The CIA won’t reveal why this robotic fish was built.
Are robots coming for your job? Foxconn, which manufactures hardware for tech giants like Apple, is starting to automate its factories. The firm has welcomed 10,000 of its Tiffany-blue FoxBots, manufactured by Foxconn itself (in its FoxBot-making facility) to its factory in Jincheng. The plan is to have 30,000 in place by the end of 2012.
Even whistleblowers nowadays are as likely to leak sensitive information to the Internet as they are to call up a reporter. Once their testimony becomes data, Narrative Science can work its magic. “If the data is there, and a human can write that story using the data, then we can write that story.”
NYU Journalism professor Clay Shirky predicted the rise of robot-journalism in 2009, and wrote that its success will depend on whether audiences can trust a robot to be as authoritative a source as, say, Walter Cronkite.
The first thing you notice when visiting the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Laboratory — General Robotics Automation, Sensing, And Perception — is that the robots are everywhere.
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In a recent paper (PDF), researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology discuss how humans can make sure that robots don’t get out of line.
Here’s Intrepid Fast Company reporter Neal Ungerleider being swarmed by autonomous flying robots at the GRASP laboratory today.
These robot orbs are being readied to roll out by the hundreds to take measurements about the life and environment of hard to reach ocean depths.
“What if a computer could accurately grade student essays? It could change the way we test students (and the way they’re taught). And a new $100,000 competition is trying to spark auto-grading innovation.”
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Like a non-virtual tamagotchi, the Babyloid is designed to lift the spirits of lonely older people.
“Be as smart as a puppy” is the advice that Matt Jones of BERG has for robots of the near future. You can see that design principle in action with MIT Media Lab’s Boxie robot, but a robot developed in Japan called Babyloid takes it a step further.
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