Robotics

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Fishermen insert their catch into a machine from Shinkei Systems, which automatically processes the fish.
Robotics

Neural Nets Catch Fresher Fish: Robot Deck Hand Automatically Processes Fish

Shinkei Systems developed a machine that uses computer vision to slaughter fish in a way that maximizes their shelf life and flavor.
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TX SCAR robot restocks beverages at a FamilyMart in Japan.
Robotics

One Cool Robot: FamilyMart Uses TX SCAR Robots to Restock Beverages

FamilyMart, a chain of Japanese convenience stores, plans to employ robots to fill shelves with beverage bottles at 300 locations.
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Humanized Training for Robot Arms
Robotics

Humanized Training for Robot Arms: New Research Improves Robot Performance and Adaptability

Robots trained via reinforcement learning usually study videos of robots performing the task at hand. A new approach used videos of humans to pre-train robotic arms.
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Ethics Team Scuttles Taser Drone
Robotics

Ethics Team Scuttles Taser Drone

A weaponized AI system intended to protect students has been grounded.What’s new: Axon, which makes law-enforcement equipment such as tasers and body cameras, canceled a plan to sell remote-controlled drones capable of firing
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One Model, Hundreds of Tasks
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One Model, Hundreds of Tasks

Researchers took a step toward achieving a longstanding goal: One model that performs a whole lot of very different tasks.What's new: Scott Reed, Konrad Żołna, Emilio Parisotto and a team at
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Robot nurse helper
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Nurse’s Mechanical Helper

Hospitals are using robots to lighten the load on clinical staff.What’s new: A number of U.S. hospitals are using Moxi, a robot from Diligent Robotics, to ferry supplies, lab specimens, soiled laundry, and other items, Wired
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Coordinating Robot Limbs
Robotics

Coordinating Robot Limbs

A dog doesn’t think twice about fetching a tennis ball, but an autonomous robot typically suffers from delays between perception and action. A new machine-learning model helped a quadruped robot coordinate its sensors and actuators.
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Robot Stock by country graph
Robotics

Robots Don’t Want Human Jobs

Research challenges long-held assumptions about how automation will affect employment.What’s new: Studies in various countries found that automation is associated with more jobs, fewer working hours
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Transformer Architecture
Robotics

Transformers See in 3D

Visual robots typically perceive the three-dimensional world through sequences of two-dimensional images, but they don’t always know what they’re looking at. For instance, Tesla’s self-driving system has been known to mistake a full moon for a
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Robot cleaning a table
Robotics

Robots in the Workplace

Machines are doing light janitorial work in the uncontrolled environment of Google’s offices. Everyday Robots, a new spin-out from Google’s experimental X Development division, unleashed 100 robots to perform an array of cleanup tasks.
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Alexei Efros
Robotics

Alexei Efros: Learning From the Ground Up

Things are really starting to get going in the field of AI. After many years (decades?!) of focusing on algorithms, the AI community is finally ready to accept the central role of data and the high-capacity models that are capable of taking advantage of this data.
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Wolfram Burgard
Robotics

Wolfram Burgard: Train Robots in the Real World

Robots are tremendously useful machines, and I would like to see them applied to every task where they can do some good. Yet we don’t have enough programmers for all this hardware and all these tasks.
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Animated video shows the Flippy 2 autonomous restaurant robot making french fries
Robotics

Deep Learning for Deep Frying: White Castle Uses Robots to Cook French Fries

Flippy 2, a robotic fry station from California-based Miso Robotics, has been newly deployed in a Chicago White Castle location.
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Animated chart shows how AI can help robots locate key spatial coordinates.
Robotics

Finding Useful Points in Space: Keypoint3D Helps Robots Locate Spatial Coordinates

A new machine learning method aims to improve a machine’s ability to determine and locate points of interest.
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A group of bats throwing missiles from the night sky
Robotics

Killer Robots Are Here: Are AI-Powered Weapons the Future of Warfare?

War is already bad enough. What happens when human combatants are replaced by machines?
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