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Meet the Robots at Amazon

Meet the Robots at Amazon

Pedro Domingos: On the ranking of things to worry about, Skynet coming and taking over doesn’t even rank in the top ten. It distracts attention from the more urgent things, for example, what’s going to happen to jobs. Narrator: For a glimpse into the future, consider one of the largest companies on the planet—Amazon. Tye …

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Teaching Robots How to Dance | Mission Unstoppable

Teaching Robots How to Dance | Mission Unstoppable

technophobia no it’s not a new horror movie it’s the fear of robots and many people have it but fear not robots are actually doing some pretty incredible things like conducting open-heart surgery or driving cars it’s only a matter of time until they’re a part of our everyday lives so professional dancer robot choreographer …

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Simple robots form a chain gang to solve complex problems

Simple robots form a chain gang to solve complex problems

Researchers have shown that a swarm of reactive robots can function as a team to solve a complicated puzzle– without reasoning or explicit programming. They placed a swarm of 20 hockey-puck shaped robots inside an arena The swarm’s goal was to enter each booth in the correct order The bots sport LED lights, cameras, and …

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Inside InSight – Ghanaian Engineer Works on Robotic Arms for Mars

Inside InSight – Ghanaian Engineer Works on Robotic Arms for Mars

It’s always exciting that you’re going to work on a mission that is going to make the footnote of history. I’m Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu and I work on robotic arms for planetary exploration. This is a mock-up of the InSight lander. It’s a one-to-one scale of the actual spacecraft. InSight is going to Mars and it’s …

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This Nuclear Robot Could Tunnel for Alien Life on Europa

This Nuclear Robot Could Tunnel for Alien Life on Europa

Right now, you’re looking at a rendering of a nuclear-powered tunneling robot designed to find life on Europa. Look at that big ol’ alaskan bull worm! At the American Geophysical Union’s conference in December 2018, scientists gathered from around the world to present their concepts for future space missions. There were dragonfly inspired drones for …

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Why Scientists are Giving Robots Human Muscles

Why Scientists are Giving Robots Human Muscles

[♪ INTRO] As robotics has become more advanced, we’re starting to see more robots that look and move just like humans. But there’s still some room for improvement, like to robotic faces. It’s a complicated thing, the face. We’re still working on getting out of that Uncanny Valley, there. And one way we might close …

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Thorlabs Specialty Optical Fiber Manufacturing

Thorlabs Specialty Optical Fiber Manufacturing

This three-story tower room at the Thorlabs headquarters in Newton, NJ houses our fiber draw towers. These towers produce many of the optical fibers we offer in our catalog and also give us the ability to draw high-quality custom fibers for a variety of applications. The draw process begins by cleaning all surface contaminants from …

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The future of flying robots | Vijay Kumar | TEDxPenn

The future of flying robots | Vijay Kumar | TEDxPenn

Translator: Ivana Korom Reviewer: TED Translators admin In my lab, we build autonomous aerial robots like the one you see flying here. Unlike the commercially available drones that you can buy today, this robot doesn’t have any GPS on board. So without GPS, it’s hard for robots like this to determine their position. This robot …

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