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by   -   May 30, 2016

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A small photo essay from this year’s ICRA in Stockholm featuring photos from the exhibition hall. At the end, you can watch a video with all the companies, their robots and systems. (All photos by Ioannis Erripis @ Robohub.)

by   -   May 30, 2016

There are likely close to 10,000 Peppers out in the world. Online sales have been 1,000 units each month for the last seven months with additional sales to businesses, such as Nestle's coffee shops and SoftBank's telecom stores. However, do Peppers offer value for money spent?

by   -   May 30, 2016

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For the very first time, the 6th International Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Meeting Series will offer free remote attendance, via live-stream.

Livestream will be available today, Monday 30 May, during the evening opening session at 19:30 PST, and tomorrow, Tuesday 31 May, during morning 9:30 PST and afternoon sessions, 13:30 and 14:30 PST respectively.

         


interview by   -   May 29, 2016

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In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews several companies at last year’s INNOROBO, a conference that showcases innovation in robotics.

Photo source: ubcpublicaffairs/YouTube
Photo source: ubcpublicaffairs/YouTube

Less than 100 years from now, robots will be friendly, useful participants in our homes and workplaces, predicts UBC mechanical engineering professor and robotics expert Elizabeth Croft. We will be living in a world of Wall-Es and Rosies, walking-and-talking avatars, smart driverless cars and automated medical assistants.

by ,   -   May 27, 2016

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) refer to a set of injuries and disorders that affect the human body's movement or musculoskeletal system, for example, the muscles, joints, tendons, nerves and ligaments. Manufacturing and food processing are classed as high-risk, as outlined in a report on the impact of MSDs in the USA. Some jobs are prone to specific injuries due to the type of work involved, such as industrial inspection and packaging jobs, which are prone to upper extremity MSDs. In 2012, the manufacturing industry had the fourth highest number of MSDs, with 37.4 incidents per 10,000 workers.

by   -   May 27, 2016

The global robotics industry is also undergoing a major transformation. Market intelligence firm Tractica released a report in November 2015 forecasting that global robotics will grow from $28.3 billion worldwide in 2015 to $151.7 billion by 2020. What’s especially significant is that this market share will encompass mostly non-industrial robots, including segments like consumer, enterprise, medical, military, UAVs, and autonomous vehicles. Tractica anticipates an increase in annual robots shipments from 8.8 million in 2015 to 61.4 million by 2020; in fact, by 2020 over half of this volume will come from consumer robots.

Through the cooperation of multiple robots geometrically complex three-dimensional structures become buildable, enabling the design and fabrication of differentiable and material-efficient structures.

by   -   May 26, 2016

Harvard senior Serena Booth, a computer science concentrator at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, examines the issue of over-trusting robotic systems by conducting a human-robot interaction study on the Harvard campus.

by   -   May 25, 2016

After a natural disaster strikes, emergency workers can often struggle to cope with destroyed buildings obstructing routes to injured people, fires engulfing entire forests at a bewildering rate, and storms blinding search and rescue operations. Now with EU-funded RECONASS project, drones and satellite technology can help emergency workers in post-disaster scenarios.

by   -   May 25, 2016
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UW-Madison Science Narratives and partners have joined together to create a 5-month video and audio adventure, exploring the work of Dr Bilge Mutlu and colleagues as they craft robots from a human perspective. It’s not just science fiction.

by   -   May 25, 2016

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Robohub covered the Airbus Shopfloor Challenge that took place during #ICRA16 in Stockholm. Below, you can see an extensive photo gallery as part of our coverage. Check it out!

by   -   May 25, 2016
Source: European Commission, Europe's Digital Progress Report (EDPR) / Robot Report
Source: European Commission, Europe’s Digital Progress Report (EDPR) / Robot Report

Over the past two years, research in 5G and robotics PPP projects have received the highest funding awards within Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation program.

by   -   May 24, 2016

3… 2… 1… drill! Who would have thought that drilling could be so exciting. At the Airbus Shopfloor Challenge last week in Stockholm, 7 teams from around the world competed over 4 rounds of intense drilling. The event was part of the annual International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

by   -   May 24, 2016
Stem cell. Source: CC0
Stem cell. Source: CC0

In episode ten of season two, we talk about Computational Learning Theory and Probably Approximately Correct Learning originated by Professor Leslie Valiant of SEAS at Harvard, we take a listener question about generative systems, plus we talk with Aviv Regev, Chair of the Faculty and Director of the Klarman Cell Observatory and the Cell Circuits Program at the Broad Institute.



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