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by   -   April 6, 2015

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The first three months of 2015 are doing quite well for robotics-related companies. March fundings and acquisitions to CyPhy Works, Hansen Medical, Clearpath Robotics, DroneDeploy, JR Automation and Lacquey are detailed.

by   -   April 6, 2015

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Japanese advertising agency wins award for Suntory Whisky ad campaign using CNC-milled ice cubes and a 3D printing app from Autodesk.

by   -   April 4, 2015

From a technology standpoint the film's underlying premise - that robots seeking to repair themselves have a consciousness - is not as simple as it would seem. While there is no universal test for self-awareness, like a Turing or mirror test, the film seems to suggest that if a robot seeks to self-repair or self-mutilate, it shows it has at least some level of consciousness. But I see this as problematic; self-repair is simply a good algorithm.

by   -   April 2, 2015

regulation_policy_data_hand_manAs part of the Center for Information Technology Policy (CIPT) Luncheon speaker series, Peter Asaro gives a talk on developing policy for robots. 

by   -   April 2, 2015
3D brain scans analysis by applying Deep Learning algorithms - photo : Scyfer
3D brain scans analysis by applying Deep Learning algorithms – photo : Scyfer

The technology that unlocks intelligence from big data – deep learning – is explained in this video by Max Welling, a professor at the University of Amsterdam, and a founder of the Dutch deep learning startup Scyfer.

by   -   April 1, 2015

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The way that consumers interact with and operate cars will transform most functions in commuting, travel, communications, car ownership, and many other as-yet unknown ways.

by   -   March 31, 2015

When it comes to ground robots and autonomous flying vehicles, there are a number of different trade-offs ...

by   -   March 31, 2015

DelphiThere has been a ton of robocar news in the last four weeks. Below is just a small subset of the now constant stream of news items and articles that appear about robocars.

by   -   March 28, 2015

This week closes with a very positive announcement from European stakeholders on the future of drones. During a two-day conference in Riga, the European aviation community found broad agreement on the main principles to guide the regulatory framework to allow RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) operations throughout Europe from 2016 onwards.

by   -   March 21, 2015

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Two robotics-related companies just got funding. Hansen Medical sold 53,846 shares to get $35M; and Clearpath Robotics got $11.2M for an unusual reason.

by   -   March 17, 2015

The future of productivity is coming, and it will rely on Artificial Intelligence.

by   -   March 16, 2015

Should drones with remote control be considered autonomous? In Canada, apparently not.

by   -   March 16, 2015

personal_assistants_jibo_Pepper_Cortana_Siri_Google_NowThere’s a race going on to see which AI solution providing personal assistance is welcomed by businesses, end users and consumers, and whether this will be physical or virtual.

by   -   March 15, 2015

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Alex Garland’s first feature film as a director, Ex Machina, had its US debut at SxSW on March 14. This stylish idea film explores the Turing Test in a very Pinteresque fashion as a young coder falls in love with an advanced AI. Ex Machina is beautifully framed, but Garland’s stark script succeeds on the strength of the acting from Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander and Oscar Isaac.

by   -   March 13, 2015

On March 20-22, the Hypercube will host Russia’s biggest robotics event, the Skolkovo International Robotics Conference. Interview with Skolkovo's chief roboticist, Albert Efimov.

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