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...

Zero Zero Robotics Announces the Highly Anticipated Shipping Launch of the Hover Camera Passport

At only $599, the first truly consumer-friendly and self-piloting flying camera is the travel photographer of the future and will begin shipping to consumers in the US immediately

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

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.

NVIDIA, TomTom, Robert Bosch and European Space Agency Join Speaker Line-up for the Driverless Technology Conference 2016

From self-parking cars, gesture-controlled infotainment systems to head-up displays that augment reality, car technology is advancing so quickly that it's hard to imagine what's next. In the face of rapidly expanding technological capabilities for self-driving cars, highly automated and autonomous vehicles the Driverless Technology Conference is set to return for its second year. Taking place in Milton Keynes on November 22nd industry insiders will offer a glimpse of what's coming down the line in 2017 and beyond.

InterGEO2016: AltiGator and YellowScan unveil a 5.6kg survey-grade LiDAR UAV all integrated system, ideal for centimetric urban surveys.

AltiGator and YellowScan are pleased to announce an ultra-light weight LiDAR UAV combo allowing for the first time centimetric UAV surveys in urban areas, in accordance with most regulations

Aibot X6 UAV celebrates 5 years of redefining surveying, inspections workflows with enhanced offerings

Aibotix presents new features during INTERGEO 2016

Trimble Sells its Unmanned Aircraft System Business to Delair-Tech

Strategic Alliances with Delair-Tech and Microdrones Expand UAS Platform Options While Leveraging Trimble Software and Data Solutions

H3 Dynamics and V-Cube Robotics Join Forces to Launch DRONEBOX Telerobotics Base Stations across Japan

Internet-Connected Drone Stations Set to Revolutionize Drones as a Service First Deployments Expected with Several Corporate & Government customers

Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Debut Video of Transformative 3D-Printed Autonomous Vehicle

It is the latest series from Mouser's highly popular Empowering Innovation Together™ educational program.

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.

2016 Commercial UAV Expo Keynotes 3D Robotics, Airware, NOAA, PrecisionHawk, INTEL and Interior Department to Share How Drones Are Re-Shaping Business

15 Product Launches, 150 Exhibits, Industry Visionaries and Serious Buyers to Gather at October Event to Discover Most Advanced High-Precision Drones and Industry Applications

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