Study: Massachusetts Robotics Companies Employed 4,700 Workers, Generated $1.6 Billion in Revenue in 2015
DENSO and Toshiba Agree to Develop Artificial Intelligence Technology, Deep Neural Network-IP, for Next-generation Image Recognition Systems
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...
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
Our Concept of an Open-Source Online Platform for Makers and Educators to Share Their Projects in the Robotics Makers Community
NVIDIA, TomTom, Robert Bosch and European Space Agency Join Speaker Line-up for the Driverless Technology Conference 2016
InterGEO2016: AltiGator and YellowScan unveil a 5.6kg survey-grade LiDAR UAV all integrated system, ideal for centimetric urban surveys.
Aibot X6 UAV celebrates 5 years of redefining surveying, inspections workflows with enhanced offerings
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