Human motion patterns learnt with conceptor-controlled neural network

@tachyeonz : A recurrent neural network learnt to re-generate a variety of motion patterns. The patterns were each defined by joint angle trajectories with 61 degrees of freedom in total.

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$250 Million To Support Advanced Robotics Venture Led by CMU-CMU News – Carnegie Mellon University

@tachyeonz : An independent institute founded by Carnegie Mellon University will receive more than $250 million to launch an advanced robotics manufacturing institute in Pittsburgh, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday.

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2017 Predictions

@tachyeonz : On Wednesday January 4th, I participated in a Game Changers radio program focused on predictions for 2017. The program, hosted by Bonnie D. Graham, included 15 other guests in an hour long show made up of four segments. A rebroadcast can be found here.

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Published On:January 07, 2017 at 09:45PM

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Lego Boost teaches kids how to bring blocks to life with code

@tachyeonz : If you’ve ever wished your childhood Lego creations could come to life, your dreams are now closer to reality. Lego has just unveiled a new subbrand called Boost which promises to do just that.

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Published On:January 06, 2017 at 09:00AM

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What it’s like to be a robot in 2017

@tachyeonz : What will a state-of-the-art robot be able to do in 2017? There are many different types of robots out there, from humanoid robots to industrial arms that can move with an amazing accuracy and speed.

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Published On:January 05, 2017 at 04:24PM

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Nicolas Rigaud, SoftBank Robotics : The Future of Social Robotics at #IOTWTB

@tachyeonz : Join Nicolas Rigaud from SoftBank Robotics as he takes us through The Future of Social Robotics at IOT With The Best Online conference for developers October 29th-30th 2016. Nicolas follows his presentation wth a brilliant live Q&A session (Questions listed below)Robots have been in our minds for ag

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Published On:January 06, 2017 at 04:06PM

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China has now eclipsed US in AI / deep-learning research, robotics and VC funding (government-backed $338 billion)

@tachyeonz : China has now eclipsed US in AI / deep-learning research, robotics and VC funding (government-backed $338 billion) Sources

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Tags : artificial intelligence, capital, china, competition, funding, machine learning, robotics, usa, z

Published On:December 07, 2016 at 04:50PM

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2016 best year ever for funding robotics startup companies

@tachyeonz : It was a busy and abundant year for seed, crowd, series A,B,C,D and VC funding of robotics-related startups. 128 companies got funded, some multiple times. $1.95 billion, 50% more than 2015 which was also a phenomenal year with over $1.32 billion funded.

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Tags : funding, iiot, industrial automation, industry 4.0, robotics, robots, startups, venture capital, z

Published On:January 05, 2017 at 08:29AM

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5 Amazing Achievements in Robotics in 2016

@tachyeonz : We have been waiting a long time for SciFi type functionality in robots and these 5 advances offer proof that we are living in the future. Developed by a mysterious company based in Korea, Method-1 manned robot stole the Internets attention a week ago with a series of short videos.

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Tags : amazon, boston dynamics, bricklaying robot, drone, eeg control, fastbrick, method-1, robotics, spot mini, z

Published On:January 04, 2017 at 04:47PM

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Why Co-Bots Will Be a Huge Innovation and Growth Driver for Robotics Industry

@tachyeonz : YuMi, a collaborative robot developed by ABB. This is a guest post. The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not represent positions of IEEE Spectrum or the IEEE.

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Tags : co-bots, collaborative robots, iiot, industrial automation, industrial iot, industrial robots, industrie 4.0, industry 4.0, robotics, robots, z

Published On:December 31, 2016 at 08:09PM

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Foxconn has ten fully-automated production lines, aims to totally automate entire factories

@tachyeonz : Romantic images of bringing iPhone production back to the USA to create jobs were given a further blow today when Apple’s main iPhone assembler Foxconn announced that it has already deployed 40,000 robots on its production lines, and is working towards a goal of fully-automated factories.

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Tags : apple, assembly lines, assembly plant, automation, china, foxconn, iiot, industrial automation, industrial internet, industrial robots, industrie 4.0, industry 4.0, jobs, lights-out, m, robotics, robots

Published On:December 30, 2016 at 11:32PM

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VW to hire 1,000 IT experts over 3 years

@tachyeonz : Volkswagen said it will hire more than 1,000 additional IT experts in the next three years, as Europe’s largest car group aims to bolster its expertise in digital technologies.

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Tags : control systems, digital manufacturing, hiring, ics, iiot, industrial automation, industrial internet, industrial iot, industrial revolution, industrie 4.0, industry 4.0, m, robotics, smart factory, system integrators, volkswagen

Published On:December 30, 2016 at 06:37PM

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