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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Red Robot’s beauty comes from inside. Someone else’s insides.

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

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

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Rising need for nursery, indoor and vertical farming

@tachyeonz : To meet rising food demands from a growing global population, over 250 million acres of arable land will be needed – about 20% more land than all of Brazil. Alternatively, agricultural production will need to be more productive and more sustainable using our present acreage.

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Tags : agriculture, artificial intelligence, crops, dairy, drones, farming, harvesting, industrial automation, industrial internet, industrial iot, industrial revolution, industrial robots, industrie 4.0, industry 4.0, m, machine learning, robotics, robots, startups, uav, vertical farms, weeding

Published On:December 26, 2016 at 09:38PM

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Cool Jobs: Inspiring Future Scientists

@tachyeonz : A NASA scientist prints 3D homes on Mars. An anthropologist solves mummy mysteries. An engineer tests new toys every day. What do these people have in common? A science job! Meet them all (and more) during this interactive event that gives everyone the chance to try each cool job for themselves.Orig

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Published On:December 24, 2016 at 01:54PM

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The Creepy Valley

@tachyeonz : When we picture the annihilation of the human race at the hands of an artificial superintelligence, it usually takes the form of a disembodied consciousness. Our dark dreams are full of Skynet, Hal 9000, and Ultron.

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Published On:December 23, 2016 at 08:01PM

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China has a robot problem

@tachyeonz : The story first turned up in mid-May: Foxconn, Apple’s favourite manufacturer, was replacing 60,000 of its workers with robots. Everyone from the BBC to Apple fan sites soon reported the ground-shifting news. There was just one problem: It was mostly false.

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Published On:June 10, 2016 at 07:36PM

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Domino’s is trialling an autonomous pizza delivery robot

@tachyeonz : Pizza delivery boys and girls, beware! Pizza giant Domino’s has unveiled an autonomous pizza delivery robot that is being trialled in New Zealand.

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Published On:December 04, 2016 at 10:44PM

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Robots, jobs and the human fear of change

@tachyeonz : When it comes to technology’s impact on the economy, there continues to be concern that robots and other advances will lead to unemployment.

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Published On:December 05, 2016 at 01:48AM

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