Robots Among Us: Report Looks At Future of AI, Living With Robots

The Halcyon Showcase was designed to be only the beginning of a national and global dialogue on the future of robotics policy. Several recommendations in the report are centered around the creation of groups of experts and advisory structures designed to continue the expansion of knowledge and policies pertaining to robotics and AI.

Benefits of Developing a Palletizing Simulation

Building a simulation for a palletizing cell helps the integrator and customer start on the same page. Once rate, product, and pallet information is input into the software, realistic cycle times can be shown for any layout/configuration.

Warehouse robot startup Kindred signs up the Gap to test its first commercial product

Nick Statt for The Verge: Kindred's new production model robots, now called Kindred Sort, have been operating in a pilot program at a Gap warehouse, with plans to expand the fleet of robots to help the retailer's full fulfillment network down the line.

BCC Research Robotics Report

The combination of new applications for robotics for automotive, military and healthcare applications and lower cost sensor technology is causing significant growth in the sensors for robotics market, according to BCC Research's recent report on the topic.

Sophia the Robot Is Bestowed with Citizenship of Saudi Arabia

The humanoid robot, Sophia, told the audience at the Future Investment Initiative summit how honoured she was being made a Saudi citizen. „Thank you to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," Sophia said, „I am very honoured and proud of this unique distinction."

Walmart is using shelf-scanning robots to audit its stores

James Vincent for The Verge: The retailing giant says the robots' introduction won't lead to job losses, and that the company wants to save employees from carrying out tasks that are "repeatable, predictable, and manual."

Why Human-Controlled, Force-Multiplying Robots Are the Future of Work on Earth

Ben Wolff, CEO of Sarcos via IEEE Spectrum:

3 Things to Know About Getting Into Defense Robotics for the Government

As if the DoD wasn't important enough on its own, their need for the latest and greatest in technology cannot be overstated - it might be critical to the future defense of our nation.

The Humatics Spatial Intelligence Platform

With its extensible architecture and APIs, the Humatics Spatial Intelligence Platform™ will power an ecosystem of new position-based products and services.

Can Robots help get more Girls into Science & Tech?

Matt Simon for Wired: The United States has a serious problem with getting women into STEM jobs and keeping them there.

Tend's Smart Cloud Robotics Platform

Tend in.view™ (which stands for "intelligent view") software is a cloud-based robot performance management solution. It lets users remotely monitor and analyze the performance of their production robots in real time, from any location, via their mobile device.

The Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV)

INTELLOS is an autonomous, outdoor security robot that utilizes a navigation surveillance platform developed by Sharp to patrol predefined routes.

This Robot Tractor is ready to disrupt construction

Matt Simon for Wired: Give it coordinates, tell it what size the hole should be, hit enter, and it tears off and digs the thing with impressive accuracy.

Google to build a futuristic neighborhood in Toronto

Matt McFarland for CNN Money: Google, a company that's built everything from a search engine to a self-driving car, will now try its hand at a city neighborhood.

Encoder Selection: Speed Control

A general in depth analysis shows that the highest encoder resolutions are required for very precise speed control. The encoder resolution increases with the square of the demanded speed accuracy.

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