Amazon Enlists Researchers to Build Box-Packing Robots

Joshua Brustein for Bloomberg: Teams competing in Amazon's third-annual contest tackle a problem that has kept companies from automating warehouses entirely.

Soft Stretchy Sensors

When the sensor is integrated into a wearable device and placed across a joint, it is stretched when the joint moves. We can correlate the joint's movement and sensor's capacitance change in order to monitor motion.

Be Polite to Machines!

Machines won't be receptive to emotional, snide, impetuous, plaintive, vague or rambling communication. The algorithms will gently correct our moods and keep inquiring, relentlessly reasonable - or push the matter off to be dealt with later because they're not getting a useful answer from us.

Open Board for 3D Gesture Control, Motion Capturing, Tracking and Robotics

Action, gesture, motion, and robots can be kept under control through a wearable, small but powerful electronic board.

Teaching Drones How To Crash Safely

Simon Parkin for MIT Technology Review: Drone delivery won't happen until the unmanned vehicle can master the emergency landing.

Autonomous Driving Technology

We believe three components are critical for turning self-driving cars into a mass product: power-efficient hardware, optimized algorithms and a solid regulatory environment. While none of these components are fully ready at this stage, competition and advances in technology are speeding the process for the first two.

RPA - The Small and Medium Businesses Challenge

RPA does have impactful potential for SMB companies but the analysis and application needs to a lot more granular and explicit about avenues of costs savings beyond head-count reductions.

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.

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.

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.

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,"

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.

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

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