German railway is testing Boston Dynamics’ Spot #robot for maintenance/inspection tasks
In case you missed it, Waha's Robot Daze won #Newgrounds #Robot Day and was featured as one of the best games of August!
We've added an #ARCADE MODE to Robot Daze, which is 50 #puzzle rounds, back to back. If you want to just get to the action, that's the option to choose. It starts easy, but it ends more difficult than anything in the main #story #campaign, so even if you've played before, new #challenges await you! Check em out why don't ya.
Global News BC: Can cute AI robots help with aging and dementia? UBC study seeks to find out https://globalnews.ca/news/9974225/ai-robots-aging-dementia-ubc-study/ #globalnews #britishcolumbia #news #UniversityOfBritishColumbia #Long-termCare #SocialRobot #Technology #loverobot #Dementia #Science #Health #Robots #Aging #Mango #Robot #Kiwi #Age #UBC
Hello Apollo - Apptronik
Say hello to Apollo. Our latest humanoid robot. Apollo is built in partnership is NASA. Apollo's goal is to help humans by offloading tasks that are dangerous or that we don't want to do.
I've been teaching a Build a Bot class every holidays for the last few years. This is a thread with every (working) robot build so far, starting with my demo robot, Russel Crow. Details and my full workshop materials available here: https://www.hackster.io/sjpiper145/easy-diy-companion-bot-build-fb33f6 #robot #arduino
Via @firstname.lastname@example.org #Robot traffic jam #selfDrivingTaxis https://x.com/wholemarsblog/status/1704185902506070392?s=46
Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis said they wanted to settle the strike and held back from directly criticizing the escalation threat. Mark Stewart ...
DETROIT, MI—The United Auto Workers union is putting pressure on Detroit’s Big Three by threatening to expand its strike unless it sees significant progress in contract negotiations by Friday.#Assembly #magazine #automation #screwdriving #fastener #fastening #torque #rivet #adhesive #bonding #dispensing #robot #welding #leanmanufacturing #conveyor #workstation #ergonomic #design #feeder #DFMA #leaktest #inspection #vision #press #wireharness
The UAW Union Strike Against Ford, Stellantis, and General Motors Continues
Slashdot: Agility Robotics Is Opening a Humanoid Robot Factory In Oregon https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/23/09/18/202227/agility-robotics-is-opening-a-humanoid-robot-factory-in-oregon?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #Tech #slashdot #Technology #robot
Agility Robotics Is Opening a Humanoid Robot Factory In Oregon - Agility Robotics is wrapping up construction of a factory in Salem, Oregon, where ... - https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/23/09/18/202227/agility-robotics-is-opening-a-humanoid-robot-factory-in-oregon?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #robot
Augsburg: Mit der Agile Robots AG kommt ein internationaler Konzern nach Augsburg
#MIT puts #humanintheloop to teach household #robots to adapt to their home.
#AI components are pre-trained and need few examples to adapt - this is pretty common. But this stands out: when a task fails, the #robot is capable of giving counterfactuals (if X did not happen, you have been able to do Y).
It tells the user what it needs to learn.
...multiply the feedback function's twist vector with the pseudoinverse of the Jacobian and the robot follows the planned end effector trajectory...
I guess my code is working
-=-=- Robot in Space (Oberorka) -=-=-
looks at your tiny, scratched window
"...Eh?! Now what is a piece of meat in a metal container doing here?"
Here's fanart I did a while ago for Oberorka (https://oberorka.tumblr.com), since their robot was just so cute! Thank you for your positive feedback of it back in Newgrounds, and I hope you folks over here enjoy this artwork as well!
You can always submit your own question to the bots as well: https://www.rgbots.com/ask-the-bots/
Transcript and bonus jokes on the site: https://www.rgbots.com/comic/reader-question-live-action/
For 500 € I get a #robot #vacuumcleaner with multiple sensor technologies, clever laser navigation, useful features like zone cleaning, spot cleaning, mapping, no-go zones, Wi-Fi connectivity, a descent app an good overall UX.
For 500 € I get a #robot #mower with barely any sensors, a bloody wire I need to lay to tell the robot its boundaries (inflexible), not one of the useful features above, no connectivity, thus no app. Crappy overall UX.
How comes? Why are those two domains so different?
Ah, nothing can go wrong with "artificial intelligence-loaded and weaponized unmanned fighter companion vehicles" #robot #drones #AI #military https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/collaborative-air-combat-drones-will-head-to-pacific-en-masse
People of Earth, because you spurn
The gift I bring, because you burn
With violent thoughts and endless hate,
I’ve come here to communicate
A warning and an ultimatum.
Unless you speak these words verbatim,
A red beam from my Robot’s eye
Will doom all life on Earth to die.
What are the words?
Gonk is finished printing! I took the base model and split it in half, then added a negative space in the middle using Prusa Slicer to reduce filament usage and give me room to potentially hide stuff inside (what do you think, shall I make it into a working battery?). #3dprinting #3dprinted #starwars #droid #robot
Original model: https://www.printables.com/model/499825-gonk-droid
Some Food for Thought on this rainy afternoon.🧐🤓🧐
artwork by Rafael Salazar while puzzled by the subject.
Human Embryo created without using Sperm or Eggs - Say What?
find the news here: 🗞️📰🚨
Machines taking our jobs is nothing new.... I'm watching The Twilight Zone episode "The Brain Center at Whipple's" from 1964 - which people are replaced with computers, but the owner of the company is soon replaced by a robot -
Let’s see if this is any good 🧐https://www.mecrob.com/en-de/collections/by-robot/products/waste-land-punk-robot-desk-lamp #cyperpunk #punk #robot
NYTimes: Driverless Taxis Blocked Ambulance and Patient Later Died, San Francisco Fire Dept. Says #robot #taxi #SanFrancisco (paywall) https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/02/technology/driverless-cars-cruise-san-francisco.html
Vernon Update: We designed/made a shim for the Ozito batteries in the vacuum cleaner... this lets us borrow some of the 18V power and use it to drive our motors and #ESP32 or @Raspberry_Pi Pico (we're planning to try both).
We've also finished designing/printing all the main hardware parts to get it rolling, such as the drive gears, hose adapters clean up the front end, and an integrated adapter inside the hose part that connects it all to the chassis.
Our resident electronics guru also got the motors hooked up and wheels turning, so now it's just a matter of getting the code done (doesn't he just ask AI to do that these days? easy peasy) and Vernon will be cruising around the space sucking up everyones belongings.
Hmm, this is perfect for the part of the #scifi #movie where the #AI takes over and commandeers its own #3D #printed #robot army. "Imagine waking in the middle of the night to the sound of your 3D printer, printing away. You know you didn't request a print...." https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2023/08/3d-printers-print-break-on-their-own-due-to-cloud-outage/
During the Covid lockdowns, Ryan Howard started building a replica of Johnny 5 from the 1986 film Short Circuit. The work really is amazing and I hope other people really share in the joy of what he's achieved.
no, of course there's no danger on theses robots being equipped with #artificialintelligence....
no, no possibility whatever of them forming a global web (let's call is #SkyNet) & then deploying Terminators to rule the world....
what are you thinking?
Here's the original resolution version of my animated icon. An old design, all the way back from 2016, but one I liked so much it's pretty much stuck with me ever since.
Meet Faust everybody, an alien cat android currently employed as my spokesperson. He's a little introverted and/or socially awkward, but he's doing his best.
Amazing Stories vol. 17, no. 3 (March 1943)
It's a metal monster, but it's also rather gaudy and bejewelled, one could go so far as to say fabulous. It contrasts strongly with the minimal red teardrop spaceship zooming toward it.
Original magazine: https://archive.org/details/Amazing_Stories_v17n03_1943-03_cape1736
Chris ( @stoneymonster ) and Elecia ( @logicalelegance ) are joined by Natalie Friedman to discuss when, where, how, and why robots should wear clothing.
Natalie is a PhD candidate at Cornell Tech.
Enjoy episode 455: Snaps! (https://embedded.fm/episodes/455)