Why the Future of Robotics Lies in the Code

While the exterior mechanics of a robot may be fascinating, it is their programming and software that has the most utility for future workforces.

Artificial Intelligence Produces Realistic Sounds That Fool Humans

From MIT News:  Video-trained system from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab could help robots understand how objects interact with the world.  Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have demonstrated an algorithm that has effectively learned how to predict sound: When shown a silent video clip of an object being hit, the algorithm can produce a sound for the hit that is realistic enough to fool human viewers.

This “Turing Test for sound” represents much more than just a clever computer trick: Researchers envision future versions of similar algorithms being used to automatically produce sound effects for movies and TV shows, as well as to help robots better understand objects’ properties... (full article)(full paper)

 

Yuneec Typhoon H with Intel® RealSense™ Technology Now Available for Preorder

Typhoon H with Intel RealSense Technology Improves Safety, Allows More Creative Options with Intelligent Obstacle Navigation

New FAA Drone Rules Reject Federal Preemption of State and Local Drone Laws

The FAA in crafting their rules recognized the important role State and local officials play in protecting their communities.

Kespry Closes $16 Million Series B Round in Fast-Growing Commercial Drone Market

With these funds, Kespry is hiring more engineering and service teams to ramp-up production and serve customers. In the past twelve months, Kespry has more than doubled in size, and is moving into a larger headquarters in Silicon Valley to keep up with the continued growth.

Underwater Robotics Competition Challenges Students to Tackle Ocean and Space Science and Exploration

NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab to host MATE student underwater robot competition June 23-25.

Catalyst137 Unveiled as World's Largest Hardware Technology Hub

$43 million project will convert former shoe warehouse in Canada's technology capital to Internet of Things manufacturing and development lab for innovators from around the world

Local Motors Debuts "Olli," the First Self-driving Vehicle to Tap the Power of IBM Watson

Local Motors transforms the passenger experience with IBM Watson Internet of Things technology; On roads now in Washington, DC and soon in Miami-Dade County and Las Vegas

AIAA and Drone World Expo Partner to Create New, Innovative Unmanned Aerial Systems Research Competition

Contest to Reward Outstanding Research Presentations in the Field of Unmanned Aerial Systems

Finessing Miniaturized Magnetics into the Microelectronics Mix

Chip-friendly magnetic materials combined with microelectronics could provide a portal to a new generation of magnetics-boosted circuits

Renesas Electronics Develops Two-Port On-Chip SRAM Specialized in Improving Video Processing Performance of Vehicles for the Autonomous-Driving Era

Combines High Integration of 6.05 Mb/mm2 (1.8× Previous Level) and 313-Picosecond Fast Read Operation

Easy Aerial Launches GlobalARC, World's First Command Center For Drones in the Cloud With Built-In Air Traffic Control

Easy Aerial Inc. announces the launch of world's first unlimited distance drone deployment and management system with built-in air traffic control and real-time video and data feed.

Critical Solutions International, Humanistic Robotics Receive Mine Roller Supply Contract

The contract will be managed through U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM) Non-Standard Equipment Office. These systems will bolster the ANA's mine and IED clearance capability and enhance freedom of maneuver across the battlefield.

Harmonic Drive LLC Introduces Harmonic Planetary® Gearheads with Helical Gearing

The new models, HPG-R, add low-speed ratios from 3:1 through 10:1 including all integer ratios in between. HPG-R employs helical gearing for improved noise reduction and higher torque capacity. Ideal for a variety of machinery and equipment designs, these new models enhance the already successful HPG series.

Turck Ethernet Spanner Provides Robust Protocol Converter

Turck introduces the TBEN-L Ethernet spanner, which provides customers with a robust protocol converter, a much needed solution for applications dealing with multiple protocols on the same network.

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