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We Interviewed Pepper — The Humanoid Robot

We Interviewed Pepper — The Humanoid Robot

– [Steve] Should I be afraid of you? – [Pepper] Have you seen my Instagram? I’m just plain cute. – You already know about digital assistants like Siri and Alexa, but the next step are a bunch of robots designed to help you out. One of the most recognizable is Pepper which comes from Softbank …

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What is Robotics Crash Course

What is Robotics Crash Course

Robotics, as the name suggests, is the science and study of robots. The term robot comes from the Czech word ‘Robota’ meaning ‘forced labour’ which was coined by Karel Capek in 1921. Robots, as by what comes first to the mind, are man-made computerised machines which performs tasks on human commands or by themselves and …

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These sweaty robots cool themselves faster than humans

These sweaty robots cool themselves faster than humans

Air conditioners and fans are lifesavers in the heat, but one of the most impressive cooling systems is already built into your body–sweating. Soft robots aren’t as adaptable to the heat. They lose precision and reliability under high temperatures–until now. Taking inspiration from humans, researchers set out to create an artificial muscle that could handle …

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Will a robot take my job? | The Age of A.I.

Will a robot take my job? | The Age of A.I.

This is kinda wild. “Will a robot take my job?” is one of the most googled questions. It kinda makes sense. You know, when phones were first invented, there was probably horse messengers freakin’ out all over the joint. Vinyl’s making a comeback, but fidelity aside, why bother, when you can have a curated playlist …

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Tiny robots with giant potential | Paul McEuen and Marc Miskin

Tiny robots with giant potential | Paul McEuen and Marc Miskin

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Camille Martínez Mark Miskin: This is a rotifer. It’s a microorganism about a hair’s width in size. They live everywhere on earth — saltwater, freshwater, everywhere — and this one is out looking for food. I remember the first time I saw this thing, I was like eight years old and …

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Day at Work: Robotics Engineer

Day at Work: Robotics Engineer

My name is Tessa Lau and I am chief robot whisperer at Savioke. Savioke is a robotics company and we’re building autonomous robot helpers for the services industry. I went to Cornell for my undergrad. I got a bachelor’s in applied physics and computer science. I really liked physics because it was about hands on …

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Caldwell Manufacturing | Metal and Carbon Fiber 3D Printing in Manufacturing

Caldwell Manufacturing | Metal and Carbon Fiber 3D Printing in Manufacturing

At Caldwell, we make components that go into windows and doors that are sold around the world. We’ve used the Markforged printers to make everything from prototype all the way through low volume production pieces, tools, and fixtures to aid manufacturing for assembly and or test and measurement. In the past an engineer would need …

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