automation has been steadily rolling out and gaining strength worldwide in recent years. Robots are being used to reduce rising labor costs and combat labor shortages. They also solve health and safety problems by replacing manual, backbreaking work.

What Leading AI, Machine Learning And Robotics Scientists Say About The Future

Jason Lim for Forbes:  Every year there is a new hot topic in tech. Today, it’s all about artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality and autonomous vehicles. The difference between now and the past is that everything is becoming interconnected at a faster rate.

We are entering an extremely critical time in history where society will change dramatically – how we work, live and play. Science fiction is morphing into reality. Flying cars exist, cars that drive themselves are on the road, and artificial intelligence that automates our lives is here.

To make all of this amazing science and technology happen, it takes some extremely intelligent and curious people. In many ways, scientists are still at the helm of discovering breakthroughs through research.   Cont'd...

DARPA's Microsystems Technology Office Streamlines Contracting for Innovators with Little or No Experience Working with DoD

Approach aims to tap into more denizens of the country's extensive innovation ecosystem

HIT Robot Group to Attend 2016 WRC, Bringing its Latest Nano-Robotic Manipulation System to the Stage

Through years of research, HIT Robot Group made a breakthrough in integrating position sensors to nanomanipulating systems in a scanning electron microscopy (SEM) vacuum environment.

UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Forum, on October 28, 2016, Will Focus on Shared Autonomy

On October 28, 2016, the University of California San Diego will host the annual Contextual Robotics Forum, a one-day event featuring talks by world leaders and local researchers developing robotics for the benefit of society. This year's theme is "Shared Autonomy: New Directions in Human-Machine Interaction".

Roboming Announces the Launch of Their New Product: A Personal Robot for Home Assistance, Monitor and Fun

Roboming Fellow is a groundbreaking interactive personal robot assistant for companionship, home security, and convenience produced by Streamind Co. Ltd.

Our Concept of an Open-Source Online Platform for Makers and Educators to Share Their Projects in the Robotics Makers Community

This is an outline plan to create and develop an open-source robotics community. If you have some ideas and want to share them, please let me know.

Japan Robot Week 2016 Gearing up to Welcome Visitors from October 19th to 21st

This year's event features The 7th Robot Award ceremony and exhibition, joint exhibitions from universities and laboratories, and other fascinating programs related to service robots.

A Look at a Danish Robotics Cluster

Clusters don't just happen by accident. They need knowledge sharing, community spirit and participation by all of the stakeholders.

PRIZM™ Brings Coding to the TETRIX® Robotics World

TETRIX® robotics has been affecting classrooms and competitions around the world since 2008. The TETRIX MAX and TETRIX PRIME building systems have brought simplicity, reliability, and quality to the remote-controlled robotics space - and now Pitsco Education brings those same virtues to autonomous robotics with the introduction of the TETRIX PRIZM™ Robotics Controller.

Diakont Launches Underwater Robotic Cleaning and Decontamination Services for BWR and PWR Refueling and Other Cavities

Diakont, a leading provider of refueling services and tooling to the nuclear industry, is now performing underwater cleaning and decontamination of reactor refueling cavities while flooded, using advanced robotic tooling.

Carnegie Council's Journal "Ethics & International Affairs" Explores the Ethics of Autonomous Weapon Systems (aka Killer Robots)

"Ethics & International Affairs" journal is committed to furthering the debate on Autonomous Weapon Systems, and presents a collection of recent work on the topic.

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