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New ‘Deep Learning’ Technique Enables Robot Mastery of Skills Via Trial and Error

May 22nd, 2015

I mainly posted this because of the Comedy Gold juxtaposition below. haha Via: UC Berkeley: The work is part of a new People and Robots Initiative at UC’s Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS). The new multi-campus, multidisciplinary research initiative seeks to keep the dizzying advances in artificial intelligence, robotics […]

Self Driving Trucks Will Wipe Out Millions of Jobs

May 18th, 2015

Via: Medium: Robot trucks also don’t need salaries?—?salaries that stand to go up because fewer and fewer people want to be truckers. A company can buy a fleet of self-driving trucks and never pay another human salary for driving. The only costs will be upkeep of the machinery. No more need for health insurance either. […]

New Machine Could One Day Replace Anesthesiologists

May 12th, 2015

Via: Washington Post: The new machine that could one day replace anesthesiologists sat quietly next to a hospital gurney occupied by Nancy Youssef-Ringle. She was nervous. In a few minutes, a machine — not a doctor — would sedate the 59-year-old for a colon cancer screening called a colonoscopy. But she had done her research. […]

IBM’s Watson Will Make Decisions About Cancer Care in 14 Hospitals in the U.S. and Canada

May 7th, 2015

Via: BBC: IBM’s supercomputer Watson will be used to make decisions about cancer care in 14 hospitals in the US and Canada, it has been announced. Using computers to trawl through vast amounts of medical data speeds up the diagnosis process. The system will help assess individual tumours and suggest which drug should be used […]

Robots to Build New Google HQ

May 6th, 2015

Via: Architects Journal: An army of robot-crane hybrids will be assembled to build Google’s new headquarters in California, according to the latest design papers posted by the IT giant Mock-ups of the so-called ‘crabots’ are featured in lengthy planning documents submitted to the City of Mountain View Council in Silicon Valley and seen by AJ […]

First Road-Legal Big Rig That Can Drive Itself

May 6th, 2015

Via: The Verge: Last night, atop the Hoover Dam, Freightliner unveiled the Inspiration Truck — a partially autonomous big rig that could save lives, mitigate driver fatigue and stress, and reduce CO2 emissions up to 5 percent. Daimler, which owns Freightliner, says it has done more than 10,000 miles of testing on the truck. And […]

New GPS Technology Identifies Locations within Centimeters

May 5th, 2015

Via: Independent: New GPS technology that can identify locations accurate to within centimetres could open the way for huge advances in virtual reality and mobile mapping, scientists believe. Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas said the centimetre-accurate GPS-based positioning system could allow unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver packages to […]

Company Wants to Plant One Billion Trees a Year Using Drones

April 27th, 2015

Terraforming… Our own planet. Via: Independent: A drone start-up is going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation. BioCarbon Engineering wants to use drones for good, using the technology to seed up to one billion trees a year, all without having to set foot on the ground. 26 billion trees are currently being […]

Robotic Strawberry Harvesters

April 27th, 2015

Via: Tampa Tribune: A company backed by strawberry growers in Florida and California is developing a high-tech robot that can pick and package berries in the field. Harvest CROO Robotics has already spent $1 million on a prototype automated picker. Research is continuing, and the company working on a more advanced model to harvest strawberries […]

Tiny Robots Climb Walls Carrying More Than 100 Times Their Weight

April 25th, 2015

Via: New Scientist:

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