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Rob Enderle
I Have Seen Technology's Future
03/12/18 10:58 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 2275 Words

Nvidia's Inception focuses mostly on truly innovative efforts that utilize Nvidia technology, and given that Nvidia is currently the leading component vendor in autonomous cars and artificial intelligence , most of the firms were focused on one or both of those areas, or on a related area like robotics ...

David Jones
Larry Page's Self-Flying Taxi Set for New Zealand Test Runs
03/15/18 1:17 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 758 Words

"Zephyr Airworks' presence in New Zealand will help build capacity in our own science system, particularly in areas like software engineering, artificial intelligence , robotics , composite materials and aviation design," she added.

The electric-powered Cora aircraft is designed using 11...

Peter Suciu
Tech to Watch in 2018: Cryptocurrency, AI, Wearables
01/02/18 1:55 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1499 Words

"AI is going to surpass robotics in the public's eye when we discuss automation and work force policies," suggested Purtilo.

"That is a little artificial as a distinction, since robotics has always been perceived as an AI thing, but AI's increasing...

David Jones
Former Execs Team Up to Fight the Tech Addiction Monster
02/07/18 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 766 Words

The move toward advanced automation and robotics makes addressing this issue even more urgent, Enderle said.

On the other hand, the center's concerns appear a bit misguided to Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT , who argued that social media has...

Jeff Kagan
Verizon's Reawakening
01/05/18 7:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 808 Words

Verizon's new ad campaign shows doctors using robotics to help patients at far distances. It addresses the need to make cities smarter and greener. It refers to intelligent asphalt. It mentions keeping the food chain safe. It underscores Verizon's role at the...

Jay Lyman
Redmond Revs Up Robotics R&D
06/21/06 2:11 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 690 Words

Microsoft made a major move into robotics this week as the software giant previewed its Windows-based Robotics Studio robot software development platform . Along with a list of robotics partners including Lego, White Box Robotics, and universities around the globe, Microsoft said its...

Keith Regan
Buyout Firm Scoops Up Modem Maker U.S. Robotics
08/15/05 11:01 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 757 Words

... modem maker U.S. Robotics has agreed to be acquired by a private equity firm that indicated it would make its deep pockets available for expansion and other purchases to help the company find growth again as Internet access technologies continue to evolve.

Rob Spiegel
Google Dabbles in Robotics With Self-Driving Cars
10/12/10 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 616 Words

Furthermore, a car run by robotics would not be subject to dangerous driving behavior such as distracted driving, the company pointed out. So far, the only mishap the self-driving car has encountered was getting rear-ended at a traffic light.

"There are...

Theodore F. di Stefano
Robotics: Revitalizing American Manufacturing
02/21/13 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 946 Words

Is there a way, however, by which industry can stay competitive -- especially with its labor costs -- without outsourcing jobs? There is, and the answer is robotics.

Smart Robots
Robots have come a long way. There was...

Peter Suciu
Google Makes Robotics Its Next 'Crazy Idea'
12/04/13 1:18 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 592 Words

... on the heels of Amazon's recent announcement that it's planning deliveries by drone , Google this week acknowledged that it has embarked on a new robotics effort under the leadership of former Android head Andy Rubin. "I am excited about Andy Rubin's...

Theodore F. di Stefano
3D Printing, Robotics and the Future of Manufacturing
07/19/13 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 929 Words

... potential of 3D printing and robotics is nothing if not inspiring, but it's difficult even to imagine the extent of the inroads they will make in our manufacturing base or the myriad products they'll eventually produce. Numerous people currently employed in the...

Richard Adhikari
AI, Robotics Wonks Urge Autonomous Weapons Ban
07/28/15 4:03 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 654 Words

... artificial intelligence and robotics experts on Tuesday issued an open letter arguing against the development of autonomous weapons. Its publication coincides with the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence -- IJCAI 2015 -- being held July 25 through 31 in Buenos Aires.

Richard Adhikari
Walk Like a Man: The DARPA Robotics Challenge
01/26/15 9:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 707 Words

The DARPA Challenge
Atlas will be one of the robots entered into the DARPA Robotics Challenge , which will hold finals June 5-6 in Pomona, California.

The challenge aims at developing robots for use in disaster response, and participants...

Rob Enderle
Personal Robotics: The Technology the US Will Miss
04/05/04 6:15 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1318 Words

... have to admit a certain bias for personal robotics. Nearly two decades ago, when I was first married, our ring bearer was a robot , and one right off the production line. Even today, he remains with us in his little...

David Jones
Toyota's $1B AI, Robotics Play Jolts Driverless World
11/06/15 2:31 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 673 Words

Toyota Motor on Friday announced plans to launch a new company, Toyota Research Institute, as part of a five-year US$1 billion investment in artificial intelligence and robotics technology for automobiles. The new company will begin operations in January 2016 under the leadership of...

Vivian Wagner
Having Fun on the Robotics Playing Field
08/30/13 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 619 Words

Smart and Silly With its Mindstorms robot sets, LEGO is one of the leaders in the toy robotics industry. Users can design and program their own robots, and the soon-to-be-released Mindstorms EV3 promises a more advanced platform and more complex design possibilities.


Jim McGregor
Few Jobs Safe From Robotics, AI Advances
08/01/17 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 841 Words

Many will be replaced with automation resulting from the combination of advanced sensor, connectivity, processing, robotics and artificial intelligence technologies. However, the impact on white collar jobs and communities may be even more significant.

To be fair, every advancement in technology has...

Chris Maxcer
Learn Robotics and Amuse Office Mates With uArm
01/28/14 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 666 Words

What Can You Do With the uArm?
For most people -- or kids interested in learning robotics -- the easiest way to use a uArm is through a mouse, which means you can articulate the arm to move around your...

Jennifer LeClaire
Robotics in the Special Needs Classroom
11/18/06 1:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 764 Words

Technology With a Twist
Other universities have implemented Apreso Classroom -- but at Gallaudet, it's the robotics that gives the technology a futuristic spin. A robotic camera tracks signed interactions occurring in the classroom. Those interactions become closed captioned so...

Richard Adhikari
SoftBank to Take Fearsome Robots Off Alphabet's Hands
06/10/17 10:40 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 622 Words

... on Thursday announced that it will acquire robotics company Boston Dynamics from Alphabet, parent company of Google . Softbank also agreed to buy robotics firm Schaft as part of the same deal. SoftBank Robotics is the company's subsidiary that focuses on the...

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How do you feel about accidents that occur when self-driving vehicles are being tested?
Self-driving vehicles should be banned -- one death is one too many.
Autonomous vehicles could save thousands of lives -- the tests should continue.
Companies with bad safety records should have to stop testing.
Accidents happen -- we should investigate and learn from them.
The tests are pointless -- most people will never trust software and sensors.
Most injuries and fatalities in self-driving auto tests are due to human error.