Category Archives: Automation

Peter Diamandis…”Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That’s OK” | Wall Street Journal

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Crowdsourcing for robots | KurzweilAI

Crowdsourcing can be a quick and effective way to teach a robot how to complete tasks, University of Washington computer scientists have shown. Learning by imitating a human is a proven approach to teach a robot to perform tasks, but it … Continue reading

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Robots May Build Your Next Garage – Minibuilders 3D Printing From Cornell | 3D Printer World

There are already a host of projects aimed at using 3D printing for large-scale construction, and all the various solutions use what are basically a “cake decorating” approach to depositing layers of liquefied materials to arrive at a finished product. … Continue reading

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No Tree Is Safe From This Chainsaw-Wielding Robot | IEEE Spectrum

Of all the things you should not give robots—lasers, knives, swords—one of the worst is possibly chainsaws. I mean, chainsaws are noisy in a terrifying sort of way and awfully messy. They’re especially dangerous if you’re a tree, in that if you’re a … Continue reading

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Rolls-Royce Drone Ships Challenge $375 Billion Industry: Freight | Bloomberg

In an age of aerial drones and driver-less cars, Rolls-Royce (RR/) Holdings Plc is designing unmanned cargo ships. Rolls-Royce’s Blue Ocean development team has set up a virtual-reality prototype at its office in Alesund, Norway, that simulates 360-degree views from … Continue reading

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The US Is Ready to Make a $16 Billion Bet on Driverless Cars | Motherboard

Ernest Moniz is wrapping up his first year as Energy Secretary with some intriguing news for autonomous cars: His department is making $16 billion worth of Department of Energy available to companies pursuing driverless vehicle technology. Moniz was in Detroit meeting with auto suppliers, and … Continue reading

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In 2157 the World Will Be Covered in Trash, and It Will Look Like This | Motherboard

The average American throws away over 1,130 pounds of garbage every year. Looking around my desk, I’ve got two disposable cups AND a can, a bag from lunch and its attendant garbage, and scraps of paper that I keep outlining … Continue reading

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